Iraq’s Sadr Announces Political Alliance with Pro-Iranian Bloc

Iraq’s Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr has announced a surprise alliance with…

Cleric Sadr, in Surprise Comeback, Seems Set to Win Iraq Election

Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States…

Iraq Elections: Fractured Shia Forces Mean an Uncertain Outcome

Iraq’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for 12 May, will serve as the first national referendum since the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in 2017. There are…

New Electronic System to Speed-up Iraqi Election Results: Elections Chief

A new electronic system will deliver the results of Iraq’s upcoming national…

Amnesty: Women, Children Linked to IS Suffer Abuses in Iraq

Iraqi women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, and…

Trump Can’t Afford to Forget About Iraq

In January, with an eye toward national elections on May 12, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stunned many observers when he agreed to a political alliance with…

Iraq Holding More than 19,000 Because of IS, Militant Ties

Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than…

Mattis Accuses Iran of Using Money to Sway Iraq’s Elections

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday accused Iran of funneling money into Iraq to sway the outcome of its elections in May, calling it part…

Iraq’s Sadr and Communist Sickle Join Forces for Election

Supporters of a black-turbaned Shiite cleric are seeing red in the runup to Iraq’s May elections thanks to an unprecedented alliance with the once-powerful communist…

Iraq’s Abadi Inducts Iran-linked Militias into Security Forces

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued a decree on Thursday formalising the inclusion of Iran-linked paramilitary groups into the country’s security forces. According to the…

Abadi: Iraq will Lift Ban on Kurdistan Airports, Send Salaries of Employees before Newroz

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said his government would lift the international flight ban on airports in the Kurdistan Region and send salaries…

Baghdad Claims to be Mediating Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari said today that his country is ‘still making efforts’ to strengthen relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. “Certainly, Iraq can…