Mustafa Saadoun

Officials from the Iraqi Communist Party hold a press conference following an attack on their office. Posted April 11, 2017.  (photo by Facebook/The Iraqi Communist Party)

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Are secularists, Islamists headed for confrontation in Iraq?

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Following an attack against the Communist Party in southern Iraq, tensions escalated between Islamist forces and civil and secular parties.

Is Iraq poised for large-scale military involvement in Syria?

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

As the battle against IS approaches its end in Iraq, Syria and Iraq have stepped up their security and military cooperation with the aim of preserving Iraqi territories against the activities of terrorist groups operating from the Iraq-Syria border area.

Kurdish flag fans controversy in Iraq's Kirkuk

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Raising the Kurdistan flag atop the governmental buildings in Kirkuk sparked tension in the province and in Baghdad.

Will US keep military bases in Iraq after IS?

Friday, Mar. 31, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

The Iraqi prime minister's recent visit to the United States indicates both parties are interested in maintaining a US presence in Iraq after the Islamic State is forced out. However, Iran-backed militias strongly oppose the idea.

Will Iraq ban unveiled women from holy cities?

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

The provincial council of Karbala is to vote to forbid the entry of unveiled women into the holy city, sparking resentment among the city's residents.

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Mustafa Saadoun is an Iraqi journalist covering human rights and also the founder and director of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. He formerly worked as a reporter for the Iraqi Council of Representatives. On Twitter: @SaadoonMustafa

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