Lahur  Talabani: accused of smuggling, extortion and spying. Photograph: Feriq Ferec/Anadolu Agency/Getty

It was a great story. Lahur Talabani was the south London boy who brought the fight to Islamic State in his native Kurdistan, playing a leading role i(...)

Members of the Iraqi Kurdish security forces stand guard at a checkpoint in Altun Kupri, 40km south of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, widening a sudden and dramatic campaign that ha(...)

The Iraqi politician Tariq Aziz, who has died aged 79, was one of the most instantly recognisable faces of Saddam Hussein‘s regime. Since the 1980s, (...)

Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during a patrol looking for militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), explosives and weapons in a neighbourhood in Ramadi. Photograph: Osama Al-dulaimi/Reuters

Sunni fighters led by an al-Qaeda breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province in Iraq, capturing three strategic towns and(...)