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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.
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.
Iraqi fighters pose under Daesh posters near the town of Hit, Iraq. (Twitter)
April 14, 2016 - 17:23 GMT
Iraqi forces have recaptured the city of Hit located in Anbar Province from Daesh militants following weeks of fighting, the military says.
Members of the Iraqi army are seen entering the Ramadi suburbs earlier this month. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
April 11, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
35 militants killed in airstrikes by anti-Daesh coalition forces.
Civilians escape Islamic State grip as Iraqi forces push on in Ramadi. (AFP/File)
April 11, 2016 - 06:36 GMT
Thousands of displaced Iraqi families have returned to the western Iraqi city of Ramadi more than three months after government forces and volunteer fighters retook it from Daesh militants.