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    1. June 26, 2015

      Summer reading: Science fiction

      Escape From Baghdad!, by Saad Hossain, Unnamed Press, RRP$16 Hossain throws everything into his salty, satirical novel, from...

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      June 24, 2015

      Displaced to Najaf

      A displaced Sunni woman, fleeing violence from Mosul, washes her child on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad ...

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    1. June 22, 2015

      Kurdistan courts investors ahead of maiden bond sale

      Kurdistan has taken a decisive step towards financial independence from Iraq as it targets global bond markets for the first...

    2. June 10, 2015

      US steps up battle against Isis in Iraq

      The US is inching closer towards direct involvement in ground operations against Isis in Iraq with a decision to send...

    3. June 8, 2015

      Battling Isis: A long campaign ahead

      When jihadi forces over-ran Iraq’s strategic city of Ramadi last month, officials and analysts rushed to explain how...

    4. June 5, 2015

      Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician, 1936-2015

      As Saddam Hussein's chief propagandist and veteran foreign minister, Tariq Aziz cultivated an image of cigar-smoking...

    5. May 31, 2015

      Power vacuum in Lebanon highlights threat to Christians

      Lebanon is the one country in the Middle East with a Christian president, and it has not had one for a year. This matters:...

    6. May 27, 2015

      Sunni tribes in bitter rift over Isis’s Iraq gains

      Sheikh Wissam Hardan blames Iraq’s government for the loss of swaths of territory to jihadi forces, but saves his fiercest...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2015

      Fleeing Ramadi

      Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes as Islamic State (IS) group...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2015

      Fighting Islamic State

      Iraqi soldiers fire towards Islamic State (IS) group positions in the Garma district of Anbar province west of the Iraqi...

    9. May 19, 2015

      Ramadi’s fall casts doubt on al-Abadi’s control of Iraq war

      The battle for Ramadi The loss of the strategically important city of Ramadi has cast further doubt on Iraqi Prime Minister...

    10. May 18, 2015

      Ramadi takeover is yet another symbol of a hollowed-out state

      The battle for Ramadi The violent seizure by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar...

    11. May 18, 2015

      Shia militias mobilise to take on Isis in Ramadi

      The battle for Ramadi Shia militias were mobilising on Monday to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) in...

    12. May 17, 2015

      Iraqi PM urges volunteers to fight against Isis as Ramadi falls

      Iraq’s prime minister has urged members of the country’s Shia militia-dominated popular mobilisation forces to join the...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2015

      Iraqi pilgrims mourn

      Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers mourn as they gather at the shrine of Imam Mussa al-Kadhim to mark the anniversary of the...

    14. April 14, 2015

      Trucks struggle to navigate Iraq’s Isis-controlled roads

      Radad, a truck driver, is picking up a cargo of paint from Amman to take on the long trip to Baghdad, which runs via...

    15. April 8, 2015

      Mixed messages in a divided region

      In the middle of last year, with Iraq racked by a fresh outbreak of Sunni-Shia bloodshed, a family picture countering the...

    16. April 6, 2015

      Iraq: The lesser of two evils

      It was a trip he took often, a 90-minute drive from his mansion on the outskirts of Babel province to the capital. But...

    17. March 25, 2015

      US-led allies launch air strikes to dislodge Isis from Tikrit

      The US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launched its first air strikes late on...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Lions of Najaf

      An Iraqi Shia fighter from the Popular Mobilisation units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, poses for a picture under a sign...

    19. March 16, 2015

      Former Iraq prime minister Maliki clings to remnants of power

      Haider al-Abadi may be prime minister of Iraq, but he still does not live in the palace designated for him in the capital’s...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      March 11, 2015

      Taking Tikrit

      Iraqi fighters of the government-controlled Popular Mobilisation units take part in a military operation to take control of...

    21. March 10, 2015

      G4S dogged by scandal provisions as it returns to profit

      G4S swung back to a profit after two years of contract scandals that included its failure to provide enough security guards...

    22. March 8, 2015

      G4S chief says there is a ‘very long way to go’

      The scandal-hit security company G4S has a “very long way to go,” its chief executive said ahead of full-year results on...

    23. Nick Butler

      March 2, 2015

      New lines in the sand - who will win as the borders of the Middle East are redrawn?

      The borders drawn by Churchill and other politicians in the aftermath of the First World War have shaped the Middle East for...

    24. March 2, 2015

      Iraq launches offensive against Isis

      Iraq’s Shia-dominated armed forces, backed by allied militiamen and a handful of Sunni tribesmen, have launched an operation...

    25. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Western oil firms struggle over payment for Kurdish oil

      You’ve sunk your wells, started drilling; have extracted tens of millions of barrels of oil for export. But a year down the...

    26. January 22, 2015

      Oil drop ‘disastrous’ for anti-Isis fight

      The collapse in the oil price has had “disastrous” consequences for the fight against Isis, Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime...

    27. January 21, 2015

      Genel cuts revenue forecast as falling oil price hits turnover

      Genel Energy, the energy company led by Tony Hayward, BP’s former chief executive, has slashed its 2015 revenue forecast as...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      January 8, 2015

      Iraqi police day

      Troops of the Interior Ministry march in a parade during a ceremony marking Iraqi Police Day’s 93rd anniversary at a police...

    29. December 29, 2014

      General’s death highlights Iran’s role in Iraq

      Thousands of Revolutionary Guards gathered in Tehran on Monday for the funeral of Brigadier General Hamid Taghavi, the...

    30. December 22, 2014

      Ali Shamkhani: Iran will not seek to resume diplomatic ties with US

      Tehran will not seek a resumption of diplomatic ties with Washington even if a comprehensive nuclear deal helps to defuse...

    31. December 19, 2014

      FT Seasonal Appeal: how refugees helped by the International Rescue Committee rebuild their lives in the US

      There is something reassuring about Parkview Gardens Apartments, with its sturdy red-brick buildings, neat car parks and...

    32. December 17, 2014

      Increased Kurdish oil exports will add to price pressure

      The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq expects oil exports to increase during the next year, moving it closer to...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      December 10, 2014

      Kerbala pilgrimage

      A police officer stands guard as Shia pilgrims head to the holy city of Kerbala, ahead of the holy Shia ritual of Arbaeen,...

    34. December 2, 2014

      UK oil groups to receive $40m from Iraqi-Kurdistan deal

      Gulf Keystone Petroleum and Genel Energy – the oil group run by former BP chief executive Tony Hayward – have welcomed an...

    35. December 2, 2014

      Baghdad and Erbil end months-long dispute over oil revenues

      Iraq’s central government and the autonomous Kurdish regional government finalised a deal over the distribution of oil...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      December 2, 2014

      Baghdad metal works

      An Iraqi craftsman prepares to heat up metal at a workshop in a market in Baghdad on Tuesday ...

    37. 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...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      November 19, 2014

      Keeping the peace in Najaf

      Alaa Al-Marjani /Reuters Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad on Wednesday ...

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