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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Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in Iraq - The Associated Press
  1. Iran-backed militias blame US for attacks on bases in Iraq  The Associated Press
  2. Explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraq's Baghdad  Aljazeera.com
  3. Iranian-backed militia blames US and Israel for attacks on bases in Iraq  The Guardian
  4. Iraq paramilitary force blames US for mystery blasts  BBC News
  5. Iran-backed militias in Iraq threaten foreign aircraft, adding to speculation Israel is bombing Iraq  The Washington Post
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As Hezbollah leader blasts Israel, Iran-backed militias struck on Iraq-Syria border - Haaretz
  1. As Hezbollah leader blasts Israel, Iran-backed militias struck on Iraq-Syria border  Haaretz
  2. Iraq paramilitary: Israel behind drone attack near Syria border  Al Jazeera English
  3. IS Mortar Attack on Iraq Soccer Field Kills 6  VOA News
  4. 2 Hashd Shaabi members killed in airstrike in western Iraq - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  5. Iraq paramilitary force says Israel behind latest drone attack  FRANCE 24
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US officials confirm Israel air raid in Iraq - Aljazeera.comUS officials confirm Israel air raid in Iraq  Aljazeera.com

Attack marks significant escalation in Israel's campaign against what it sees as Iranian military entrenchment in Iraq.



Naval Expert: Iraq Could Have Sunk a U.S. Navy Battleship During the 1st Gulf War - The National Interest OnlineNaval Expert: Iraq Could Have Sunk a U.S. Navy Battleship During the 1st Gulf War  The National Interest Online

Wouldn't ruggedly armored battlewagons just shrug off mine strikes where their lightly built brethren could not? Maybe, maybe not. A floating sea mine would ...



Israel likely had a role in Iraq airstrike that has roiled US-Iraqi relations - CNNIsrael likely had a role in Iraq airstrike that has roiled US-Iraqi relations  CNN

The US government has assessed that Israel was likely involved in a strike that took place north of Baghdad last month, a strike that has complicated America's ...



Iran's battle in Iraq | Khairallah Khairallah - The Arab WeeklyIran's battle in Iraq | Khairallah Khairallah  The Arab Weekly

The United States has two predicaments: one in Afghanistan and another in Iraq. The Trump administration has had no choice but to negotiate with the Taliban ...



Exporters seek Iraq deal - Bangkok PostExporters seek Iraq deal  Bangkok Post

Rice exporters have urged the government to revive government-to-government (G2G) rice deals with Iraq, which suspended its rice purchases from Thailand on ...



Iraq Enters the Israel-Iran Proxy War - LobeLogIraq Enters the Israel-Iran Proxy War  LobeLog

by Abdulwahab Al-Qassab. Iraq has become another front in the Israel-Iran proxy wars in the Middle East. Last July, two suspected attacks were conducted ...



Turkish jets neutralize 9 PKK terrorists in N Iraq - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish jets neutralize 9 PKK terrorists in N Iraq  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish fighter jets neutralized nine PKK terrorists during an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Aug. 25. Airstrikes ...



Mafia militias in Iraq reopen Pandora's Box - Arab NewsMafia militias in Iraq reopen Pandora's Box  Arab News

The new Iraq war is already underway. For several weeks Israel has bombed sites under the control of Iran-backed Shiite militants. Paramilitaries in turn have ...



'Official Secrets' And The Iraq War - NPR'Official Secrets' And The Iraq War  NPR

NPR's Scott Simon asks Katharine Gun and Martin Bright about the new movie, Official Secrets. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: In January 2003, British intelligence ...



KRG to join Iraq's foreign representation in meetings abroad: Kurdish lawmaker - Kurdistan24KRG to join Iraq's foreign representation in meetings abroad: Kurdish lawmaker  Kurdistan24

"Both Baghdad and Erbil have agreed on the Kurdish representation in any official foreign meeting."



