Iraq

Country Iraq
Capital Baghdad
Continent Asia
Currency Iraqi dinar (IQD)
Languages Arabic & Kurdish

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Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A "republic" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of strongmen ruled the country until 2003. The last was SADDAM Husayn. Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war (1980-88). In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991. Following Kuwait's liberation, the UN Security Council (UNSC) required Iraq to scrap all weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles and to allow UN verification inspections. Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years led to the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM Husayn regime. US forces remained in Iraq under a UNSC mandate through 2009 and under a bilateral security agreement thereafter, helping to provide security and to train and mentor Iraqi security forces. In October 2005, Iraqis approved a constitution in a national referendum and, pursuant to this document, elected a 275-member Council of Representatives (CoR) in December 2005. After the election, Ibrahim al-JAAFARI was selected as prime minister; he was replaced by Nuri al-MALIKI in May 2006. The CoR approved most cabinet ministers in May 2006, marking the transition to Iraq's first constitutional government in nearly a half century. On 31 January 2009, Iraq held elections for provincial councils in all provinces except for the three provinces comprising the Kurdistan Regional Government and at-Ta'mim (Kirkuk) province.

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Iraq PM: We will try to ease US-Iran tension - Aljazeera.comIraq PM: We will try to ease US-Iran tension  Aljazeera.com

Iraq looks for ways to balance both its relationship with the US and Iran.



Iraq's oil boom could be derailed by a lack of water - CNNIraq's oil boom could be derailed by a lack of water  CNN

Iraq's oil boom could be in trouble because of a shortage of water it needs to keep the wells pumping.



Iraq: Yazidis to accept children of IS rape into community - Washington PostIraq: Yazidis to accept children of IS rape into community  Washington Post

Yazidis in Iraq say they will accept survivors of IS's campaign of enslavement, welcome children conceived through rape into Yazidi community.



Iraq hopes for dilemma-less summer - Al-MonitorIraq hopes for dilemma-less summer  Al-Monitor

It has been six months since Baghdad formed its new government, and no major political crises have arisen. For Iraq, this is unheard of. This could be the result ...



'Water is life': unexpected rainfall revives Iraq's historic marshlands - Reuters'Water is life': unexpected rainfall revives Iraq's historic marshlands  Reuters

This time last year, most of Iraq's historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall.



Turkey’s foreign minister due in Iraq on Sunday - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey’s foreign minister due in Iraq on Sunday  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu will pay a comprehensive visit to Iraq over the weekend with multiple stops in Baghdad, Basra and Arbil where he ...



High-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade ties - Minneapolis Star TribuneHigh-level Russian delegation in Iraq to discuss trade ties  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A high-level Russian delegation is visiting Iraq to discuss trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.



War in Iraq a mistake, John Kerry says at UAE fair - Khaleej TimesWar in Iraq a mistake, John Kerry says at UAE fair  Khaleej Times

In his memoir, Kerry expresses his regret about the Iraq War.



Iraq’s financial inclusion drive boosted by homegrown fintech - Financial TimesIraq’s financial inclusion drive boosted by homegrown fintech  Financial Times

An electronic payments system disburses government salaries and welfare to some 7m citizens.



Iraq Iraq's Qaim border open to nonlocal PMU fighting in Syria - Al-MonitorIraq Iraq's Qaim border open to nonlocal PMU fighting in Syria  Al-Monitor

Iraqi Shiite Popular Mobilization Units fighting in Syria cross the western Iraqi border with ease.



Iraq Iraq revisiting security plan for Syrian border at Baghouz - Al-MonitorIraq Iraq revisiting security plan for Syrian border at Baghouz  Al-Monitor

Following the liberation of the Syrian border town of Baghouz, Baghdad is planning a new border control strategy to make sure no terrorists find their way into ...



Man arrested in crash that injured 8 was Iraq war vet treated for PTSD: Mom - ABC NewsMan arrested in crash that injured 8 was Iraq war vet treated for PTSD: Mom  ABC News

The man arrested on suspicion of deliberately running down eight people, including two children, with his car in Northern California is a former Army Reserve ...



