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Iraqi fighters of the Shia militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq (The League of the Righteous) at their headquarters in the southern city of Basra. A spokesman for the force said  militias were mobilised but are being held back by political resistance from the US-led coalition. Photograph: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Shia militias were mobilising to battle fighters from the Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city of Ramadi yesterday as hundreds of residents remained t(...)

A car is engulfed by flames during clashes in the city of Ramadi on Saturday.  Photograph: Reuters

Shia paramilitaries were preparing to deploy to Iraq’s western province of Anbar on Monday after Islamic State militants overran the provincial capit(...)

 Iraqis view the scene of a car bomb attack in Bab al-Sheikh district in central Baghdad,   April 26th, 2015. Photograph: Ahmed Jalil/EPA

At least 22 people were killed in explosions across Iraq on Sunday, including a suicide car bomb attack on a military post in western Anbar province,(...)

US army trainers watch as an Iraqi recruit fires at a military base in Taji, Iraq.They are teaching members of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government tries to recover territory lost to IS last year. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, according to reports.A source in Iraq (...)

Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

More than 90,000 people have fled their homes in Iraq’s western province of Anbar where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground over the past(...)

Bonhams will hold an auction in London on Wednesday entitled A Century of Iraqi Modernism, which it describes as “a comprehensive sale showcasing t(...)

A car exploded in a commercial area in the town of Mahmoudiyah, about 20 miles (30km) south of Baghdad.

At least 11 civilians have been killed in two car bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, officials said.Seven people were killed when an explos(...)

Nicholas Slatten (left), a former Army sniper from Tennessee, was sentenced to life in prison; Dustin Heard, also of Tennessee and  Evan Liberty of New Hampshire were both sentenced to  30 years. Photograph: Reuters

One former Blackwater security contractor received a life sentence on Monday and three others received 30-year sentences for killing unarmed Iraqi ci(...)

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands inside a damaged house in the southern entrance of the city of Tikrit on Sunday. Photograph:  Ahmad al-Rubaye/Getty Images

The decision by Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi to request US air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters entrenched at the heart of the stra(...)

The bloodshed in Baghdad comes as Iraqi forces continue to prepare for a large-scale operation to recapture the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State.

At least 19 people have died and 36 others have been wounded in multiple bombings in the Iraqi capital.The bloodshed in Baghdad comes as Iraqi forces (...)

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