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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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