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  1. July 13, 2014

    Iraq’s parliament fails to make progress on government

    Iraqi politicians remained deadlocked Sunday as the country’s parliament broke up after a brief session without making any...

  2. July 12, 2014

    Kurdish forces seize oilfields near Kirkuk

    Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) says it has seized two oilfields near the northern city of Kirkuk to protect...

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  1. July 8, 2014

    Iraq military signals push to drive insurgents from Mosul

    Preparations are under way to push Sunni insurgents out of the country’s second-largest city of Mosul as progress is made in...

  2. July 6, 2014

    Reprieve for Maliki as jihadi threat mutes Shia opposition

    Ahmed Majid never supported Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, nor his Islamic Dawa party. But the 20-something Najaf...

  3. July 3, 2014

    Saudi Arabia sends 30,000 troops to Iraq border

    Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq, as tribal leaders within the war-torn country reported...

  4. July 2, 2014

    Iraq clashes between rival Shia factions leave at least 14 dead

    At least 14 people were killed in clashes between rival Shia factions in southern Iraq overnight as prime minister Nouri...

  5. July 2, 2014

    In the grisly delusions of Isis, past and present are one

    Faith and memory can haunt the Middle East, often to convulsive effect. Almost 70 years after the founding of Israel in the...

  6. July 1, 2014

    New Iraq parliament session ends in disarray

    Iraqi lawmakers gathering in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday failed to make any progress in choosing a new...

  7. June 30, 2014

    Kurds’ deputy PM Talabani calls for decentralised Iraq

    Iraq and its foreign backers must abandon a centralised system of governance if the country is to survive, Iraqi Kurdistan’s...

  8. June 27, 2014

    Turkey ready to accept Kurdish state in historic shift

    Turkey’s ruling party has signalled it is ready to accept an independent Kurdish state in what is now northern Iraq, marking...

  9. June 26, 2014

    Iraq crisis: Sunni anger returns with revival of Shia militias

    Once a day, pick-up trucks filled with black-clad Shia militia fighters roll through the mostly Sunni Arab neighbourhood of...

  10. June 26, 2014

    Nouri al-Maliki welcomes Syria air strikes against rebels in Iraq

    Iraq’s prime minister has welcomed Syrian air strikes against Sunni insurgent positions inside his country as the lines...

  11. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s in six days time (Details here) Markets: The mood across Asian markets was upbeat as traders...

  12. June 24, 2014

    Iraq’s Sunni could defeat Isis if Maliki steps down, says ex-minister

    Iraq’s Sunni community could defeat militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis), if a new,...

  13. June 23, 2014

    Iraq must form new government, Kerry warns in Baghdad

    John Kerry called on Iraq’s leaders to immediately form a new government that includes all the country’s political and...

  14. June 21, 2014

    Isis takes control of Iraq-Syria border town

    Sunni militants have seized an Iraqi-Syrian border post in a move that could bolster the insurgency as it seeks to cement...

  15. June 20, 2014

    Middle East: Falling to pieces

    The surge of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group known as Isis, poses a threat to all countries in the...

  16. June 20, 2014

    Shia militias put brake on jihadis’ big push in northern Iraq

    Ten days after the Iraq crisis began, the lightning advance of jihadi militants through Sunni areas of northern Iraq has hit...

  17. June 20, 2014

    Shia cleric calls for new Iraq government

    Iraq’s most influential Shia cleric appealed on Friday for the country’s politicians to form a new government with “broad...

  18. June 19, 2014

    Obama to send 300 ‘military advisers’ to Iraq

    Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 “military advisers” to Iraq to help its embattled government fight...

  19. June 19, 2014

    Jihadist dream comes true if US backs Maliki with air power

    Acrid discussion about how the Anglo-American invasion of 2003 led to the implosion of Iraq as a unitary state in 2014,...

  20. June 18, 2014

    Iraq’s Maliki fights for survival as rivals seek to topple him

    Iraq’s prime minister struggled to maintain his grip on power on Wednesday with a Sunni insurgency swirling around the...

  21. June 17, 2014

    Iraq crisis: US and Iran tread carefully to find solution

    Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the George W Bush administration received an offer of help from a surprising source –...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    June 17, 2014

    Civilians join Iraqi forces

    Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty A young boy joins older men as they gather in Baghdad to show their readiness to join Iraqi...

  23. June 13, 2014

    Residents tell of army’s betrayal in face of Isis advance in Iraq

    The Islamist militants’ capture of Mosul, which began Iraq’s slide into a new war, may have been sudden, locals say, but it...

  24. June 13, 2014

    Washington debate over Iraq crisis could define next election

    Hillary Clinton’s new book on her time as US secretary of state is organised by geography: there are chapters on China,...

  25. June 13, 2014

    Iraq’s implosion reflects Syria’s lost national narrative

    When your second-largest city is overrun by a black-shirted horde of jihadi fanatics and your army melts away, you call for...

  26. June 12, 2014

    Isis drags US back to where Washington fears to tread

    The US is examining air strikes and other forms of direct military action against the jihadists who have taken control of a...

  27. June 12, 2014

    Baghdad launches air strikes on insurgents in Mosul

    Extremists seize control of swath of northern Iraq Iraq’s Shia-dominated government launched air strikes on Sunni insurgent...

  28. June 11, 2014

    Fall of Mosul encapsulates tragedy of a failed state

    In the wake of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Mosul was the model case of how to beat an emerging insurgency. David...

  29. June 5, 2014

    Strongmen are back to dash hopes of the Arab spring

    The Middle Eastern strongman is back. This week, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad staged an election in which he won a landslide...

  30. June 5, 2014

    Oil spat puts focus on Baghdad’s battle of wills with Kurd region

    When the United Leadership was loaded with 1m barrels of oil at the Turkish port of Ceyhan last month, it seemed business as...

  31. 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...

  32. April 30, 2014

    Iraq needs a future without Maliki

    Iraq’s stoic voters, once more braving the savagery of the bombers and militias that have returned to haunt their lives,...

  33. April 30, 2014

    Iraqis vote amid curfews and threats

    Voters across Iraq went to the polls on Wednesday in the country’s first general election since US forces withdrew more than...

  34. April 14, 2014

    Iraq elections overshadowed by claims of corruption

    Campaigning for Iraq’s first national elections since US forces left the country in December 2011 is well under way, with...

  35. April 2, 2014

    Authoritarian Erdogan sets an unappealing precedent

    At the height of the mass rebellion across Turkey last summer against the autocratic whimsy of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

  36. January 9, 2014

    Maliki fights fire in Iraq he helped to start

    It is back to a wounded past in Fallujah, the city ravaged by an American offensive in 2004, one of the bloodiest episodes...

  37. January 7, 2014

    Al-Qaeda’s spectre spreads to Iraq

    Two years ago the US withdrew the last of its troops from Iraq, ending a mission that cost thousands of American lives and...

  38. January 4, 2014

    Iraqi army shells Falluja to try to dislodge militants

    BAGHDAD, Jan 4 – The Iraqi army shelled the western city of Falluja with mortar bombs overnight to try to wrest back control...

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