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(...)

Protesters shout slogans against the US during a demonstration in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: Abdul Majeed/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi militia leaders have put their fighters on high alert as the Middle East braced for the repercussions of the US’s assassination of Qassem Suleim(...)

 Iraqi demonstrators wearing protective gear rest amid clashes with security forces in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters have burnt down an Iranian consulate in southern Iraq in the latest evidence of popular anger over Tehran’s alleged interference in Iraqi l(...)

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(...)

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