Petrofac secures training solutions contracts in Oman, UAE and Iraq - WorldOilPetrofac secures training solutions contracts in Oman, UAE and Iraq  WorldOil

Petrofac has secured a number of new awards and contract extensions, with a combined value of over $30 million, to provide training solutions for key national ...



Iraq oil minister says Baghdad to meet soon with KRG to discuss oil exports - ReutersIraq oil minister says Baghdad to meet soon with KRG to discuss oil exports  Reuters

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil minister said on Thursday that Baghdad would meet soon with authorities from the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss ...



Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran - Al Jazeera EnglishIraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran  Al Jazeera English

Baghdad meet brings together lawmakers of Iraq's six neighbours: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, and Kuwait.



After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico - NPRAfter Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico  NPR

Edgar Baltazar Garcia got into some serious trouble after he came home from war. Now, he faces deportation over a felony conviction unless an immigration ...



A Fort Carson soldier who died in Iraq is the third non-combat fatality in a week - Task & PurposeA Fort Carson soldier who died in Iraq is the third non-combat fatality in a week  Task & Purpose

Army Spc. Michael T. Osorio, 20, died on April 23 in Taji, Iraq, the third U.S. *service* member within a week has died in a non-combat related incident.



Iraq frees 45 Bangladeshi workers held in central Baghdad - Middle East MonitorIraq frees 45 Bangladeshi workers held in central Baghdad  Middle East Monitor

TOPSHOT - Iraqi policemen hold their national flag and march during a parade in Baghdad on January 10, 2019 to mark the graduation of 158 Iraqi policemen ...



Readout of Vice President Mike Pence's Call with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government - Whitehouse.govReadout of Vice President Mike Pence's Call with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government  Whitehouse.gov

Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government. Prime Minister Barzani provided Vice ...



Defense Department announces deaths of US service members in Iraq and Qatar - CNNDefense Department announces deaths of US service members in Iraq and Qatar  CNN

Washington (CNN) The US Department of Defense over the weekend identified two US *service* members killed in non-combat related incidents in Iraq and Qatar ...



Who Controls Iraq's Military? - theTrumpet.comWho Controls Iraq's Military?  theTrumpet.com

Not controlled by Baghdad, Iraqi troops flood into Iran to help with disaster relief.



Iraq to expand Karbala shrine for growing number of pilgrims - Aljazeera.comIraq to expand Karbala shrine for growing number of pilgrims  Aljazeera.com

It is being built to accommodate another 10 million visitors annually.



Idaho soldier dies in noncombat incident in Iraq - Idaho State JournalIdaho soldier dies in noncombat incident in Iraq  Idaho State Journal

A 20-year-old solider from Horseshoe Bend died in Iraq Tuesday in a noncombat-related incident, according to the Department of Defense.



Iraq war is US' biggest mistake, says Kerry - Khaleej TimesIraq war is US' biggest mistake, says Kerry  Khaleej Times

Discussing his memoir Every Day is Extra, Kerry noted the book chronicles the journey of the US from the end of World War II till date.



Iraq Conservatives in Iraq's Najaf want to legislate religiosity - Al-MonitorIraq Conservatives in Iraq's Najaf want to legislate religiosity  Al-Monitor

Following the recent arrest of a young cafe owner for allegedly insulting the late Imam Musa al-Kadhim, some Najaf residents are demanding a special law to ...



Iraq 'ready' to boost crude exports after Iran waivers end - Moneycontrol.comIraq 'ready' to boost crude exports after Iran waivers end  Moneycontrol.com

Iraq is ready to boost oil exports by 250,000 barrels a day to compensate for any shortfalls once US sanctions waivers for Iranian oil end, a government official ...



A US service member has died in a 'non-combat incident' in Iraq - Task & PurposeA US service member has died in a 'non-combat incident' in Iraq  Task & Purpose

Today, an American *service* member died in a "non-combat incident" in Ninawa Province, Iraq according to a statement by Operation Inherent Resolve, the ...