US Officials Confirm Israeli Strike in Iraq - VOA NewsUS Officials Confirm Israeli Strike in Iraq  VOA News

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U.S. officials say Iraq blasts attributed to Israel may be due to 'raging heat' - HaaretzU.S. officials say Iraq blasts attributed to Israel may be due to 'raging heat'  Haaretz

Trump administration officials speaking to Bloomberg repudiate earlier claims by officials who told the New York Times that Israel is likely behind strikes in Iraq.



Former Iraq PM warns of 'strong response' if Israel proven responsible for strikes - HaaretzFormer Iraq PM warns of 'strong response' if Israel proven responsible for strikes  Haaretz

Nouri al-Maliki's comments come hours after U.S. officials confirm to NYT that Israel was responsible for bombing of Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month.



Iraq: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 7 - July 2019 - Iraq - ReliefWebIraq: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 7 - July 2019 - Iraq  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Iraq about Coordination, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs and more; published on 31 Jul 2019 by Health Cluster and WHO.



Explosion in Iraq near Shiite mosque kills 3, wounds dozens - New York PostExplosion in Iraq near Shiite mosque kills 3, wounds dozens  New York Post

Iraqi security officials say a motorcycle rigged with explosives went off near a Shiite mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 34.



Iraq: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 6 - June 2019 - Iraq - ReliefWebIraq: Health Cluster Bulletin No. 6 - June 2019 - Iraq  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Iraq about Coordination, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs and more; published on 30 Jun 2019 by Health Cluster and WHO.



UK and Iraq agree future defence relationship - GOV.UKUK and Iraq agree future defence relationship  GOV.UK

The UK has cemented its commitment to continued military support to Iraq, after an agreement was signed in London today.



Iraq's burning problem: the strange fires destroying crops and livelihoods - The GuardianIraq's burning problem: the strange fires destroying crops and livelihoods  The Guardian

Fires in northern Iraq have reduced a potentially bumper harvest to ashes. The government blames mischance – but is something more sinister afoot?



Sulaymaniya's youth voice their opinions, aspirations and concerns at “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability” workshop [EN/AR] - Iraq - ReliefWebSulaymaniya's youth voice their opinions, aspirations and concerns at “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability” workshop [EN/AR] - Iraq  ReliefWeb

Arabic News and Press Release on Iraq about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding; published on 25 Aug 2019 by UNAMI.



ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria - The New York TimesISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria  The New York Times

Five months after its territorial defeat, the Islamic State is conducting guerrilla attacks as defense officials acknowledge that the terrorist group is here to stay.



Iraq: 31 unidentified bodies found buried in Karbala - Aljazeera.comIraq: 31 unidentified bodies found buried in Karbala  Aljazeera.com

Human rights groups accuse the government of covering up possible sectarian violence.



Pleas that Trump deport Iraqi Christians to safer country go unmet - POLITICOPleas that Trump deport Iraqi Christians to safer country go unmet  POLITICO

Long before Jimmy Aldaoud died in Baghdad, an activist trying to stop President Donald Trump from deporting Christians like Aldaoud to Iraq hit on an idea: ...



Iraq Shi'ite groups say two fighters killed by strikes near Syria border - Reuters AfricaIraq Shi'ite groups say two fighters killed by strikes near Syria border  Reuters Africa

Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary groups said on Sunday two of their fighters were killed in strikes by unmanned aircraft close to the Syrian border in Anbar province.



Men Falsely Claiming Veteran Status Ordered To Hand-Write Names of Americans Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan - NewsweekMen Falsely Claiming Veteran Status Ordered To Hand-Write Names of Americans Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan  Newsweek

A judge ordered two men to write down the names of all 6,756 Americans killed in Afghanistan and Iraq before they could become eligible for parole. And that's ...



US-led coalition announces 'immediate compliance' with Iraq's airspace order - Kurdistan24US-led coalition announces 'immediate compliance' with Iraq's airspace order  Kurdistan24

The US-led coalition on Friday announced its immediate compliance with the recent decision issued by Prime Minister of Iraq Adil Abdul Mahdi on the country's ...



Underage marriage in Iraq - Channel 4 NewsUnderage marriage in Iraq  Channel 4 News

The facts are shocking - young girls, some as young as nine - forced into marriage - in a country which should give women equal rights in everything from ...



