Middle East

Iraqi protesters remain in jail in test for new PM

Courts yet to act on order by Iraq's new prime minister to release demonstrators.

Iraq

Iraq: Basra protesters call for resignation of local governor

Step-down demands come after a protester was killed during renewed anti-government demonstrations in the southern city.

Iraq: Basra protesters call for resignation of local governor

Iraq

Mustafa al-Kadhimi ends Iraq deadlock but new PM faces hurdles

Former intelligence chief's appointment comes amid major crises: mass protests, coronavirus and plunging oil prices.

Mustafa al-Kadhimi ends Iraq deadlock but new PM faces hurdles

Iraq

New Iraq PM releases protesters; promotes respected general

Mustafa al-Kadhimi also promises justice and compensation to relatives of people killed in last year's mass protests.

New Iraq PM releases protesters; promotes respected general

Iraq

Hundreds gather in Baghdad in new round of anti-gov't protests

Demonstrators gather demanding 'actual results' following a series of pledges by new PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Hundreds gather in Baghdad in new round of anti-gov't protests

AJ Impact

Oil price crash compounds problems facing Iraq's new government

PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi's new government faces budget crisis triggered by coronavirus and oil price out.

Oil price crash compounds problems facing Iraq's new government

Middle East

Who is Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister?

Al-Kadhimi is viewed as pragmatic as well as having good relations with main players across Iraqi political spectrum.

Who is Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister?

Reporter's Notebook

Iraq, oil and the future of its youth

The plummeting oil price has devastated Iraq's economy, as coronavirus lockdown puts youth protests on hold.

Iraq, oil and the future of its youth

Iraq

Iraq forms new government after six months of uncertainty

New PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi says coronavirus and accountability for protester deaths will be priorities.

Iraq forms new government after six months of uncertainty

Iraq

Three rockets target military complex near Baghdad airport

No immediate claim of responsibility for firing rockets that landed in the perimeter of Baghdad's airport.

Three rockets target military complex near Baghdad airport

Iraq

ISIL attack kills Hashd al-Shaabi forces in Iraq

At least 10 members of the paramilitary unit also known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces were killed.

ISIL attack kills Hashd al-Shaabi forces in Iraq

Middle East

US extends sanctions waiver allowing Iraq to import Iran gas

Previous 120-day waivers have been reduced to 30 days in what some view as part of Trump’s effort to raise pressure on Iran.

AJ Impact

IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

MENA oil exporters may see a 4.2 percent real GDP contraction in 2020, says the International Monetary Fund.

IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

Middle East

Iraqi TV show producers hope to provide comfort for Ramadan

Wilayat Batikh, a popular Iraqi sketch comedy show, continues filming episodes for Ramadan during COVID-19 lockdown.

Middle East

Iraqis slam restrictions for businesses amid pandemic

Iraq has partly lifted a curfew imposed on March 17 to contain the spread of the coronavirus.