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Iraq

US Sees Islamic State Group Spreading its Tentacles

US Sees Islamic State Group Spreading its Tentacles

IS remains the greatest threat globally, with a “formidable force” in Syria and Iraq

02 June 2016

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Although most of Fallujah’s population is believed to have fled, 50,000 people are still thought to be trapped inside with limited access to food, water or healthcare

31 May 2016

Concerns Over Civilian Suffering as Iraqi Forces Surround Fallujah

Concerns Over Civilian Suffering as Iraqi Forces Surround Fallujah

"They are brainwashed by now… They should be placed in a special camp"

30 May 2016

50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold

50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold

"Saving innocent people from harm's way is the most important thing, even more so than targeting the enemy"

29 May 2016

Opinion: 1

US dropping calls for Assad to go because Syrian regime is better than ISIS

US dropping calls for Assad to go because Syrian regime is better than ISIS

In Syria and Lebanon, there are no plans for a future, but the Syrian army is going to have a role in any New Syria

26 May 2016

Opinion: 1

UN Calls for Calm After Violent Mass Break-in of Iraq's Government Buildings

UN Calls for Calm After Violent Mass Break-in of Iraq's Government Buildings

“Restoring calm is key for Iraq to be able to move forward in finding a political solution”

21 May 2016

Iraq Launches Western Operation Against Islamic State

Iraq Launches Western Operation Against Islamic State

Iraq's security forces have announced the start of an operation to retake control of Ar-Rutbah, a town in western Anbar province that links Islamic State-controlled areas there with the Jordanian and Syrian borders.

17 May 2016

Three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Three car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

At least 93 people have been killed, police and medics say.

11 May 2016

Iraq says Islamic State control shrinks to 14 percent of its territory

Iraq says Islamic State control shrinks to 14 percent of its territory

U.S.-backed military campaign against Islamic State had retaken around two-thirds of the territory seized by the militants in their lightning sweep across the country's north and west in 2014

11 May 2016

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Regardless of whether they failed in their goals with regards to Iraq, or if chaos and instability is the goal in and of itself as many others would argue, the bottom line is that Iraq still has a chance

10 May 2016

by Navid Nasr

Iraq protests: Demonstrators begin to leave Green Zone

Iraq protests: Demonstrators begin to leave Green Zone

“We need new faces not the old ones”

01 May 2016

Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament

Iraqi Shia protesters storm Baghdad parliament

"The people have come to the right place, to rule themselves"

30 April 2016

Iraq Army Renews Offensive Toward Mosul Under Heavy Coalition Airstrikes

Iraq Army Renews Offensive Toward Mosul Under Heavy Coalition Airstrikes

The advance was brought to a halt, when the Iraqi soldiers have encountered heavy resistance after managing to retake three out of eight villages from ISIS fighters.

27 April 2016

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Mosul Dam is the key hydro-project that provides electricity and irrigation for millions of Iraqis. The good news ends there.

25 April 2016

by Theodore Karasik

Isis fighters’ numbers hit two-year low, Obama says

Isis fighters’ numbers hit two-year low, Obama says

"In other words, the Isis core in Syria and Iraq continues to shrink.”

14 April 2016

Kerry Makes Previously Unannounced Visit to Iraq

Kerry Makes Previously Unannounced Visit to Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Baghdad on a previously unannounced visit that marks his first trip to Iraq since 2014

08 April 2016

The Execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the Decline of the House of Saud

The Execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the Decline of the House of Saud

On July 8, 2012, Saudi police arrested a Shi'ite religious leader in the town of Al-Awamiyah in that country's Eastern Province, wounding him and killing two others...

10 January 2016

by Navid Nasr

The Bloody Myth of Canada The Good

The Bloody Myth of Canada The Good

The cherished belief in Canadian benevolence in global affairs is a reactionary, dangerous but also unrealistic myth – better suited for the rhetoric of federal elections than describing the reality of Canada as a global actor.

10 December 2015

by Jay Watts

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