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

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