Iraq

Iraq's al-Sadr and al-Abadi in coalition talks

Sadr-backed Sairoon and Abadi's Nasr agreed to form 'a core for an alliance' together with Hikma and Wataniyah blocs.

Iraq's Sairoon and Nasr coalitions in talks to form largest bloc

Politics

Iraq Supreme Court ratifies result of May vote

Many Iraqis, including those from the Kurdish and Sunni Arab communities, had complained of electoral misconduct.

Iraq Supreme Court ratifies result of May vote

Middle East

Iraqi PM walks back on commitment to US sanctions on Iran

Baghdad to honour dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran, says Haider al-Abadi, stepping back from earlier remarks.

Iraqi PM walks back on commitment to US sanctions on Iran

Iraq

Iraqi PM rejects calls for election re-run

Abadi says anyone who tried to sabotage the political process in the country will be punished.

Iraqi PM rejects calls for election re-run

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

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

Iraq

Iraq's election commission annuls thousands of votes

Elections commission says a probe has been launched with 'a view to holding violators accountable'.

Middle East

Iraq election: Al-Abadi will have to negotiate his future

The incumbent prime minister did not win the majority he was expecting to in Iraq’s election, trailing behind Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance and Hadi al-Amiri’s Fatah.

Middle East

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

Iraqi politicians set themselves away from sectarian rhetoric in the run-up to country's general elections in May.

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

Opinion

Will 2018 be a year of change in Iraq?

In 2018 Iraq will have its first elections after the defeat of ISIL. How will that change the Iraqi political scene?

Zaid al-Ali

by Zaid al-Ali

Zaid al-Ali

Inside Story

Has ISIL been defeated in Iraq?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the war against armed group is over in the country.

War & Conflict

Iraqi forces advance on last ISIL pocket

Fighters believed to be holding 10,000 civilians hostage in Euphrates Valley town of Rawa as they lose nearby villages.

Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Rawa in Anbar

Kurds

Iraqi court rules secession attempt unconstitutional

Following Kurds' referendum Supreme Federal Court says national charter calls for preservation of territorial integrity.

Baghdad court rules secession attempt unconstitutional

Kurds

What's next for Iraq's Kurdish people?

Flush with victory after retaking Peshmerga-held areas, Iraqi PM could consider an Iranian model of Kurdish autonomy.

Haider al-Abadi takes a victory lap in Tehran

Kurds

Iraqi PM dismisses Kurds' offer to freeze vote results

Al-Abadi says only a complete annulment of the referendum's result can lead to resumption of talks with Erbil.

Iraqi PM dismisses Kurds' offer to freeze vote results