Iraq's oldest Christian town celebrates Easter without Isis - The GuardianIraq's oldest Christian town celebrates Easter without Isis  The Guardian

Hamdaniya has been reclaimed from the extremists who made it a hotbed of violence.



Growing slums and misery in Iraq's Sadr City - Aljazeera.comGrowing slums and misery in Iraq's Sadr City  Aljazeera.com

The city was the launchpad for attacks against US forces after their invasion in 2003.



HRW: Torture persists in Iraq jail - Aljazeera.comHRW: Torture persists in Iraq jail  Aljazeera.com

US-based group says torture is ongoing in Mosul's Faisaliya prison, despite calls on government to take action.



Neocons Don't Deserve All The Blame For The Iraq War - The FederalistNeocons Don't Deserve All The Blame For The Iraq War  The Federalist

It was the combination of 9/11 and the ongoing conflict between the United States and Iraq that culminated in the invasion of the latter in 2003.



Saudi Arabia reopens consulate in Iraq, pledges $1bn in aid - Aljazeera.comSaudi Arabia reopens consulate in Iraq, pledges $1bn in aid  Aljazeera.com

Moves come as Saudi Arabia competes with rival Iran for influence over Iraq.



From Crime Bill to Iraq War Vote, Biden's Legislative History Under Scrutiny as He Enters Race - Democracy Now!From Crime Bill to Iraq War Vote, Biden's Legislative History Under Scrutiny as He Enters Race  Democracy Now!

Former Vice President Joe Biden has entered the 2020 race for the White House, becoming the 20th Democrat to seek the nomination in the largest and most ...



War in Iraq was a big mistake: John Kerry - gulfnews.comWar in Iraq was a big mistake: John Kerry  gulfnews.com

Former US secretary of state gets candid on his country's foreign policy.



Richmond soldier's remains return home after dying in Iraq - WKYTRichmond soldier's remains return home after dying in Iraq  WKYT

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky soldier's remains are have returned to the United States after he died in Iraq over the weekend. Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin ...



Iraq: Floods - Mar 2019 - ReliefWebIraq: Floods - Mar 2019  ReliefWeb

Humanitarian situation reports, response plans, news, analyses, evaluations, assessments, maps, infographics and more on Iraq: Floods - Mar 2019.



The Navy SEAL charged with committing war crimes in Iraq is now also under investigation for death of Afghan civilian - Task & PurposeThe Navy SEAL charged with committing war crimes in Iraq is now also under investigation for death of Afghan civilian  Task & Purpose

A Navy SEAL awaiting trial for alleged war crimes in Iraq in 2017 also is being investigated in the shooting death of an Afghan civilian in 2010, according to his ...



Iraq's top musicians continue performing despite unpaid wages - Aljazeera.comIraq's top musicians continue performing despite unpaid wages  Aljazeera.com

Despite months of unpaid wages, the musicians say their passion fuels them but they know they can't live on that alone.



Why Did We Fight the Iraq War? - The New York TimesWhy Did We Fight the Iraq War?  The New York Times

Michael J. Mazarr's “Leap of Faith” argues that the tragedy was the result of a missionary impulse and wishful thinking.



Sri Lanka attack shows Islamic State — driven from Syria and Iraq — still a global threat - Chicago TribuneSri Lanka attack shows Islamic State — driven from Syria and Iraq — still a global threat  Chicago Tribune

Today, thousands of dedicated Islamic State fighters are fleeing Iraq and Syria. This “reverse diaspora” can serve as trained fighters and also serve to develop ...



Attacks in Kirkuk and Diyala provinces; 10 Killed in Iraq - Antiwar.comAttacks in Kirkuk and Diyala provinces; 10 Killed in Iraq  Antiwar.com

There were a number of attack across Kirkuk and Diyala provinces. - Margaret Griffis for Antiwar.com Original.



Balloons Over Babylon: A Quest to Bring Peace to Iraq - Aljazeera.comBalloons Over Babylon: A Quest to Bring Peace to Iraq  Aljazeera.com

The story of one man's mission to promote peace by flying hot air balloons over his war-torn homeland.



