Iraqi prime minister presses ahead with promise of early elections

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has committed to early elections, but Iraq's political blocs may resist.

Mustafa Saadoun | Iraqi elections | Aug 4, 2020
al-monitor An Iraqi police commando casts his vote at a polling station in the city of Ramadi west of Baghdad on March 4, 2010. Photo by AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP via Getty Images.

Iran strikes Kurdish Iranian group in Iraqi territory

Iran sometimes targets the positions of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and other Kurdish Iranian groups based across the border in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Al-Monitor Staff | Kurds | Aug 3, 2020

Six years after Yazidi massacre, US urged to take 'bolder action'

Iraq's Yazidis say the threat from the Islamic State and other extremist groups is preventing them from returning home.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Yazidis | Aug 3, 2020

Iraq’s prime minister says early elections to be held in June 2021

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said parliamentary elections will be held June 6, 2021.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iraqi elections | Jul 31, 2020

Iraqi lawmaker calls for arming tribes amid attacks on Sunni communities

As several Islamic State attacks in Sunni provinces took out local commanders and a community leader in July, a lawmaker from Salahhuddin province has called for the arming of tribes in his region.

Shelly Kittleson | | Jul 31, 2020