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    1. June 13, 2014

      Foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari pleads for west’s help in Iraq

      Iraq’s foreign minister has appealed for western assistance to stem the tide of a jihadi offensive that threatens the...

    2. The World

      November 8, 2013

      Turkey: the trouble next door

      Free Syrian Army soldiers on the Turkish side of the Oncupinar crossing into Syria (Getty) What to do when the nightmare...

    1. May 29, 2013

      Tehran puts focus on diplomacy with Syria

      Iran has sought a bigger role for itself in the diplomatic wrangling around Syria, hosting an international conference in...

    2. March 4, 2013

      Iraq’s difficult decade with democracy

      A decade ago American neoconservatives billed the invasion of Iraq as a trigger for a democratic transformation across the...

    3. March 28, 2012

      Iraq battles to return to normality

      A grey-suited Iraqi security official points a small metal wand away from his midriff and walks along the length of the...

    4. March 26, 2012

      Baghdad tightens security for Arab summit

      Iraqi soldiers mounted a major security operation in central Baghdad on Monday on the eve of a summit aimed at marking the...

    5. March 21, 2012

      Iraq launches regional charm offensive

      Iraq has launched a spree of commercial and political deals across the Middle East to try to end festering Saddam...

    6. June 23, 2010

      Protests lead Iraqi electricity minister to quit

      Iraq's electricity minister has been forced to resign after power cuts at the height of summer caused days of violent...

    7. June 22, 2010

      Iraqi electricity minister resigns

      Iraq’s electricity minister has been forced to resign after power cuts at the height of summer caused days of violent...

    8. January 27, 2010

      Baghdad adamant attacks will not affect poll agenda

      A suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi interior ministry department in Baghdad killed at least 17 people yesterday, raising fresh...

    9. January 26, 2010

      Suicide car bomber strikes in Baghdad

      A suicide bomb attack on an Iraqi interior ministry department in Baghdad killed at least 17 people on Tuesday, raising...

    10. October 26, 2009

      Baghdad counts cost of attacks

      Families grieve at a funeral in Baghdad on Monday. Rescue workers continued to pull bodies out the rubble after Sunday’s...

    11. November 18, 2008

      Washington and Iraq sign accord on troop withdrawal

      The US and Iraq yesterday signed a security pact that paves the way for Barack Obama, the president-elect, to follow...

    12. November 17, 2008

      US and Iraq sign troop withdrawal pact

      The US and Iraq on Monday signed a landmark security pact that paves the wayfor Barack Obama, the president-elect, to follow...

    13. October 18, 2008

      Deal on US troops faces tough fight

      Iraqi leaders began studying a draft agreement yesterday to extend the US military presence in the country beyond this...

    14. October 17, 2008

      Deal on US troops faces tough fight

      Iraqi leaders began studying a draft agreement on Friday to extend the US military presence in the country beyond this year,...

    15. August 22, 2008

      Iraq and US close to pact on military presence

      Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's foreign minister, said yesterday that Iraq and the US had reached preliminary agreement on a pact to...

    16. August 22, 2008

      Iraq and US close to military pact

      Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's foreign minister, said yesterday that Iraq and the US had reached preliminary agreement on a pact to...

    17. August 22, 2008

      Iraq and US close to pact on military presence

      Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's foreign minister, said yesterday that Iraq and the United States had reached preliminary agreement...

    18. August 21, 2008

      US and Iraq close to troops agreement

      Iraq and the US have reached preliminary agreement on a pact to govern the future use of US forces in the country, Hoshyar...

    19. July 8, 2008

      Iraqi PM suggests US withdrawal timetable

      Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, has for the first time suggested establishing a timetable for the withdrawal of...

    20. July 8, 2008

      Iraqi PM suggests timetable for US troop withdrawal

      Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, has for the first time suggested establishing a timetable for the withdrawal of...

    21. July 8, 2008

      Iraqi PM suggests timetable for US troop withdrawal

      Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, has for the first time suggested establishing a timetable for the withdrawal of...

    22. July 3, 2008

      Iraq talks advance on deal for US troops

      The US and Iraq are making progress towards forging a complex political and security agreement to allow US troops to...

    23. July 3, 2008

      Iraq talks advance on deal for US troops

      The US and Iraq are making progress towards forging a complex political and security agreement to allow US troops to operate...

    24. July 2, 2008

      Iraq's Sunni edge closer to reconciliation

      Iraq's main Sunni Muslim political bloc is on the verge of rejoining the Shia-led government after a year-long boycott, a...

    25. July 2, 2008

      Iraq’s Sunni edge closer to reconciliation

      Iraq’s main Sunni Muslim political bloc is on the verge of rejoining the Shia-led government after a year-long boycott, a...

    26. June 14, 2008

      Iraq forces talks reach 'dead end'

      Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi prime minister, yesterday said initial talks with the US on a status-of-forces agreement had reached...

    27. February 12, 2008

      Iraq to consider reviving Saddam-era oil deal

      Iraq’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Baghdad will consider reviving oil deals with Russian firms signed under the...

    28. November 26, 2007

      US paves way for long-term stay in Iraq

      George W. Bush, US president, and Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi prime minister, have signed a declaration that paves the way for a...

    29. November 5, 2007

      Erdogan heads to US as PKK crisis recedes

      The PKK yesterday released eight Turkish soldiers it captured two weeks ago in the incident that led to threats by Turkey...

    30. November 5, 2007

      Crisis eases as Turkish soldiers freed

      The PKK Kurdish separatist group yesterday released eight Turkish soldiers it captured two weeks ago in the incident that...

    31. November 4, 2007

      Erdogan heads to US as PKK crisis eases

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, is due to meet George W. Bush in Washington on Monday amid signs that a...

    32. November 1, 2007

      Iraq to reinforce Turkey border

      Iraq’s foreign minister said his country would reinforce its border with Turkey to prevent Kurdish rebels from receiving...

    33. November 1, 2007

      Iraq to reinforce Turkey border

      Iraq's foreign minister said yesterday his country would reinforce its border with Turkey to prevent Kurdish rebels from...

    34. September 11, 2007

      Baghdad warns of dangers in US retreat

      Iraq's embattled government warned yesterday of the dangers of a hasty American military withdrawal, as it mounted a...

    35. September 11, 2007

      Baghdad warns of dangers in US retreat

      Iraq's embattled government yesterday warned of the dangers of a hasty American military withdrawal, as it mounted a...

    36. September 10, 2007

      Iraqis warn against quick withdrawal

      Iraq’s embattled government on Monday warned of the dangers of a hasty American military withdrawal, as it mounted a...

    37. September 10, 2007

      Baghdad warns of dangers in US retreat

      Iraq's embattled government yesterday warned of the dangers of a hasty American military withdrawal, as it mounted a...

    38. August 17, 2007

      Shia and Kurdish parties link to bolster government

      Iraqi leaders yesterday said Shia and Kurdish political parties had formed a new alliance in an attempt to help the...

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