Inside Story

Is the Gulf bailout enough for crisis-hit Jordan?

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait pledge $2.5bn help for cash-strapped kingdom.

Elections

Four arrested in Iraq over ballot box storage blaze

Three of the suspects are policemen and the fourth is an employee of the Independent High Elections Commission.

Four arrested in Iraq over ballot box storage blaze

Middle East

Iraq needs $90bn to rebuild after 15 years of war

The war against ISIL destroyed entire cities; at least $10bn are needed to rebuild the capital of Anbar alone.

Iraq

ISIL rape victims 'need transcultural psychotherapy'

Need for mental health experts who know local culture in post-ISIL Iraq is immense, German-Kurd psychologist says.

Jan Kizilhan: ISIL rape victims need culture-sensitive therapy

Middle East

PM al-Abadi: Fire at ballot box warehouse plot to harm Iraq

PM says burning of Baghdad site where ballot boxes from disputed vote were kept aimed at sabotaging democracy.

PM al-Abadi: Fire at ballot box warehouse plot to harm Iraq

Middle East

Large fire at warehouse for ballots from disputed Iraqi election

The conflagration at the eastern Baghdad warehouse did not destroy ballot boxes and the cause remains unknown.

Middle East

Fire breaks out at ballot warehouse in Baghdad

The ballot boxes are part of a manual recount of votes from the May election ordered by parliament.

Fire breaks out at ballot warehouse in Baghdad

Middle East

Declining levels in Iraq's Tigris raise fear of water crisis

Iraqis blame their government over water shortages, and Turkey decides to delay filling upstream Ilisu Dam.

Declining levels in Iraq's Tigris raise fear of water crisis

Middle East

Turkey's Yildirim says Turkish forces are 30km inside Iraq

Prime minister says Ankara will not hesitate to escalate offensive against the PKK fighters across its southern border.

Turkey's Yildirim says Turkish forces are 30km inside Iraq

Iraq

Deadly twin blasts hit a Shia mosque in Baghdad

At least 16 people are killed and 35 others wounded in the attack on the predominantly Shia Sadr City district.

Iraq

Iraq orders recount of all 11 million votes from May 12 election

Parliament orders a manual recount of all ballots and sacks electoral commission members who oversaw the process.

Iraq orders recount of all 11 million votes from May 12 election

Iraq

Iraq bans election commission members from travelling abroad

Citing 'dangerous violations,' authorities cancel ballots of overseas and displaced voters in last month's election.

Iraq bans election commission members from travelling abroad

Middle East

Iraq post-ISIL: Hundreds of bodies found buried in Mosul

The remains of ISIL fighters are being found close to dead civilians who were unable to escape the fighting in Iraq's second-largest city.

Middle East

Iraq's heritage buildings deteriorating from neglect

A struggling economy combined with the lack of provision of basic services, has forced preservation efforts to take a back seat.

Middle East

Will Iran-US tension threaten Iraq's stability?

Despite a strong showing for nationalists who want to reduce foreign influence, Iraqis fear they could become casualties in the rising conflict between Iran and the US.