Air strikes kill 11,800 civilians in Syria and Iraq in the last four years, says Iraqi rights body.
President Donald Trump upset Iraqis by saying earlier this month that US forces should use their Iraqi positions to keep an eye on neighbouring Iran.
If the US genuinely wanted to counter Iran, and strengthen Iraq, it would put its considerable resources towards helping Iraqis build an authentic national movement that represents all Iraqis.
While the Jewish state has hit militant targets in Syria multiple times, it has refrained from attacking similar groups in far-away Iraqi territory. But that could change.
Trump has undermined what's left of Iraq's sovereignty, but are those who cry wolf over it any different?
US President Donald Trump makes an unannounced Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq, his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of troops from neighbouring Syria.
The death of George Bush Senior will be remembered mostly for the wars he caused and the destruction he visited upon the Middle East. In America, the whitewhashing begins.
The country has the highest number of citizens who joined Daesh in Syria and Iraq among EU members nations.
Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the country is monitoring Iranian threats in Syria and it "will contend with any Iranian threat, and it doesn't matter from where it comes."
In the international media, Iraq is often portrayed between sectarian binaries. The reality is far more simple. Iraqis of all backgrounds suffer from corruption and nepotism, and that, more than anything, unites them.
The war against Daesh ended in 2017, and roughly 70 Sunni Arab families displaced from northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region want to go home.
Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr and an amalgam made up of pro-Iranian militia led by Hadi al Ameri surge in surprise results from Iraq's national election. Horse-trading likely before a premier and a coalition government is installed.
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