Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi stressed Saturday that Iraq seeks to strengthen the environment of dialogue in the Middle East, and considers that the atmosphere of economic co-operation and security co-ordination in the region directly serves the interests of the Iraqi people..
Iraq closed public buildings and temporarily shut airports Monday as another sandstorm -- the ninth since mid-April -- hit the country, authorities said.
A bomb killed four people in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Tuesday, the first such attack in years in a part of the country that has enjoyed relative stability, and a senior official said Islamic State militants were suspected of carrying it out.
A volley of rockets targeting an airbase in Iraq's Kurdistan region killed a foreign civilian contractor and wounded five others and a US soldier, the US-led coalition said.
Qatar Monday expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the killing of 13 Turkish citizens in northern Iraq.
At least one woman was killed and four others were injured in a double explosion on the outskirts of Al Abara subdistrict, northeast Baqubah in Diyala Province, an Iraqi security source announced on Thursday.
An explosion targeting a gas pipeline in southern Iraq killed two children Saturday after a blast in the north this week forced the closure of another pipeline, authorities said.