Iraqi society is ablaze over a draft amendment to the country’s nationality law, with some online activists condemning the proposal as a “crime”. The new legislation, presented by the cabinet of Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, received initial approval in the Iraqi Parliament on March 11. It is awaiting a second reading by lawmakers before it is ratified as a law
Big Iraqi resentment yet New Zealand terrorist attack
A senior US arms control official said on Tuesday that Iran's missile programme is destabilising the Middle East and raising the risk of a "regional arms race" through the provision of such weapons to armed groups in Lebanon and Yemen
Turkey has repeated its claim that it and Iran are jointly carrying out a military operation against Kurdish separatists, although semiofficial Iranian media quoted the military as denying it was involved
An influential Iranian cleric says Iran might bring Shiite militias to the country from other parts of the Middle East to fight threats to the government
The meeting between the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with Iraqi and Iranian chiefs of staff, in attendance of his army chief stirred wide controversy inside Iraq
Iran hacked the phones of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara and son Yair in an attempt to eavesdrop on conversations with the premier, according a report published on Saudi website The Independent on Monday.
The summit in Vietnam’s capital between President Trump and Chairman Kim in February ended in a resounding failure. The two leaders didn’t even bother to complete the summit’s program, having quickly realized that the gaps between them are too wide, and that further talks would be futile at this point.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent landmark trip to Iraq was closely monitored and discussed from various aspects by the media and analysts around the world, a report by Al-Monitor said on Monday. Some observers put their focus on the bilateral aspect, talking about the importance of the visit in terms of Iran’s growing influence in Iraq, while others analyzed it within the context of Iran’s plans to overcome the US sanctions. There have been also debates on the meaning of Rouhani’s trip for internal political divisions in Iran and Iraq.
Meeting of Sistani, Rouhani Sends Wrong Message
Amendment of the Iraqi Nationality Law: New scandal for Adil Abd al-Mahdi’s government
Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere.
Canada has announced extending its military missions in both Ukraine and Iraq, two of the world's flashpoint conflicts.
Majid Shinkali, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said all issues between Erbil and Baghdad will not be resolved without an agreement between the Kurdish parties on formation of the Kurdistan Region’s government.
The Iraqi Central Criminal Court has sentenced a Belgian-national to death by hanging over affiliation to ISIS.
MP Qutaiba al-Jubouri has expected the Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to send names of candidates for the vacant ministers to the parliament by end of the week.
The visit by Qatari Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari to Iraq has revealed the malicious targets of Qatar, which claims strengthening economic ties with Iraq.
US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said that reducing the US troops in Syria is ongoing, indicating talks with the Turks and other allies over the Coalition’s plans for the post-ISIS phase.
The US Vice President Mike Pence has expressed support toward Iraq to defeat the remnants of ISIS.
The lawyer for a US Navy veteran sentenced by Iran to at least ten years in prison is concerned his client is ill but hopeful his release will be granted.
Iraqi politicians, parliamentarians and lawmakers warned against passing the amendment of the nationality law, stressing that the adoption of such amendment will negatively impact the demographic structure in Iraq.
Looking forward to ending the dispute around the Interior Ministry post in Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi's government, Abd al-Ghani al-Asadi and Yassin al-Yassiri are competing for the post, according to a source in the Fatah Alliance, a main party in the negotiations held to complete the formation of the government.
Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Othman al-Ghanimi announced Monday that the border crossing between Syria and Iraq will be opened during the next days, adding that the two countries will continue to exchange visits and activate trade between them.
UAE businessman Khalaf al-Habtoor warned of continuous cooperation between Iraq and Iran, and the growing Iranian influence in Iraq, in a video he posted on Twitter on Monday.
Hossein Saffar Harandi, Iranian former minister of culture and Islamic guidance, recommended working on replacing the presidential system in Iran with the parliamentary system, in accordance with recommendations of the country's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Hassan Khalati, MP of the National Wisdom Movement headed by Ammar al-Hakim, said that high-level meetings have been held to resolve the political dispute around the Interior Ministry post in Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi's government.
The Iraqi Embassy in Cairo commended the decision issued by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to launch an initiative to eliminate Hepatitis C among Arab communities, including Iraqis, residing in Egypt.
Bouteflika is one of the last of the old men in the region. He was born in 1937 when Algeria was under French colonial rule.
Iran’s military involvement in Syria and Iraq and assistance to Hezbollah are among the Iran’s “unique achievements”, according to Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, Radio Farda reported on monday.
Iran could obtain control over a container port in the Syrian province of Latakia. Negotiations between the leaders of the Islamic republic and representatives of Damascus are already underway, and it is possible that Israel could have Iranian specialists on its doorstep by autumn, reports Rambler news outlet.
The Yemeni government, headed by President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, said Houthis threats to fire ballistic missiles against neighboring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates present damming proof on an underlying Iranian agenda for destabilizing the region.