Iraq Faces A Perfect Economic Storm
Let's start on the frontline of every faltering economy: the grocery store. In a Baghdad shop lined with baskets of spices and rose petal tea, owner Osama al-Hassani is measuring out roasted, salted beans. "Is that enough?" he says to a customer. It's ...
Isis video threatening UK claims to show Paris attackers in Iraq and Syria
If the identities of the men in the video are confirmed, it would indicate that the nine were not only influenced by Isis, but coordinated by the group from strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The video seemingly aims to show that the attackers, some of ...
ISIS Video Appears to Show Paris Assailants Earlier in Syria and Iraq
New ISIS Video Apparently Shows Paris Attackers Carrying Out Executions In Iraq And Syria
IS releases video of 'Paris attackers'
Iraq summons Saudi envoy for 'interference' in its affairs
Baghdad (AFP) - Iraq's foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Baghdad on Sunday to protest his "interference" in the country's internal affairs over remarks on militia forces fighting the Islamic State group.
Iraq summons Saudi envoy over comments on Iran-backed militias
Iraq summons Saudi envoy over Hashd militia comments
Saudi envoy to Iraq, Thamer al-Sabhan
Iraq seeks more coalition trainers for local police
Iraq's trained local police then moved in to help secure the town. The local police were able to take over more quickly than initially anticipated, allowing more skilled Iraqi security and counterterrorism forces to move on to other operations, the U.S ...
Operation Inherent Resolve Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
What Donald Rumsfeld Knew We Didn't Know About Iraq
On September 9, 2002, as the George W. Bush administration was launching its campaign to invade Iraq, a classified report landed on the desk of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It came from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and it carried an ...
Report: Rumsfeld Didn't Share Key Report on Iraq WMD
Department of Defense
Dunford: Recommendations Forthcoming on US Troop Presence in Northern Iraq
Department of Defense
PARIS, January 24, 2016 — The United States potentially will make recommendations to position U.S. troops with Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq to support the next phase of isolating the key city of Mosul, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of ...
Appeasing Iran hurts us in Iraq, too
Two years after the Karbala attack , in 2009, Laith Khazali was freed as part of a prisoner exchange with Iranian-backed Shiite militants who had kidnapped five British men in Iraq and killed four of them. Qais Khazali was freed in 2010 and Daqduq in 2012.
Officials drop 58 inquiries into alleged unlawful killings by Iraq veterans
The Iraq historic allegations team (Ihat), set up by the last Labour government in 2010 to examine claims of murder, abuse and torture during the Iraq war, has decided not to proceed in 57 cases, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. A further case ...
Almost 60 cases against UK soldiers in Iraq dropped
'No criminality established': Probes into 57 unlawful killings in Iraq by UK soldiers dropped
Almost 60 probes into British soldiers accused of unlawful killings in Iraq dropped
The Iraq War's tragic epilogue: Why America will never truly be able to leave
And yet just two and a half years after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, that same force collapsed in spectacular fashion in the face of assaults by Islamic State militants who, by CIA estimates, numbered no more than 31,000 in all. In June 2014, for ...
The Fake Facebook News Driving Iraq's Wars
After Saudi Arabia's recent execution of a leading Shiite Muslim cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, there was widespread outrage in Shiite Muslim communities across the Middle East, and especially in Iraq. Protests were organized in Baghdad fed by social media.