Gunmen stormed a home in a small town south of Baghdad early Wednesday, killing a local leader and three of his sons, police said.
Leaders from Iraq's political blocs met Tuesday at Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's office to discuss "the training mission of Iraqi forces by U.S. trainers," an Iraqi government spokesman said.
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The U.S. Embassy in Iraq is distancing itself from statements made by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher that led to a government spokesman saying the congressman and his delegation are not welcome in the country.
Iraqi security forces were on alert Monday in a bid to prevent any retaliatory attacks by al Qaeda fighters after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, authorities said.
Iraq defends its actions at a refugee camp sheltering Iranian dissidents, saying Friday it imposed "law and order" after members of an exile group there attacked Iraqi security forces.
Iranian exiles in Iraq say Iraqi security forces invaded their refugee camp and killed dozens.
Iraqi activists and a gamut of groups ranging from intellectuals to unemployed workers to widows are preparing for large demonstrations Friday in al-Tahrir square in central Baghdad, along with large protests in most of Iraq's provinces.
The Iraqi government said Thursday it was not looking into renegotiating a deadline for all U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq by end of next year.
Iraq's new parliament met for the first time Monday, more than three months after national elections that resulted in a political deadlock.
The Iraqi government accused a manufacturer of supplying the country with some fake bomb detectors and said Tuesday it plans to sue the company.
Saddam Hussein's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majeed -- also known as Chemical Ali -- was executed Monday, an Iraqi government spokesman said.
The Iraqi government is actively pursuing any former Blackwater personnel still working in the country, spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told CNN in an interview Sunday.
British hostage has been released from Iraq. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
Iraq said Friday that it will file a lawsuit against five Blackwater security guards cleared of manslaughter charges in the 2007 killing of 17 Iraqi civilians, an act a government official called murder.
The Iraqi government Friday demanded the withdrawal of an Iranian "armed group" that it says seized an oil well in southern Iraq on Thursday night.
The Iraqi government has aired videos showing three men, who claim to be members of the ousted Baath Party, saying they were involved in last month's devastating Baghdad attacks.
Twin car bombs exploded near three Iraqi government buildings Sunday in central Baghdad, killing at least 132 people. It was the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.
A new Human Rights Watch report catalogues the systematic assault on Iraq's gay community. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Hundreds of gay men have been tortured and killed in Iraq in recent months, some by the nation's security forces, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Iraqis "want us want us to be engaged with them in helping them realize their potential," said Vice President Joe Biden after leaving Baghdad on Saturday.
CNN's Michael Ware takes a look at how one Army division is celebrating the Fourth of July in Iraq.
Two American contractors being held by Iraqi authorities were handed over to U.S. custody on Sunday, the U.S. Embassy said.
Two more U.S. contractors initially detained in connection with the slaying of a contractor in Baghdad were released from Iraqi custody on bond late Friday, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said Saturday.
Three of five Americans contractors detained in Baghdad have been ordered released by an Iraqi judge, because of insufficient evidence, a court spokesman said Thursday.
In a good will gesture to militant groups, the Iraqi government has freed a man who had been held in connection with the killing of five U.S. soldiers, a government spokesman said Tuesday.
Five U.S. contractors detained inside Baghdad's Green Zone now face the Iraqi judicial system, which critics say is rife with problems.
Five U.S. contractors appeared in an Iraqi court Monday and were told to expect a decision Tuesday on whether they would be freed or stand trial, a source close to the suspects told CNN.
Iraq's government said Sunday it won't extend a June deadline for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraqi cities despite concerns about ongoing attacks in cities like Mosul.
CNN's Jim Bittermann tours one of Saddam Hussein's yachts that could be up for sale soon.
Syria said Tuesday that it has formally complained to the United Nations about a U.S. strike that a U.S. military official said targeted a smuggler responsible for funneling weapons into Iraq.
A U.S. commando strike within Syria's borders increases tension between the two countries. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
Iraq's government has authorized Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to submit to Washington amendments to a draft security agreement with the United States, an Iraqi government spokesman said Tuesday.
The Iraqi government has unanimously agreed that a security pact with the United States lacks "some necessary amendments," government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said Tuesday.
At least 22 police officers and Awakening Council members were killed in an ambush southwest of Diyala Wednesday, a U.S. military official said.
The Iraqi government reacted sharply Friday to published allegations that the U.S. spied on Iraq's prime minister, warning that future ties with the United States could be in jeopardy if the report is true
The U.S. military will transfer control of Sunni Awakening groups to the Iraqi government next month, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday in Baghdad.
Giselle Davies of the Intl. Olympic Committee says the Iraqi team is banned from the games for "political interference."
President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki have agreed to include a "general time horizon" for meeting goals such as reducing U.S. combat forces and transferring Iraqi security control across the country, the White House said Friday.
A deadline should be set for the withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from Iraq, and the pullout could be done by 2011, an Iraqi government spokesman said Tuesday.