Iraq seeks multibillion dollar fee to receive Isis prisoners - The GuardianIraq seeks multibillion dollar fee to receive Isis prisoners  The Guardian

Baghdad and Washington are in talks to transfer and place on trial tens of thousands of suspected Isis fighters and their families from detention centres in Syria ...



UN panel pays $240M to Kuwait oil firm for Iraq war losses - Minneapolis Star TribuneUN panel pays $240M to Kuwait oil firm for Iraq war losses  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A U.N. panel overseeing compensation claims by countries and organizations affected by Iraq's 1990-1991 invasion of Kuwait says it has paid $240 million to ...



Dawn Anzac Day Services Held at Taji Military Complex in Iraq - The AdvertiserDawn Anzac Day Services Held at Taji Military Complex in Iraq  The Advertiser

Members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and New Zealand Defence Force marked Anzac Day at the Taji Military Complex in Taji, Iraq, on the morning of ...



In Tehran, Rouhani and Abdul Mahdi back deeper Iran-Iraq ties - Al Jazeera EnglishIn Tehran, Rouhani and Abdul Mahdi back deeper Iran-Iraq ties  Al Jazeera English

In a joint press conference, the two leaders agree on the need for stability and peace in the region.



Iraq bans popular online games to protect children from 'moral threat' - The GuardianIraq bans popular online games to protect children from 'moral threat'  The Guardian

Iraq's parliament has voted to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their “negative” influence, ...



The Next Big Threat to Iraq’s Christians - The Wall Street JournalThe Next Big Threat to Iraq’s Christians  The Wall Street Journal

Erbil, Iraq. Before visiting Iraq last month, I met with Pope Francis. He told me that “a Middle East without Christians is not the Middle East.” Baghdad's ...



Syria in 2019 is Not Iraq in 2003 - The National Interest OnlineSyria in 2019 is Not Iraq in 2003  The National Interest Online

Proponents and opponents alike of a U.S. presence in Syria would do well to remember this fact.



US Service Member Killed in Non-Combat Incident in Northern Iraq - Military.comUS Service Member Killed in Non-Combat Incident in Northern Iraq  Military.com

The identity of the *service* member, who died in Nineveh province, will not be released until after next of kin are notified.



Iraq's billion-dollar used car parts paradise - DW (English)Iraq's billion-dollar used car parts paradise  DW (English)

Iraq is a wonderland for used car parts from the West. Cars that get written off after an accident get a second life there. It's a money machine, involving billions ...



4 PKK terrorists brought to Turkey from Iraq in operation by Turkish intelligence - Daily Sabah4 PKK terrorists brought to Turkey from Iraq in operation by Turkish intelligence  Daily Sabah

Four PKK terrorists nabbed by security forces at Iraq's Mount Sinjar have been brought to Turkey as part of an operation by the Turkish intelligence...



What Life After ISIS Looks Like In Iraq - NPRWhat Life After ISIS Looks Like In Iraq  NPR

The Syrian government has declared victory over ISIS — years after the same was said of Iraq. NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with Yale researcher Mara Redlich ...



Iraq bans 'Fortnite,' says video games are negatively influencing its youth - Military TimesIraq bans 'Fortnite,' says video games are negatively influencing its youth  Military Times

Iraq's parliament could put up with the insanity no longer. The mass killings, sectarian violence, forced militarization of children, sexual enslavement, political ...



U.S. service member dies in non-combat incident in Iraq: statement - ReutersU.S. service member dies in non-combat incident in Iraq: statement  Reuters

An American *service* member died in a "non-combat incident" on Saturday in Ninawa Province, Iraq, the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said in a ...



Iraq, Saudi Arabia ready to up oil output as US cuts off Iran waivers - The Times of IsraelIraq, Saudi Arabia ready to up oil output as US cuts off Iran waivers  The Times of Israel

As Baghdad prepares to compensate for shortfalls once waivers terminated, Trump says Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members will 'more than make up' ...



Why Iraq's president says there's no serious opposition to US troops in his country - Military TimesWhy Iraq's president says there's no serious opposition to US troops in his country  Military Times

Iraq's president said Friday he does not see any “serious” opposition to the presence of American forces in Iraq, provided they continue to be there specifically to ...



