Nouri Al Maliki
A massive protest rally organised by Muqtada al-Sadr, the firebrand Shi'ia cleric, took place again last Friday around the
Following the major offensive of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq last year, the country's key cities fell like dominos, increasing
Tehran must be made to feel the heat that comes from its policy; this can happen only by the West making the cost too exorbitant - and not through concessions.
The Kurds face the world's wealthiest and best armed terrorist organisation in Daish (Isil) and are struggling to cope with a 20% increase in its population through a massive influx of desperate refugees and internally displaced people in just a few months...
The new prime minister-designate of Iraq plans to "rebuild and re-train" the Iraqi army as a first step towards defeating
It is not our role to discuss how best to bring peace, but it is up to us to address the impact of the conflict on civilians and their humanitarian needs. The need to scale up assistance is great and urgent. Access will become increasingly difficult in some areas - already aid agencies have to negotiate to reach people in need on a daily basis. More supplies are desperately needed in order to support ever-growing numbers of displaced people. Iraqi Red Crescent and ICRC volunteers and staff must be able to deliver assistance safely. Let there be no doubt that the crisis in Iraq has developed into a humanitarian one - and that addressing it is what the term humanitarian means.
It is becoming increasingly feasible that the Kurds will no longer remain in the cold house that Iraq again became and parts of which are now ablaze. The response to the yes or no question on independence is becoming a definite maybe.
Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq after a video emerged showing 2,500 Iraqi soldiers deserting
HuffPost UK's Mehdi Hasan interviewed Iraqi lawmaker Dr Haider Al-Abadi in June, after the capture of Mosul by Isis militants
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's sectarian policies backfired dramatically last week as, confronted with just a few thousand jihadist fighters, his army fell apart.