The city on the Euphrates River is about 85 kilometers south of the capital Baghdad and once was a main tourist attraction before Iraq suffered one war after another in the past four decades.
The Trump administration is dangerously out of touch with the Middle East, and it's beginning to show.
Oman's goodwill and relationships with the Muslim world and the West could prove vital, as they have historically, to ensuring that US-Iran tensions don't boil over.
Contrary to what the nuclear deal's critics say, it was a stabilising force in the region and the Middle East needs it.
Khalifa Haftar’s offensive towards Tripoli is part and parcel of a larger regional dynamic and conflict
The Algiers Agreement was initially signed to resolve border issues in 1975 between Iran and Iraq. Now, the two countries have come together to implement it, but not just for border issues.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has recently adopted an unusually aggressive tone against Washington and with his Iraq visit, experts say the Shia leader wants to send a message to both his internal and external rivals that he can hold his ground.
The latest defection from one of most powerful Shia parties serves as revelation into Iraq’s post-Daesh future
The 'defeat' of Daesh will lead to a rebirth of Daesh that could make them more dangerous, and harder to fight.
1979 not only transformed the region but led to global repercussions still being felt 40 years later.
Forty years after the fall of the Shah, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps serve as one of the most enduring legacies of the 1979 revolution.
The high-profile meeting between Turkey, Russia and Iran will be dominated by issues ranging from the recent HTS gains to the emergence of conflicting safe zones in northern Syria.
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