Iraqi policemen throw sand to put out tyres that  protesters had set ablaze at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra, Iraq, Tuesday. Photograph: Essam al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tues(...)

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arriving at a poll station in the capital Baghdad’s Karrada district, as the country votes in the first parliamentary election since declaring victory over the Islamic State  group

Prime minister Haider al-Abadi appears to be on course to retain office in Iraq’s parliamentary election, followed by influential Shia cleric Moqtada (...)

 A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier relaxes in Bartella, a village  recaptured from Islamic State during the battle to retake Mosul, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on (...)

An injured protester is rushed to treatment outside Baghdad’s highly fortified Green Zone. Photograph: Karim Kadim/AP Photo

At least four anti-government protesters were killed and 90 injured when security forces ejected them from Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, hos(...)

A protester holds a Christian religious poster depicting Jesus and the Virgin Mary, as protesters chant anti-government slogans outside Baghdad’s  Green Zone, Iraq.  Photograph: Karim Kadim/AP Photo

Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters who stormed into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone and entered at least one government building, (...)

Followers of Iraq’s Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans at Grand Festivities Square within the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Protesters camped out in Baghdad’s Green Zone for 24 hours left the heavily fortified government district on Sunday after issuing demands for politica(...)

Followers of Iraq’s Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr hold a sit-in in the Grand Festivities Square in Baghdad. Photograph:  Reuters

Hundreds of supporters of a powerful Shia Muslim cleric camped outside parliament in Baghdad overnight a day after thousands stormed the Green Zone an(...)

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, meets with his military commanders at an Iraqi Army base near the oil refinery town of Beiji north of Baghdad, Iraq.  Photograph:  AP Photo

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday ordered security forces to ease access to Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone and main streets, in an appare(...)

Iraqi security forces’ armored vehicles  with  Hashid Shaabi militias are driven past smoke arising from a clash with Islamic State militants in the town of al-Alam March. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Frustrated by guerrilla tactics from Islamic State militants, Iraqi forces paused for reinforcements yesterday in a major offensive to take back th(...)

People fleeing Islamic State fighters in Mosul last June arrive at a checkpoint in Irbil, in northern Iraq. Photograph: Kamal Akrayi/EPA

Iraq’s national security adviser Falah Fayadh was in Washington struggling to arrange delivery of US fighter jets to aid the country’s fight against a(...)

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