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The Iraq Report

24 March, 2017

This week in Iraq: Your weekly digest brought to you by The New Arab.

Sadr mobilises supporters, threatens to boycott Iraqi elections

24 March, 2017

Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered thousands of supporters in central Baghdad on Friday calling on them to snub elections set for later this year and join his "reform revolution"

Controversy over participation of Iran-linked militia in Iraqi elections

23 March, 2017

Political divisions are emerging within Iraq's ruling National Alliance over whether the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia should be permitted to take part in nationwide, local elections scheduled for September

Is Iraqi national identity dying?

22 March, 2017

In-depth: Theirs is a country plagued by divisions, sectarianism and violence - yet there is much which unites Iraqis, reports Paul Iddon.

Iraq and Trump: The first two months

22 March, 2017

Comment: Just two months after Trump's inauguration, significant damage has already been done to American-Iraqi relations, despite amendments to the travel ban, writes Ibrahim Al-Marashi.

Coalition gathers to hear Trump's Islamic State plan

22 March, 2017

The 68-nation US-led coalition against the Islamic State group will meet in Washington on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to destroy the remaining jihadist strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Iraqi leader says Trump 'more engaged' in terror fight

20 March, 2017

Haider al-Abadi met Donald Trump at the White House on the 14th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq

Iraq premier visits US as forces press anti-IS assault

19 March, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi left for Washington on Sunday to meet President Donald Trump as his forces press an assault to recapture west Mosul from IS.

Scores of Iraqis killed in Damascus twin bombing

11 March, 2017

Forty Iraqi pilgrims were reported among the victims of one the bloodiest attacks seen in Syria's capital.

Amal Clooney urges Iraq to allow IS war-crimes probe

10 March, 2017

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney Thursday urged Iraq to agree to a UN investigation of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group and bring those responsible for crimes to justice.

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