Middle East

Kuwait emir in Iraq amid tension over suspected tanker attacks

Kuwait and Iraq call for 'wisdom' as Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah's visits Baghdad for the first time since 2012.

Kuwait emir in Iraq amid tension over suspected tanker attacks

AJ IMPACT

What's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent?

US push for Iraq's 'energy independence' aims to isolate Iran and take advantage of oil and gas reserves, analysts say.

What's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent?

Iraq

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, three hurt

Three Iraqi workers wounded as rocket lands on headquarters of several major companies in latest oil attack.

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, three hurt

Middle East

Kuwait emir to visit Iraq over Gulf rift

Kuwait’s ruler will visit Iraq amid unprecedented regional tensions after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Kuwait emir to visit Iraq over Gulf rift

US & Canada

War crimes trial set for US Navy SEAL in ISIL prisoner's killing

Edward Gallagher has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder in the stabbing death of a wounded ISIL prisoner.

War crimes trial set for US Navy SEAL in ISIL prisoner's killing

Middle East

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Experts say pollution from surrounding oilfields is one of the reasons why Basra has the highest rate of cancer in Iraq.

AJ Impact

Short Answer

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Explaining the economic and geopolitical significance of the key waterway out of the Gulf.

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Opinion

Five years on, still no justice for Iraq's Camp Speicher victims

Flawed trials and half-truths cannot bring justice for all those killed and forcefully disappeared at Camp Speicher.

Taif Alkhudary

by Taif Alkhudary

Taif Alkhudary

Syria's War

Syria Kurds hand over French, Dutch orphans from ISIL families

Syrian-Kurdish officials say they handed over 12 French, two Dutch orphans from ISIL families to government delegations.

Syria Kurds hand over French, Dutch orphans from ISIL families

Middle East

Saving Babylon: Archaeologists appeal for support to save sites

Iraqi archaeologists say more money is needed to preserve dozens of ancient sites in Babylon.

Middle East

Iran-US tension: Iraq's Sunnis want more say in talks

Analysts say a military escalation between Iran and the US seems unlikely.

France

Iraq death sentences a 'disgrace' for France: Lawyers

Scores of legal professionals raise alarm over cases involving French citizens suspected of being ISIL members.

Iraq death sentences a 'disgrace' for France: Lawyers

Middle East

Mheibes: Iraq's Ramadan ring game returns after ISIL's defeat

People in Mosul say the return of the ring game is another sign the ISIL threat seems to be fading.

United States

US judge finds Navy SEAL's rights violated in war crimes trial

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher's defence team have filed motions to remove lead prosecutor from the case for misconduct.

US judge finds Navy SEAL's rights violated in war crimes trial

Middle East

Iraq's president calls on neighbours, allies for Iran's stability

Gulf and Arab leaders are in Saudi Arabia for high-level meetings over rising US-Iran tensions.