BAGHDAD Two diplomats are quietly leading Iran's push to influence politics in Iraq, in a departure from the more blunt enforcement employed by Qassem Soleimani, a top commander slain in a U.S. air strike.
BAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals.
BAGHDAD When shops and homes shutter at curfew, some Iraqis in this Baghdad district say it reminds them of past traumas that destroyed lives and livelihoods: sectarian death squads, foreign invasion, and the ruin wrought by international sanctions.
BAGHDAD In February, an Iraqi militia commander trained by Iran took over the empty office of his slain superior, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed weeks before alongside Iranian military mastermind Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike.
BAGHDAD Through decades of conflict, Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraq's emergency wards. But he's never been so scared.
BAGHDAD When the grip of Iraq's Tehran-backed Shi'ite Muslim parties and militias threatened to slip following the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, they turned to an unpredictable rival.
BAGHDAD Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric on Friday berated security forces for failing to protect protesters killed in clashes with rival groups this week in the southern city of Najaf, and urged politicians to pick a government trusted by the people.
KERBALA, Iraq After followers of a populist Iraqi Shi'ite cleric who had once supported anti-government protests attacked sit-ins this week, some activists are looking to one last vestige of the establishment for support: their ayatollah.
BAGHDAD/DUBAI, Feb 4 Iran wants to resolve
differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab
Emirates "as quickly as possible", Tehran's ambassador to Iraq
said in remarks published on Tuesday.
BAGHDAD (Reuters)- - A month after a U.S. missile killed him, Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraq's fractured democracy as he ever did alive.