Iraq Report

An Iraqi student waves his country's national flag during anti-government protests in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on January 28, 2020
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As Iraqis prepare to vote, the prime minister has proposed new legislation and signed last-minute international agreements - but will this sway the public?
A group picture after the meeting in Baghdad on August 28, 2021. [Getty]
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The Baghdad summit may represent a start in creating a framework for regional de-escalation, but Iraqi elites have shown little progress in ameliorating domestic woes.
An Iraqi family walks past tents at a temporary camp set up to shelter Iraqis fleeing violence in Iraq's northern Nineveh province on June 12, 2014, in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil. [Getty]
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An Iraqi minister is mired in scandal after allegedly expelling 91 families from a village north of Baghdad as part of a family dispute, as Prime Minister Kadhimi tries to boost his own reputation by hosting a regional summit.
Kuwait after Iraqi occupation on February 28, 1991 - Allied forces on the road from Kuwait City to Basra. [Getty]
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The invasion of Kuwait on 2 August 1990 was a quick victory for Saddam Hussein, with devastating long-term consequences for Iraq.
People place fake coffins in front of the fire-ravaged coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital, during a protest in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, on July 15, 2021. [Getty]
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Iraq has suffered its second deadly hospital blaze in three months, exposing a failing health and safety system; all the while, Iran and the US continue to engage in proxy warfare, using Iraq as their arena.
Members of Iraq's PMF march in a symbolic funerary parade in Baghdad on 29 June, 2021, in remembrance of those killed in a recent US raid. [Getty]
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US airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias call into question Iraqi sovereignty, as the nation grapples with public discontent over issues such as corruption and poor service provision.
A fighter in Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces stands guard next to a wall showing the group's logo outside their headquarters in the capital Baghdad on 13 June, 2021. [Getty]
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The release of a prominent PMF commander, along with subsequent PMF celebrations and attacks on US interests, have further eroded trust in the Iraqi state's ability to rein in violent militias.
Demonstrators gather to protest against assassinations of civil activists at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq on 25 May, 2021. [Getty]
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The arrest of a prominent commander of the Popular Mobilisation Forces has triggered a tense standoff between the Iraqi government and Iran-backed militias.
Mourner at funeral of assassinated Ihab al-Wazni. [Getty]
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Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
In-depth Tallha
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Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.