November 29, 2013 The discovery is reminiscent of the period following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq when Sunni and Shiite death squads roamed the streets. More than 5,000 people have been killed this year, making it one of the deadliest years in Iraq since violence hit a peak in 2006-'07.
October 31, 2013 Violence is rising again in Iraq, with at least 5,000 people killed this year. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wants U.S. military hardware to fight back. He's also seen as a key figure when it comes to developments in Iran and Syria.
October 6, 2013 Part of the school building reportedly collapsed as a result of the blast. At least 12 students and their principal died in the attack on an elementary school, according to reports.
September 30, 2013 Most of the explosions struck areas with large Shiite populations; news agencies report as many as 13 or 14 separate explosions.
September 21, 2013 In Sadr City, a bombing attack has killed dozens of people, with the death toll continuing to rise Saturday. Multiple reports are citing at least 65 deaths in the attack, one of several in Iraq today.
September 12, 2013 The world's spotlight is on Syria, but its neighbor Iraq also faces rising violence. Extremists linked to al-Qaida are behind many of the attacks that have targeted civilians and the country's security forces.
September 4, 2013 Some of Syria's neighbors are already feeling the impact of the civil war there. The war has led to an upsurge in regional violence and has sent refugees flowing across borders.
August 27, 2013 The horrific effects of chemical weapons used during World War I led to a treaty banning their use. But Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein deployed them several decades later during his country's war with Iran, as well as on Kurds in the town of Halabja. Before the latest reports of a chemical weapon attack in Syria, a Japanese cult used sarin gas in a 1995 attack on Tokyo's subway system.
August 26, 2013 CIA documents and interviews with former officials reveal more about how the U.S. gave the dictator intelligence that helped him during Iraq's 1980s war with Iran, Foreign Policy reports. The information was then allegedly used when Iraq deployed chemical weapons.
August 10, 2013 The deadly blasts follow a Ramadan laden with sectarian violence in Iraq, with more than 600 people killed since the start of the Islamic month of fasting.
July 29, 2013 More than a dozen car bombs exploded in Iraq early Monday, reportedly killing at least 50 people in Baghdad and other areas. At least 10 explosions were reported in the Iraqi capital during the morning rush hour.
June 27, 2013 Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins was convicted of killing an Iraqi civilian in April of 2006. A court found a Navy investigator violated his constitutional rights.
June 16, 2013 A string of deadly attacks that appeared to be coordinated car bombs and shootings has left at least 30 people and many more wounded across Iraq on Sunday
April 28, 2013 Iraqi officials have suspended the right of several TV broadcasters to operate in the country, as media regulators say the stations' coverage of sectarian conflicts incites more violence.