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Iranians holding pictures of assassinated general Qassem Suleimani and supreme leader Ali Khamenei protest in Tehran on Friday over the US air strike that killed Suleimani. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

The US air strike on Baghdad airport that killed Gen Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the elite expeditionary arm of Iran’s Revolutionar(...)

 A protester hits a poster of US president Donald Trump with a shoe outsidethe US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Khalid al-Mousily/Reuters

For months, furious protests have battered Iraq, driven by frustration at a dysfunctional economy, corruption and the pervasive influence of a foreign(...)

One of the strikes had targeted Kataib Hizbullah’s headquarters near the western Qaim district on the border with Syria, according to sources. Image: Google Maps

The US military carried out air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Kataib Hizbullah militia group in response to the killing of a US civilian contr(...)

General Hussein Yazdanpanah points to the area where he and his troops were ambushed by Islamic State in 2014. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Gen Hussein Yazdanpanah is sipping tea in a leafy shelter atop the arid, pine-dotted hills of Iraqi Kurdistan, gesturing southwards to Kirkuk province(...)

Patriarch of the Chaldean Church, Louis Raphael Sako: “There will be no decorated Christmas trees in churches or streets, no celebrations and no reception at the patriarchate.” Photograph:  Safin Hamed/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi Christians have cancelled public Christmas celebrations in solidarity with protesters who have been killed and wounded in anti-government demons(...)

An Injured protester walks towards Tahrir Square to join anti-government protesters in central Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Hadi Mizban/AP

Iraq is on a hair trigger. The removal from his post a week ago of widely popular counter-terrorism commander Lt Gen Abdel Wahhab al-Saadi has explode(...)

An Iraqi protestor gestures in front of security forces during a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services and unemployment, on Wednesday in the southern city of Basra. Photograph: Getty Images

Three people were killed and at least 115 wounded on Wednesday in renewed nationwide clashes between demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, the larg(...)

Teresa McCreery: “I have seen women give birth, in the most difficult of circumstances, and I remain in awe of women’s resilience in adversity.”

A bright moon is shining into my room in Kirkuk. The street traffic is quiet tonight, but I can hear the chant of prayers from the mosque, despite the(...)

An Islamic State fighter fires a weapon in this still image taken from a video said to be taken on the outskirts of Palmyra, Syria,  and uploaded on March 21st, 2016 by an agency affiliated to the  Islamic State terror group. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State is carrying out a rising number of kidnappings, killings and bombings in Iraq and fighting fiercely in Syria as the extremist group retu(...)

Iraqi Kurds wave flags and chant slogans during a protest outside the US consulate in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, on October 21st. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Kurdish authorities in Iraq offered on Wednesday to put an independence drive on hold, stepping up efforts to resolve a crisis in relations with Bagh(...)

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