Across Baghdad, a moment of respite and guarded hope

BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad's main commercial district has seen more bombings than its residents can count. Death visited almost daily during times of war — most horrifically, a 2015 suicide bombing that r...

Officials: Bomb in Iraq's Mosul kills 13-year-old girl

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and health officials say a car bomb outside a restaurant in Iraq's northern city of Mosul has killed two people, including a 13-year-old girl, and wounded 10 others. ...

Islamic State militants attack Iraqi Shiite militia, kill 6

BAGHDAD (AP) — An official with a mainly Shiite militia organization in Iraq says Islamic State militants attacked a bus carrying the group's forces in northern Iraq, killing six militiamen and woundi...

Bombs in Iraq's Mosul kill 1 person, injure 17

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say two bombs have exploded in the city of Mosul, killing one person and wounding 17 others. The first explosion, a road side bomb, went off T...

Iraq: 5 fishermen killed in suspected IS attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says five fishermen have been killed in an attack by Islamic State group militants on a camp site near the Therthar lake, 100 kilometers (60 miles) northwest ...

Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outlet

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A young Iraqi musician raps about anger and disillusionment in his hometown, the southern port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemploym...

Roadside bomb kills 8 militia fighters north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says a roadside bomb has exploded north of Baghdad, killing eight fighters from a militia headed by an influential Shiite Muslim cleric. Thu...

In heart of Baghdad, IS war museum honors fallen militiamen

BAGHDAD (AP) — A few steps from Baghdad's cultural heart and its famous book market on al-Mutanabi Street lies the Iraqi capital's latest tourist attraction: a war museum glorifying the sacrifices of ...

Iraqi Shite militia detains commander who criticized Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — An official with the Iraqi government-sanctioned umbrella of mainly Shiite paramilitary groups says a militia commander was arrested after he criticized Iran's influence in the country....

Slain Iraqi novelist was a secular, civil society activist

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub was a secular civil society activist, an outspoken critic of foreign interference in Iraq and political meddling by powerful Iran-backed militias. ...

Iraqi novelist gunned down in southern city

BAGHDAD (AP) — A local police official says an Iraqi novelist has been killed by live fire in the southern city of Karbala. The official says Alaa Mashzoub was gunned down Saturday n...

Official: Car bomb in Iraq's Tikrit kills 5

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says five people have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the city of Tikrit. The officer in the army said 16 others were wounded in the ...

US sanctions on Iran pressure Tehran's regional allies

BEIRUT (AP) — Giant posters on the streets of Beirut's southern Shiite suburbs display an armed Hezbollah fighter in uniform, holding the group's yellow banner and Lebanon's national flag, along with ...

Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Hajar Youssif was on her daily commute to work, staring at her phone and flicking through her Instagram account when she looked up to find herself in an unusual location. The taxi d...

Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshw...