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    1. November 21, 2014

      Kurdistan: a nation in waiting

      Machko is a traditional Kurdish tea room at the foot of the centuries-old Erbil citadel, a casual gathering place for...

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      November 19, 2014

      Keeping the peace in Najaf

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    1. November 13, 2014

      Baghdad and Kurds reach budget deal

      Iraq’s central government and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region reached an agreement on Thursday that allows for the...

    2. November 9, 2014

      Shia faction leaders warn US of armed resistance

      A powerful political faction in Iraq opposes the Obama administration’s decision to send additional military personnel to...

    3. November 7, 2014

      US doubles troop numbers in Iraq to combat Isis

      The US is to double the number of troops it will station in Iraq in a significant escalation of its military campaign...

    4. November 7, 2014

      Kurdistan to resume stalled payments to oil groups

      Oil companies operating in the Kurdistan region of Iraq are to receive more money for exports arranged by the local...

    5. November 5, 2014

      Notebook: The happier anti-Isis warriors of Kurdistan

      It wasn’t the mood I had expected. When I visited a peshmerga base in northern Iraq this week, I found the renowned Kurdish...

    6. October 31, 2014

      ‘Fives and Twenty-Fives’, by Michael Pitre

      Pothole repair doesn’t sound like the most thrilling angle for a novel on the Iraq war. But in this moving, deeply memorable...

    7. October 16, 2014

      Britain redeploys drones to fight Isis

      Britain is to redeploy its fleet of armed Reaper drones to Iraq to launch attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    8. October 14, 2014

      Iraq’s soaring public spending hits war financing

      A looming fiscal crisis is threatening to curtail Iraq’s ability to finance its war against the Islamist insurgents who have...

    9. October 13, 2014

      Isis fighters seize key military base in Iraq’s Anbar province

      Islamist insurgents on Monday seized control of a key military garrison and town in western Iraq, allowing them to surround...

    10. October 12, 2014

      Iraqi Kurds send aid to help Syrian counterparts fight jihadis

      Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan’s two main political factions declared on Sunday that they have dispatched weapons, equipment and...

    11. October 10, 2014

      Isis still on the front foot in Iraq

      The world’s attention is on the stricken city of Kobani, in northern Syria. But for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

    12. October 3, 2014

      UN envoy tells Iraq and Kurds to unite in fight against Isis

      The UN’s special envoy to Iraq has warned that continued disagreements over money and power between the government in...

    13. October 2, 2014

      The fatal flaw in the west’s fight against Isis

      Istanbul has lost none of its magical energy. Turkey, though, has mislaid its geopolitical compass. Not so long ago, Recep...

    14. October 1, 2014

      War on Isis: Under fire

      For much of the summer, the soldiers of the 30th battalion of the 1st brigade of the Iraqi Army’s 8th division waited for...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      October 1, 2014

      Car bombings in Iraq

      Karim Kadim/AP Boys inspect the site of double car bombings in the northern Shia district al-Hurriyah in Baghdad, Iraq. On...

    16. September 26, 2014

      Iraq’s sectarian war rages on as world focuses on Isis

      The irrigation canals that nourished farmland in the volatile Latifiya district until four months ago are now dry, the...

    17. September 15, 2014

      Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

      From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

    18. September 11, 2014

      America must leave the defeat of Isis to local states

      Can the US “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or Isis, as President Barack Obama promised...

    19. September 11, 2014

      Iraq gives cautious welcome to US military intervention

      Sunni and Shia Iraqis cautiously welcomed the prospect of more robust US intervention in their country to combat Islamist...

    20. September 10, 2014

      US faces deep mistrust in garnering Arab support for Isis battle

      The US effort to rally Middle East governments to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is facing a deep well of...

    21. September 9, 2014

      Mistrust and reluctance follows rush to form Iraq cabinet

      Signs of reluctance and mistrust emerged almost immediately following the surprise announcement by Iraqi politicians that...

    22. September 8, 2014

      Iraq defies doubters to form government under Abadi

      Iraq’s squabbling political class defied expectations and forged a new government proposed by Prime Minister Haider Abadi,...

    23. September 7, 2014

      Obama to set out strategy to defeat Islamist militants

      President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to make the case for a prolonged military campaign against Islamist...

    24. September 7, 2014

      Hurdles obstruct US strategy to counter Isis

      After weathering weeks of criticism that he has no strategy to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as...

    25. September 7, 2014

      Isis threat to Iraq’s crucial Haditha dam contained

      American forces, Iraqi government troops and their militia allies say they have cleared Islamist militants threatening the...

    26. September 4, 2014

      UK edges closer to military operations against Isis

      The UK is moving closer to scaling up its operations against jihadis in Iraq after meetings with world leaders in Wales at...

    27. September 4, 2014

      Iraq prepares legal crackdown on Kurdish oil sales

      Iraq’s oil ministry is preparing to sue a Greek shipping company for its role in the “illegal” export of crude from the...

    28. August 28, 2014

      Gulf Keystone plans return of foreign workers to Kurdistan

      Gulf Keystone Petroleum is planning the return of evacuated staff to the Kurdistan region of Iraq amid a resumption of...

    29. August 23, 2014

      Car bomb hits Kurdish regional capital Erbil

      A car bomb hit the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil on Saturday, in a rare attack on the regional capital that could signal...

    30. August 22, 2014

      White House resists Pentagon’s advice on Iraq

      The White House is resisting a decisive shift in tactics in its battle with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant...

    31. August 22, 2014

      The Kurds and the ruthless compliance tribe

      As we have seen from the headlines, Kurdish militia forces, aided by US air strikes, have been scoring battlefield victories...

    32. August 22, 2014

      Sixty killed in Iraq mosque massacre

      Gunmen shot dead more than 60 worshippers during Friday prayers at a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad, complicating efforts to...

    33. August 20, 2014

      Iraq’s elusive political consensus

      After weeks of alarm over the lightning advance of a brutal, transnational jihadi group in Iraq, a nation fearing for its...

    34. August 19, 2014

      Kurds take tough line as Abadi races to form Iraq government

      The threat of Iraq’s collapse has forced conciliatory tones from the country’s Sunni and Shia Arab populations – but the...

    35. August 19, 2014

      The Arab world has to take on Isis in its own backyard

      The Middle East hosts a formidable array of air power. Between them, the six nations of the Gulf Co-operation Council...

    36. August 18, 2014

      Kurds retake key Mosul dam in morale boosting victory over Isis

      Kurdish forces wrested control of Iraq’s Mosul dam from jihadis on Monday, after the US launched its most intensive day of...

    37. The A-List

      August 18, 2014

      Iraq's new leader will fail without western support

      What is it about political leaders installed by America in third world countries? It seems they never want to leave office....

    38. August 14, 2014

      Turkey urges US to lift obstacles on Kurdish oil sales

      Turkey has called on the US to lift obstacles to the sale of oil by Iraq’s cash-strapped Kurds to help with their battle...

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