A suicide bomber detonated a device at a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad killing 14 people and wounding 32 others.Read the full story ›
France is to ramp up its military efforts against so-called Islamic State in Iraq following the Bastille Day lorry attack in Nice.
President Francois Hollande announced that France would supply heavy weapons to Iraqi forces as early as next month.
But President Hollande said there are no plans to deploy troops on the ground there or in Syria.
Eighty four people died after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a lorry into crowds on the Promenade des Anglais on July 14.
Five alleged accomplices have been charged with terror offences.
Alex Salmond told Peston on Sunday that he was backing the motion because a "verdict" on Blair was needed.Read the full story ›
The Chilcot report was "a trial" but there has been no "verdict" on the Iraq War, David Davis has said.
The Conservative MP said that Tony Blair mislead the House of Commons on five different occasions, and that he will put down a Contempt Motion in the House on Thursday in an attempt to get that "verdict".
Misleading the House on one occasion could have been an accident, but not five times, the former Conservative leadership party said.
Mr Davis said that while the Chilcot report looked into the causes and consequences of the war, it was not asked to rule on whether it was right or wrong. This was for the House of Commons to decide, Mr Davis said.
Mr Davis' comments come after Lord Prescott, the deputy prime minister at the time of the 2003 invasion said the war was illegal.
The former deputy prime minister expressed his 'fullest apology' and said the decision made to go to war would live with him forever.Read the full story ›
Iraqi officials have confirmed the death toll at a Shi'ite shrine near Baghdad has risen to 37, and said 62 people were injured in the triple explosion.
Police said the attack on the Sayyid Mohammed shrine in Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad, began with mortar fire on Thursday evening.
The third bomber was killed before he detonated his explosives.
So-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a triple suicide attack north of Baghdad which killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others.
The attack happened near a Shi'ite mausoleum about 58 miles north of Baghdad on Thursday evening.
The death toll in a triple suicide attack near a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad has risen to 35, Iraqi security sources have said.
The number of people wounded in the attack on Thursday evening is now understood to be 60, up from an initial estimate of 52.
An attack by 'multiple' suicide bombers and gunmen on a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad has killed 26 and wounded 52 others, Iraqi officials have said.
The attack began late on Thursday night when a suicide bomber targeted policemen guarding the entrance to the Sayyid Mohammed shine in Balad, 50 miles north of the capital Baghdad.
A second bomber entered the shrine with nine gunmen targeting security forces as well as families gathering to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Police officials said a third bomber was killed.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
It comes less than a week after an Islamic State-claimed bombing in Baghdad killed at least 186 people.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that it was a mistake to remove members of Saddam Hussein's government from positions of power following the Iraq War.
Many Ba'athist military officers who were in positions of responsibility under Hussein are now in senior positions within the fighting force of so-called Islamic State, Mr Hammond told the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.
Maybe it was too great an ambition to try to simply dismantle a quite sophisticated country with a long-established civilisation, traditions and cultures of its own and recreate a sort of mid-Atlantic construct of what governance should look like, often going against the grain of local culture and local tradition.
As a result of the aftermath of Iraq, the reconstructing of Syria following its current civil war needed to take place with "an appropriate degree of humility", the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge said.
I think nobody really thinks that in one bound we should turn Syria into a European-style democracy overnight. That's not a realistic or perhaps even a desirable outcome.
Mr Hammond also resisted pressure to declare that military action in Iraq had been a mistake, instead saying that lessons could be learned.