Militias oversee spiking violence in Diyala

Head of Badr Organisation Hadi al-Amiri speaks with officers on outskirts of Muqdadiyah in Diyala province, north of Baghdad

Shia militias who chased Islamic State militants from Diyala province are being blamed for intensifying sectarian violence, including the assassination of two aides to the governor.

UPDATE: KRG tanker unloads in Israel after abandoning US delivery

The view from the deck of the United Kalavryta, in this undated photo on the website of owner Marine Management Services M.C.

The KRG has given up its first attempt to sell independent pipeline exports to U.S. buyers, as the United Kalavryta is redirected to a port in Israel, and the American court has suspended proceedings.

Deadly tribal conflicts hit southern Iraq

Members of Iraq's anti-terrorism unit for oil facility protection take their positions during a training exercise in Basra

Disputes between tribes in Basra and Missan turn violent as government security forces – spread thin by the fight against IS militants – struggle to restore order.