AJ IMPACT

Anti-government protests take economic toll in Baghdad

Months of anti-government protests in Iraq's capital have been bad for business on the oldest street in Baghdad.

Middle East

Rockets strike near US embassy in Iraq, no casualties reported

US and Iraqi military officials say rockets hit the capital's heavily fortified Green Zone with minor damage reported.

Rockets strike near US embassy in Iraq, no casualties reported

AJ Impact

Ruined: Baghdad small businesses ravaged by months of protests

Clashes between anti-government protesters and Iraqi security forces have devastated commerce in Baghdad's city centre.

Ruined: Baghdad small businesses ravaged by months of protests

Middle East

Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation

Shia leader's call for gender separation at anti-government rallies prompts hundreds of women to take to streets.

Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation

Middle East

Rocket attack hits northern Iraq base hosting US troops

Rocket attack slams into Iraqi base in remote province of Kirkuk where US troops are stationed, report says.

Rocket attack hits northern Iraq base hosting US troops

Iraq

In Pictures: Rare snowfall delights Iraqis

Iraqis young and old said it was the first time they had ever seen snow falling in Baghdad.

In Pictures: Rare snowfall delights Iraqis

Middle East

Students are the 'backbone' of Iraq anti-government protests

Iraqi students in Baghdad's Tahrir Square say they will remain at the sit-in until their demands have been answered.

Students are the 'backbone' of Iraq anti-government protests

Opinion

Muqtada al-Sadr's double game

The Iraqi Shia leader has been playing a double game in Iraqi politics but the ongoing protests may unravel it.

Hiwa Osman

by Hiwa Osman

Hiwa Osman

Iraq

Confusion, violence in Iraq after al-Sadr's power play

Shia religious and political leader's shifting stance on anti-gov't protests fuels clashes in Iraqi cities.

Confusion, violence in Iraq as al-Sadr pulls support for protests

Middle East

'Hopeful again': Iraqi protesters hail Ayatollah Sistani's speech

Ayatollah al-Sistani berates security forces for failing to protect protesters killed in clashes with Sadrists in Najaf.

'Hopeful again': Iraqi protesters hail Ayatollah Sistani's speech

Middle East

Iraqi students stand by protesters: 'Your education is a failure'

Thousands of students in Iraq put education on hold to protest demanding a better future.

Middle East

Iraq protesters look to al-Sistani ahead of Friday sermon

Protesters hope for more support from Ayatollah al-Sistani after Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters turned on them.

Iraq protesters look to al-Sistani ahead of Friday sermon

Middle East

Iraq protesters rally in Najaf after deadly clashes with Sadrists

Rally in southern city calls for investigation into deadly violence amid international condemnation.

Iraq protesters rally in Najaf after deadly clashes with Sadrists

Middle East

Several killed after al-Sadr followers storm protest camp in Iraq

Clashes erupted at an anti-government protest site in Najaf when supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr raided the sit-in.

Several killed after al-Sadr followers storm protest camp in Iraq

Opinion

A new Guantanamo is emerging in Syria and Iraq

Men, women and children branded ISIL members face death sentences as the West outsources its brand of injustice.

Clive Stafford Smith

by Clive Stafford Smith

Clive Stafford Smith