UK to return 5,000 ancient artifacts to Iraq

Included in the repatriation is a 4,000-year-old Sumerian relic discovered in an online auction.

Al-Monitor Staff | Cultural heritage | Oct 23, 2020
al-monitor Prince Charles (C) meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi (R) and Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein (L) at Clarence House on Oct. 22, 2020 in London. Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images).

UN project hopes to preserve Iraq’s marshlands

A new UN-funded cultural project has been launched in the Ahwar of Southern Iraq to save the inhabitants of the marshlands from poverty.

Adnan Abu Zeed | | Oct 22, 2020

Iraq invites international bidders to Mansuriya gas field

As Baghdad feels added strain from OPEC+ production cuts and continuing economic woes, the country invites international energy companies to compete for oil and gas development.

Joe Snell | Oil and gas | Oct 20, 2020

Killing of Sunni youths prompts calls for end to impunity in Iraq

The killing of at least eight Sunni youths from a village in Iraq’s Salahuddin province, allegedly by groups other than the Islamic State, has sparked outcry and demands for non-local forces to be expelled from the region.

Shelly Kittleson | | Oct 19, 2020

Iraq's Kadhimi kicks off European tour in Paris

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi is also slated to visit Germany and the United Kingdom as he looks to deepen economic and security cooperation.

Joe Snell | | Oct 19, 2020