Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq on December 27/28, Turkish army sources said.
Police tracked down and killed a suspected Iraqi militant on December 27, the night after the man believed to have links to Al-Qaeda disappeared in a bold jailbreak in western Iraq, a senior police official said.
Thousands of protesters in Iraq's southern oil city of Al-Basrah demanded their own federal region on December 27, akin to minority Kurds' peaceful, prosperous enclave in the country's north.
Sectarian bloodshed has dropped sharply in Iraq from the high levels of 2006-07, but attacks against U.S. and government forces continue, claiming the lives of Iraqi civilians in step, a new study has found.
A car bomb has killed at least 22 people and wounded 54 when it exploded at a Baghdad bus station, a security official said.
Three senior Islamist militants escaped from their cells in clashes overnight at a police station in Iraq's western city of Al-Ramadi, which killed at least seven police and seven militants, officials said.
A car bomb near a popular restaurant in northwestern Baghdad killed four people and wounded 25 on December 25, police said.
From Iraq to India, thousands of Christians around the world are struggling to celebrate Christ’s birth while under extreme pressure, including civil war, political repression, exile, and sectarian strife.
A quarter of Iraq's largest Sunni Arab parliamentary bloc left the grouping on December 24, weakening the main political voice of the nation's once-dominant minority.
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mahmud Mashhadani resigned on December 23, opening the way for approval of a resolution allowing thousands of non-U.S. troops to stay into next year.
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that will maintain UN protection of Iraq's sovereign assets against legal claims for another year, until the end of 2009.