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…

In Iraq, Hezbollah’s Got U.S. Tanks, and Washington Wants Them Back

Pro-Iranian militias in Iraq got their hands on at least nine high-tech, U.S.-made M-1 tanks as early as 2015, the U.S. government acknowledged earlier this month. Along with the…

Kuwait International Conference: Increased GCC Role for Reconciliation in Iraq

Iraq must have a transparent budget for the reconstruction process…

Allies Promise Iraq $30 Billion, Falling Short of Baghdad’s Appeal

Iraq received pledges of $30 billion, mostly in credit facilities and investment, on Wednesday from allies but this fell short of the $88 billion Baghdad…

U.S. Urges Help for Iraq, Extends $3 Billion Credit Line

The United States on Tuesday urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to help rebuild Iraq or risk a reversal of the gains made…

Iraq Wants $88 Billion for Rebuilding. Allies Offer a Fraction of That.

Devastated by a war with Islamic State extremists that razed its cities and left millions homeless, Iraq has asked affluent allies led by the United…

Iraq Targets ‘Islamic State’ Remnants Amid Emerging Threat

The Iraqi military has launched a “search and clear” operation targeting “Islamic State” pockets near the Iranian border. Iraqi forces have also attacked the “White…

UNICEF Appeals for $17 Million to Rebuild Iraq Health Facilities

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF appealed on Wednesday for $17 million to help rebuild Iraq’s health facilities, ahead of an international conference to support…

Facing Trump’s Demands, NATO to Consider Larger Iraq Training Mission

The United States is renewing pressure on its European NATO allies to establish a long-term train-and-advise mission in Iraq, diplomats said, reviving a divisive issue…

Iraqi Army Moves to Secure Planned Oil Route to Iran

Iraqi forces launched a security operation along a planned oil transit route to Iran on Wednesday, saying it was clearing and “destroying sleeper cells” in…