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

Middle East

Iraq's Abadi heads to Iran for regional security talks

Iraqi president continues his effort to seek regional support against Kurds' efforts to break up his country.

Iraq's Abadi heads to Iran for regional security talks

Middle East

PM Abadi: We will impose our authority all over Iraq

Iraqi prime minister pledges to use constitution and law to impose his central government's rule over Iraqi Kurds.

Politics

Trump and Abadi discuss how to 'get rid of' ISIL

US president hosts the Iraqi prime minister at the White House, pledging support for Baghdad in battle against ISIL.

Politics

Saudi foreign minister visits Iraq after 27-year gap

Adel al-Jubeir, kingdom's first foreign minister to visit since 1990, promises to build ties and install new ambassador.

Saudi's Adel Al-Jubeir makes surprise visit to Baghdad

Muslim Ban

Iraq 'will not retaliate' against Trump's US travel ban

Haider al-Abadi rejects parliament's call for reciprocal ban on US nationals citing Washington's backing in ISIL fight.

Abadi: Iraq will not retaliate against US travel ban

Opinion

Taking west Mosul: A bridge too far?

Squeezing ISIL out of west Mosul will perhaps be the most defining battle in Iraq following the US-led invasion in 2003.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

by Tallha Abdulrazaq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi PM says eastern Mosul fully 'liberated' from ISIL

Haider al-Abadi says army took back eastern part of city, day after defence ministry retracted earlier claim of victory.

Opinion

The PMF in Iraq: Fight, then demobilise

A glorious chapter in Iraq's military history doesn't have to lead to oppression.

Michael Knights

by Michael Knights

Michael Knights

Opinion

Why does Turkey care about Mosul?

Turkey is seeking to protect its economic and political interests in northern Iraq while fighting against PKK and ISIL.

Kadir Ustun

by Kadir Ustun

Kadir Ustun

Iraq

Iraq-Turkey tension rises amid battle for Mosul

Deployment of Turkish military near border elicits warning from Iraq's PM, but Ankara says the move is a precaution.

Iraq-Turkey tension rises amid battle for Mosul

Iraq

Iraqi forces launch direct assault to seize Mosul

Troops approach Gogjali neighbourhood but run into resistance from ISIL fighters who have controlled Mosul since 2014.

Battle for Mosul: Direct Iraqi assault targets ISIL

Inside Story

Why does the battle for Mosul matter to Turkey?

Turkey appears determined to join the offensive against ISIL but Iraq says Turkish troops will breach sovereignty.

Turkey

Analysis: What is Turkey trying to achieve in Iraq?

Any attempt to change Mosul's demographic composition would be a direct threat to Turkey's security, analysts say.

Analysis: What is Turkey trying to achieve in Iraq?