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Iraqi security forces stand guard during a demonstration at Baghdad's Tahrir Square in May. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
July 23, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Hundreds of people converged on Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, demanding the formation of a technocrat government.
Turkish women attend a pro-Erdogan rally after the failed coup attempt. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
July 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The failed coup in Turkey will have long-reaching effects on refugee policy, cooperation with the PKK, and other major policy areas for the country.
Iranians gather at the site of an explosion in Ahwaz, a town populated mainly by Arabs in south-west Iran, in October 2005. (AFP/File)
July 19, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Ahwazi Arab separatists carried out an armed attack targeting oil pipelines in Iran.
Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the parliament in Baghdad on April 13, 2016. (AFP/File)
July 18, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
One of the biggest questions related to amendments is the status of Kirkuk province in the north.
Sadrists rally in Baghdad on July 15 to protest corruption. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
July 15, 2016 - 12:45 GMT
Thousands of Muqtada al-Sadr supporters rallied in Baghdad on Friday to protest corruption in the government.
Omar al-Shishani, a fighter originally from Georgia, rose through the ranks to become Daesh's
July 14, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Shishani has been reported dead numerous times, but this is the first time Daesh has confirmed it.
Peshmerga fighters in Iraq. (AFP/File)
July 14, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The US announced it would pay the salaries of peshmerga forces fighting Daesh in Iraq, as the groups advance on Mosul.
A convoy of Iraqi soldiers in training. (AFP/File)
July 13, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
An unexpected military parade in Baghdad has caused massive traffic jams and agitation.
No group has claimed responsibility for the two attacks in Rashidiya yet. (Facebook)
July 13, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
A car bomb attack kills at least seven people and injures 11 others at an area to the north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.​
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter poses with his weapon on the front line in Makhmur, Iraq. The Peshmerga are fighting to protect Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
July 13, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
A military memorandum of accord (MOU) was signed on Tuesday between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Peshmerga Ministry at the government of Kurdistan to support the Kurdish forces in fighting Daesh in Iraq.
These pictures of the blast were shared by Terror Monitor on social media. (Twitter)
July 13, 2016 - 08:42 GMT
A car bomb attack has killed four and injured a further 10 in an area to the north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Iraqi families receive water at a camp for internally displaced people after fleeing Fallujah during the military operation to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/File)
July 13, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
About half the city's residents could be forced to flee, in a country that already has 3.4 million displaced people.
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has called for a popular uprising against the Iraqi government over the slow pace of promised reforms. (AFP/File)
July 12, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Followers of Moqtada al-Sadr have regularly staged protests over the last five months calling on the Iraqi government to resign.
Map produced by IHS shows Daesh territorial losses between January 2015 and July 2016. (IHS)
July 12, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The territory controlled by the militant group was reduced from 90,800 sq km in January 2015, six months after it declared a caliphate in Syria and Iraq, to 68,300 sq km. The report added that this means the militant group is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months.
The site of the bomb explosion at a Baghdad market, on July 12, 2016. (Twitter)
July 12, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The vegetable market was crowded with people when it came under attack on Tuesday morning.
A bulldozer clears the wreckage following a car bomb attack in Sadr City, a Shiite area north of the capital Baghdad, on May 11, 2016 (AFP/Agmad Al Rubaye)
July 12, 2016 - 06:25 GMT
At least five people have been killed and over 20 more injured.