An Iran-backed Iraqi Shia armed group member stands guard in Baghdad at a funeral of a comrade killed in a US airstrike near the Iraqi border with Syria. Photograph: Ahmed Jalil

Iran-sponsored Iraqi militia groups have reportedly agreed to halt operations against US troops if the US ends attacks against militia positions in Ir(...)

Iraqi demonstrators gather to mark the anniversary of the US killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia commander, in  Tahrir square in the capital Baghdad. Photograph:  ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Tens of thousands of supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups chanted anti-American slogans in central Baghdad on Sunday to mark the ann(...)

Nisour Square in Baghdad, where 14 Iraqis were killed in 2007 by Blackwater mercenaries. Photograph: Michael Kamber/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s pardoning of four Blackwater mercenaries for the killing of 14 Iraqis at a crowded traffic intersection in Baghdad in 2007(...)

Destruction at Karbala airport, one of the areas targeted by US military air strikes on Thursday night. Photograph: Mohammed Sawaf/AFP via Getty Images

Iraq condemned overnight US air strikes on Friday, saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation(...)

 Thousands of Iraqis demonstrate in the heart of Baghdad on Friday  to demand the ousting of US troops from the country. Photograph:  Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of men, women and children poured into Baghdad on Friday for a “million man” march demanding the expulsion of the 5,000 US troops fr(...)

American soldiers at the Ain al-Asad base in Iraq’s western Anbar province on January 13th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

The US military resumed joint operations with Iraq on Wednesday, military officials said, ending a 10-day pause that began after a US air strike kille(...)

 Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow in December. File photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters

Iran’s ballistic missile strikes on two Iraqi bases hosting US and Nato troops are intended to convey messages to adversaries, Iraq, and allies and to(...)

Coffins of General Qassem Suleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a US drone strike carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) square in Tehran. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Iran’s supreme leader wept in grief with hundreds of thousands of mourners thronging Tehran’s streets on Monday for the funeral of military commander (...)

 Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (L) attends a parliamentary session regarding the ouster of US troops, in Baghdad. Photograph: Iraqi prime minister’s press office/AFP via Getty Images

Iran moved farther away from its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, while US president Donald Trump warned he could punish Iran in a “disproport(...)

United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (Unifil) armoured vehicles patrol the area around the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila on the border with Israel on January 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Ali Dia/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of Irish troops serving on a United Nations mission in south Lebanon were bracing this weekend for potential exchanges of fire between Hizbul(...)

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