Oil rich Arab Islamic nation with millenia of history, still struggling for stebillity following 2003 overthrown of dictator Sadam Hussein.

Kataib Hezbollah back in spotlight in Iraq - analysis

Over the last several years, Kataib Hezbollah appeared to fade a bit from the spotlight. The new case illustrates its continued nefarious presence.

Iran may carry out more attacks in Iraq against Kurdish groups - analysis

Iran’s continued focus on dissident groups is part of its crackdown internally in which it has executed hundreds of people.

Clashes rise in Kurdish refugee camp in Iraq

The camp houses more than 10,000 refugees, and it has been targeted by Turkey in the past.

Iraqi team withdraws from fencing tournament to avoid Israelis

Last year, the Iraqi parliament passed legislation criminalizing any form of "normalization" with Israel.


Iran says 'terrorist' group linked to Israel has been arrested - report

The statement comes amid heightening tensions between Iran and its arch-enemy Israel over Tehran's nuclear program.


Why Iran strategically relies on its proxies - opinion

The Islamic Republic can only cease support for these proxies by making the shift from being a revolutionary cause to a normal state.

Lebanon strikes deals to get more oil from Iraq

Baghdad has agreed to increase the volume of heavy fuel oil supplied under an existing deal by 50% to 1.5 million metric tonnes this year.


Why does Iran need 200,000 pro-Iran militiamen in Iraq? - analysis

A report alleges that the number of pro-Iran militiamen have grown so large that they are the third largest military force in Iraq.

US-led coalition conducts live fire exercises in Iraq and Syria

Since May 1, the joint task force fighting the Islamic State group has conducted live fire exercises, which may involve newly refitted A-10 Warthog jets.

By Clint Van Winkle/The Media Line
A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 2

Belgium arrests suspected al Qaeda member over Iraq attacks

The attacks were carried out using car bombs against several government buildings among others, the statement said.

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