ISIS resurgence reportedly gains momentum in Syria and Iraq - New York PostISIS resurgence reportedly gains momentum in Syria and Iraq  New York Post

Despite losing it caliphate to US-backed forces last month, ISIS' resurgence continues to gain momentum across Iraq and Syria, a new report said Friday.



Iraq has balanced relations with Turkey: Speaker - Hurriyet Daily NewsIraq has balanced relations with Turkey: Speaker  Hurriyet Daily News

Iraq is committed to maintaining balanced bilateral relations with Turkey and other neighboring countries in the region, the Iraqi parliament speaker said on April ...



Hancock Bridges Dedicated To Two Men Killed In Iraq War - WICZHancock Bridges Dedicated To Two Men Killed In Iraq War  WICZ

Two bridges in the Town of Hancock have been dedicated to two men killed while serving in the United States military during the Iraq war. The bridges, one right ...



Iraq arrests Mosul ferry owners after deadly disaster - Al Jazeera EnglishIraq arrests Mosul ferry owners after deadly disaster  Al Jazeera English

Officials say owners of the ferry that capsized in Mosul arrested along with the engineers 'who certified the vessel'.



Iraq Begins Payment to Each Female Yezidi Survivor - The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorIraq Begins Payment to Each Female Yezidi Survivor  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi government will begin its delivery of financial grants to female Yezidi survivors who suffered at the hands of the so-called ...



Iraq's atheists go underground as Sunni, Shiite hard-liners dominate - NBC NewsIraq's atheists go underground as Sunni, Shiite hard-liners dominate  NBC News

Anecdotal evidence points to a small but growing community of Iraqi agnostics and atheists in the Muslim-majority country.



Iraq Is Finally Pumping Enough Oil to Flex Its Muscles in OPEC - BloombergIraq Is Finally Pumping Enough Oil to Flex Its Muscles in OPEC  Bloomberg

The world's fourth-biggest crude producer is challenging Saudi Arabia's dominance of the global oil cartel.



Trade Secretary announces £1 billion to support trade with Iraq - GOV.UKTrade Secretary announces £1 billion to support trade with Iraq  GOV.UK

Dr Fox announces £1 billion increase in support on offer from UK Export Finance for British firms exporting to Iraq.



Mosul ferry sinking: Iraq orders arrest of ex-governor - BBC NewsMosul ferry sinking: Iraq orders arrest of ex-governor  BBC News

An Iraqi court has issued a warrant for the arrest on corruption charges of the former governor of Nineveh province after a deadly ferry sinking in Mosul.



Only 3 of 51 Pakistani Zaireen in bus mishap in Iraq remain hospitalised: FO - DAWN.comOnly 3 of 51 Pakistani Zaireen in bus mishap in Iraq remain hospitalised: FO  DAWN.com

A bus carrying 51 Pakistani Zaireen hit a security checkpost near Samarra, Iraq, on the night of April 21, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement on ...



'Defeated' ISIS still found lurking in shadows in Iraq - CNN'Defeated' ISIS still found lurking in shadows in Iraq  CNN

The children of ISIS or those - innocent or guilty - whose fathers, brothers, uncles have disappeared into Iraq's murky judicial system are growing up filled with ...



Iraq Wrecked Me for Nothing - The American ConservativeIraq Wrecked Me for Nothing  The American Conservative

Most everything that happened in Iraq and Afghanistan has gone un-investigated, unheard of, or unpunished. Ancient History. By Peter Van Buren • April 12, ...



Why Iran Is So Afraid of a Free Iraq - The National Interest OnlineWhy Iran Is So Afraid of a Free Iraq  The National Interest Online

The octogenarian Iraqi Grand Ayatollah remains an outsized political force that Iran must reckon with.



Iran Is Making a Play to Outmaneuver the United States in Iraq - The National Interest OnlineIran Is Making a Play to Outmaneuver the United States in Iraq  The National Interest Online

Will Iran and its allies in the Iraqi parliament use their influence to try to push U.S. troops out of the country?



