Iraqi opposition leader Hadi al-Amiri rejects parliamentary election results

Hadi al-Amiri, one of the most powerful pro-Iranian figures in Iraq, has rejected the results of Iraq’s elections as “fabricated”, according to the Baghdad-based pro-Iranian TV channel al-Aahd. “We will not accept these fabricated results, whatever the cost,” the channel cited him as saying on Tuesday on its Telegram messaging account. Iran-backed parties with links… Read More Iraqi opposition leader Hadi al-Amiri rejects parliamentary election results

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhemi meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi became the first foreign leader on Sunday to visit and meet with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi since the hardliner took office in August. Iraq has been trying to mediate between Tehran and its Gulf Arab foes, including Saudi Arabia, in the hope of stopping its neighbours settling scores on its… Read More Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhemi meets with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

Iraq releases Iran-aligned militia leader Qasim Muslih arrested on terrorism charges

Iraq has released an Iran-aligned militia commander arrested in May on terrorism-related charges after authorities found insufficient evidence against him, in the latest blow to government attempts to rein in armed groups. Security forces arrested Qasim Muslih, an Iran-aligned paramilitary leader who operates mostly in Iraq’s western Anbar province and is from the southern holy… Read More Iraq releases Iran-aligned militia leader Qasim Muslih arrested on terrorism charges

Iraqi military personnel injured as multiple rockets hit Taji military camp for second time in a week

Several Iraqi air defense servicemen were critically wounded on Saturday as multiple rockets hit a military base which houses U.S.-led coalition troops, in the second such strike in a week, the military said. Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said 33 Katyusha rockets were launched near a section of the Taji base which houses coalition troops. It… Read More Iraqi military personnel injured as multiple rockets hit Taji military camp for second time in a week