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    1. August 27, 2015

      Oil groups’ shares jump on Kurdistan payment pledge

      Shares in Iraqi Kurdistan-focused oil producers jumped on Thursday after the semi-autonomous region’s government said...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Kurds defy Iraq to establish own oil sales

      This time last year, a high-stakes dispute over a tanker filled with Iraqi Kurdish oil came to a head in a Texas court....

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    1. August 23, 2015

      Israel turns to Kurds for three-quarters of its oil supplies

      Israel has imported as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north in recent months,...

    2. August 23, 2015

      Gulf Keystone hires British MP Zahawi

      Gulf Keystone has turned to a British MP of Kurdish origin to bolster its dealings in the crisis-hit region. The...

    3. August 13, 2015

      Scores killed as Isis truck bomb rips through Baghdad market

      The jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for a truck bomb that ripped through a...

    4. August 10, 2015

      Ministers delay vote on bombing Isis Islamist militants in Syria

      Ministers will delay plans to hold a vote on bombing Islamist militants in Syria until late in the year, according to...

    5. August 4, 2015

      Ageing Tornado jets win reprieve in Iraq role

      The decision to reprieve the squadron of Tornado ground attack aircraft conducting air strikes against the Islamic...

    6. July 29, 2015

      Oil pipeline latest casualty of rising tensions in Turkey

      A pipeline carrying crude from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Mediterranean was blown up in south east Turkey on Wednesday in...

    7. July 28, 2015

      Kurdistan cash squeeze tests western oil groups

      It is one of the cheapest places on earth to drill for oil — but also among the most dangerous. And, right now,...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      July 16, 2015

      Holiday in Iraq

      Iraqis swim at an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Baghdad as temperatures reach close to 50 degrees Celsius (122F)...

    9. July 13, 2015

      Genel Energy co-founder Tony Hayward open to sale

      Tony Hayward, former chief executive of BP, is prepared to sell Genel Energy, the lossmaking Kurdistan oil producer he...

    10. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Fraught negotiations in Brussels over a EUR86bn bailout package at the weekend created fresh uncertainty for Greece...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      July 8, 2015

      Fallujah clashes

      Iraqi Shia fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units supporting the Iraqi government forces fire towards Islamic...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      July 6, 2015

      Friendly fire in Baghdad

      A man carries an injured child found in the rubble after an Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally dropped a bomb in Ni’iriya...

    13. 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,...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      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 ...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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)...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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)...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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