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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Rocket Strikes at Site of Foreign Oil Firms in Iraq - The Wall Street Journal
  1. Rocket Strikes at Site of Foreign Oil Firms in Iraq  The Wall Street Journal
  2. 2 Rockets Strike Oil Fields in Southern Iraq  The New York Times
  3. Business as usual: Iraq attack no bearing on oil firms - analysts  Aljazeera.com
  4. Iraq rocket attack: oil firms begin evacuating staff from Basra site  The Guardian
  5. 3 wounded in rocket strike near U.S.-linked oil installation and military bases in Iraq  The Washington Post
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Kuwait emir in Iraq amid tension over suspected tanker attacks - Al Jazeera English
  1. Kuwait emir in Iraq amid tension over suspected tanker attacks  Al Jazeera English
  2. Kuwait, Iraq pledge to boost ties  Gulf News
  3. Kuwaiti emir starts official visit to Iraq  Anadolu Agency
  4. SEE: Kuwait emir visits Iraq over Gulf rift  News24
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What's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent? - Aljazeera.comWhat's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent?  Aljazeera.com

US push for Iraq's 'energy independence' aims to isolate Iran and take advantage of oil and gas reserves, analysts say.



The world will pay a price if it continues to ignore Iraq - Khaleej TimesThe world will pay a price if it continues to ignore Iraq  Khaleej Times

The Middle East being a perpetual powder keg, it is hardly surprising that Iraq is no longer in the international spotlight.



Iraq in the middle of growing US-Iran tensions - ABC NewsIraq in the middle of growing US-Iran tensions  ABC News

Iraq finds itself in the middle of growing tensions between its two closest partners, the U.S. and Iran.



After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning - ReutersAfter years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning  Reuters

Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle ...



Iran Crisis: Have We Learned Nothing from The Iraq War? - The InterceptIran Crisis: Have We Learned Nothing from The Iraq War?  The Intercept

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson discusses what recent history can teach us about the current push for war with Iran.



Canadian citizen gets 26 years after US soldiers killed in Iraq suicide attack - USA TODAYCanadian citizen gets 26 years after US soldiers killed in Iraq suicide attack  USA TODAY

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Canadian man to 26 years in U.S. prison for supporting a group of jihadists who committed a 2009 ...



As Iraq Tries to Beat the Heat, U.S. Renews Sanctions Waiver on Power From Iran - The Wall Street JournalAs Iraq Tries to Beat the Heat, U.S. Renews Sanctions Waiver on Power From Iran  The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. has allowed Iraq to import natural gas and electricity from Iran without risking sanctions for another four months, Iraqi officials said, as Baghdad braces ...



The Baghdad Twelve: France’s Daesh fighters and Iraq’s sovereignty - TRT WorldThe Baghdad Twelve: France’s Daesh fighters and Iraq’s sovereignty  TRT World

Daesh fighters sentenced to death in Iraq represent a French sociological phenomenon and a bilateral crisis between France and Iraq.



In Gulf crisis, Iraq’s inability to curb Iran’s militias carries ominous Lebanon parallels - The NationalIn Gulf crisis, Iraq’s inability to curb Iran’s militias carries ominous Lebanon parallels  The National

Latest rocket attack highlights the weak domestic grounds that the government in Baghdad sits on.



Iraq: The road to justice - a long way to go - Iraq - ReliefWebIraq: The road to justice - a long way to go - Iraq  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Iraq about Protection and Human Rights and IDPs; published on 19 Jun 2019 by Amnesty.



Two years after a disastrous referendum, Iraq’s Kurds are prospering - The EconomistTwo years after a disastrous referendum, Iraq’s Kurds are prospering  The Economist

THE MONITOR recording the descent of a drill beneath the green hills of Khor Mor, in Iraqi Kurdistan, flashes 3,044—or just over 3km. In a caravan next to a ...



Germany's Merkel: Kurds in Iraq must have 'fair conditions' - Kurdistan24Germany's Merkel: Kurds in Iraq must have 'fair conditions'  Kurdistan24

Kurds in Iraq should have "fair conditions" and as much autonomy "as possible," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.



