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May 3, 2016

The photograph from parliament that prompted the hashtag (Facebook)
15:19 GMT
This bloodstained parliamentary sofa will never be forgotten.

May 2, 2016

Iraqi soldiers inspect the wreckage of a car following an explosion. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
Sources reported three separate explosions which killed nine people and injured 26 combined.
Citizenship means security, stability, and a passport. (Shutterstock)
11:30 GMT
Families of Afghanistan and Pakistan immigrants who die while fighting for Iranian forces may be granted citizenship.
Power plant in Samawah, Iraq. (Wikimedia Commons)
10:00 GMT
A daily volume of 50 million cubic meters of Iranian gas will be piped to Basra’s power plant for electricity generation, following a visit to Tehran by Iraqi officials.
Two Sadrist protesters walk through Baghdad's Green Zone, after a weekend of protests and sit-ins demanding parliamentary change (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
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)
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.

May 1, 2016

Thousands of Iraqi protesters invaded the main session hall of the parliament in Baghdad on April 30, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
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.

April 30, 2016

Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament (unseen) after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone" on April 30, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
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)
12:00 GMT
The attack targeted a group of Shia pilgrims in southeast Baghdad.

April 29, 2016

An Iraqi solider walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
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)
06:00 GMT
Kuwait reaffirmed its commitment to fighting Daesh internationally.

April 28, 2016

A courtesy photo of Al Jazeera offices. (Twitter)
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.

April 27, 2016

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)
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.

April 26, 2016

Controversial Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. (AFP/File)
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)
08:30 GMT
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although other recent bombings have been carried out by Daesh.

April 24, 2016

Iraqi troops inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT
A car-bomb struck a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad, killing 10 people and injuring 29 others, a security source said.

April 22, 2016

Daesh gunmen in Mosul. (AFP/File)
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.

April 20, 2016

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds his weapon while on patrol in Bashiqa, a town northeast of Mosul. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Daesh militants attacked a Turkish military camp in northern Iraq and lost almost three dozen militants.