The Iraq contract for controversial US private security firm Blackwater has been extended for a year despite a 2007 incident in which Blackwater guards were accused of killing 17 Iraqi civilians. FRANCE 24's Lucas Menget reports from Baghdad.
As fighting continues in Sadr City, the Shia neighbourhood's hospital is struggling to cope. An Iraqi journalist reports from the battlefield. Warning: some images may be disturbing. (Report: L.Menget, G.Martin and M.Ibrahim)
The three-day curfew in Baghdad was lifted on Monday, allowing residents to leave their homes. Rocket and mortar fire continued in the Green Zone, however, despite a truce called by Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Life has returned to normal in southern Iraqi cities after Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers off the streets. Week- long clashes with security forces killed at least 461 people. Lucas Menget reports.
The Iraqi government is to lift a curfew imposed on Baghdad on Monday after Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his militia off the streets in an effort to stem the deadly violence. Lucas Menget reports.
Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr Saturday called on his Mehdi Army to reject government calls to lay down their arms, prompting Iraqi authorities to extend the current curfew in Baghdad. (Report: B. Fallevoz, K. Williams)
More than 200 people have been reported killed in five days of fighting across southern Iraq and Baghdad since Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki launched a crackdown on Sadr's followers in the southern city of Basra. (Report: R.Tompsett)
Charges were dropped on Friday against lance corporal Stephen Tatum, one of eight US Marines allegedly involved in the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women and children on Nov. 2005 in the town of Haditha.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki offered cash to militants who surrender their arms by April 8 in a new deadline for Shia fighters, as US-led coalition warplanes bombed Shia militia positions in Basra. (Story: R.Tompsett)