Man gets 26 years for role in 2009 Iraq suicide attack that killed 5 US soldiers - ArmyTimes.comMan gets 26 years for role in 2009 Iraq suicide attack that killed 5 US soldiers  ArmyTimes.com

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Canadian man to 26 years in U.S. prison for supporting a group of jihadists who committed a 2009 suicide attack that ...



How Europe Is Handing Off Its ISIS Militants to Iraq - Foreign PolicyHow Europe Is Handing Off Its ISIS Militants to Iraq  Foreign Policy

BAGHDAD—Standing in his prisoner's yellow jumpsuit, Mustapha Merzoughi remained quiet at first. He shook slightly and brushed at his eyes, before assuming ...



Commentary: I helped refugees in Iraq. Now I’m a refugee working in the U.S. - Chicago TribuneCommentary: I helped refugees in Iraq. Now I’m a refugee working in the U.S.  Chicago Tribune

An aid worker who helped Syrian refugees for the U.N. and USAID in Iraq, and then had to flee himself, is now a refugee in America.



Iraq war veteran found guilty of murdering Britain's Got Talent finalist - Sky NewsIraq war veteran found guilty of murdering Britain's Got Talent finalist  Sky News

Desmond Sylva stabbed his girlfriend more than 70 times in a frenzied attack at his flat in south London.



Iraq: Not a Homecoming - Human Rights WatchIraq: Not a Homecoming  Human Rights Watch

Last December, I witnessed the violent closure of Kilo 18, a camp in Anbar given that designation because it was 18 kilometers from the town of Ramadi in ...



US Navy SEALs testifiy against comrade in Iraq war crimes trial - The NationalUS Navy SEALs testifiy against comrade in Iraq war crimes trial  The National

Edward Gallagher is charged with premeditated murder and attempted murder of two civilians.



U.S. Base in Iraq Hit By Rockets as New Photos Released Claiming to Show Iran Behind Gulf Attacks - NewsweekU.S. Base in Iraq Hit By Rockets as New Photos Released Claiming to Show Iran Behind Gulf Attacks  Newsweek

An Iraqi military base where U.S. and allied coalition troops are stationed has been targeted by a rocket attack just as the Pentagon released new photos ...



Asian Oilfield Services rallies 8% on bagging two orders in Iraq - MoneycontrolAsian Oilfield Services rallies 8% on bagging two orders in Iraq  Moneycontrol

After the current order, company's executable gross order book crosses Rs 850 crore on a consolidated basis, giving good revenue visibility for FY20 and FY21.



Rockets fired at U.S. military base in Iraq - report - The Jerusalem PostRockets fired at U.S. military base in Iraq - report  The Jerusalem Post

Rockets were fired at Camp Taji, where US soldiers are based in Iraq, according to numerous reports on Monday evening. The rocket fire comes amid tensions ...



Joe Biden Says He's Ready To Handle The World. He Got Iraq Wrong Three Times. - HuffPostJoe Biden Says He's Ready To Handle The World. He Got Iraq Wrong Three Times.  HuffPost

After voting for the Iraq War, Biden tried to drastically reorganize the country along ethnic and sectarian lines and helped lay the groundwork for ISIS ...



Joint statement of the Tripartite Commission - Iraq - ReliefWebJoint statement of the Tripartite Commission - Iraq  ReliefWeb

Discovery of human remains offers hope for families of missing people from 1990-1991 Gulf War. More than 28 years after the end of the 1990–1991 Gulf War, ...



Iraq looking at options in case Gulf oil route cut: spokesman - Yahoo NewsIraq looking at options in case Gulf oil route cut: spokesman  Yahoo News

Iraq is looking at contingency plans in case spiralling US-Iran tensions cut off its oil exports through the Gulf, a ministry spokesman said Monday, as observers ...



Five years on, still no justice for Iraq's Camp Speicher victims - Al Jazeera EnglishFive years on, still no justice for Iraq's Camp Speicher victims  Al Jazeera English

Flawed trials and half-truths cannot bring justice for all those killed and forcefully disappeared at Camp Speicher.



