Popular protests in Iraq’s southern provinces enter second week after spreading to capital
Protester was killed in southern city of Najaf, says Iraq’s Health Ministry
UN chief's Iraq envoy calls on the incoming government to prioritize 'reforms and the fight against corruption'
4 bombs exploded near roadside in Kirkuk, at least 10 people were injured
Under terms of Iraq’s constitution, current assembly’s mandate expired on June 30
Roughly 80 percent of Iraq’s crude oil exports originate from oilfields in Basra province
Operation is aimed at restoring confidence after last year’s illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
No group has yet claimed responsibility for deadly attack
Tensions have steadily mounted in southern Iraqi province over unemployment and lack of basic services
The protests hit several provinces including Basra, despite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announcing fresh funds and pledges of investment for the oil-rich but neglected region.
Basra residents complain of high unemployment and lack of basic services
Airstrikes carried out in northern Iraq's Zap and Gara regions
Abadi flew straight into the city from Brussels where he attended a NATO summit to discuss the Islamic State group and immediately held talks with officials, a statement said.
Talks remain underway between Iraq’s main political forces with view to forging coalition government
Turkish military destroys PKK targets in Qandil, Metina, Zap, Avasin Basyan, Hakurk and Gara regions
Iraqi electoral commission began manual recount of votes after allegations of vote-rigging
Barzani says PKK uses many of KRG lands it occupies to attack Turkey
Turkish military neutralizes PKK terrorists in northern Iraq and southern Turkey along the border
Air raids also destroy shelters and weapon depots of the terror group
Policeman killed and over 20 people injured in attack targeting ballot boxes