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July 25, 2016

The singer has been given a Qatari passport by the former country's Emir. (
10:46 GMT
The singer has been given a Qatari passport by the former country's Emir.
Iraqi workers clean the pavement as security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide bombing on July 24, 2016 near a checkpoint in the Kadhimiyah area, home to a major Shia shrine, in northern Baghdad. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
08:08 GMT
The blast occurred Monday morning in Diyala province, near the border with Iran.

July 23, 2016

Iraqi security forces stand guard during a demonstration at Baghdad's Tahrir Square in May. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
13:00 GMT
Hundreds of people converged on Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, demanding the formation of a technocrat government.

July 20, 2016

Turkish women attend a pro-Erdogan rally after the failed coup attempt. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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.

July 18, 2016

Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the parliament in Baghdad on April 13, 2016. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
One of the biggest questions related to amendments is the status of Kirkuk province in the north.

July 15, 2016

Sadrists rally in Baghdad on July 15 to protest corruption. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
12:45 GMT
Thousands of Muqtada al-Sadr supporters rallied in Baghdad on Friday to protest corruption in the government.

July 14, 2016

A squirtle Pokemon appears on a frontline with Daesh near Mosul, Iraq (Facebook)
21:00 GMT
Ex-US Marine in Iraqi Christian paramilitary group talks to Al Bawaba about the media attention his viral Pokémon Go pic received.
The first installment will be allocated to the areas of the relief of the displaced, education, health, and social care.  (File photo)
14:00 GMT
The Iraqi government has received a $634 million installment from the IMF, the first of three payments expected in 2016.
Omar al-Shishani, a fighter originally from Georgia, rose through the ranks to become Daesh's "war minister" in Syria. (AFP/File)
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)
06:00 GMT
The US announced it would pay the salaries of peshmerga forces fighting Daesh in Iraq, as the groups advance on Mosul.

July 13, 2016

A convoy of Iraqi soldiers in training. (AFP/File)
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)
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.​
John Cantlie speaks in the latest Isis propaganda video in front of the bombed-out Mosul University. (Twitter)
12:38 GMT
The kidnapped British journalist talks about bombing of Mosul University in first video featuring him to appear since March.
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter poses with his weapon on the front line in Makhmur, Iraq. The Peshmerga are fighting to protect Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
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)
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)
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.

July 12, 2016

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)
14:30 GMT
Followers of Moqtada al-Sadr have regularly staged protests over the last five months calling on the Iraqi government to resign.