Sarah Idan: ‘Peace and Love From Miss Iraq and Miss Israel’ - Jewish JournalSarah Idan: ‘Peace and Love From Miss Iraq and Miss Israel’  Jewish Journal

In 2017, Sarah Idan was crowned Miss Iraq, becoming the first woman in 45 years to represent her country in the Miss Universe pageant. While rehearsing.



GE poised for significant power orders in Iraq after U.S. push -sources - ReutersGE poised for significant power orders in Iraq after U.S. push -sources  Reuters

General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibillion-dollar contracts to rebuild Iraq's electricity system, reflecting a change in how Iraq ...



Buttigieg: Iran tensions 'disturbingly reminiscent' of run up to Iraq War - CNNButtigieg: Iran tensions 'disturbingly reminiscent' of run up to Iraq War  CNN

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday expressed concern about the Trump administration's Iran saber-rattling, drawing a comparison to ...



Heat wave hits Iraq—and sparks begin to fly - Phys.OrgHeat wave hits Iraq—and sparks begin to fly  Phys.Org

Hospital ventilators shut down, football matches with obligatory water breaks and food spoiling in fridges without power: Iraq's notorious summer has arrived.



How the Iraq war and the Great Recession of 2008 paved the way for the Trump catastrophe - SalonHow the Iraq war and the Great Recession of 2008 paved the way for the Trump catastrophe  Salon

In my dream, it's 2021. Donald Trump has lost by the biggest popular vote margin in history. (The Electoral College? Unanimous!) Criminal charges rain down on ...



In Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’ - The New York TimesIn Iraq Museum, There Are Things ‘That Are Nowhere Else in the World’  The New York Times

The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis.



In Iraq, legal dispute threatens chances at 2020 Olympics - FRANCE 24In Iraq, legal dispute threatens chances at 2020 Olympics  FRANCE 24

Baghdad (AFP). Day after day, Iraqi weightlifter Safaa Rashed Aljumaili hits a worn-down Baghdad gym to train for the 2020 Olympics. But despite all his grit, ...



The Iraq War's first living Medal of Honor recipient may also get 15 years' worth of back pay - Business InsiderThe Iraq War's first living Medal of Honor recipient may also get 15 years' worth of back pay  Business Insider

Medal of Honor recipients are eligible for a pension, and the first living recipient from the Iraq War could get over $200000 in retroactive pay.



Iraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis - The GuardianIraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis  The Guardian

Human rights groups have criticised the country's trials of fighters captured in Syria.



Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive teen ISIS fighter: prosecutor - New York PostNavy SEAL bragged about killing captive teen ISIS fighter: prosecutor  New York Post

SAN DIEGO — A decorated Navy SEAL stabbed to death a wounded and captive teenage Islamic State fighter in Iraq and then bragged about it, a military ...



EU grants FAO 15m euro for farmers in northern Iraq - Business StandardEU grants FAO 15m euro for farmers in northern Iraq  Business Standard

Rome, June 18 (IANS/AKI) A 15 million euro European Union grant to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation will aid farmers in northern Iraq's ...



Turkey neutralizes 76 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey neutralizes 76 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has neutralized at least 25 more PKK terrorists in its counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, adding to a grand total of 76 neutralized under the ...



Army chief offers security cooperation to Iraq - DAWN.comArmy chief offers security cooperation to Iraq  DAWN.com

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Wednesday offered security cooperation to Iraq. The army chief was speaking to Iraq's Acting Defence Secretary ...



Operation Claw aims to eradicate PKK dominance in northern Iraq - Daily SabahOperation Claw aims to eradicate PKK dominance in northern Iraq  Daily Sabah

Eliminating the PKK's presence in northern Iraq is the main goal of Turkish cross-border military operation.



Iraq lifts nearly 30 km of blast walls from Baghdad: official - ArabnewsIraq lifts nearly 30 km of blast walls from Baghdad: official  Arabnews

BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities have removed nearly 30 kilometers of concrete blast walls across Baghdad in the last six months, mostly around the capital's ...



