US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Baghdad is concerned the US may launch military strikes to re-energise president Donald Trump’s faltering bid for re-election. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani

Iraq has urged the US to withdraw its threat to adopt tough measures intended to pressurise Baghdad to disarm pro-Iran militias blamed for lobbing roc(...)

 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(...)

Sheikh Qais Al-Khazali (left), the Iraqi secretary general of  AAH, which was originally part of the so-called Mahdi Army led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (right). Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/ AFP via Getty Images

It was barely noticed internationally, but less than 24 hours after the United States’s assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani, (...)

Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (wearing cap): Iraqis must  demonstrate or attack. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef

The US assassination in Iraq of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani has ratcheted up tensions in a roiled region and torpedoed an effort to m(...)

 A protester hits a poster of US president Donald Trump with a shoe outsidethe US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Khalid al-Mousily/Reuters

For months, furious protests have battered Iraq, driven by frustration at a dysfunctional economy, corruption and the pervasive influence of a foreign(...)

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(...)

Iraqi mourners carry the coffin of a protester and citizen journalist killed at demonstrations in Baghdad. Photograph:  Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Tensions have flared in Iraq after unidentified gunmen slew 25 demonstrators and wounded 130 in Baghdad and a mysterious drone bombed the home in the (...)

 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(...)

Mourners carry the casket of an Iraqi protester at his funeral in the central Iraqi city of Najaf on November 5th, 2019. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP

A dozen Iraqis have been killed in the capital and the south over the past three days in popular protests, adding to the toll of more than 250 martyrs(...)

President Donald Trump during a surprise visit to at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq last year. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Iraq will send envoys to Washington and Tehran in a bid to “halt tension” threatening conflict between the US and Iran. Fearing war would devastate hi(...)

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