Iraq War veteran tells investigators he deliberately drove into pedestrians, but does not say why - Chicago TribuneIraq War veteran tells investigators he deliberately drove into pedestrians, but does not say why  Chicago Tribune

A California man, who authorities said drove into eight people, is an Iraqi war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, his mother said.



NATO and Iraq strengthen cooperation on defence education - NATO HQNATO and Iraq strengthen cooperation on defence education  NATO HQ

Between 7 and 11 April 2019, subject matter experts from NATO's Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) at NATO Headquarters and from ...



Iraq agrees deal with China's CPECC to process gas from giant oilfield - ReutersIraq agrees deal with China's CPECC to process gas from giant oilfield  Reuters

China Petroleum Engineering & Construction Corporation (CPECC) will build and operate facilities to process natural gas extracted alongside crude oil at Iraq's ...



In Iraq, calls grow for federalism in oil-rich Basra | Article - Asia TimesIn Iraq, calls grow for federalism in oil-rich Basra | Article  Asia Times

Despite a mixed legacy in Kurdistan, calls for greater autonomy are growing in Iraqi governorates.



Iraq Closes Border Crossing With Iran on Concern About Floods - BloombergIraq Closes Border Crossing With Iran on Concern About Floods  Bloomberg

Iraq on Saturday closed its Al-Sheeb border crossing with Iran to trade and travelers until further notice, as flooding continues to submerge more villages.



Syria-Iraq trade stymied by US border presence | Article - Asia TimesSyria-Iraq trade stymied by US border presence | Article  Asia Times

Damascus and Baghdad have taken steps to facilitate trade, but crossing remains firmly shut from Iraqi side.



Rosie Cake Diva travels to Iraq to help villagers hit by ISIS - Lancashire TelegraphRosie Cake Diva travels to Iraq to help villagers hit by ISIS  Lancashire Telegraph

SELF-styled 'Cake Diva' Rosie Dummer has travelled to the Middle East to help villagers in a war-torn region.



Report: Iran Killed 600 U.S. Soldiers in the Iraq War - The National Interest OnlineReport: Iran Killed 600 U.S. Soldiers in the Iraq War  The National Interest Online

Iran is responsible for the deaths of more than 600 U.S. *service* members in Iraq from 2003 until 2011, according to a Pentagon report provided to the State ...



Rain Revives Iraq's Marshlands - National ReviewRain Revives Iraq's Marshlands  National Review

Farmers in southern Iraq's historic marshlands are counting their blessings after unexpected heavy rainfall at the end of last year caused dams to overflow by ...



U.S. Eyes Plans to Cut Diplomatic Staff in Afghanistan, Iraq - Foreign PolicyU.S. Eyes Plans to Cut Diplomatic Staff in Afghanistan, Iraq  Foreign Policy

President Donald Trump's administration is considering reducing its diplomatic footprint in Afghanistan as part of a broader effort to extricate the United States ...



Iraq parliament bans online battle video games, including Fortnite - FortniteINTELIraq parliament bans online battle video games, including Fortnite  FortniteINTEL

According to a report by Reuters, online battle games such as Fortnite Battle Royale and Player Unknown's Battlegrounds have been banned in the Country of ...



Iraq war vet and Massachusetts lawmaker announces 2020 presidential run - WJW FOX 8 News ClevelandIraq war vet and Massachusetts lawmaker announces 2020 presidential run  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

BOSTON, Massachusetts — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House. The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War ...



'They Had Already Decided They Wanted to Invade Iraq' - FAIR'They Had Already Decided They Wanted to Invade Iraq'  FAIR

Corporate media's role in the run-up to—and the ongoing aftermath of—the war on Iraq.



A Saddam Hussein loyalist still fights an insurgency in Iraq - We Are The MightyA Saddam Hussein loyalist still fights an insurgency in Iraq  We Are The Mighty

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was with Saddam from the very beginning and on through to the very end when the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 spread him and his ...



