US-Iran tensions in Iraq

Rocket attack on US embassy in Baghdad raises concern attack could provoke shooting war with Iran.i24News, 5/21/2019, 4:43 PM

US evacuating non-essential government officials in Iraq

Concerns of 'terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict' prompt US State Department to issue travel advisory.Chana Roberts, 5/15/2019, 1:23 PM

Shiite Iraqi militia leader: ISIS a 'Zionist-American plan'

Shiite Iraqi militia leader claims the Islamic State was part of a “Zionist-American plan” to conquer Iraq.Elad Benari, 5/14/2019, 5:42 AM

Former Miss Iraq responds to Roger Waters

Former Miss Iraq condemns former Pink Floyd member's latest anti-Israel rant: Use your power to bring people together.Elad Benari, 5/13/2019, 6:08 AM

Pompeo in Iraq: Iran escalating its activity

Secretary of State says he visited Iraq to ensure it remains a sovereign, independent nation.Elad Benari, 5/8/2019, 5:36 AM

Iraq: 100 feared dead as ferry sinks during Kurdish holiday

Ferry carrying nearly 200 people sinks in Iraq's Tigris River during celebrations marking Kurdish holiday. Roughly 100 people killed.David Rosenberg, 3/22/2019, 11:52 AM

Trump: 100% of ISIS caliphate has been liberated

Trump says officials will announce next week that “100 percent” of the ISIS caliphate had been liberated.Elad Benari, 2/7/2019, 12:12 AM

'Iraq Bikers' group build new image of peace

After war and Islamist extremism, some Iraqis are trying to build a new future — from steel and chrome.i24News, 1/23/2019, 6:44 PM

Why did Israel refrain from retaliating against Iraq in 1991?

Israel says it always acts against any attempted strike against it, but refrained from doing so when Iraqi Scud missiles hit back in 1991.i24News, 1/20/2019, 9:08 AM

Report: US won't intervene if Israel attacks in Iraq

Russian network reports Pompeo told Iraqi PM the US will not intervene if Israel attacks Iranian targets in the country.Elad Benari, 1/18/2019, 12:30 AM

Visits to Israel by Iraqi officials stir controversy

Reports of 3 secret Iraqi delegations to Israel raise speculation about future between countries, but Iraqi Parliament members are furious.i24News, 1/9/2019, 4:03 PM

Iraqi lawmaker outraged over officials' trips to Israel

Iraq's deputy parliamentary speaker demands probe into reported visits by Iraqi officials to Israel.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2019, 6:12 AM

ANALYSIS: Amid confusion over Syria, Iraq prepares to oust US

Trump has effectively reversed his earlier statement about the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Syria.Yochanan Visser, 1/8/2019, 12:26 AM

Secret delegations from Iraq visit Israel

Three delegations from Iraq have visited Israel in recent months, according to TV report.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2019, 12:09 AM

Jordanian MP claims Israel aided US in Saddam Hussein's capture

Arab media outlets cite Jordanian lawmaker's claim that Israel aided US in locating Iraqi dictator.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2018, 11:32 AM

Trump on Syria: A lot of people are going to come around

Trump defends his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria during an unannounced visit to Iraq.Ben Ariel, 12/27/2018, 12:12 AM

Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

US President, First Lady make unannounced visit to army base in Iraq.Gary Willig, 12/26/2018, 9:42 PM

ANALYSIS: Iran deepens entrenchment in Iraq

Iraq seems powerless to stop Iran's interference and the US is doing nothing to stop it. Has the battle been lost?Yochanan Visser, 12/2/2018, 10:29 PM

ANALYSIS: Syrian war becoming a global conflict

With the collapse of peace talks, Syrian civil war escalating into regional - and possibly global - conflict.Yochanan Visser, 11/30/2018, 12:35 PM

Israeli film dropped from Iraqi Kurdish festival competition

Film festival judges in Iraqi Kurdistan protest removal of Israeli film, refuse to declare winner.AFP, 10/30/2018, 2:44 PM

Iran kills 'mastermind' behind attack on military parade

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say they killed the “mastermind” behind last month's attack in Ahvaz.Ben Ariel, 10/17/2018, 6:38 AM


Islamic State is working hard to establish a new Caliphate in Asia by planting new sleeper cells and invigorating existing ones.Yochanan Visser, 10/14/2018, 9:31 PM

Haley: US holds Iran 'fully accountable' for proxies' attacks

US Amb. Haley slams Iranian aggression in Iraqi, promises that the US will hold Iran accountable for proxies' attacks on US targets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2018, 1:07 PM

Analysis: US losing battle with Iran over Iraq

The US promised to hold Iran accountable for attacks on US facilities in Iraq. But does the US still have any power in the area?Yochanan Visser, 9/14/2018, 2:14 PM

Iraqi protesters torch Iranian consulate in Basra

Angry protesters storm Iranian consulate in Basra amid demonstrations that have turned deadly in the past few days.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/7/2018, 11:38 PM

'No ruling out Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Iraq'

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says Israel retains freedom to act to defend itself against Iranian aggression anywhere.AFP, 9/3/2018, 6:49 PM

Iraq: Report that Iran moved missiles is 'without evidence'

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry says it is “astonished” over report that Iran moved missiles to Iraq but stops short of denying its contents.Elad Benari, 9/3/2018, 4:46 AM

Iran denies transferring missiles to Iraq

Iran claims report it had moved ballistic missiles to Iraq was meant to create fear and affect Iran's relations with its neighbors.Elad Benari, 9/2/2018, 6:08 AM

Iran moves ballistic missiles to Iraq

Report says Iran transferred missiles to Iraq, placing Israel, Saudi Arabia, within firing range.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2018, 12:48 PM

