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    1. July 15, 2016

      Thousands of Sadr supporters defy army

      Thousands of supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, the powerful Iraqi cleric, defied army warnings to demonstrate against the...

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      July 15, 2016

      Corruption protest

      Supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square...

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    1. July 13, 2016

      It is too early to declare that Isis is on the run

      News that the US is sending 560 more troops to Iraq as part of the push to recapture the northern city of Mosul from...

    2. July 11, 2016

      Pentagon to send more troops to Iraq

      The US is to send a further 560 troops to Iraq to help retake the city of Mosul, the latest escalation by the Obama...

    3. July 8, 2016

      Attack on Shia shrine kills 37 in Iraq

      Militants killed 37 people and wounded 62 in an assault on a Shia shrine north of Baghdad where families were...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      July 6, 2016

      Aftermath in Karada

      An Iraqi man weeps during his visit to the site of a suicide truck bomb attack in Karada district in central Baghdad,...

    5. July 5, 2016

      Iraq interior minister quits after Baghdad bomb kills 175

      Iraq’s interior minister resigned on Tuesday just days after a bomb attack in Baghdad killed at least 175 people....

    6. July 4, 2016

      Iraq still dreaming of peace 13 years after Saddam

      Bilal Dhafer’s sister was just 10 when she was killed by a US air strike targeting al-Qaeda operatives that destroyed...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      July 4, 2016

      Aftermath of Baghdad bombing

      Iraqis react as they visit the aftermath of a massive bombing in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood. Iraqis mourned the...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 4, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Shareholders in the London Stock Exchange will vote today on a merger with Deutsche Boerse to create a pan-European...

    9. July 3, 2016

      Chilcot report: Over and out?

      In September 2002, Brian Jones, a British intelligence official, arrived back from holiday to find his team “very...

    10. July 3, 2016

      At least 115 killed in bomb attack in Baghdad

      A bomb ripped through a shopping district of central Baghdad, killing at least 115 people and undermining claims by...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      July 1, 2016

      Al-Quds Day in Baghdad

      Members of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces parade march on a representation of an Israeli flag during a commemoration...

    12. June 30, 2016

      The recapture of Fallujah is a pivotal moment

      The recapture of Fallujah this week by Iraqi government forces, backed by US air power, marks one of the most...

    13. June 23, 2016

      Iraqi forces make gains on Isis but old ways persist

      Two years ago Iraq’s armed forces were demoralised and on the verge of collapse. Now after raising the national flag...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2016

      Waiting for food

      Displaced children, who fled from Islamic State violence, and the needy receive free food distributed during the...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      June 20, 2016

      World refugee day

      An Iraqi girl who fled from of Islamic State violence, is seen during World Refugee Day celebrations at Al-salam...

    16. June 17, 2016

      Iraq troops move in to Fallujah as they battle Isis for control

      Iraqi forces fought their way into the centre of Fallujah, raising the national flag over government buildings in a...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2016

      Baghdad bomb

      A survivor looks for his family members at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the New Baghdad...

    18. June 5, 2016

      Fight for Fallujah will test Iraq’s mettle to defeat Isis

      Twelve years after the battle of Fallujah marked Iraq’s descent into chaos, the western Iraqi city is once again a...

    19. June 2, 2016

      World time watches tell a story of wealth and power

      Using a world time watch — a timepiece with global cities arrayed around the dial or bezel, one per timezone — to find...

    20. May 24, 2016

      Iraq struggles to match January’s record oil production

      Iraq is struggling to match January’s record production of 4.8m barrels a day because of maintenance, bad weather and...

    21. May 19, 2016

      IMF agrees $5.4bn Iraq bailout to tackle Isis and budget deficit

      The International Monetary Fund has agreed to give Iraq a three-year $5.4bn bailout to help it manage the economic...

    22. May 15, 2016

      Iraq has been eaten up by its political elite

      After the jihadis of Isis stormed back into Iraq in mid-2014, the US, with the eventual consent of Iran, elbowed out...

    23. May 11, 2016

      Dozens killed in Baghdad bomb blasts claimed by Isis

      Three suicide bombs rocked the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, in the deadliest day of...

    24. May 1, 2016

      Baghdad Green Zone protesters retreat but vow to return

      Protesters pulled back from Baghdad’s Green Zone on Sunday, but not without leaving the Iraqi government of Haider...

    25. April 30, 2016

      Protesters storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, enter Iraqi parliament

      BAGHDAD, April 30 — Hundreds of supporters of Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone on...

    26. April 18, 2016

      US to send Apache helicopters and further troops to Iraq

      The US is to send Apache helicopters and more troops to Iraq, the latest escalation of the military presence in the...

    27. April 12, 2016

      Iraq: What happens next?

      When they returned to their battered city of Tikrit last year, local volunteers tried to scrub away every trace of Isis...

    28. April 8, 2016

      Why baby boomers deserve to win the fight to save their legacy

      In another world, Johan Cruyff was an androgynous pop star and David Bowie upended the game of football. Had either...

    29. April 3, 2016

      Iraq’s ability to rebuild is threatened on three fronts

      On a sandy bank where the Euphrates river marks the outskirts of Baghdad, a chunk of metal bridge sits tantalisingly...

    30. March 31, 2016

      Zaha Hadid, architect, 1950-2016

      “If I was a man,” Dame Zaha Hadid told me, “do you think I would be called a diva? No — they would just talk about the...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 21, 2016

      Shepherd in Aqrah

      An Iraqi shepherd herds his sheep in the Kurdish town of Aqrah, 500 kilometres north of Baghdad ...

    32. March 2, 2016

      ‘High-risk gamble’ sours for Genel chief as reserves disappoint

      As chief executive of BP in the midst of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Tony Hayward said he wanted his life back. At...

    33. February 25, 2016

      Traders aid Kurds with oil payments

      Oil companies operating in Iraqi Kurdistan have started receiving direct payments from some of the world’s largest...

    34. January 20, 2016

      Genel Energy’s shares fall on production warning

      Shares in Genel Energy, the oil producer chaired by Tony Hayward, the former BP chief executive, fell more than 13 per...

    35. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Genel off 9% as revenue, production to drop in 2016

      Oil and mining stocks aren’t having a great day in general as oil prices continue to slide but Genel Energy is feeling...

    36. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Genel expects lower production, revenue in 2016

      Genel Energy, one of the leading oil producers in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, is planning to cut capital expenditure...

    37. January 17, 2016

      Three Americans reported missing in Baghdad

      Three Americans have been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the pan-Arab news channel Al Arabiya has reported....

    38. December 28, 2015

      Isis fighters flee Ramadi as Iraqi forces claim victory

      Iraqi forces appeared poised to regain control of the city of Ramadi on Monday in what would mark their most...

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