post 26 August 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chilcot Iraq war report: a timetable for a timetable

Sir John Chilcot has relented and said he will publish a timetable for his report ... but not just yet.

article 19 August 2015 World, Iraq
Khaled Asaad (Getty)
Palmyra: archaeologist 'killed by Islamic State'

Syrian antiquities scholar Khaled Asaad is reported to have been beheaded by Islamic State militants in the ancient city of Palmyra.

article 14 August 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic State 'used chemical weapons against Kurds'

US officials believe the Islamic State group used mustard gas in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq this week, according to reports.

article 21 July 2015 UK, Iraq
Iraq inquiry: Chilcot has 'repeatedly refused help'

Sir John Chilcot, who heads the much-delayed inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war, has consistently turned down extra help to speed up proceedings, says the cabinet secretary.

article 18 July 2015 World, Iraq
Iraq bomb kills over 100 in Islamic State-claimed attack

At least 100 people are killed by a suicide bomb blast in a town just 20 miles from Iraq's capital Baghdad. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

post 13 July 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Why an Iran nuclear deal could have unintended consequences

A deal on Iran's nuclear programme would be a historic event - but it could come at the expense of angering some of the US's staunchest allies.

post 07 July 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog 7/7 : contemplation after a terrifying and confused day

Seeing our camera and tripod, tourists around St Paul's and Aldgate constantly approach to ask what is going on. No need for any inquiries a decade ago as the streets fell empty.

article 04 July 2015 World, Iraq
Anti-government forces prepare to fight Syrian Army units in Aleppo (Getty)
Islamists squeezed as Kurds and Syrian government attack

Kurdish fighters reportedly advance to within 30 miles of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, while pro-Assad forces battle Sunni militants on the Lebanese border.

article 02 July 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic militants destroy statues from the ancient site of Palmyra
Palmyra statues destroyed by ISIS militants

Online images show the public destruction of a series of statues from the ancient site of Palmyra.

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