A New Source of U.S. Influence in Iraq - LawfareA New Source of U.S. Influence in Iraq  Lawfare

Editor's Note: U.S. influence in Iraq, uneven in the best of times, often suffers from a lack of leverage. As a result, the United States has found it harder to counter ...



U.S. Now Needs Iraq's Permission to Drop Bombs There - NewsweekU.S. Now Needs Iraq's Permission to Drop Bombs There  Newsweek

The United States and its coalition allies against the Islamist State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq have agreed to new, stricter airspace regulations issued by the ...



Iraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts - Military TimesIraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts  Military Times

Iraq on Thursday banned unauthorized flights and ordered all military camps and munitions warehouses to be moved outside Iraqi cities following a massive ...



Iraq’s desperate struggle to stay out of Iran-US feud - Financial TimesIraq’s desperate struggle to stay out of Iran-US feud  Financial Times

The country is determined not to be used as a proxy in the fight between its closest neighbour and one of its most important allies.



Iraq and Kuwait are beginning a beautiful friendship - Gulf NewsIraq and Kuwait are beginning a beautiful friendship  Gulf News

I first visited Safwan, a dusty town on the Iraq side of the border with Kuwait, in early 2003, a few weeks before the start of the US-led invasion. Coalition forces ...



Iraqi woman beaten at Iranian airport sparks anger in Iraq - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS - Arab Times Kuwait English DailyIraqi woman beaten at Iranian airport sparks anger in Iraq - ARAB TIMES - KUWAIT NEWS  Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

The attack took place at Mashhad airport on Sunday evening, Al Arabiya reported. The Iraqi foreign ministry is “following with great interest” the case of a woman ...



It's Not Only Iraq and Syria - LawfareIt's Not Only Iraq and Syria  Lawfare

Nearly a decade ago, five young men from the Washington, D.C., suburbs disappeared. Confusion about their whereabouts caused a panic within the national ...



Rocket attack kills six in Iraq's oil-rich Kirkuk - Times NowRocket attack kills six in Iraq's oil-rich Kirkuk  Times Now

A rocket attack killed six people and wounded nine others overnight at a sports stadium in oil-rich Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, Iraqi security forces said Sunday.



Mayor of Iraq's Fallujah apologizes for insults to Kurdish citizen - Kurdistan24Mayor of Iraq's Fallujah apologizes for insults to Kurdish citizen  Kurdistan24

The mayor of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Issa al-Sayer, on Saturday issued a letter of apology to the people of the autonomous Kurdistan Region for the recent case ...



German defense minister meets Islamic State victims in Iraq - DW (English)German defense minister meets Islamic State victims in Iraq  DW (English)

Germany's defense minister has met with female victims from the Yazidi minority group in northern Iraq. It is the German minister's third and final day of her ...



US Military Can Conduct CASEVACs Over Iraq Without Permission, Officials Say - Military.comUS Military Can Conduct CASEVACs Over Iraq Without Permission, Officials Say  Military.com

Coalition aircraft can still come to the rescue of ground troops even as Iraq recently enacted airspace limitations.



Iraq deal to provide power for new natural gas liquid plant - The NationalIraq deal to provide power for new natural gas liquid plant  The National

Basrah Gas Company (BGC) and Shamara Holding signed a contract to secure electricity supply to power Basra Natural Gas Liquid plant, to enable the plant to ...



Netanyahu Hints Israel Might Be Behind Attacks In Iraq - RadioFardaNetanyahu Hints Israel Might Be Behind Attacks In Iraq  RadioFarda

In his first reaction to mysterious attacks on arms and ammunition depots of pro-Iranian militia in Iraq, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hinted that ...



The long search for Iraq's missing - New StatesmanThe long search for Iraq's missing  New Statesman

Hundreds of thousands of people have gone missing over decades of conflict in Iraq. There are so many bodies that exhumations teams are struggling to cope.



UN expert to France: Bring home citizens facing hanging in Iraq - Aljazeera.comUN expert to France: Bring home citizens facing hanging in Iraq  Aljazeera.com

Agnes Callamard questions due process in Iraqi court, but Paris insists ISIL-linked suspects should be tried abroad.