U.S. military spending set to increase for fifth consecutive year, nearing levels during height of Iraq war - Washington PostU.S. military spending set to increase for fifth consecutive year, nearing levels during height of Iraq war  Washington Post

America's military budget is set to grow for a fifth consecutive year to near-historic highs in 2020, as lawmakers push increases in defense spending for next year ...



Soldier surprises wife, kids after nearly a year in Iraq - CNNSoldier surprises wife, kids after nearly a year in Iraq  CNN

Army Capt. Justin Brown has been deployed in Iraq, away from his wife and children, for nearly a year. He decided to surprise his family, making it home in time ...



Iraq After ISIS - GZERO MediaIraq After ISIS  GZERO Media

Watch the latest episode of GZERO World. After the ISIS caliphate fell in Iraq, a question hung over much of the country. What comes next?



Iraq's Solution To Stranded Kurdistan Crude | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comIraq's Solution To Stranded Kurdistan Crude | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Iraq is set to build an oil refinery of 150000 bpd processing capacity in the northern city of Kirkuk, according to Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban.



US warns Iran's IRGC-backed militias in Iraq - Kurdistan24US warns Iran's IRGC-backed militias in Iraq  Kurdistan24

America's top envoy in Iraq on Wednesday issued a warning to those Iraqi militias that receive support from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC.)



Iran wants America out of Iraq — will it succeed? | TheHill - The HillIran wants America out of Iraq — will it succeed? | TheHill  The Hill

The Iranian leader posits that Tehran is both a victim of US sanctions and the strongest country in the region.



In Post-ISIS Iraq, Volunteering Can Quickly Become An Act Of Rebellion - NPRIn Post-ISIS Iraq, Volunteering Can Quickly Become An Act Of Rebellion  NPR

In the aftermath of ISIS, a nurse in Mosul took it upon herself to clear the streets of corpses that had been there for weeks and months. It got her in trouble but ...



After ISIS, a Divided Iraq, Wounded and Grief-Stricken - CounterPunchAfter ISIS, a Divided Iraq, Wounded and Grief-Stricken  CounterPunch

The moment the 54-year-old walks up to the car, it is obvious something is terribly wrong. The way he drags his feet, then stamps them on the ground and ...



Iraq orders probe into pro-Saddam chants at local university - Iraqi NewsIraq orders probe into pro-Saddam chants at local university  Iraqi News

A probe will be opened into chants shouted by some university students in Diyala in commemoration of former president Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party.



Iraq - Floods: Update No. 1 (as of 3 April 2019) - Iraq - ReliefWebIraq - Floods: Update No. 1 (as of 3 April 2019) - Iraq  ReliefWeb

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 24-March to 2-April 2019. Highlights. Heavy seasonal ...



13 Army heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are getting award upgrades to the Distinguished Service Cross - ArmyTimes.com13 Army heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are getting award upgrades to the Distinguished Service Cross  ArmyTimes.com

Back in 2016, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered his department to launch a review of more than 1,300 valor awards bestowed for Global War on Terror ...



Iraq moves to ban Fortnite and PUBG with a boost from 'Mullah Atari' - Task & PurposeIraq moves to ban Fortnite and PUBG with a boost from 'Mullah Atari'  Task & Purpose

Iraq's parliament voted on Wednesday to ban Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and several other popular online video games due to their "negative" ...



Soldier from Richmond dies in non-combat related incident in Iraq - Lexington Herald LeaderSoldier from Richmond dies in non-combat related incident in Iraq  Lexington Herald Leader

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, died Saturday in the Ninawa province, Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.



To Avoid an Iraq-Style Disaster Under Trump, Bolton Must Go - The National Interest OnlineTo Avoid an Iraq-Style Disaster Under Trump, Bolton Must Go  The National Interest Online

For Donald Trump to escape the molasses pit of failed wars, he must replace some key advisors with capable people who are aligned with his views and can ...



Saudi Arabia gives Iraq $1 billion grant: state TV citing minister - ReutersSaudi Arabia gives Iraq $1 billion grant: state TV citing minister  Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman is giving Iraq $1 billion to build a sports city, state television said on Wednesday, citing the kingdom's commerce ...