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French president Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi president Barham Salih  greet each other with elbow bumps after a press conference at the presidential palace in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris on Wednesday night after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day L(...)

Iraqi protesters at Baghdad’s Tahrir Square as demonstrations against the political system continue for the third month across Iraq. Photograph:  Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraqi president Barham Salih has threatened to resign rather than risk a constitutional crisis by refusing to designate as prime minister a pro-Irania(...)

 An Iraqi protester sits next to a wall painted with graffiti  in central Baghdad. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Iraqis took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate parliament’s acceptance of the resignation of the prime minister and his government following two mo(...)

This combination of file photographs shows French nationals sentenced by a Baghdad court to death for joining the Islamic State group. Photograph: Getty Images

Forty-five lawyers, including some of the most prestigious names of the French bar, protested this week against what they call “state cynicism” in all(...)

Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in conversation with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Baghdad. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The unexpected visit to Baghdad on Tuesday by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo unsettled the Iraqi government and stoked rather than reduced anxietie(...)