Things look a lot better in Iraqi Kurdistan than they do in federal Iraq
But the Kurdistan Regional Government's hold on stability is complicated by campaigns for Kurdish rights next door in Syria.
Iraq: Senior military commander killed along with more than a dozen others
The assault on the hideout killed five senior Iraqi officers, including Mohammed al-Karoui, the commander of the army's 7th Division.
Multiple attacks on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq kill 36 people
Suicide bombers attacked three separate groups of Shia pilgrims traveling to Karbala.
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Car bombs target Shia pilgrims as Iraq unrest kills 66
Violence in Iraq has reached a level not seen since 2008, when the country was emerging from a period of brutal sectarian killings.
Eighteen pipeline workers shot outside of Baghdad
Fifteen Iranian and three Iraqi pipeline workers were murdered by gunmen Friday near the city of Baquba in Iraq.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
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Iraq: Dozens killed in multiple bombings in Shia neighborhoods
There has been no claim of responsibility but a wave of attacks this year by Sunni insurgents has claimed thousands of lives.
18 bodies found in Iraq after kidnapping; dozens killed across country
Iraq officials said they found on Friday the bodies of 18 people kidnapped hours earlier by men in army uniforms abandoned north of Baghdad.
Global trend to end death penalty is accelerating dramatically
Commentary: China, Iran, North Korea and the US are among the world’s most prolific executioners. Which nation will be the last, lonely outpost of state killing?
Echoes of sectarian war as 46 Iraqis killed
Suicide bombings and other attacks killed 27 people in Iraq Wednesday, and authorities found the bodies of 19 others shot dead.
34 dead in Iraq attacks as France offers help
Iraq attacks, including a market bombing and the assassination of a former MP, killed 34 people Monday as France offered to help combat a surge in bloodshed.
Middle East needs WMD experts to push the cause of arms control
Commentary: Training network focuses on building wide regional understanding of need for arms control and nonproliferation.
Iraq attacks kill 48 as 2013 death toll tops 5,800
The flare-up has prompted Baghdad to appeal for international help in fighting the country's worst bloodshed since 2008.
It's time for Obama to show some backbone on Iran nuclear deal
Commentary: Kerry made a shrewd diplomatic move designed to win back French support at the negotiating table. Now Obama needs to make his case.
Qaeda chief says Nusra Front alone runs Syria ops
Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has ordered the Iraqi faction of his network to stop meddling in Syria and anointed Al-Nusra Front jihadists to carry the network's banner in the civil war.
Attention shifts from Gaza, but silence won’t make this disaster disappear
Commentary: As aid is diverted to Syria, Gaza is known for little more than terrorists and tunnels.
5 things Rouhani can do to show Iran is serious about rapprochement
Commentary: Despite a show of courtesy, President Hassan Rouhani gives no sign of moderating Iran’s ideology.
Iraq's Maliki appeals for weapons, Obama pushing for 'inclusive,' 'democratic' election
Iraq's prime minister meets US President Barack Obama as violence in Iraq reaches levels last seen five years ago, during the height of the insurgency.
Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki asks for arms from US and aid from the world
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to ask for more military aid.
Spate of attacks kills 47 in Iraq
The latest wave of bloodshed has pushed the October death toll from violence across Iraq past 630.
Kurdish fighters seize Syrian border post from Islamists
Kurdish militants seized a Syrian border post on the frontier with Iraq early on Saturday, fighters and monitors said.
Nearly 500,000 killed by violence in Iraq since US invasion: Study
More than 6,000 people have been killed in violence in Iraq so far in 2013.
Nearly a dozen killed in Iraq bombing as Muslims mark Eid al-Adha
Many were killed in an attack in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday.
Scores killed in attacks across Iraq
As many as 11 bombs were reportedly set off by remote control in Iraq on Sunday, killing dozens.
Iran: 5 revolutionary guards reportedly killed in border clashes
Five members of Iran's revolutionary guards were reportedly killed near the Iraqi border in the worst strike against the elite unit there since April 2012.
Iraq hangs 42 'terrorists,' including one woman
Iraqi authorities executed dozens amid rising violence.
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Iran: Have sanctions finally paid off?
Analysis: After decades of cat-and-mouse economic punishment of Iran, the latest round may have hit home.
UN: Nearly 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in September
Iraq is experiencing a surge in violence that threatens to destabilize its fragile statehood.
Iraq funeral suicide blast kills 46; Erbil blast kills 6
An explosion at a mosque in Mussayab caved in the ceiling, killing at least 46 people and injuring 50.