An Injured protester walks towards Tahrir Square to join anti-government protesters in central Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Hadi Mizban/AP

Iraq is on a hair trigger. The removal from his post a week ago of widely popular counter-terrorism commander Lt Gen Abdel Wahhab al-Saadi has explode(...)

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(...)

Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi in conversation with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Baghdad. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The unexpected visit to Baghdad on Tuesday by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo unsettled the Iraqi government and stoked rather than reduced anxietie(...)

Close ties: Iraq’s prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi  with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in Baghdad. Photograph: EPA/Ahmed Jalil

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani will conclude his first official visit to Iraq on Wednesday after signing agreements on energy, trade and the constru(...)

Iraqi vice-president Nouri al-Maliki (left) and new prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Photograph: Reuters/Hadi Mizban

Arab League chief Nabil al- Arabi yesterday called for international support for Iraq’s new government as United States secretary of state John Ker(...)

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