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    1. May 19, 2014

      Maliki to form Iraq cabinet as commission reveals poll result

      By Borzou Daragahi in Cairo The coalition led by prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has emerged as the biggest winner in last...

    2. July 11, 2011

      Panetta calls on Iraq for troops decision

      Leon Panetta, the US’s new defence secretary, issued a blunt warning to the Iraqi government to hurry up and make a decision...

    1. July 4, 2011

      McCain calls to keep 13,000 US troops in Iraq

      The US should keep as many as 13,000 troops in Iraq beyond the end-of-year deadline for ending its eight-year combat mission...

    2. Brussels Blog

      February 16, 2011

      Belgium beats Iraq

      Belgium sets a dubious record on Thursday when it overtakes post-war Iraq as the country that has gone longest without a...

    3. November 11, 2010

      Iraqi politicians to try power-sharing

      A tentative deal on a new, ostensibly power-sharing government in Iraq on Thursday ends eight months of dangerous deadlock...

    4. November 11, 2010

      Maliki set to keep PM post in Iraq deal

      Nouri al-Maliki won nomination for a second term as Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday after eight months of political...

    5. November 2, 2010

      Dozens killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

      A wave of explosions across Baghdad killed dozens of people on Tuesday in the latest bout of deadly violence to rock the...

    6. October 28, 2010

      Kurds push for end to Iraq impasse

      A Kurdish alliance that has taken on the role of kingmaker in Iraq’s political crisis is pushing for a meeting of rival...

    7. October 25, 2010

      The search for an Iraqi government

      Seven months after inconclusive elections, Iraq’s fractious politicians are inching towards a new government. That is the...

    8. October 14, 2010

      Iraq PM attempts to woo rival’s backers

      Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi prime minister, is reaching out to neighbouring states that backed his main rival in the race to lead...

    9. October 2, 2010

      Maliki backed by Shia alliance

      Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s incumbent prime minister, appeared to take a significant step towards retaining his office on Friday...

    10. October 1, 2010

      Maliki gives Iran and US joint cause

      Nouri al-Maliki’s chances of staying on as prime minister have been boosted by support from the US and Iran The US and Iran...

    11. August 22, 2010

      Iraq talks on forming government to resume

      Iraq’s two main political blocs are set to resume talks on the formation of a new government, days after negotiations were...

    12. August 16, 2010

      Iraq opposition ends government talks

      Efforts to create a new Iraqi government suffered a fresh setback on Monday when the opposition alliance that gained most...

    13. August 12, 2010

      Deadlock in Baghdad as rivals stand firm

      Inside Iraq’s heavily fortified parliament, where the US has clung to hopes of incubating democracy since its 2003 invasion,...

    14. July 4, 2010

      Biden meets Iraqi rivals in bid to end impasse

      Joe Biden, US vice-president, met Iraq’s prime minister and his leading rival on Sunday as Washington sought to end the...

    15. July 3, 2010

      Biden visits Iraq amid election deadlock

      BAGHDAD, July 3 - US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Saturday amid mounting tensions following an election in...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. June 20, 2010

      Twin bombings kill 26 in Baghdad

      Two suicide car bombs exploded in central Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 26 people and wounding dozens of others in the...

    19. May 18, 2010

      Elections alone cannot make Arab world democratic

      Angry voters complained of not being able to cast their ballots before polling booths closed and when the results were...

    20. May 11, 2010

      Bombers and gunmen claim 100 lives in Iraq

      More than 100 people were killed in a series of car bombings and drive-by shootings yesterday in the worst day of violence...

    21. May 10, 2010

      Bombers and gunmen claim 100 lives in Iraq

      More than 100 people were killed in a series of car bombings and drive-by shootings on Monday in the worst day of violence...

    22. May 6, 2010

      Accord places Shia coalitions in pole position to form government

      The two leading Shia coalitions that contested Iraq's elections , including that led by Nouri al-Maliki, prime minister,...

    23. May 5, 2010

      Iraqi Shia groups form alliance

      The two leading Shia coalitions which contested Iraq’s elections, including that led by Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister,...

    24. April 28, 2010

      Tensions mount over Iraq poll result

      The secular opposition alliance that gained a narrow victory in Iraq’s election threatened on Wednesday to call for the...

    25. April 23, 2010

      Bomb attacks kill scores in Baghdad

      A series of bomb attacks in Baghdad killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 100 on Friday. The blasts came days...

    26. April 20, 2010

      Al-Qaeda's military leaders in Iraq killed

      Al-Qaeda in Iraq has suffered what could be its biggest blow, the US military said yesterday, after two of the Islamist...

    27. April 19, 2010

      Two top Iraqi al-Qaeda leaders killed

      The US military on Monday hailed the biggest blow to al-Qaeda in Iraq “since the beginning of the insurgency” after two of...

    28. April 19, 2010

      Election panel orders Baghdad recount

      An election panel on Monday ordered a recount of the ballots cast in Baghdad during Iraq’s hotly contested parliamentary...

    29. April 13, 2010

      True survivor who defied assassins

      Iyad Allawi first tasted power in Iraq when he became interim prime minister in 2004, writes Andrew England. Like many...

    30. April 13, 2010

      Iraq's Allawi courts regional leaders in move to oust Maliki

      Iyad Allawi, the former Iraqi prime minister whose coalition narrowly won the most seats in last month's election, will...

    31. April 13, 2010

      Survivor returns

      Iyad Allawi first tasted power in Iraq when he became interim prime minister in 2004, writes Andrew England.Like many others...

    32. April 13, 2010

      Iraq's Allawi woos neighbours

      Iyad Allawi, the former Iraqi prime minister whose coalition narrowly won the most seats in last month's election, will...

    33. April 12, 2010

      Allawi courts regional leaders in power bid

      Iyad Allawi says Iraq’s stability is vital to the region Iyad Allawi, the former Iraqi prime minister whose coalition...

    34. April 7, 2010

      Bomb blasts heighten concerns for stability of Iraq

      A series of bomb blasts in residential areas of Baghdad killed at least 35 people yesterday and wounded more than 150 others...

    35. April 6, 2010

      Attacks raise doubts about Iraq stability

      A series of bomb blasts in residential areas of Baghdad killed at least 35 people yesterday and wounded more than 150 others...

    36. April 6, 2010

      Iraqi leaders must counter violence with inclusion

      In spite of marked security gains, violence is never far away in Iraq. Yet over the weekend an attack occurred that was as...

    37. April 5, 2010

      Suicide bombs raise tension in Baghdad

      Three co-ordinated suicide car bomb attacks rocked Baghdad yesterday, killing dozens of people and wounding more than...

    38. April 4, 2010

      Up to 41 killed in Baghdad car bombings

      Co-ordinated attack: Iraqis inspect damage by the Iranian embassy after one of the three explosions in Baghdad on Sunday...

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