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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

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      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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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 ...

    19. 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...

    20. 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 ...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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