Even though it's been nearly eight months since political rivals in Iraq came together to form a coalition government, key positions in that government have yet to be filled, and political infighting continues.At issue is the fact that Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, who's backed by the coun
At least 17 people were killed and 50 others injured Friday in an explosion at a Sunni mosque in Iraq.According to police sources, a jerry can filled with a highly explosive material was detonated near the mosque in a highly fortified area in the city of Tikrit as worshippers were leaving after Frid
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been saying for months that he'll stand by his agreement with the U.S. for the withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq by the end of this year.In recent weeks, though, Maliki has done a turnaround.
In western Iraq, authorities have discovered a mass grave they say holds the remains of more than 800 people who are thought to have been killed during the rule of Saddam Hussein.It's believed the country has hundreds of mass graves from the Saddam era — and countless new graves from more recent con
Violence in Iraq rose dramatically in March — with violent deaths more than double the level in February, according to statistics provided by sources including Iraq's Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Health and the Baghdad morgue.In March, 79 civilians and 31 security personnel were killed
Of the 49,000 American troops still in Iraq, some 1,600 are assigned to advise and train the Iraqi military and police.One of the key areas is Iraq's air force. It was totally destroyed as a result of the Gulf War in 1991 and the U.S. invasion in 2003.Now the U.S.