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‘Fraud’ case in Iraqi court against election results by PMU adjourned ‘Fraud’ case in Iraqi court against election results by PMU adjourned
A case in an Iraqi court filed by the Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militia (Hashed-al-Shaabi), contesting its defeat in the October 10 parliamentary election was adjourned Monday until next ...
Middle East 13 December ,2021
Supporters of pro-Iran groups in Iraq protest against vote ‘fraud’ Supporters of pro-Iran groups in Iraq protest against vote ‘fraud’
Some 2,000 supporters of Iraq’s pro-Iran Hashed al-Shaabi network protested Friday in Baghdad against alleged fraud at last month’s parliamentary polls, a week after a similar rallies turned ...
Middle East 12 November ,2021
Iraqi Shia militia group denies ceasefire agreement with government on anti-US ops Iraqi Shia militia group denies ceasefire agreement with government on anti-US ops
Iraq’s Master of Martyrs Battalions, or Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada' (KSS) group, has denied it has reached any ceasefire or agreement with the Iraqi government about stopping operations against US ...
Middle East 12 September ,2021
Four dead in north Iraq attack near Mosul blamed on ISIS Four dead in north Iraq attack near Mosul blamed on ISIS
Four people, including members of Iraq’s security forces, were killed on Saturday in an attack by ISIS extremists near the northern city of Mosul, officials said.The attack occurred at night in the ...
Middle East 11 September ,2021
In tactical shift, Iran grows new, loyal elite from among Iraqi militias: Reuters In tactical shift, Iran grows new, loyal elite from among Iraqi militias: Reuters
Iran has hand-picked hundreds of trusted fighters from among the cadres of its most powerful militia allies in Iraq, forming smaller, elite and fiercely loyal factions in a shift away from relying on ...
Features 21 May ,2021
Iraqi forces capture, dismantle 24 missiles near Ain Al-Assad base: Sources Iraqi forces capture, dismantle 24 missiles near Ain Al-Assad base: Sources
Iraqi security forces were able to thwart an attack with 24 missiles targeting the Ain Al-Assad base, according to Al Arabiya sources.The 24 missiles were found inside a vehicle east of Ain Al-Assad ...
Middle East 08 April ,2021
Iraqi dies of wounds sustained in Erbil rocket attack: Health ministry Iraqi dies of wounds sustained in Erbil rocket attack: Health ministry
An Iraqi civilian wounded in a rocket attack targeting the Erbil airport in northern Iraq last week has died, authorities in the Kurdistan region said Monday, raising the toll to two dead.On February ...
Middle East 22 February ,2021
Attacks targeting US personnel in Iraq increase as Biden, Europe wait for Iran Attacks targeting US personnel in Iraq increase as Biden, Europe wait for Iran
Rocket attacks on Baghdad’s Green Zone are not an unusual development with the highly-secured compound housing the US Embassy and other Western embassies.The Green Zone is a prime target for ...
Features 22 February ,2021
US says there will be ‘consequences for any group’ responsible for Iraq attack US says there will be ‘consequences for any group’ responsible for Iraq attack
Washington said Wednesday that it would respond to those behind the rocket attack in Iraq’s Erbil earlier in the week, killing a civilian contractor and injuring several others.“It’s fair to say that ...
Middle East 17 February ,2021
UK’s Raab says attack on coalition forces in Iraq was ‘outrageous and unacceptable’ UK’s Raab says attack on coalition forces in Iraq was ‘outrageous and unacceptable’
British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Tuesday said attacks on US-led forces in northern Iraq were “outrageous and unacceptable.”“Last night’s attack on @coalition forces and civilians in Erbil were ...
Middle East 16 February ,2021
Iraq ‘surprised’ at US sanctions for top PMU militia leader Iraq ‘surprised’ at US sanctions for top PMU militia leader
Iraq voiced surprise Saturday after the US Treasury imposed “unacceptable” sanctions against Falih al-Fayyadh, leader of the state-sponsored Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) militia, a powerful ...
Middle East 09 January ,2021
Iraq wants US, Iran to respect its sovereignty a year after Soleimani’s killing Iraq wants US, Iran to respect its sovereignty a year after Soleimani’s killing
Iraq has warned both the United States and Iran to respect its sovereignty, according to a statement from an Iraqi army official, as Baghdad marks the one-year anniversary of the US killing of Iranian ...
Middle East 03 January ,2021
Watch: Posters of Soleimani, al-Mohandes hoisted inside Iraq’s parliament Watch: Posters of Soleimani, al-Mohandes hoisted inside Iraq’s parliament
Large posters and banners of slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani were hoisted inside the halls of the Iraqi parliament ahead of preparations to mark the one-year-anniversary of his assassination ...
Middle East 18 December ,2020
Iraqi activist Salah al-Iraqi shot dead in Baghdad al-Jadida district Iraqi activist Salah al-Iraqi shot dead in Baghdad al-Jadida district
Iraqi authorities are investigating another assassination of an activist after Salah al-Iraqi was shot five times on Tuesday in the country’s Baghdad al-Jadida district.A security source confirmed to ...
Middle East 15 December ,2020
US takes down websites belonging to Iran-backed groups in Iraq US takes down websites belonging to Iran-backed groups in Iraq
The US Justice Department has seized a website belonging to Iraq’s paramilitary Badr Organization in what one expert said is part of a broader US attempt to pressure Iran-backed groups in the ...
Features 02 December ,2020
Biden must confront old and emerging threats in Iraq to curb Iran’s influence Biden must confront old and emerging threats in Iraq to curb Iran’s influence
US President-elect Joe Biden must learn from the country’s experience in the Middle East to formulate policy on Iraq for a new era, according to Phillip Smyth, a fellow at the Washington Institute.As ...
Features 25 November ,2020
Shadowy new militias in Iraq targeting US forces as new front for Iran Shadowy new militias in Iraq targeting US forces as new front for Iran
A handful of shadowy Shia militias have emerged over the last year in Iraq intent on targeting US coalition forces and Western interests in the country. The new militias, loyal to Iran, have claimed ...
Features 18 November ,2020
Iraq protests one year on: Demands, Iran’s role, al-Kadhimi and the future Iraq protests one year on: Demands, Iran’s role, al-Kadhimi and the future
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the outbreak of protests in Iraq known as the “October Revolution.”Throughout the year, Iraqis have taken to the streets across the country. They have been ...
Features 11 October ,2020
Blast hits US coalition convoy north of Baghdad, no casualties: Iraq military Blast hits US coalition convoy north of Baghdad, no casualties: Iraq military
A blast from a planted explosive device hit a convoy of the US-led coalition near the Taji base north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the Iraqi military said in a statement.The explosion caused a fire to a ...
Middle East 11 August ,2020