Iraq returns to lockdown after surge in coronavirus cases

Iraq registered more than 400 COVID-19 cases today, breaking the previously highest number from only a few days ago.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jun 1, 2020
al-monitor Closed shops are seen during a curfew imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Baghdad, Iraq, May 31, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily.

Iraq registers dramatic jump in COVID-19 cases

There were 416 new confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus in Iraq today.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 29, 2020

Rainbow flags over Baghdad fan debate, spur fear

In what both progressive and conservative critics considered a tone-deaf step to support Iraq’s LGBTQ community, several Western embassies’ raising of the rainbow flag did not have its intended effects.

Gilgamesh Nabeel | | May 28, 2020

Intel: US, Italy to co-host virtual meeting of anti-IS coalition

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Italian counterpart, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, will co-host a virtual meeting for members of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State on June 4, the State Department announced today.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | May 27, 2020

Turkey conducts rare strike in Iraq's Sulaimaniyah province against PKK

Most Turkey-PKK fighting takes place in other parts of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where Turkey has military bases.

Al-Monitor Staff | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | May 27, 2020