Dozens of people have been killed by a suicide-bomb attack south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the second-in-command of the Islamic State terrorist organization has been killed in a U.S. raid.
The Iraqi military says a major operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants "has begun."
A second Iraqi migrant to Finland was found guilty this week of a war crime for posting photos of himself on Facebook with the decapitated head of an enemy fighter.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the United States should significantly cut spending on the NATO military alliance.
The United States recently opened a small Marine outpost in northern Iraq and it has already come under fire from the Islamic State (IS) group.
Prominent Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on the government to provide every Iraqi citizen with a share of the country's expanding oil revenues.
Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi said on March 20 that Iraq exported its first ever shipment of natural gas.
In December, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new military alliance of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. Months later, questions remain about the makeup and motives of the 34-country coalition.
An American who fought for the Islamic State (IS) group but turned himself over to Iraqi authorities this week told Kurdish television that he made "a bad decision" to join IS.
A Finnish court has handed down a 16-month suspended sentence to an Iraqi man in a war crime case.
Powerful Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has rejected calls to cancel a protest against corruption outside Baghdad's Green Zone out of concern about terrorist attacks.