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Arab World Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani shake hands during a welcome ceremony in Ankara, Türkiye, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (AP)

Sudani Prepares to Pave New Path in Ties with Türkiye as Erdogan Visits Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani will welcome in Baghdad on Monday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan’s visit will last several days…

Hamza Mustafa (Baghdad)
Arab World US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, US, April 15, 2024. REUTERS/REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Iran-Israel Tension Delays Decision on US Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani struck military deals and security agreements in meetings at the White House and with US officials, welcomed by…

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Features A store owner and his son watch Saddam Hussein deliver a televised speech on January 17, 1997. (Reuters file photo)

Iraq 21 Years after Saddam’s Overthrow

Twenty-one years after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq, the formation of eight governments and staging of six parliamentary elections, current…

Hamza Mustafa (Baghdad)
Arab World Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Nechervan Barzani (right), Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (center) and former Kurdish President Masoud Barzani. (AFP file photo) 

Iraq Seeks to Ease Tensions ahead of PM’s Meeting with Biden 

The State Administration Coalition in Iraq announced its complete support to Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani's upcoming visit to the United States where…

Hamza Mustafa (Baghdad)
Arab World Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani inspects a project in Baghdad. (X)

Sudani Set for Busy Month with Meetings with Biden, Erdogan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani is preparing for a busy month when he will meet with US President Joe Biden in Washington in mid-April before…

Hamza Mustafa (Baghdad)
Arab World Protesters clash with security forces in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman in October 2023. (AFP)

Iraq Rejects Violation of Jordan’s Sovereignty in Wake of Kataib Hezbollah Threats

The pro-Iran Kataib Hezbollah faction in Iraq “vowed to supply Jordanian fighters with weapons” to defend “our brothers in Palestine.” A security official…

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Arab World Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani attends a ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 9, 2024. (AP)

Coalition Headed by Sudani Begins to Takes Shape ahead of Iraq Parliamentary Elections

Iraqi Minister of Labor Ahmed al-Asadi announced on Friday that he would take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections as part of a coalition led by Prime…

Hamza Mustafa (Baghdad)
Arab World Iraqi soldiers are seen on duty. (INA)

Iraq to Set up Barbed Wire Fence to Secure Border with Iran

Iraq has kicked off a plan to erect a barbed wire fence to secure its borders with Iran. The move is taking place days after Interior Minister Abdul Amir…

Hamza Mustafa (Baghdad)