IS attack in Iraq leaves 11 Iraqi fighters dead

At least 11 fighters from Iraq's state-sponsored Hashed al-Shaabi force were killed in an ambush by the Islamic State group north of the capital...

Twin suicide bombing in Baghdad kills atleast 13 people, reveals preliminary toll

A rare twin suicide bombing killed at least 13 people on a bustling commercial street in the heart of Baghdad on Thursday, the military...

US decreases troop levels to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

The US military has cut troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 each, their lowest levels in the nearly two decades since the...

US puts senior Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

The US Treasury slapped sanctions on the leader of Iraq's paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces Friday, saying he was connected to "serious human rights abuse." The...

Joe Biden’s position on Afghanistan

In a Pentagon briefing room on Tuesday, Christopher Miller, the Acting United States Secretary of Defence, announced US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.The US...

American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire, US cuts troops

A volley of rockets slammed into the Iraqi capital Baghdad late Tuesday, killing one girl and breaking a month-long truce on attacks against the...

Iraq’s pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden at helm

Iraq's pro-Tehran factions have welcomed Joe Biden's election as US president, alarming officials and activists in Baghdad who fear a US-Iran de-escalation could empower...

‘Do not mess with Turkey’: Turkish President Erdogan takes on France’s Macron

The relationship between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan has degenerated in recent months from diplomatic disagreements to annoyance...

US slaps sanctions on Iran’s envoy citing links to Quds Force

The US has added the Iranian ambassador to Iraq to its sanctions blacklist, claiming he works for an elite military unit it has deemed...

Op-ed: Muslim voters in US should remember who dropped bombs in Islamic countries

During the presidential debate alongside Donald Trump in September, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden uttered the invocative Islamic expression “Inshallah,” meaning “God willing,” to...

Afghanistan: A graveyard of empires?

Afghanistan is a notoriously difficult country to govern. Empire after empire, nation after nation have failed to pacify what is today the modern territory...

Pakistan, Iraq air force vow to take relations to ‘new heights’

Iraqi air force commander Major General Shihab Jahid Ali Shakarchi visited Pakistan’s Air Headquarters, in Islamabad. Gen Shihab’s trip is aimed at reaffirming ‘brotherly...