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Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to Riyadh.

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

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The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have terrorised locals and left dozens dead or missing.

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern Syria.

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

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Iraq's Sadr calls for nationwide disarmament campaign

Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq's parliamentary election in May, declared Baghdad's Sadr City district would be a weapons-free area later ...

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

Austin Bodetti

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

In-depth: Baghdad's corrupt political system, heavily influenced by Tehran, can do little to stop Iranian narcotrafficking in Iraqi cities, ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Elections will do nothing to address Iraq's decay

Comment: Given the sectarian divisions gripping Iraq today, it cannot truly be said that the country is engaging in democracy, writes Tallha ...

Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

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Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

With Iraqis expected to vote in some new faces and unusual alliances, who exactly are the main contenders for Baghdad's 329 parliamentary seats?

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

The Iraq Report: Elections without participation is no democracy

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The Iraq Report: Elections without participation is no democracy

Election 2018 special edition of our weekly round-up of events in Iraq.

The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

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The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

In-depth: Our round-up of this week in Iraq

Paul Iddon

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Analysis: Sinjar remains disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region, writes Paul Iddon.

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The Iraq Report: Iran influences Iraq’s relations with Saudi

In-depth: Tehran's tight grip on Iraq's political affairs is controlling the direction in which Baghdad takes its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Operation Iraqi Freedom: The death of an army

Comment: The US' disastrous 2003 intervention saw America squander its opportunity to contain Iranian influence in Iraq when it took control 15 ...

Islamic State families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

Francesca Mannocchi

Islamic State families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

In-depth: Victory against the Islamic State group has seen hundreds of families in Mosul still paying the price of crimes committed by their ...

Paul Iddon

Who will Kurds support in Iraq's upcoming elections?

Analysis: Kurds remain divided ahead of May's poll, but many are likely to support incumbent prime minister Haidar al-Abadi, despite his ...

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Paul Iddon

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Analysis: Turning attention to claiming territory from Kurds in Iraq and Afrin risks allowing IS the space to regroup, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraq's Shia militias formally integrated into state's security apparatus

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Iraq's Shia militias formally integrated into state's security apparatus

A new governmental decree will give Shia militia fighters equal military pay and formally integrate them into Iraq's armed forces, according to ...

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