Iraq's PM pressures paramilitary groups, aiming to placate US - Aljazeera.comIraq's PM pressures paramilitary groups, aiming to placate US  Aljazeera.com

Groups told to either integrate with Iraqi government forces, or surrender weapons and join a political organisation.



Blast strikes military base in Baghdad - Aljazeera.comBlast strikes military base in Baghdad  Aljazeera.com

At least one dead and 29 wounded in an explosion at military base close to neighbourhood where families were celebrating Eid.



Unidentified drone attack on the Iraq-Syria border kills six including commander of Shiite militia - YnetnewsUnidentified drone attack on the Iraq-Syria border kills six including commander of Shiite militia  Ynetnews

An unidentified drone attacked the vehicle used by the Iraqi Shiite militia al Hashd al-Shaabi, the Popular Mobilization Force near the Iraqi border with Syria.



Iraq says Israeli role in Gulf flotilla unacceptable - Aljazeera.comIraq says Israeli role in Gulf flotilla unacceptable  Aljazeera.com

Baghdad's top diplomat says presence of Western forces raises tensions in the region adding Gulf states can secure it.



Iraq Moves To Upgrade Oil Export Capacity | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comIraq Moves To Upgrade Oil Export Capacity | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Iraq is very close to using its oil export infrastructure at full capacity and is busy expanding its pipeline network in order to sell more crude abroad.



Detroit Resident Dies After Trump Administration Deports Him to Iraq, Report Says - TIMEDetroit Resident Dies After Trump Administration Deports Him to Iraq, Report Says  TIME

A man who spent most of his life in the United States died this week after he was deported to Iraq in June. The man, 41-year-old Jimmy Aldaoud, was an Iraqi ...



6 paramilitary fighters reported killed in strike on Iraq-Syrian border - The Times of Israel6 paramilitary fighters reported killed in strike on Iraq-Syrian border  The Times of Israel

Al Jazeera reports six militiamen in the Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces were killed in an airstrike by an unidentified aircraft in the town of al-Qaim on ...



U.S. service member killed in Iraq: coalition statement - ReutersU.S. service member killed in Iraq: coalition statement  Reuters

A United States *service* member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed on Saturday in the northern Nineveh province, the U.S.-led international ...



IS Stepping Up Attacks in Iraq’s North - VOA NewsIS Stepping Up Attacks in Iraq’s North  VOA News

Islamic State (IS) militants killed four security officials late Wednesday near the northern city of Kirkuk, local officials said. The attack, which was carried out on a ...



The U.S. Abandoned Iraq. Don’t Repeat History in Afghanistan - The Wall Street JournalThe U.S. Abandoned Iraq. Don’t Repeat History in Afghanistan  The Wall Street Journal

The announcement of a peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban is said to be imminent, after years of combat and months of negotiation. The U.S. ...



Opinion: Islamic State Makes a Comeback in Syria and Iraq - The AdvertiserOpinion: Islamic State Makes a Comeback in Syria and Iraq  The Advertiser

Paul Gigot interviews terrorism expert Seth Jones on why ISIS is a long way from defeated. Image: Sabah Arar / Getty. More Videos ...



Pentagon identifies US Marine killed in Iraq - CNNPentagon identifies US Marine killed in Iraq  CNN

A US Marine killed in Iraq this weekend has been identified as Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, the Department of Defense said Sunday.



Explosion in Iraq near mosque kills three - DAWN.comExplosion in Iraq near mosque kills three  DAWN.com

BAGHDAD: A motorcycle rigged with explosives went off near a Shia mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 34, Iraqi security ...



Shadow of Iraq war hangs over mission to the Persian Gulf - Sydney Morning HeraldShadow of Iraq war hangs over mission to the Persian Gulf  Sydney Morning Herald

The history of the invasion of Iraq should weigh heavily on the minds of Australians as we once again send troops into harm's way in the Middle East.



Iraq: Caught between militias and 'Islamic State' - DW (English)Iraq: Caught between militias and 'Islamic State'  DW (English)

Iraq's prime minister wants to integrate militias into the Iraqi army, but in Bashiqa the local Shiite militia refuses to leave. Is the region plunging into dark times ...



