Militias keep up attacks, hit US base in Kurdistan Region

Rocket attacks continued in Iraq, as Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi seeks to rein in armed factions following the US government's threat to close its embassy in Iraq.

Adnan Abu Zeed | | Sep 30, 2020
al-monitor The US Embassy compound is pictured in Baghdad's Green Zone on May 20, 2019, in the Iraqi capital. A Katyusha rocket crashed the previous day into Baghdad's Green Zone, which houses government offices and embassies including the US mission, Iraqi security services said in a statement. Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images.

Kidnappings continue in Iraq’s disputed territories

Despite improved security coordination among Iraqi, Kurdish and coalition forces, Islamic State remnants still threaten residents.

Shelly Kittleson | Islamic State | Sep 30, 2020

Iraqi foreign minister warns US Embassy pullout would be 'dangerous' for region

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein warned an American withdrawal could cause other members of the anti-IS coalition to pull their diplomatic staff.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Sep 30, 2020

Syriac manuscripts recovered from suspected Islamic State fighter in Mosul

Stolen manuscripts resurface as Iraqi security forces engage Islamic State cells, but safety concerns for minority communities still loom large.

Joe Snell | Cultural heritage | Sep 30, 2020

Significant challenges face Kadhimi’s economic reform project

The economic reform project that Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government is supposed to propose soon faces great challenges related to the need to get parliament’s approval before taking any step.

Mustafa Saadoun | Economy and trade | Sep 29, 2020