Topic: Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (centre) holds an Iraqi flag as he announces victory over Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq, 10 July 2017 (Reuters)

Islamic State

Down but not necessarily out

Iraqi army units advance into western Mosul (photo: dpa)

Battle for Mosul

Operation merciless

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/Anadolu Agency/Turkish Presidency)

Erdogan and Turkish foreign policy

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Neo-Ottoman rumblings

The Iraqi army enters Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

The reconquest of Fallujah

The serpent′s head

Besieging Fallujah (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Battle for the IS stronghold of Fallujah

Militiamen on the rampage

Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Kadim)

Iraq′s political crisis

Al-Sadr the power broker

Demonstration by General Qassem Soleimani′s supporters in Mashhad (photo: SNN.ir)

The role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

Reining in the lion

Shias protest in Baghdad against corruption and mismanagement (photo: Reuters/T. Al-Sudani)

Protesting corruption and mismanagement in Iraq

Caught in the spotlight

A Shia imam and a Shia fighter in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

Sunni-Shia conflict

The enemy of my enemy

Shia units of the Iraqi army near the suburbs of Ad-Dawr near Tikrit (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Al-Rubaye)

Military offensive against IS in Iraq

Strike and counter-strike

Soldiers from the Iraqi army and Shia volunteer fighters prepare for the offensive to take back Tikrit from the jihadis of IS (photo: Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani)

Offensive against IS in Iraq

Sowing the seeds of the next disaster

Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels in Sanaa on 21 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's foreign policy in Yemen and Iraq

Arab fear of the "extended arm of Iran"

Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, after being sworn into office in Baghdad (photo: Reuters/Hadi Mizban)

New government in Iraq

Shouldering a huge political burden