Suicide Attack in Baghdad Kills at Least 27, Wounds 64

At least 27 people were killed and 64 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the deadliest attack so far this…

The Remarkable Resilience of the Prime Minister of Iraq

For the past three years, Iraq has been held together by one common goal: the defeat of the Islamic State. In pursuit of this objective,…

A Massive Price Tag to Rebuild Iraq After Islamic State

It will take years to haul out the rubble that weighs down Mosul’s Old City. More than 3,000 tons cover every acre, and much of…

HRW: Yezidi Fighters Allegedly Execute Civilians

Yezidi fighters in Iraq allegedly forcibly disappeared and killed 52 civilians from the Imteywit tribe in June 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Relatives of victims told…

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 350 Prisoners ‘Disappeared’

More than 350 detainees held by the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk are feared to have been forcibly disappeared, Human Rights Watch said…

Iran’s Ambassador in Baghdad Refused the West’s Calls to Dismantle Hashd Al-Shaabi

Iran’s ambassador in Baghdad defended the role of the Popular Mobilization Units, better known as Hashd al-Shaabi, in fighting terrorism in Iraq, saying the force…

Iraq’s Shia-led Groups Refuse to Down Weapons

Iraq’s powerful Hashd al-Shaabi brigades reject calls to demobilize despite apparent end of war against IS. They heeded a Shia leader’s call-to-arms, were equipped and…

Iraq Declares End of War and Victory Against ISIS

Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops…

How ISIL Changed the Oil Map of Iraq

The last three years dramatically reshaped the oil map in Iraq, OPEC’s second-largest producer. The dust from the military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq…

ISIS Leader Baghdadi Hiding Near Iraq-Syria Border, Alive but Injured,

The leader of the Islamic State group (ISIS), now in retreat across the Mideast, remains alive, albeit wounded, and hiding near the Iraq-Syria border, according…

Iraq urges extension of OPEC oil deal for another nine months

The Iraqi oil minister has repeated his call for an extension to a cap on global oil supplies and added that the deal would not…

Theresa May Makes Secret Visit to Iraq

Theresa May has become the first British prime minister to visit Iraq since 2008, touring a military base near Baghdad and holding talks with her…