Iraq’s ex-prime minister Nuri al-Maliki: faces accusations over decisions taken ahead of the seizing of Mosul by Islamic State. Photograph: Ali Abbas

An Iraqi parliamentary panel yesterday called for former prime minister Nuri al-Maliki and dozens of other top officials to stand trial over the fall (...)

Jeb Bush at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has attacked Democrat Hillary Clinton for her handling of Iraq as secretary of state, saying she must share(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans in support of reforms introduced by Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images

Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously yesterday for the biggest shakeup in its governing system since the US military occupation, eliminating entire la(...)

Haidar al-Abadi: won the support of his cabinet to eliminate a layer of senior government positions. Photograph: Reuters/Iraqi PM Media Office

Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has secured the unanimous backing of his cabinet to eliminate senior government posts in a bid to end the syste(...)

Members of Iraqi Shiite militia al-Abbas brigades, who are fighting with Iraqi forces against Islamic state group, at Kitba village near Tikrit in northern Iraq. Photograph: Ali Mohammed/EPA

Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi has capitulated to US pressure by agreeing to arm Sunni tribesmen fighting against Islamic State (IS), in spit(...)

Smoke rising from the Baiji oil refinery in northern Iraq. Iraqi forces appear to be lifting the months-long siege on the country’s main oil refinery. Photograph: EPA

The US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen Martin Dempsey, has said the battle against Islamic State in Iraq is “starting to turn” as Iraqi for(...)

Iraqi vice-president Nouri al-Maliki (left) and new prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Photograph: Reuters/Hadi Mizban

Arab League chief Nabil al- Arabi yesterday called for international support for Iraq’s new government as United States secretary of state John Ker(...)

Yazidi refugees wait for a chance to board a helicopter sent by the Kurdish autonomous government to Iraq’s Sinjar mountains. Photograph: Adam Ferguson/The New York Times

More than 100 US marines and special forces landed on Mount Sinjar in Iraq today to organise an escape route for 30,000 Yazidi civilians threatened by(...)

A displaced man and a woman from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Iran turned its back on Nouri al-Maliki yesterday, and congratulated his designated successor as prime minister of Iraq, paving the way for Mr Maliki’(...)

 An Iraqi man reads a daily newspaper fronted with news on the nomination of new Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi at a street in Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Ali Abba/EPA

Iraq’s new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran today as he called on political leader(...)