Activists fear Iraqi cybercrime law could limit press freedoms

The Iraqi cybercrime bill makes a reappearance amid widespread objections by civilians and activists who label it as repressive of freedoms and rights guaranteed in the Iraqi Constitution.

Omar Sattar | Press freedom | Dec 3, 2020
al-monitor Iraqi journalists are seen as they take part in a protest for the freedom of speech at al-Mutanabi book market on Aug. 14, 2009, in Baghdad, Iraq. A group of Iraqi media associations and journalists organized a protest which focused on freedom of expression, freedom of information and the worsening environment for media in Iraq. The Iraqi government intends to impose control on information both in print and online, a move that sparked fears of a crackdown on freedom of the press. Photo by Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images.

Islamic State increases attacks in Iraq’s Sunni areas

The Islamic State has conducted several attacks in recent weeks on the Sunni-majority provinces of Anbar and Salahuddin.

Shelly Kittleson | Islamic State | Dec 2, 2020

Iranian commander killed in airstrike on Iraq-Syria border

No one has yet taken responsibility for the bombing that killed the IRGC commander.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Nov 30, 2020

Will reopening of border crossing drive Saudi investment in Iraq?

Iraq and Saudi Arabia are opening the Arar border crossing, a move that should boost Saudi investment in Iraq.

Adnan Abu Zeed | Economy and trade | Nov 28, 2020

The Netherlands to send new troops to Iraq as coalition shifts to advisory role

The Dutch now take the helm of a training mission that focuses on "expert specialized capabilities."

Al-Monitor Staff | Defense/Security cooperation | Nov 25, 2020