Huge fire breaks out at US military base in northern Iraq - Iraqi NewsHuge fire breaks out at US military base in northern Iraq  Iraqi News

A huge fire erupted Monday at a US military base in the Makhmour area in northern Iraq, a well-informed source said.



Colors are cased as Stryker Brigade heads to Iraq - Fairbanks Daily News-MinerColors are cased as Stryker Brigade heads to Iraq  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Soldiers began deploying as early as Aug. 18, but the majority will be flying out over the next several weeks. About half of the brigade will be based in Iraq.



Daesh senior militant nabbed in Iraq's Anbar - Anadolu AgencyDaesh senior militant nabbed in Iraq's Anbar  Anadolu Agency

BAGHDAD. Iraqi forces arrested a Daesh senior militant in the western Anbar province, according to the country's defense ministry on Monday. In a statement ...



'Iraq pressuring Jordan to extradite Saddam's daughter' – Middle East Monitor - Middle East Monitor'Iraq pressuring Jordan to extradite Saddam's daughter' – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

Jordan is facing pressure from Iraq to hand over a number of people who are wanted in the country, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's daughter ...



Blackwater Contractor Gets Life Sentence for Iraq Shooting - TIMEBlackwater Contractor Gets Life Sentence for Iraq Shooting  TIME

(WASHINGTON) — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in ...



Iraq's oil and gas industry aims to be energy independent - Aljazeera.comIraq's oil and gas industry aims to be energy independent  Aljazeera.com

Iranian gas is a burden on Baghdad's stretched budget and a loaded issue for domestic and regional politics.



El Paso native who was 1st woman POW in Iraq is featured speaker at veterans symposium - KVIA El PasoEl Paso native who was 1st woman POW in Iraq is featured speaker at veterans symposium  KVIA El Paso

An El Paso native who was the first woman Prisoner of War during the war in Iraq was the featured speaker at this weekend's seventh annual El Paso Veterans ...



Is Iraq’s Nineveh boiling over? - The Jerusalem PostIs Iraq’s Nineveh boiling over?  The Jerusalem Post

A US *service* member was killed during a mission with Iraqi Security Forces in Nineveh province in Iraq, reports indicated over the weekend. However, US ...



05 Nearly 40 injured in motorcycle bombing in Iraq's Babil - Kurdistan2405 Nearly 40 injured in motorcycle bombing in Iraq's Babil  Kurdistan24

A bombing at a market in Iraq's province of Babil caused almost 40 casualties on Friday.



Secret partner? Behind Iraq's silence on alleged Israeli strikes on Iranian targets - HaaretzSecret partner? Behind Iraq's silence on alleged Israeli strikes on Iranian targets  Haaretz

Silence following attacks leaves room for speculation about Baghdad's relations with Israel. But larger questions of Iraq's dependency on both the U.S. and Iran ...



Iraq's record crop yield threatened by suspicious fires - PBS NewsHourIraq's record crop yield threatened by suspicious fires  PBS NewsHour

Iraq is nearing record wheat production this year, even as widespread fires have destroyed thousands of acres of farmland in minority Sunni Arab and Yazidi ...



Iraq plans to build new oil pipeline via Jordan - Aljazeera.comIraq plans to build new oil pipeline via Jordan  Aljazeera.com

Iraq's oil ministry says it's making progress to reduce imports and increase revenues.



Lawmakers urge Trump to stop deportations to Iraq after Michigan man's death - POLITICOLawmakers urge Trump to stop deportations to Iraq after Michigan man's death  POLITICO

Dozens of House Democrats are urging President Donald Trump to stop detaining and deporting Iraqi nationals after the death of a Michigan man sent to the ...



Iraq Shiite groups say two fighters killed by strikes near Syria border - The NationalIraq Shiite groups say two fighters killed by strikes near Syria border  The National

It is unclear who carried out the strikes but the groups have blamed Israel and the US for past attacks.