Islamic Relief women's centres in Iraq aim to stop sexual and gender-based violence - Iraq - ReliefWebIslamic Relief women's centres in Iraq aim to stop sexual and gender-based violence - Iraq  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Iraq about Protection and Human Rights and Women; published on 20 Jun 2019 by Islamic Relief.



Iraq's prime minister under fire for failure to form cabinet - The NationalIraq's prime minister under fire for failure to form cabinet  The National

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi is facing increasing pressure from politicians to complete the formation of his government to tackle corruption and address ...



French ISIS Supporters on Death Row in Iraq Ask for Mercy - The New York TimesFrench ISIS Supporters on Death Row in Iraq Ask for Mercy  The New York Times

France is facing criticism from rights advocates that 11 of its citizens and one resident will hang in Iraq for supporting ISIS. Will it try to save them?



How ISIS Still Threatens Iraq - Foreign PolicyHow ISIS Still Threatens Iraq  Foreign Policy

“At night, they attack us,” said Dakhyl Ibrahim Ramayed, a local leader, referring to the return of the Islamic State to this desert region of Anbar province.



Iraq's Christians 'close to extinction' - BBC NewsIraq's Christians 'close to extinction'  BBC News

The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has accused Britain's Christian leaders of failing to do enough in defence of the vanishing Christian ...



Rocked by Iraq: Americans are Rattled But Haven't Learned Critical War Lessons - The National Interest OnlineRocked by Iraq: Americans are Rattled But Haven't Learned Critical War Lessons  The National Interest Online

Wars require preparation and forethought about the post-conflict aftermath—that's something America didn't do when it withdrew from Iraq.



France Hands ISIS Suspects to Iraq, Which Sentences Them to Hang - The New York TimesFrance Hands ISIS Suspects to Iraq, Which Sentences Them to Hang  The New York Times

For countries struggling with what to do with their citizens who joined the Islamic State, Iraq offers a solution. But does Iraqi justice meet international standards?



Jury seated for trial of Navy SEAL accused of murder in Iraq - fox5sandiego.comJury seated for trial of Navy SEAL accused of murder in Iraq  fox5sandiego.com

A jury was seated Monday for the trial of a Navy SEAL accused of fatally stabbing a wounded teenage ISIS fighter in Iraq, as well as shooting two civilians and ...



EU Provides Iraq With EUR 2Mln to Improve Camps for Internally Displaced - The Globe PostEU Provides Iraq With EUR 2Mln to Improve Camps for Internally Displaced  The Globe Post

The EU has provided an EUR 2 million to the International Organization for Migration in Iraq to make infrastructure improvements in camps for IDPs.



Iraq's 'Mother Teresa' in stable condition after being hit by car in Baghdad - The NationalIraq's 'Mother Teresa' in stable condition after being hit by car in Baghdad  The National

Iraqi activist Hanaa Edwar will soon be discharged from hospital after a traffic accident in Baghdad that raised fears the veteran campaigner for justice and ...



Iraq sells July Basra Heavy crude at lower premium -sources - ZAWYAIraq sells July Basra Heavy crude at lower premium -sources  ZAWYA

The buyer for the cargo loading on July 8-10 was not immediately known - ZAWYA MENA Edition.



US interests come under repeated fire in Iraq - Business RecorderUS interests come under repeated fire in Iraq  Business Recorder

US assets in Iraq have been hit by shelling six times in as many days, officials said Wednesday, amid a tense standoff between Baghdad's key allies, ...



Iraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice - Foreign PolicyIraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice  Foreign Policy

In the coming weeks, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces may hand over up to 28,000 people suspected of belonging to the Islamic State to the Iraqi ...



Iraq: Series of deadly explosions hit Kirkuk - Al Jazeera EnglishIraq: Series of deadly explosions hit Kirkuk  Al Jazeera English

At least six improvised explosive devices go off, killing several people and wounding more than a dozen, military says.



