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A demonstrator carries an Iraqi flag as he walks near burning tires blocking a road during ongoing a
Murder of Iraqi commentator al-Hashimi is a blow for the region - analysis

In Iraq, media and commentators are still vulnerable to the language of the bullet rather than the language of debate.

Iraqi security forces gather in a street, during a curfew imposed to fight the coronavirus
Prominent Iraqi government advisor Husham al-Hashemi shot dead in Baghdad

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Hashemi's killing.

What sort of man is Iraq’s new prime minister?

Everything about Kadhimi’s past suggests a man imbued with generous humanitarian instincts, an upholder of social justice, utterly opposed to repressive dictatorship.

Iraqi security forces gather in a street, during a curfew imposed to fight the coronavirus
A rift emerges among pro-Iranian militias in Iraq

Different units are increasingly divided between those who want to play a role in Iran’s regional strategy and those who want to be a more local Iraqi force.

A model of Simorgh satellite-carrier rocket during a ceremony in Tehran, Feb. 2016
Iran's aspirations in the region: The crossroads of uncertainty

Will Iran try to cement its role in a circle of Iraqi decision-makers, or will we witness the beginning of the end of Iran’s greater regional aspirations?

A headquarters building of Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) burns after being torched b
Iranian-backed militias play political party by day, fighters by night

The militias are playing a dangerous game as they try to edge the US out of Iraq without inviting retaliation measures.

Thousands gather in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani

The US Embassy in Baghdad urged American citizens to leave Iraq following the strike at Baghdad airport that killed Soleimani.

  QAIS AL-KHAZALI, leader of the Iran-supported force Asaib Ahl al-Haq, speaks during a celebration
Iran in Iraq

In Iraq, the Iranian regime has been active in supporting Shi’ite militias that are part of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).

Iranian Jews
Iran's Revolutionary Guards honor Jewish soldiers who died in Iran-Iraq War

From among the Iranian Jews who fought during that war as conscripted soldiers, about 15 were killed.

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