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...

Calm returns to Iraq's Basra after week of violent protests

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A sense of calm has returned to Iraq's southern city of Basra after a week of violent protests over unemployment and poor public services that left at least 15 people dead. ...

Official: Katyusha rockets fired at Basra airport in Iraq

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — An official at Iraq's Basra airport says unknown assailants have fired three Katyusha rockets at the airport, adding that no casualties were reported. The official...

Iraq says its warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security officials say Iraq's air force carried out two airstrikes targeting Islamic State group inside Syria, killing at least 28 IS militants. They say one...

Iran said to cancel visit to Tehran by Iraq's prime minister

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says Iran has cancelled a visit to Tehran by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi following his declaration that Baghdad will abide by the latest U.S. sanctions against Iran...

Suspect said to have confessed to killing girl in Germany

BAGHDAD (AP) — An official in Iraq's Dohuk province says it will be up to provincial authorities to decide if the suspect in the rape and killing of a 14-year-old girl in Germany will be extradited. ...

Explosions rip through Baghdad mosque, killing 7

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say a pair of explosions has ripped through a mosque in a mostly Shiite district in Baghdad, killing at least seven worshippers, including two children. ...

Iraqi vote offers chance to chart post-IS future

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis head to the polls this weekend for the first time since the government declared victory against the Islamic State group, in national elections that could tilt the balance of powe...

Iraq: Islamic State group says it killed 10 policemen

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for abducting and killing 10 policemen. Pictures posted online late Saturday by the extremist group showed eight men...

US starts Iraq drawdown after defeat of Islamic State group

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) — Western contractors at a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraq say American troops have started to drawdown from the country following the defeat of the Islamic State group. ...

IS takes credit for suicide attack in Baghdad suburb

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a double suicide attack that killed 11 people. In an online statement issued on Tuesday, the extremist group say...

Iraq: Bombing in southeast Baghdad kills 11

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police and hospital officials say a bombing in southeast Baghdad has killed 11 people. The officials say the attack late Monday night targeted a popular shopping...

Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

BEIRUT (AP) — Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government t...

Iraq says may use force if Kurdish referendum turns violent

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told The Associated Press in an excl...

Officials: More than 80 dead in IS-claimed Iraq attack

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say the death toll has risen to more than 80 killed in an Islamic State group-claimed attack in southern Iraq targeting a restaurant frequented by Shiite Muslim pilgrims...