ISIS Takes Credit for Largest Bombing
In a televised speech, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned that the political impasse has given the Islamic State militants a helping hand. Parliament's resistance to political change has caused massive protests in Baghdad that divert security fo
The temporary takeover of the Iraqi parliament building and other facilities in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad by followers of Muqtada al-Sadr was a demonstration not only of current fractures in Iraqi politics but also of a recurring Am
After working as an interrogator for a U.S. military contractor in Iraq, Eric Fair took a job as an analyst for the National Security Agency.
PROPERTY prices in central Baghdad are as high as London's, even though Iraq's national income is down by 70 per cent since the collapse in the oil price.
In 2003, the most powerful army in the world invaded Iraq. Ali al-Makhzomy was 16 at the time. He remembers the grating sound of American tanks as they rolled into Baghdad. The invasion was just the beginning. It was a warning shot for the unimaginab
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Over the weekend a militia supporting Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr breached the "Green Zone" protecting the Iraqi government and foreign embassies in Baghdad. They are protesting ongoing corruption among Iraq's US-backed leaders. Lawmakers fled and a
The storming of the parliament building in Baghdad by protesters chanting the name of populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is a sign that the political system built up since the US invasion in 2003 is disintegrating.
Sadr: Politicians Want to Suppress Reform Movement
Key Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr Convinces Demonstrators to Leave
Today, the regime is in chaos and the system set up in Iraq by the US is collapsing when protesters loyal to popular Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr breached the heavily fortified Green Zone
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When Russian air strikes kill civilians in Syria, it is big news in US newspapers, but there is near-total silence when US bombs kill civilians in Iraq or Syria
Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr back on the streets to demonstrate against Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and corruption.
President Obama's announcement today that he would quintuple US troops in Syria has passed without any interest from Congress -- just like his recent announcement of more trips to Iraq.
With the dispatch of 200 more troop to Iraq, bringing the total to some 4,000, the buildup to the Third Mideast War is approaching its climax.
The great, long-awaited counterattack against ISIS has finally begun. The offensive that spans Syria and western Iraq is targeting the ISIS-held cities of Raqqa and Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.
Back in 2014 Obama promised that as part of the US war against ISIS, there would be "no ground troops in Iraq."
Could you imagine being kidnapped, being auctioned off like a piece of meat, and being endlessly gang-raped every day by some of the most evil men on the entire planet for months on end?
Rout of Iraqi Troops Another Morale Boost for ISIS
Says Smaller Outposts May Provide Artillery Support
Increasingly Unpopular Abadi Facing Growing Calls to Resign
Says Decision Needs to Come Within Weeks
Even as Pentagon officials have sought to emphasize their claims of ISIS being "on the run," ever more US ground troops are being deployed into Iraq to try to cope with ISIS offensives, with the battle of Makhmur leading to the introduction of US