Trump's War On ISIS 'Dramatically Accelerated' Coalition Gains in Iraq And Syria
Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, in a briefing with reporters said that Trump's strategy in the battle against the jihadist group in Iraq and Syria had “dramatically accelerated” progress in the ...
Abadi rejects al-Sadr call to dissolve Hashd al-Shaabi
Haidar al-Abadi, Iraqi prime minister, has rejected a call by Muqtada al-Sadr, the oowerful Iraqi Shia leader, to dissolve a controversial militia involved in battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. Hashd al-Shaabi, a Shia unit ...
Iraq's Hashd forces reject call to come under state control
Iraq PM rejects call to dissolve Shia militia
Addressing Iranian Influence in Iraq
Iraq Secures $195 Million Japanese Loan for Electricity Sector
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Japan has agreed to lend Iraq up to $195 million for a project to help repair a thermal power station in the southern province of Basra, an Iraqi government statement said on Saturday. Though Iraq is a major OPEC oil producer, the country ...
Iraq gets loan from Japan to develop thermal power station
Iraq secures US$195m Japanese loan for electricity sector
Task & Purpose
After Mosul, Rebuilding Iraq Will Be Just as Painful This Time Around
Task & Purpose
In The National Interest's latest Facebook Live interview, Harry Kazianis, Director of Defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, sat down with Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis (Ret.), a senior fellow at Defense Priorities, to discuss what is ...
UN Migration Agency's Emergency Unit Assists Newly Displaced from Tal Afar, Iraq [EN/AR]
Iraq faces vast challenges securing, rebuilding Mosul
US forces evacuate spies planted within IS from Mosul
Iraq: Humanitarian Dashboard (June 2017)
In the first six months of 2017, 133 humanitarian partners reached 4.8 million people in 273 geographical locations across Iraq, representing 77 per cent of the targeted population. The bulk of assistance was focused in Ninewa Governorate, as the ...
Smart Moves on Iraq's Economy
When American journalists and policymakers talk about Iraq, their focus is overwhelmingly on security. Will Iraqi forces mop up the remnants of the Islamic State? Will Iran extend and formalize its influence in Iraq (as the Iranian and Iraqi Defense ...
Ex-Blackwater Guard's Conviction in Iraq Massacre Overturned, Appeals Court Rules
Nicolas Slatten, 33, was convicted in April 2015 of first-degree murder by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., but now gets a retrial in the case. Three former guards with the private military company who were found guilty in the same incident — each ...
Blackwater guard gets murder conviction tossed in Iraq massacre
Murder conviction in Blackwater Iraq shooting case thrown out
In Blackwater Case, Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences
Kurdish Miss Iraq Vian Sulaimani stripped of title
Sulaimani, who is originally from the Kurdish city of Sulaimani but resides in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, was stripped of her title and all of her duties for claiming to be single, when in fact she had previously been married per a press release ...
Kurdish PM: Kurds Have 'Completely Lost Hope' in Iraq
Iraq's Kirkuk province spurns plan to ship its oil to Iran
What will post-referendum Iraq be?
France has seen 271 jihadi militants return from Iraq and Syria: minister
Some 700 French nationals are estimated to have fought in Islamic State ranks in Iraq and Syria, and like other European countries France has been wrestling with how to handle the flow of so-called returnees. The number of jihadis to have returned to ...
New report sheds light on civilian deaths in Iraq & Syria
US and Russian-backed forces have killed at least 19,663 non-combatant civilians in Syria and Iraq between August 2014 and July 2017, monitoring group Airwars estimates. The London-based collective of journalists and researchers say that at least 7,337 ...
624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report