Opinion

Sectarian conflicts in the Middle East can be resolved

Sectarianism is a modern-day phenomenon in the Middle East and should be addressed as such.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Opinion

Can Iraq's new prime minister solve its old problems?

Adel Abdul Mahdi will have a better chance of forging the political consensus that has eluded his predecessors.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Middle East

Iraqis suffer with no water or electricity after ISIL's defeat

Fear and lack of opportunities are shared across former ISIL-controlled territory, as the armed group stripped everything from infrastructure and repairs are delayed by continued sporadic attacks.

Humanitarian crises

Mukwege, Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist.

Middle East

ISIL fighters' families held against their will in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of women and children who lived with the group have been accused of being accomplices.

Middle East

ISIL fighters still operate around Anbar

Iraq's military has launched another offensive to target ISIL pockets long after the group lost territory.

Iraq

Iraq names new PM, ending deadlock

A compromise candidate, Adel Abdul Mahdi has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval.

Iraq: Adel Abdul Mahdi named prime minister

Iraq

Barham Salih elected new Iraqi president

The Kurdish moderate politician has named veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate.

Iraq: Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president

Middle East

Deadline to elect new Iraqi president nears

The process has been plagued with delays and the two main Kurdish parties are contesting the post for the first time.

Iraq

Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Iraq's Kurds voted in the semi-autonomous region's parliamentary election a year after a failed bid for independence.

Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Opinion

Is Iraqi Kurdistan on the verge of another civil war?

Iraqi Kurdistan could witness a spate of instability after the September 30 elections.

Namo Abdulla

by Namo Abdulla

Namo Abdulla

Middle East

Iraq 'regrets' closure of US consulate, Iran rejects 'propaganda'

US on Friday said it will close its consulate in Basra following threats from Iran and Iran-backed groups.

Iraq 'regrets' closure of US consulate, Iran rejects 'propaganda'

Counting the Cost

Oil-rich but powerless: Who can solve Iraq's electricity crisis?

What's behind the lack of power and water in the oil-rich economy? A look at challenges facing Iraq's next government.

Iraq

Low turnout expected as Iraq's Kurds prepare to vote

Sunday's vote comes a year after failed independence bid that put Kurds under Baghdad's economic and political pressure.

Low turnout expected as Iraq's Kurds prepare to vote

Iraq

US shuts down consulate in Basra after 'Iran threats'

The move follows recent rocket attacks that Washington says were directed at the consulate in Basra.

US shuts down consulate in Iraq's Basra citing Iranian 'threats'