Iraq faces a tough challenge in developing its potential - Financial TimesIraq faces a tough challenge in developing its potential  Financial Times

In many ways Iraq is a success story. The Islamic State, which until last year controlled large parts of the north and west of the country, has been defeated.



S Jaishankar has instructed Indian Embassy in Iraq to take immediate step to ensure return of 7 youths: Harsimrat Kaur Badal - India TodayS Jaishankar has instructed Indian Embassy in Iraq to take immediate step to ensure return of 7 youths: Harsimrat Kaur Badal  India Today

Harsimrat, along with family members of the seven youths who belong to Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts of Punjab, met Jaishankar in Delhi.



U.S. airstrike kills 16 Islamic State jihadists in Iraq - Iraqi NewsU.S. airstrike kills 16 Islamic State jihadists in Iraq  Iraqi News

Sixteen Islamic State militants were killed Monday in an airstrike by the U.S.-led international coalition on a terrorist hotbed in Nineveh province, federal police ...



The Iraq War’s first living Medal of Honor recipient could also receive 15 years’ worth of back pay - Task & PurposeThe Iraq War’s first living Medal of Honor recipient could also receive 15 years’ worth of back pay  Task & Purpose

As a Medal of Honor recipient, former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will also be eligible for retroactive monthly pension payments stretching back to 2004.



IS members formerly active in Syria, Iraq behind Sri Lanka blasts - Russian Security Council - adaderana.lkIS members formerly active in Syria, Iraq behind Sri Lanka blasts - Russian Security Council  adaderana.lk

The Sri Lanka terrorist attacks were organized by the militants of the Islamic State formerly active in Syria and Iraq, Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary ...



Fires spread to 15 new locations in Iraq's Nineveh, including Mosul - Kurdistan24Fires spread to 15 new locations in Iraq's Nineveh, including Mosul  Kurdistan24

Wildfires erupted in fifteen different locations in Nineveh Province on Friday, adding to over 30000 acres of farmland that have been destroyed in Iraq in the past ...



Seth Moulton knocks Biden over Iraq War vote - CNNSeth Moulton knocks Biden over Iraq War vote  CNN

Atlanta (CNN) Rep. Seth Moulton knocked Joe Biden over his previous support for the Iraq War, using the former Vice President's reversal on support for ...



Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq - ReutersTurkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq  Reuters

Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" as part of an operation ...



Bridge to be renamed for first Helena-area soldier killed in Iraq War - Helena Independent RecordBridge to be renamed for first Helena-area soldier killed in Iraq War  Helena Independent Record

The Michael John MacKinnon Memorial Bridge will be dedicated on Saturday north of Helena.



'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence - Common Dreams'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence  Common Dreams

In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed ...



Nobody wants us: The plight of displaced female-headed families in Iraq - Amnesty InternationalNobody wants us: The plight of displaced female-headed families in Iraq  Amnesty International

Khaled*, 13, sat leaning against his grandmother's shoulder, toying with a piece of wire. She wrapped her arm around him and kissed his head as she said:.



Iraq death sentences a 'disgrace' for France: Lawyers - Aljazeera.comIraq death sentences a 'disgrace' for France: Lawyers  Aljazeera.com

Scores of legal professionals raise alarm over cases involving French citizens suspected of being ISIL members.



Turkey How viable is Turkey's bid for military partnership with Iraq? - Al-MonitorTurkey How viable is Turkey's bid for military partnership with Iraq?  Al-Monitor

Turkey and Iraq have agreed to work on sealing a military cooperation agreement, and although regional developments dictate the solution of bilateral crises, ...



The Problem with the Narrative of 'Proxy War' in Iraq - War on the RocksThe Problem with the Narrative of 'Proxy War' in Iraq  War on the Rocks

On May 7, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad, warning Iraqi officials that the United States had a right to respond to.



Civil society weighs in as Iraq vows to execute French citizens - Al Jazeera EnglishCivil society weighs in as Iraq vows to execute French citizens  Al Jazeera English

Activists, lawyers call out French government for failing to protect suspected ISIL members sentenced to death in Iraq.



