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…

Iraq president arrives in Kuwait for official visit

Iraqi President Fuad Masum and his accompanying delegation arrived in Kuwait today for an official visit during which they will hold talks with the Emir…

Women’s rights are under threat in Iraq

Earlier this month, Iraq’s parliament received amendments to its constitution that — if approved — will fundamentally change Iraqi women’s legal rights. The amendments include…

The Repercussions of the Kurdistan Referendum

The Repercussions of the Kurdistan Referendum — between the…

Iraqi forces captures last ISIS held town in Iraq

The Iraqi army retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group on Friday as the jihadists’ self-proclaimed “caliphate” faced…

Baghdad will cut Erbil’s share in 2018 federal budget

Iraq’s cabinet proposed on Sunday to slash the Kurdish share of the country’s revenue in the 2018 federal budget, a move that Kurdish officials said…

Iran vying for leadership of Shi’ites in Iraq

A top Iranian Shiite cleric visited Najaf and his aim was to raise his profile as a replacement for Sistani. In early September, Ayatollah Mahmoud…

Kurds Reveal five-point Initiative for Dialogue with Iraq

The Kurdistan Regional Government has proposed a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic border crossing with Turkey, with the participation of the US-led coalition to…