Iraq's Cabinet on Tuesday approved a supplementary 2008 budget, bringing the total budget to $70 billion -- the highest in the country's history, a government spokesman said.
The Iraqi government and Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement have agreed to a cease-fire to end weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City district, spokesmen for both sides said Saturday.
The U.S. continues to inveigh against Tehran's alleged subversion of Iraq, so why are many in Baghdad slow to believe the American accusations?
A bomb detonated near the Iraqi first lady's motorcade in downtown Baghdad on Sunday, wounding soldiers and at least two civilians, but the president's wife escaped without injury, officials said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday he was disappointed that neighboring countries have not done enough to his war-torn nation and urged them to stop terrorists from infiltrating over their borders
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki blasted the U.S. State Department for renewing its contract with the Blackwater security firm, saying the company has yet to answer for what he called a "massacre" last year.
Blackwater is still working in Baghdad as an FBI investigation of the contractor continues. Jill Dougherty reports.
The U.S. State Department's renewal of Blackwater's contract to provide security in Iraq "is bad news," an adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said.
Iran was integral in persuading Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to halt attacks by his militia on Iraqi security forces, an Iraqi lawmaker said Monday.
After days of fighting in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr tells his followers to put down arms. CNN's Nic Robertson reports
Iraq wants the Turkish forces targeting Kurdish rebels out of northern Iraq "as soon as possible," according to government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh.
At least 35 Kurdish rebels have been killed in fighting in northern Iraq on Saturday, Turkey's military said Saturday as its offensive against the rebels came under criticism from Baghdad.
A messianic Shiite cult's battles with police and attacks on religious holiday pilgrims have left 75 dead across Iraq in two days, officials say.
All vehicles were banned from the largely Shiite city of Amara Wednesday after three car bombs ripped through a market district, killing at least 27 people and wounded 151, officials said.
Two car bombs killed and wounded dozens of people in southeastern Iraqi city of Amara. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports.
Convoys of buses carrying Iraqi refugees are heading from Damascus to Baghdad, marking the first time that some of the 1.5 million Iraqis who fled to Syria are returning home as part of an organized plan.
The leader of a prominent group representing tribes in southern Iraq is calling for "the eviction of the Iranian regime from our homeland."
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator says Tehran wants to work out any issues with the IAEA.
More than 300,000 Iraqi Shiites have signed a petition calling for an end to what they say are "Iranian terrorist interferences in Iraq" and demanding the United Nations investigate the Islamic republic's involvement in Iraq.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is headed to Turkey, where she will meet with officials on the Iraq-Turkey border crisis.
No blanket immunity deal was offered to Blackwater guards for their statements regarding a shootout in Iraq last month that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead, two senior State Department officials told CNN Tuesday.
CNN's Zain Verjee reports on whether the case against Blackwater guards in Baghdad will ever become a criminal case.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met Sunday with the top U.S. military commander in Iraq to voice his outrage over the reported deaths of Iraqi civilians during a Sunday morning military raid in Baghdad's Sadr City, a government spokesman told CNN.
An Australian security company that Tuesday fired on a car carrying two Iraqi women, killing them, said its team acted because they feared a suicide bombing attack.
Anger in Baghdad as two women killed by private security guards are buried. CNN's Alessio Vinci reports
An Iraqi report on last month's shootings involving security contractor Blackwater USA called the incident "pre-meditated murder" and is calling for $8 million in compensation for each of the 17 Iraqis who died, a senior Iraqi government official said Monday.
CNN's Zain Verjee reports on the tightened supervision of Blackwater contractors protecting U.S. convoys in Iraq.
It was last Sunday in western Baghdad. Helicopters circled overhead while armed guards, privately hired by the U.S. government, were conducting an ordinary mission to protect U.S. State Department employees.
Ground movements of American civilians in most of Iraq were on hold Tuesday after an uproar over a Baghdad firefight involving American security firm Blackwater USA.
The Iraqi government said Tuesday it would review the status of private security companies as anger over the alleged involvement of Blackwater USA in a fatal shooting
With the country's largest Sunni political bloc threatening to leave the Cabinet, top Iraqi leaders are hoping to sit down soon to settle the friction and finger-pointing among Sunni Arabs, Shiites and Kurds, officials told CNN on Saturday.
Authorities in Iraq on Tuesday raided the home of the country's Sunni culture minister, whom they accused of killing two people during an assassination attempt two years ago.
The Anbar Salvation Council claims it killed al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri in fighting Tuesday.
Eleven Shiite pilgrims were ambushed, shot and killed Wednesday as their caravan returned from the Hajj in Saudi Arabia, an Interior Ministry official in Baghdad said.
War has wiped out about 655,000 Iraqis or more than 500 people a day since the U.S.-led invasion, a new study reports.
The Iraqi government said Tuesday that it will shut down the offices of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in an effort to maintain good relations with Turkey.