US Forces Begin Reducing Numbers in Iraq: Iraqi Spokesman

U.S. forces have begun reducing their numbers in Iraq after Iraqi authorities declared “victory” over Islamic State, an Iraqi government spokesman said on Monday. Iraqi…

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Lift Sanctions on Kurdistan Region Banks – TV

The Iraqi parliament voted on Monday to lift sanctions imposed on banks in the Kurdistan region over an independence referendum, two main Iraqi TV channels…

Iraq Sets May 12 Date for Elections to be Contested by PM Abadi, Iran Allies

The Iraqi parliament on Monday set May 12 for elections the winner of which will face the daunting tasks of rebuilding Iraq after a three-year…

Iraq, BP to Sign Deal to Boost Kirkuk Oil Production Capacity

Iraq aims to sign a deal with BP on Thursday to boost production capacity from the northern Kirkuk oilfields, which were taken back in October…

Iraq’s Abadi Announces End of Short-lived Electoral Alliance with Iran-backed Forces

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and an Iran-backed force that helped Iraq fight Islamic State have agreed to stand separately in elections, a source said on…

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…