Moktada al-Sadr, the upset winner of Iraq’s election, has undergone a reinvention, from a militant Shiite to an anticorruption champion whose “Iraq First” message appeals across religious divides.
A political party led by Moktada al-Sadr, whose militia once targeted American troops, will wield considerable power in setting up Iraq’s next government.
An alliance between Moktada al-Sadr and Haider al-Abadi would move Iraq toward a more stable, inclusive and less corrupt state of affairs.
By withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement, President Trump has added fuel to the Saudi-Iran rivalry and sectarianism in the Middle East.
Moktada al-Sadr’s forces fought fiercely against American soldiers during the Iraq war. They were also responsible for atrocities against civilians.
In Iraq’s first election since the defeat of the Islamic State, voters considered bread-and-butter issues like corruption and unemployment, rather than security, as their chief concerns.
In Iraq, the United States is training and sharing intelligence with former members of Iranian-backed militias that once fought and killed Americans.
She has the integrity and experience to stand up to a post-truth White House.
Moktada al-Sadr is leading an encouraging transformation, which could jar Iraq’s politicians out of the sectarian rut.
We’ll soon find out as the justices prepare to rule on the travel ban and a baker who refused to accommodate a same-sex wedding.
After an aide to the Islamic State’s leader was captured in Turkey, the C.I.A. and Iraqi intelligence used him to lure other operatives, Iraqi officials say.
In a major war powers decision, an appeals court has blocked the government from forcibly transferring an American detainee to another country.
Whether the Senate confirms Ms. Haspel as the director of the C.I.A. or not, the United States needs a conversation about torture and rendition.
The Senate must hold the C.I.A. nominee accountable for the harsh treatment of detainees under her watch and for destroying evidence of torture.
Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?
Our journalists and top newsroom lawyer will answer questions about our recent investigation into internal Islamic State files taken from Iraq.
Mosul’s trash collectors have been enlisted to help gather the remains of people killed in wresting the Iraqi city from the Islamic State.
In her new 10-part podcast, our terrorism correspondent delves into the shrouded world of ISIS through the lens of a former member.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement returned thousands of smuggled Iraqi artifacts to the Iraq government, which plans to send them to a Baghdad museum.
Islamic State militants dressed as Iraqi soldiers killed 21 members of a group that has openly opposed them in a small town outside Baghdad.
Suspicions fell on Israel, which has bombed what are believed to be convoys transporting Iran’s weapons to its regional allies.
The Global Justice Center says Iraq’s penal code is “woefully unfit to address ISIS’s most heinous crimes.”
“The Beekeeper,” a harrowing true story by the poet Dunya Mikhail, recounts the dangerous exploits of a Yazidi man and the women he helped.
A systematic flaw in the way the military screens claims of civilian casualties surely lowers the numbers.
The United Arab Emirates is donating $50 million to rebuild the Al Nuri Grand Mosque. It will be the largest cultural restoration project in Iraq.