Sacking of Tikrit highlights Iraq tensions

Shia militias destroyed scores of houses, according to witnesses

A US hawk ponders the big prey in 2016

Bolton considers adding his name as a Republican candidate

Saddam ex-deputy reported killed in Iraq

‘King of Clubs’ shot dead, according to army officer

Iraq fails to halt Isis advance in Anbar

Move to lower reliance on Shia militias leads to jihadist gains

Truckers navigate Isis-controlled roads

Journeys highlight effect of war on region’s trade

Mixed messages in a divided region

Among some in the Middle East, hatred of sectarianism is greater than sectarian hatred

Isis cleared from Tikrit, says Iraq PM

Iraqi troops attack after US-led bombing, says Haider al-Abadi

Air strikes seek to oust Isis from Tikrit

Coalition jets back stalled offensive by Iraqi forces

Maliki clings to remnants of power in Iraq

Abadi’s predecessor is hampering Baghdad, say critics

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Once a vibrant, mixed city considered a bastion of support for President Bashar Assad, the eastern city of Raqqa is now a shell of its former life, transformed by al-Qaida militants into the nucleus of the terror group's version of an Islamic caliphate they hope one day to establish in Syria and Iraq. In rare interviews with The Associated Press, residents and activists in Raqqa describe a city where fear prevails, music has been banned, Christians have to pay religious tax in return for protection and face-veiled women and pistol-wielding men in jihadi uniforms patrol the streets. (AP Photo/militant website, File) isis

Isis accused of using chlorine gas

Iraqi Kurds report evidence of chemical weapon use

Baghdad bookseller trades in big answers

Secularists remain assertive amid a vivacious literary scene

Iraqi forces advance further into Tikrit

Government troops backed by Shia militia and thousands of volunteers

Greece, Russia and humiliation politics

Solving global conflicts may involve thinking about emotions, too

Isis bulldozes ancient ruins of Nimrud

Unesco condemns destruction of Iraqi archaeological site as ‘a war crime’

Turkey loses friends and regional influence

Erdogan embraces solitude but laments a lack of callers

Iraq launches offensive against Isis

Military seeks to clear fighters from Salahuddin province

UK puts 3,000 extremists on terror watch

Rise of Isis boosts ranks of potentially violent militants

Isis brutality reawakens Sunni resistance

Jihadi group alienates Iraq’s mainstream community

Isis kidnaps Christians in eastern Syria

Isis operation has similarities to the group’s August attack on the Yezidi minority in Iraq

Iraq’s cash crisis forces salary squeeze

Lower oil prices and higher expenses lead to austerity measures

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