Iraq’s Yazidis: UN investigates ISIL war crimes - Aljazeera.comIraq’s Yazidis: UN investigates ISIL war crimes  Aljazeera.com

It is five years since thousands of Yazidis in Iraq were killed, taken hostage or forced into exile by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS).



Former Bush Administration Insider Reflects on the Failure of the Iraq War - TruthoutFormer Bush Administration Insider Reflects on the Failure of the Iraq War  Truthout

Amid tensions with Iran, Lawrence Wilkerson reflects on the war profiteering and incompetence that drove the Iraq War.



Maintenance failures are keeping Iraq’s drones grounded - The Jerusalem PostMaintenance failures are keeping Iraq’s drones grounded  The Jerusalem Post

The US is assisting Iraq in its anti-ISIS operations and has been contributing hundreds of millions to training, equipping and helping Iraq.



Iraq: Juristic, Political Criticism over Haeri’s Fatwa to ‘Fight US’ - Asharq Al-awsat EnglishIraq: Juristic, Political Criticism over Haeri’s Fatwa to ‘Fight US’  Asharq Al-awsat English

The Iraqi political and juristic debate continued on Saturday in the wake of the fatwa issued by Ayatollah Seyed Kazem al-Haeri on the call for fighting the US ...



Iraq: Israeli Drone Attack Kills One Hashd Shaabi Fighter, Critically Injures Another - Al-Manar TVIraq: Israeli Drone Attack Kills One Hashd Shaabi Fighter, Critically Injures Another  Al-Manar TV

Iraq's Hashd Shaabi volunteer force said the Israeli occupation carried out a deadly drone attack on Sunday close to the border with Syria. “As part of the string ...



Deportations to Iraq stoke fear among immigrant families in Michigan - Detroit Free PressDeportations to Iraq stoke fear among immigrant families in Michigan  Detroit Free Press

Metro Detroiters are being sent back by ICE to Iraq, where they may face persecution and death, say attorneys.



Exclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources - ReutersExclusive: Iraq close to pipeline deal with BP and Eni, rather than Exxon - sources  Reuters

BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a ...



With missiles more accurate than Hezbollah's, Iran entrenchment in Iraq threatens Israel - HaaretzWith missiles more accurate than Hezbollah's, Iran entrenchment in Iraq threatens Israel  Haaretz

Reports Tuesday credited Israel with earlier attacks on Iranian targets in Iraq ? Israeli intelligence says Iran is providing Iraqi militias with missiles more accurate ...



Engineer Basima Abdulrahman on how to rebuild Iraq - Roads and KingdomsEngineer Basima Abdulrahman on how to rebuild Iraq  Roads and Kingdoms

The Trip: Engineer Basima Abdulrahman wants her city to look ahead.



Echoes of Iraq: why Australia shouldn't be joining US action against Iran - The AgeEchoes of Iraq: why Australia shouldn't be joining US action against Iran  The Age

A former Australian Defence Department secretary warns that US administration officials are itching for a military conflict - and we should stay out of it.



Is Israel Flying F-35s In Iraq To Hit Iran Missile Shipments? - Breaking DefenseIs Israel Flying F-35s In Iraq To Hit Iran Missile Shipments?  Breaking Defense

TEL AVIV and WASHINGTON: Reports are emerging of Israeli strikes inside Iraq targeting Iranian ballistic missile shipments. If true, the reported F-35Is missions ...



Joe Biden’s Iraq Memories - The Wall Street JournalJoe Biden’s Iraq Memories  The Wall Street Journal

The former Vice President omits a few details about his strategic misjudgments.



06 Iraq, Kurdistan intelligence 'foiled largest terrorist plot' of 2019 - Kurdistan2406 Iraq, Kurdistan intelligence 'foiled largest terrorist plot' of 2019  Kurdistan24

Iraq's Interior Ministry announced on Sunday that it had thwarted “the largest terrorist plot” of 2019 in the nation, in coordination with authorities from the ...



UN Warns Islamic State Leader Plotting Comeback from Iraq - VOA NewsUN Warns Islamic State Leader Plotting Comeback from Iraq  VOA News

Margaret Besheer contributed to this report. The Islamic State terror group's self-declared caliphate may be dead, but its leaders are hanging on in Syria and Iraq ...



