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Comment: Baghdad must recognise that a multiethnic joint security force would be much more effective at disrupting Islamic State activity, writes Paul Iddon.

Barham Saleh, a 58-year-old moderate, has served both as Iraqi deputy premier and Kurdish prime minister.

<em>Iraq</em> parliament <em>elects</em> pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

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Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

The former governor of Anbar province Mohammed al-Halbusi will be the youngest speaker of parliament in Iraq's history.

The <em>Iraq</em> Report: Attempts to move on after IS

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The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

In-depth: Our round-up of this week in Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

This week in Iraq: Electioneering heats up, with alliances tested and new overtures to Kurdish 'kingmakers'.

AAAJ and agencies

Britain extends Iraq airstrikes mission by a year

The UK has announced that it will extend its airstrikes campaign against Islamic State targets in Iraq to March 2017.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

UK PM signals support for Syria airstrikes

PM David Cameron pledges that Britain will play a greater role in destroying IS in Syria, signalling that he will seek to expand his country's ...

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