Iraq

Politics & Governance

Civil Unrest Complicates New Government Formation in Iraq

Protests that started in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have since expanded...

Activists: Iraqi Police Arresting Protesters in the South

Iraqi security forces in the southern oil-rich province of Basra have started...

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...

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...

Trump Can’t Afford to Forget About Iraq

In January, with an eye toward national elections on May 12, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider...

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...

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...

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Supporters of a black-turbaned Shiite cleric are seeing red in the runup to Iraq’s May...

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...

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