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‘The Americans are gone’: Iran happy US left Taji base

The base has been attacked a dozen times by rockets fired by pro-Iranian militias and three coalition personnel were killed there in March.

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.

Million-man march in Baghdad against US military presence in Iraq, Jan. 24, 2020

Will Iraq’s new PM shake off Iran’s grip on the region?

On May 7, the Iraqi parliament swore in Mustafa al-Kadhimi as its new prime minister. Iraqi officials are hopeful his leadership will bring stability to the region and curtail months of protests.

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.

Iraq's soccer team brings unity to divided country

Unlike days of Saddam Hussein, players no longer fear punishment for poor performance – let alone political expression

Iraqi security forces ride in vehicles travelling to Mosul to fight against militants of ISIS

Concerns arise after Iraq cracks down on Al-Hurra channel

The Al-Hurra network has been taken down by the Iraqi government, which claims it was due to a misleading report it had aired. Though the possibility exists something more elaborate is taking place

An Iranian Aseman Airlines' Fokker 100.

Iraqi woman allegedly beaten at Iranian airport sparks outrage within Iraq

Iranian state-media said on Friday that Iran's vice-consul in Najaf visited the woman to apologize for the police's behavior.

Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Baghdad, Iraq

Iranian-allied Shiite Fighters in Iraq Threaten Israel

Popular Mobilization Forces also charge US with green-lighting alleged Israeli strikes.

Iraqi security forces ride in vehicles travelling to Mosul to fight against militants of ISIS

Iraq investigating alleged rocket fire that landed near US forces in Camp Taji

The incident is one of the most serious in recent months targeting an areas where US forces are present in Iraq.

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