EDITOR'S VIEW: Defacing war memorial to oppose conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is just wrong - Gazette SeriesEDITOR'S VIEW: Defacing war memorial to oppose conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is just wrong  Gazette Series

WHETHER or not you agree with the British Army's involvement in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, showing your opposition by defacing a…



Turkey neutralizes 48 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey neutralizes 48 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation  Hurriyet Daily News

A total of 48 terrorists have been neutralized since May 27 in Turkey's counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, an official statement said on June 14.



Japan offers loan for Iraq to upgrade oil refinery - Iraqi NewsJapan offers loan for Iraq to upgrade oil refinery  Iraqi News

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Ministry of Finance and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed an agreement on Sunday, under which the ...



Iraq needs support to 'leave violent past behind', says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year - UN NewsIraq needs support to 'leave violent past behind', says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year  UN News

Iraq's democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more international ...



Iraq offers to commute death sentences of French Isil members for 'millions of euros' - The TelegraphIraq offers to commute death sentences of French Isil members for 'millions of euros'  The Telegraph

Iraq is reportedly demanding money from France in return for commuting death sentences passed on 11 French jihadists to life imprisonment, according to the ...



'NYT' readers call out the newspaper for abetting war against Iraq and now Iran - Mondoweiss'NYT' readers call out the newspaper for abetting war against Iraq and now Iran  Mondoweiss

The New York Times is out again this morning and the newspaper that so tarnished its reputation by drumming the march to war in Iraq 17 years ago hasn't ...



Kuwait emir to visit Iraq amid Gulf tensions: KUNA - ArabnewsKuwait emir to visit Iraq amid Gulf tensions: KUNA  Arabnews

DUBAI: Kuwait's ruler will visit Iraq on Wednesday, state news agency KUNA reported, saying the trip comes amid unprecedented regional tensions after attacks ...



Soldier to become Iraq War's first living Medal of Honor recipient - CNNSoldier to become Iraq War's first living Medal of Honor recipient  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia later this month, the White House announced ...



Iraq sentences two more French ISIL members to death - Aljazeera.comIraq sentences two more French ISIL members to death  Aljazeera.com

Karam el-Harchaoui and Brahim Nejara are among six Frenchmen handed capital punishment in Iraq for ISIL membership.



New Zealand plans to withdraw all troops from Iraq by next June - Military TimesNew Zealand plans to withdraw all troops from Iraq by next June  Military Times

New Zealand has a small contingent of 95 so-called noncombat personnel deployed at the Taji Military Complex northwest of Baghdad.



Iraq: French Citizens Allege Torture, Coercion - Human Rights WatchIraq: French Citizens Allege Torture, Coercion  Human Rights Watch

Two French citizens tried in recent days in Iraq for affiliation with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) have alleged that they were tortured or coerced to confess ...



Turkey launches operation against PKK fighters in northern Iraq - Aljazeera.comTurkey launches operation against PKK fighters in northern Iraq  Aljazeera.com

Defence ministry says nine Kurdish fighters have been killed in the operation taking place in Iraq's Hakurk region.



As Bolton marches to war, heed the lessons of Iraq - CNNAs Bolton marches to war, heed the lessons of Iraq  CNN

Faced as we are with the possibility that the United States might be drawn into an unprovoked war with Iran, Americans should examine the past behavior of ...



Oman envoy in Iraq to discuss US-Iran tensions - Gulf NewsOman envoy in Iraq to discuss US-Iran tensions  Gulf News

Bin Alawi will discuss “solutions” for regional challenges.



Iraq Iraq's oil sector caught in crossfire between US, Iran - Al-MonitorIraq Iraq's oil sector caught in crossfire between US, Iran  Al-Monitor

US-Iran tensions have hit Iraq's oil industry, with ExxonMobil announcing an evacuation of its staff in Iraq to Dubai.



