Clegg seeks publication of Iraq report

Deputy PM says some individuals do not want to face scrutiny

GSK investigates Iraq bribery claims

Accusations against drugmaker follow corruption concerns in China

Iraq in big government gold purchase

Central Bank said it bought 36 tonnes in March

Shia fighters tip balance in Syria

Syria’s war has become embedded in Shia communities in the region

Disenchanted foreign fighters leave Syria

Countries fear violence from returning Sunni Muslim militants

Iraq on the edge

Three Iraqis talk about their daily lives

Intrigue and violence cloud Iraq poll

Resignation of Moqtada al-Sadr adds to uncertainties

Iraq bureaucracy stymies BP’s ambitions

Oil major suspends work on campus to support huge field

Iraq red tape threat to key BP oilfield

Snarl-up in Baghdad leads group to terminate jobs

Al-Qaeda disowns Isis terror group

Zawahiri distances himself from approach in Syria

Iraq eyes return to Opec quota system

Shift of policy reduces prospect of oversupply

Back to the future for Arab security state

Counter-revolution advances with passage of Egypt constitution

US feared threat from ‘virtual bin Laden’

Maliki fights Iraq fire he helped start

Prime minister’s crackdown on Sunni minority has ignited violence

Al-Qaeda’s spectre spreads to Iraq

Recapture of Fallujah by militants is a humiliation for US

Syria’s rebels challenge extremist group

Kerry offers Iraq support without troops

US secretary of state calls battle with militants an Iraqi fight

Iraqi army shells Falluja

Western city held by militants linked to al-Qaeda

Western Iraq on brink of revolution

Sunni lawmaker arrested and protest broken up, leaving 13 dead

Businesses focus on Iraq despite violence

Middle East nation seen as a promising emerging market