Television program causes storm in Poland

Polish television network severely criticized for program presenting challenges of those making opposite journey - from Germany to Iraq.Guy Cohen, 8/27/2018, 10:57 PM

ANALYSIS: Iran and ISIS profiting from turmoil in Iraq

The resurge of ISIS is taking place against the backdrop of a continuing popular uprising in the south of Iraq.Yochanan Visser, 8/16/2018, 1:52 AM

UN: 20,000-30,000 ISIS fighters remain in Iraq and Syria

New UN report says between 20,000 and 30,000 ISIS jihadists remain in Iraq and Syria despite the jihadist group's defeat last year.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2018, 3:04 AM

Iraqi national soccer team visits Temple Mount

Iraqi soccer team visits PA, plays against PA team while fans wave banners of Saddam Hussein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 5:21 PM

Iraqi soccer team plans to play in Ramallah

Iraq's national soccer team planning to travel to Ramallah to face off against PA team. Permission from Israel is required.Ben Ariel, 7/31/2018, 6:45 AM

State Department working to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US

US State Department says working to renegotiate return of ancient Jewish documents to Iraq as Senators work to keep trove in US.JTA, 7/19/2018, 8:19 PM

Senators work to keep Jewish artifacts in US

Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US.JTA, 7/19/2018, 11:19 AM

Iraqi intelligence: Russian forces killed ISIS leader's son

Iraqi intelligence says Russian forces fired three missiles at a cave in Homs, killing son of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Elad Benari, 7/5/2018, 6:35 AM

PA official: Jews 'are not a people'

Watch PA envoy to Iraq says Jews “are not a people”, invites Iraqi militias to “liberate Palestine”.Elad Benari, 6/15/2018, 6:22 AM

Former Miss Iraq visits Israel following selfie episode

Ex-Miss Iraq, whose family was forced to flee after she posed for photo with Miss Israel, visits Jewish state and calls for regional peace.AFP, 6/13/2018, 10:49 PM

Iraqi man extradited to Germany for murder, rape of Jewish teen

20-year-old Arab migrant extradited from northern Iraq to Germany after he admitted to killing 14-year-old Jewish girl.JTA, 6/10/2018, 3:30 PM

Iraqi man confesses to murdering German Jewish girl

20-year-old Iraqi migrant living in Germany admits to strangling Jewish girl to death before fleeing back to Iraq.David Rosenberg, 6/9/2018, 11:48 PM

Iraqi leader: Jews can return to Iraq

Shi'ite cleric who won recent Iraqi elections says Iraqi Jews who fled Iraqi persecution last century can return if they are 'loyal.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2018, 9:18 PM

Political earthquake in Iraq threatens to thwart Iran's plans

Firebrand anti-Iran control cleric emerging as winner of Iraqi elections.Yochanan Visser, 5/18/2018, 6:55 PM

Iraq captures five senior ISIS officials

Iraq captures five senior ISIS officials, including a top aide to the group's leader.Ben Ariel, 5/11/2018, 5:07 AM

Israel turns directly to Iraqi citizens

Foreign Ministry receives enthusiastic responses: 'Digital embassy will promote productive, positive dialogue.'Mordechai Sones, 5/6/2018, 7:54 PM

US returns smuggled Iraqi artifacts

At a repatriation ceremony, the US returns over 3,000 ancient artifacts to Iraq.JTA, 5/4/2018, 10:53 AM

ANALYSIS: ISIS announces new strategy in Middle East

Resurgent ISIS is gaining a foothold in Iraq, Egypt and Southeast Asia, and putting Israel on hold for now.Yochanan Visser, 4/26/2018, 9:11 PM

ANALYSIS: ISIS is making a comeback in Syria and Iraq

If Trump pulls out US troops from Syria at this stage, he risks repeating Obama's 2011 blunder when he pulled the US army out of Iraq.Yochanan Visser, 4/1/2018, 9:19 PM

In 'city of shanasheel,' Iraqi heritage crumbles from neglect

In Iraq, nepotism, corruption, and neglect are destroying historical treasures.AFP, 3/26/2018, 7:47 PM

ISIS leader alive but injured

Officials say Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive but injury and poor health forced him to relinquish control of jihadist group.Elad Benari, 2/13/2018, 4:46 AM

Remembering the Jewish community of Baghdad

New film celebrates thousands of years of Iraqi Jewish history including the story of the first Baghdad beauty queen - a young Jewish woman.Yoni Kempinski, 12/24/2017, 3:40 PM

Analysis: Is ISIS done for?

The defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq has not ended the barbaric organization's ability to sow death and destruction.Yochanan Visser, 12/17/2017, 6:25 PM

Iraq hangs 38 members of ISIS and Al-Qaeda

Iraq executes 38 jihadists, the largest number of executions in Iraq on a single day since September.Ben Ariel, 12/15/2017, 4:11 AM

Family of Miss Iraq forced to flee country

Family flees death threats over daughter's photo with Miss Israel in Miss Universe competition.JTA, 12/14/2017, 4:51 PM

Lebanon PM slams Hezbollah-organized trip to Israel's border

Lebanese PM says Iran-backed group violated international law, instructs authorities to investigate.AFP, 12/9/2017, 6:57 PM

Iranian-backed militia threatens US troops in Iraq

Militia says that 'Trump's decision on Jerusalem renders striking US forces in Iraq legitimate.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2017, 12:30 PM

'ISIS has lost 95% of its caliphate'

Head of international coalition fighting jihadist group says it has lost 95% of its self-proclaimed "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria.Elad Benari, 11/17/2017, 4:43 AM