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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 ...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. December 28, 2015

      Year in a word: Isis

      Noun — a jihadi organisation that controls swaths of Iraq and Syria. Also known as Daesh, Isil or Islamic State. The...

    15. December 27, 2015

      Iraqi forces take key Ramadi complex from Isis

      Iraqi forces on Sunday captured a government complex in central Ramadi, a predominantly Sunni city, forcing the...

    16. November 29, 2015

      The slow death of hope for America’s loyal friends in Iraq

      The phone calls in the past week were tearful. I spoke to two Iraqis, former colleagues who had risked their lives for...

    17. November 25, 2015

      Isis: Boots on the ground?

      When US forces moved in 2004 to oust al-Qaeda in Iraq from Fallujah, the small city that is the gateway to Anbar...

    18. November 22, 2015

      How to address the cause, not the symptoms, of Isis

      The spillover of the Syrian refugee crisis to Europe, followed by the Sinai, Beirut, and Paris attacks, demonstrate...

    19. November 17, 2015

      Divisions undermine battle against Isis in Iraq

      When Iraqi Kurdish fighters backed by US and UK air strikes last week pushed Isis militants out of Sinjar, homeland of...

    20. FT Alphaville

      November 16, 2015

      Facebook's new responsibilities after Paris

      Facebook’s “Safety Check” feature is probably the most humane way the company has leveraged its global reach and...

    21. November 13, 2015

      Mustafa Ja’far, the calligraphic artist in exile from Iraq

      Mustafa Ja’far has not been home for 41 years. As we meet, under the glass and iron arc of St Pancras Station in...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 5, 2015

      Camped out in Baghdad

      A displaced Iraqi girl looks out from behind a tent at a camp in Baghdad following heavy rainfall on Thursday ...

    23. November 3, 2015

      Ahmed Chalabi, driving figure behind Iraq war, dies at 71

      Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who encouraged the administration of George W Bush to launch its invasion of Iraq,...

    24. October 29, 2015

      Pakistani broker fuels Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports

      Few regions lamented the collapse in oil prices this year like Iraqi Kurdistan, where dwindling investment and...

    25. The World

      October 23, 2015

      Putin on Isis: 'when a fight is inevitable, you hit first'

      If Vladimir Putin is looking for a way out of his estrangement from the west over the Ukraine crisis, he sometimes has...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      October 20, 2015

      Baiji skirmish

      Iraqi Shia fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units, fighting alongside Iraqi government forces, fire a rocket...

    27. October 6, 2015

      Russia’s adventure in the Middle East is as reckless as America’s

      When a Russian general went to the US embassy in Baghdad to announce that the Russian air force was about to start its...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2015

      Searching the debris

      Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Husseiniya, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of...

    29. October 1, 2015

      US scrambles to respond to Russia’s Syrian intervention

      Two days of Russian air strikes over Syria have left the Obama administration scrambling to respond to Vladimir Putin’s...

    30. September 27, 2015

      Iraq and Russia to collaborate in fight against Isis

      Iraq announced on Sunday that it had signed an agreement to exchange intelligence with Russia, the latest sign of...

    31. September 24, 2015

      Zaha Hadid blazes trail for women with Riba architecture award

      It has been awarded to a city (Barcelona) and to artists. It has been awarded to an archaeologist and to architectural...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      September 22, 2015

      Leap of faith

      An Iraqi army cadet performs “the leap of faith” from a bridge during training in Baghdad today.       ...

    33. September 18, 2015

      BHS expands food offer as part of revamp

      BHS, the department store chain sold by Sir Philip Green for £1, is launching a wide-ranging revamp, including...

    34. September 15, 2015

      Iraq warns big oil groups on spending curbs in southern oilfields

      Iraq has warned big western oil groups they are likely to have to cut spending on its southern oilfields in the coming...

    35. 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...

    36. 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....

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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