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Fractures among Iraq militias

In February, an Iraqi militia commander trained by Iran took over the empty office of his slain superior, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed alongside Iranian...

NATO Iraq training mission to be expanded

NATO defence ministers agreed to expand the Western alliance’s training mission in Iraq, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, responding to a demand by US President...

Iraq says anti-IS operations with U.S. coalition resume

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Iraq’s military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S....

Iraq violence escalates

Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraq’s Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by...

Soleimani killing adds new dimension to Iraq unrest

Iranian-backed Shi’ite factions exhorted Iraqis to turn out for a “million-strong” march aimed at whipping up anti-American sentiment as the US struggle with Iran...

Iraq protests claim more lives

Two protesters died in Iraq as police fought running street battles with anti-government demonstrators, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing youths...

Iraqi protesters wounded

Dozens of Iraqi protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities in clashes with security forces trying to clear blocked roads, security and medical...

Call for anti-US demos in Iraq

Populist Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for a million Iraqis to march against the US “presence and violations” in Iraq after Washington’s killing...

Iran protesters demand leaders quit

Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic’s leadership after it admitted its military shot down...

Washington turns down Iraqi call for troops to be removed

Washington spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened US-Iranian tensions after the killing of an Iranian commander in...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...