'I am a doctor fighting public ignorance, not the pandemic,' says a pulmonologist at a Baghdad hospital, as the country sees first full day of a curfew
Attack comes days after NATO announced it would boost its troop presence in the country
In 2003, the plan was for the U.S. to profit from Iraq’s post-war reconstruction. Now, the resource-rich, bankrupt and corrupt country has become an economic playground for China, Russia and Iran
Iraqi president says rocket attack on area near where U.S. forces are based in northern Iraq is a 'dangerous escalation'
104 Yazidis whose bodies had been dumped by the Islamic State in mass graves were identified by DNA samples and buried as part of an effort by a UN team to exhume the more than 80 mass graves found
Group says the bombing, the first in nearly three years to hit the Iraqi capital, 'targeted apostate Shiites'
No one immediately took responsibility for the attack, but Iraqi military officials said it was the work of the Islamic State
Iraq’s shortage of electricity has driven it to form alliances with several countries – and even Israeli natural gas is implicated in the ensuing tangle
Since the Islamic State's fall, a tangled web of militia forces have run Sinjar. Now their flags are coming down, and the Iraqi military has deployed to the area for the first time in nearly 20 years
U.S. Embassy confirms that rockets targeting the heavily-fortified Green Zone activated its anti-missile defense system as assassination of Qassem Soleimani draws near
Funds earmarked for reconstruction by the World Bank were diverted to help fight COVID. The city’s mayor says only 2,000 of the 16,000 residents who appealed for assistance received money to rebuild their homes
Jews had lived in Iraq since biblical times, until they were driven out by the anti-Zionist government in the early 1950s. Omar Mohammed is devoted to maintaining their memory in the city from which they were erased
Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr fired gunshots and threw petrol bombs at the protesters' tents, leading the protesters to fight back, a witness said
The outgoing U.S. administration is encouraging the Taliban’s participation in the Afghan government and not demanding that Iraq boycott the Shi’ite militias. Such measures could open a window for contacts with Hezbollah
Aid organisations say it will be harder to reach the most vulnerable as planned closure, paused due to the coronavirus crisis, resumes
Renewed anti-government rallies converge to mark one year since mass unrest over corruption and widespread deprivation that left over 500 dead
More than 500 people were killed during the months-long movement that brought tens of thousands of Iraqis into the streets, expressing anger at corruption, high unemployment rates and dire public services
An independent rights organization says at least 44 kidnappings and 74 attempted killings of activists have taken place this year. Some blame powerful militias, including those backed by Iran, for the crackdown
Kataib Hezbollah spokesman says militia factions will not attack U.S. in Iraq, including the often-targeted U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, if American-led forces withdraw within 'acceptable timeframe'
With Iraq already recording up to 5,000 new COVID-19 infections daily, authorities have tried to enforce health regulations however many pilgrims have stood in large crowds without face masks