Oil groups’ shares jump on KRG pledge

Exploration well, Taq Taq

Semi-autonomous region to pay companies up to $100m in September

Britain’s never-ending inquiry into the Iraq war

The remit of Chilcot’s investigation was far too broad

Kurds defy Iraq and pursue oil sales

Distracted by insecurity, Baghdad turns blind eye

Israel turns to Kurds for oil supplies

Funds provide backing for KRG’s fight against Isis

Violence brings despair to Turkey’s Kurds

Fighting cripples economy of region on cusp of recovery

US air strike kills Isis second-in-command

White House says Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali died in Iraq

Ex-Iraq PM could face trial over Mosul

Latest attempt by government to hold former premier accountable

Syrian Islamist rebel group looks to west

Ahrar al-Sham tells FT of more moderate line but critics are wary

Isis truck bomb rips through Iraq market

Attack in Baghdad kills at least 70 people in Shia district

Bush effort to take back agenda over Iraq

Blame game to land on Clinton and draw spotlight from Trump

Iraq’s parliament approves reform package

Fears persists that prime minister will consolidate power

Obama slams critics of Iran nuclear deal

Campaign against pact reflects Iraq war ‘mindset’, says president

Oil pipeline blown up in south Turkey

Ankara blames attack on terrorists as unrest increases

Defeat Isis to balance Iran nuclear deal

US should now develop a serious strategy to defeat the terror group

Hammond warns of Russian agility in crises

Foreign secretary says need to secure public assent slows western response

EU falls short on asylum quota scheme

Setback for burden-sharing plan to help Greece and Italy

Cameron targets advocates of extremism

PM urges help from tech companies, universities and broadcasters

Deutsche and Goldman’s Kurdistan oil war

Seething fury surrounds bond issues in Iraq, writes John Dizard

Fate of Middle East is in Iran’s hands

Tehran can use assets to rebuild its infrastructure, or fund instability, writes Anwar Gargash

Saudis at war with Isis on Twitter

Tweets aim to dissuade would-be suicide bombers and supporters of militant violence