Women look at their ballot papers at a polling station in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty

Iraq held a parliamentary election on Sunday that drew one of the smallest turnouts on record, electoral officials indicated, a result that suggested (...)

Members of Iraq’s security forces take part in early voting ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Baghdad. Photograph: Sabah Arar

Iraqis go to the polls on Sunday in an assembly election, the fifth since the US ousted the secular Baathist government in 2003 and installed a sectar(...)

A member of the paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq in front of a banner at the organisation’s headquarters in Baghdad. Photograph: Andrea DiCenzo/New York Times

Outside the headquarters of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the main Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, fighters have posted a giant banner showing the US Capi(...)

 Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi (R) talks to Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi (L) at the presidential palace in Tehran. Photograph: Iranian presidential office handout/EPA

Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Sunday became the first foreign leader to meet Iran’s hardline president Ebrahim Raisi since the latter beg(...)

The  Iraq National Museum in Baghdad after it reopened in February 2009 following vandalism and looting. Photograph:    Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images

Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi returned from meeting US president Joe Biden in Washington this week bearing 17,000 archaeological treasures f(...)

Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and US president Joe Biden: “Iraq has been a vital partner for the United States for some time now in the Middle East,” says Mr Biden. Photograph: Susan Walsh

US president Joe Biden agreed to formally end America’s combat mission in Iraq by the end of year, as he hosted Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhim(...)

Shia militia fighters in Tal Afar, Iraq: Prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been powerless to end the killings of some 40 activists.  File photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

The weekend killing of the son of a prominent Iraqi human rights activist has reignited popular resentment against Iran-sponsored Shia militias which (...)

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: Restoration of relations would be a gain for both parties but could mark a major shift for the Saudis and their allies. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Baghdad-brokered talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations could defuse regional rivalries and change the po(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in 2018. File photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty

Fresh information has surfaced connecting the Saudi crown prince to the 2018 murder in Turkey of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Biden adm(...)

 Security at the site of  bomb attacks in a central Baghdad  clothing market, Iraq. Photograph: Ahmed Jalil/EPA

Two men blew themselves up in a crowded Baghdad market on Thursday, killing at least 32 people in Iraq’s first major suicide bombing for three years, (...)

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