German defense minister AKK tours Iraq and Jordan - DW (English)German defense minister AKK tours Iraq and Jordan  DW (English)

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is visiting Jordan and Iraq as part of her first trip to the Middle East as Germany's defense minister. The 56-year-old politician ...



Iraq has proof Israel struck paramilitary base in rare attack - AMN Al-Masdar NewsIraq has proof Israel struck paramilitary base in rare attack  AMN Al-Masdar News

Explosions that rocked two Iraqi military bases held by the country's Shi'ite paramilitaries were the result of Israeli unmanned aircraft strikes, a.



Iraq's Christians 'close to extinction' - Catholic Herald OnlineIraq's Christians 'close to extinction'  Catholic Herald Online

Christianity in Iraq could now be on the brink of completely disappearing – according to one of the country's most respected Church leaders.



Iraq's Hajj and Umrah chairman commends KSA - ArabnewsIraq's Hajj and Umrah chairman commends KSA  Arabnews

MAKKAH: The chairman of Iraq's High Commission for Hajj and Umrah has applauded the quality of *service* provided to pilgrims who travel to the Kingdom, the ...



After Defeat of ISIS, Iraq's Christians and Yazidis Adjust to Uneasy Peace - Daily SignalAfter Defeat of ISIS, Iraq's Christians and Yazidis Adjust to Uneasy Peace  Daily Signal

Iraq's Yazidi population has decreased by about 18%, according to a 2018 report, and Iraq's Christians are at risk of extinction.



Iraq Iraq's ever-increasing enforced disappearances - Al-MonitorIraq Iraq's ever-increasing enforced disappearances  Al-Monitor

The number of forcibly disappeared persons in Iraq remains significant, amid no serious measures from the Iraqi government to address the issue.



Uptick in suicides signals deepening mental health crisis for Iraq's Yazidis - The New HumanitarianUptick in suicides signals deepening mental health crisis for Iraq's Yazidis  The New Humanitarian

Nearly five years since the so-called Islamic State came to Iraq's Sinjar, killing and abducting thousands and forcing tens of thousands more into flight, many ...



Could Baghdad-Irbil end Iraq's protacted oil dispute? - Arab NewsCould Baghdad-Irbil end Iraq's protacted oil dispute?  Arab News

BAGHDAD: Iraq's federal authorities and the cash-strapped Kurdish regional government (KRG) have relaunched talks over longstanding oil and budget ...



A scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq - Business InsiderA scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq  Business Insider

A new report from the Pentagon's inspector general said Trump's policies contributed to the resurgence of ISIS and instability in Iraq and Syria.



In the future, only the rich will be able to escape the unbearable heat from climate change. In Iraq, it’s already happening - The IndependentIn the future, only the rich will be able to escape the unbearable heat from climate change. In Iraq, it’s already happening  The Independent

It's death,” says 17-year-old Muhammad, as he swelters behind the counter at the hardware store where he works in central Baghdad. The temperature is 48C ...



Could Baghdad-Erbil end Iraq's protracted oil dispute? - Jordan TimesCould Baghdad-Erbil end Iraq's protracted oil dispute?  Jordan Times

BAGHDAD — Iraq's federal authorities and the cash-strapped Kurdish regional government (KRG) have relaunched talks over longstanding oil and budget ...



How Israel and Iran Teamed up to Crush Iraq's Nuclear Bomb Program - Yahoo NewsHow Israel and Iran Teamed up to Crush Iraq's Nuclear Bomb Program  Yahoo News

Now, the famous Israeli Operation Opera that destroyed the Osirak reactor was still nine months away. At dawn on September 30, 1980 four American-made ...



The chequered history of military occupations - Telegraph IndiaThe chequered history of military occupations  Telegraph India

The line separating the liberator and the occupier, unfortunately, tends to merge with alarming frequency.



The Future of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces - Foreign Policy Research InstituteThe Future of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces  Foreign Policy Research Institute

Facing the existential threat of the then-rapidly expanding Islamic State in 2014, former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki officially established the Popular ...