Conscription is highly politicised and the use of military and paramilitary institutions has become another lever for Iraqi politicians to exploit.
There were no immediate reports of casualties in an attack that security officials said was carried out by explosive-laden drones.
Gen Z Muslims in the US have never known a world without the 'War on Terror'. But most young Muslims today are rejecting the corner they had been painted into.
America’s prestige has been irreparably tarnished, its credentials diminished, and is now in global retreat as hungry powers rise to challenge it. It only has itself to blame.
From Syria to Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan, the most corrupt states are also torn apart by political conflicts, showing the strong connection between the two.
UK watchdog Airwars accounted for at least 22,679 civilian victims of Washington’s so-called ‘war on terror’, while over 370,000 civilians were killed by all parties over two decades.
At least 13 policemen killed in attack on a checkpoint near Kirkuk city, officials say.
Police seized archaeological objects claimed by Iraq during a search of a collector's house in southeast Norway.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi opened the summit, saying the event embodies Iraq's vision for establishing better relations with the countries of the world, and our pledge to our people that Iraq will reclaim its leading role in the region.
Among the participants are archenemies Iran and Saudi Arabia, whose rivalry has often played out in Iraq and other countries across the region, including Yemen and Lebanon.
The year 1979 is a turning point in the history of the region, as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Islamic revolution in Iran and ‘Seige of Mecca’ laid the groundwork for the rise and victory of the Taliban over forty years later.
Iraqi officials hope Iran's new hardline President Ebrahim Raisi will attend Saturday's meeting where ministers from Gulf states are expected.
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