Two Sadrist protesters walk through Baghdad's Green Zone, after a weekend of protests and sit-ins demanding parliamentary change (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 02, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Sadrist protesters withdrew from the Green Zone after a weekend of protesting in and around Iraq's parliament.
Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the parliament in Baghdad on April 13, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The protesters loyal to influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr eventually left parliament on Saturday night, only to start an open-ended sit-in to push for long-delayed reforms.
Thousands of Iraqi protesters invaded the main session hall of the parliament in Baghdad on April 30, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 01, 2016 - 09:07 GMT
The crowd moved into the assembly shortly after it adjourned a scheduled meeting to vote on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's new cabinet nominees.
Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament (unseen) after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified
April 30, 2016 - 16:49 GMT
All entrances to Baghdad have reportedly been shut down and a UN spokesman said embassies are in lockdown.
Iraqi passersby stand at the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area on April 25, 2016. The blast ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad, killing at least seven people. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
April 30, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The attack targeted a group of Shia pilgrims in southeast Baghdad.
An Iraqi solider walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The US Army determined that launching a full-scale operation on Mosul would not happen within the next five weeks.
Kuwaiti security forces surround a Shia mosque that was attacked by Daesh. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Kuwait reaffirmed its commitment to fighting Daesh internationally.
A courtesy photo of Al Jazeera offices. (Twitter)
April 28, 2016 - 10:04 GMT
Iraqi officials have revoked the operating license of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network and closed its bureau in the capital, Baghdad, over its violation of government guidelines.
The Pentagon says recruitment is down for Daesh, who has suffered a string of territorial and cash losses over the last several months. (File photo)
April 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A US General says new recruits for Daesh are down to about 200 per month, compared with a high of about 1,500 a year ago.
Controversial Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2016 - 13:57 GMT
Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr are protesting until the government initiates widespread reforms.
Iraqi passersby stand at the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area on April 25, 2016. The blast ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad, killing at least seven people. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
April 26, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although other recent bombings have been carried out by Daesh.
Iraqi troops inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
April 24, 2016 - 08:56 GMT
A car-bomb struck a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad, killing 10 people and injuring 29 others, a security source said.
Daesh gunmen in Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 22, 2016 - 08:31 GMT
Iraqi army forces have freed scores of people who had been imprisoned by the Daesh group near the embattled northern city of Mosul.
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds his weapon while on patrol in Bashiqa, a town northeast of Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Daesh militants attacked a Turkish military camp in northern Iraq and lost almost three dozen militants.
Daesh has introduced new taxes including tolls for truck drivers, fees for anyone installing new or repairing broken satellite dishes, and 'exit fees' for anyone trying to leave a city.  (AFP/File)
April 18, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
A drop in oil production after air strikes, a smaller tax base and the coalition's 'bombing the Daesh cash' campaign have forced the militants to seek new sources of income.
Thousands of Iraqis gather to protest for sweeping government reforms. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
April 18, 2016 - 06:50 GMT
Al-Sadr loyalists staged protests to demand a cabinet reshuffle in parliament.