This week in Iraq: Your weekly digest brought to you by The New Arab.
Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered thousands of supporters in central Baghdad on Friday calling on them to snub elections set for later this year and join his "reform revolution"
Political divisions are emerging within Iraq's ruling National Alliance over whether the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia should be permitted to take part in nationwide, local elections scheduled for September
In-depth: Theirs is a country plagued by divisions, sectarianism and violence - yet there is much which unites Iraqis, reports Paul Iddon.
Comment: Just two months after Trump's inauguration, significant damage has already been done to American-Iraqi relations, despite amendments to the travel ban, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.
The 68-nation US-led coalition against the Islamic State group will meet in Washington on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to destroy the remaining jihadist strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
Haider al-Abadi met Donald Trump at the White House on the 14th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi left for Washington on Sunday to meet President Donald Trump as his forces press an assault to recapture west Mosul from IS.
Forty Iraqi pilgrims were reported among the victims of one the bloodiest attacks seen in Syria's capital.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney Thursday urged Iraq to agree to a UN investigation of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group and bring those responsible for crimes to justice.