Iraq Harvests Go Up in Smoke, But Who Lit the Fires? - News18Iraq Harvests Go Up in Smoke, But Who Lit the Fires?  News18

The Iraqi fire *service* says that in a single month, 236 fires destroyed 5183 hectares (more than 12800 acres) of farmland -- the equivalent of more than 7000 ...



Moulton on Iraqi boy: 'I'll remember his face until the day that I die' - CNNMoulton on Iraqi boy: 'I'll remember his face until the day that I die'  CNN

Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton on Sunday opened up about his experience with post-traumatic stress in an emotional interview about his ...



Soldiers facing investigation over Iraq deaths in further limbo after judge in charge of inquiry dies - Telegraph.co.ukSoldiers facing investigation over Iraq deaths in further limbo after judge in charge of inquiry dies  Telegraph.co.uk

Veterans still being investigated over the death of an Iraqi 16 years ago face a new limbo after the judge in charge of the latest inquiry unexpectedly died.



The Last War—and the Next? - Foreign Affairs MagazineThe Last War—and the Next?  Foreign Affairs Magazine

The U.S. Army's official history of the Iraq war erodes the tenuous consensus on what went wrong in Iraq and thus makes another damaging conflict—this time ...



Meet Iraq's human rights advocate who lived through two genocides - Al-MonitorMeet Iraq's human rights advocate who lived through two genocides  Al-Monitor

Dr. Widad Akreyi, who lived through the 1980s Anfal genocide and the 2014 Yazidi genocide, has become one of the major defenders of human rights in Iraq ...



Kuwait, Iraq call for wisdom to avoid tension in Gulf region - KUNA - Reuters UKKuwait, Iraq call for wisdom to avoid tension in Gulf region - KUNA  Reuters UK

Kuwait and Iraq called for wisdom and reason in dealing with the latest developments in the Gulf region in order to avoid tension and any clashes, Kuwait's news ...



U.S. sanctions Iraq-based company, says it backs Iran's IRGC - ReutersU.S. sanctions Iraq-based company, says it backs Iran's IRGC  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran's Islamic ...



01 Iraq reveals causes of fires destroying thousands of acres of land - Kurdistan2401 Iraq reveals causes of fires destroying thousands of acres of land  Kurdistan24

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Over the past month, 37,086 acres of agricultural crops have burned down across the country in some 272 separate fires, the Iraqi Civil ...



US extends Iraq's waiver on Iran gas import - Hurriyet Daily NewsUS extends Iraq's waiver on Iran gas import  Hurriyet Daily News

The United States has allowed Iraq to import Iranian gas for its power grid for another three months by extending a waiver to U.S. sanctions for Baghdad, two ...



IS Threatens 'Hot Summer' by Scorching Iraq, Syria Farmlands - VOA NewsIS Threatens 'Hot Summer' by Scorching Iraq, Syria Farmlands  VOA News

The Islamic State in its al-Naba newspaper claimed responsibility for setting fire to hundreds of acres of agricultural land across Iraq and Syria, encouraging its ...



Iraq says it will not partake in Bahrain summit - The Jerusalem PostIraq says it will not partake in Bahrain summit  The Jerusalem Post

Iraq will not be partaking in the Bahrain summit in which the United States is set to release the economic part of its peace plan, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry ...



New Zealand to Withdraw All Troops From Iraq Next Year, Trim Afghanistan Contingent - News18New Zealand to Withdraw All Troops From Iraq Next Year, Trim Afghanistan Contingent  News18

Wellington: New Zealand will withdraw its troops from Iraq by June next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, ending a mission that helped train ...



The Persecution of Christians in Iraq - UN DispatchThe Persecution of Christians in Iraq  UN Dispatch

Christians in Iraq face discrimination and persecution. Iraqi Chaldean Catholics are fleeing the country in record numbers.



Nechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraq's Kurdish region - Aljazeera.comNechirvan Barzani elected president of Iraq's Kurdish region  Aljazeera.com

The Iraqi Kurdish parliament has elected Nechirvan Barzani, the nephew and son-in-law of veteran leader Masoud Barzani, as president of the autonomous ...