Iraqi PM sacks 36 officers in major army shake up

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has removed 26 military officers from their posts, sending 10 ......

The anti-ISIS coalition - military plans and political risks

Friday, 24 October 2014

Since President Obama’s Sept. 10 announcement of the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State ......

A minimalist strategy for a collapsing Middle East

Sunday, 05 October 2014

Hisham Melhem is a columnist and analyst for Al Arabiya News Channel in Washington, DC. Melhem has interviewed many American and international public figures, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, among others. He is also the correspondent for Annahar, the leading Lebanese daily. For four years he hosted "Across the Ocean," a weekly current affairs program on U.S.-Arab relations for Al Arabiya. Follow him on Twitter : @hisham_melhem


Iraqis hopeful new government will bring reform

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Iraqis are hopeful that their new government will implement necessary reforms, but Prime Minister ......

Iraqi Sunnis who fought al-Qaeda not keen to quell ISIS

Friday, 29 August 2014

While Iraqi Sunni tribes were crucial in defeating al-Qaeda in 2005, they have not shown the same ......

Syria and Iraq crises are joined at the hip

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Eyad Abu Shakra (also written as Ayad Abou-Chakra) began his media career in 1973 with Annahar newspaper in Lebanon. He joined Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK in 1979, occupying several positions including: Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Head of Research Unit, as well as being a regular columnist. He has several published works, including books, chapters in edited books, and specialized articles, in addition to frequent regular TV and radio appearances. Eyad tweets @eyad1949


Kurdish ministers rejoin Iraqi government

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Kurdish ministers who withdrew from meetings of the government of outgoing Prime Minister Nouri ......

Iraq’s president says to work on improving ties with Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Iraq’s new President Fouad Masum has said he will work toward improving ties with the Saudi ......

Sunni leaders open to joining Iraq’s new govt

Friday, 15 August 2014

Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq’s Sunni-majority provinces on Friday offered their ......

U.S., U.N. hail Iraq’s Maliki for stepping down

Friday, 15 August 2014

The United States and the United Nations on Thursday commended Iraq’s outgoing Prime Minister ......

Iraq’s Maliki: Stern, unwavering, heavy-handed

Friday, 15 August 2014

When a rocket struck in Baghdad’s Green Zone in 2007 during a news conference by Prime ......

Maliki’s eight years in power

Monday, 11 August 2014

Here are the main dates of the eight years in power of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq, whose ......

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric sends subtle message to Maliki to step aside

Friday, 25 July 2014

Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to ......