Acting U.S. Defense Secretary visits Iraq

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad this morning for an unannounced trip, that he said would emphasize the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and broach the issue…

Iraq won’t join in U.S. battle against Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called U.S. President Donald Trump a ‘liar,’ after the American leader expressed his wish to keep U.S. forces in Iraq in order to monitor neighboring Iran,…

Iranian forces integrate in Iraqi defense establishment

The powerful Iranian-backed PMF, Popular Mobilization Forces, has reportedly become an integral part of the Iraqi defense forces, assuming positions, among others, along the country's border with Syria. According to…

Iraq fails to elect parliament speaker

The country's parliament held its first session since May's national election but failed to elect a speaker; in what should have been the first step towards forming a new government.…