French president Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi president Barham Salih  greet each other with elbow bumps after a press conference at the presidential palace in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris on Wednesday night after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day L(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and his wife Karen  speak to the media  next to troops at Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq, on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US vice-president Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday seeking to reassure Iraqi Kurds of US support after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdr(...)