T/iraq

  1. Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform’ in Iraq? Foreign, May 20

    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.

  2. Anti-American Cleric’s Power Grows, Upending Pentagon’s Plans for Iraq Washington, May 17

    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.

  3. The Way Forward in Iraq Op Ed, May 17

    An alliance between Moktada al-Sadr and Haider al-Abadi would move Iraq toward a more stable, inclusive and less corrupt state of affairs.

  4. Iran, Saudi Arabia and Modern Hatreds Op Ed, May 15

    By withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement, President Trump has added fuel to the Saudi-Iran rivalry and sectarianism in the Middle East.

  5. Iraqi Voters Strengthen Hand of Militia Leader Who Battled U.S. Foreign, May 14

    Moktada al-Sadr’s forces fought fiercely against American soldiers during the Iraq war. They were also responsible for atrocities against civilians.

  6. In Iraq Election, Voters Freed From War Focus on Daily Struggles Foreign, May 13

    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.

  7. U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies Foreign, May 11

    In Iraq, the United States is training and sharing intelligence with former members of Iranian-backed militias that once fought and killed Americans.

  8. Why Gina Haspel Is the Best Choice for C.I.A. Director Op Ed, May 11

    She has the integrity and experience to stand up to a post-truth White House.

  9. Can a Shiite Cleric Pull Iraq Out of the Sectarian Trap? Op Ed, May 11

    Moktada al-Sadr is leading an encouraging transformation, which could jar Iraq’s politicians out of the sectarian rut.

  10. How the Supreme Court Grasps Religion Op Ed, May 10

    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.

  11. Five Top ISIS Officials Captured in U.S.-Iraqi Sting Foreign, May 9

    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.

  12. Appeals Court Bars U.S. From Transferring American ISIS Suspect Washington, May 9

    In a major war powers decision, an appeals court has blocked the government from forcibly transferring an American detainee to another country.

  13. America Doesn’t Need Gina Haspel. We Need a Debate on Torture. Op Ed, May 9

    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.

  14. Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was. Op Ed, May 9

    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.

  15. The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio Magazine, May 8

    Can Washington’s “Russia hands” help explain why the post-Cold War relationship has gone off the rails?

  16. We Collected and Published ISIS’ Internal Documents. What Questions Do You Have? News Desk, May 7

    Our journalists and top newsroom lawyer will answer questions about our recent investigation into internal Islamic State files taken from Iraq.

  17. ‘Here Is the Graveyard of ISIS’: In Mosul, the Garbage Men Collect Remains Foreign, May 6

    Mosul’s trash collectors have been enlisted to help gather the remains of people killed in wresting the Iraqi city from the Islamic State.

  18. Rukmini Callimachi on Audio’s Power to Reveal the Truth of the ‘Caliphate’ Insider, May 3

    In her new 10-part podcast, our terrorism correspondent delves into the shrouded world of ISIS through the lens of a former member.

  19. Iraqi Artifacts Once Bought by Hobby Lobby Will Return Home Washington, May 2

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement returned thousands of smuggled Iraqi artifacts to the Iraq government, which plans to send them to a Baghdad museum.

  20. These Iraqi Farmers Said No to ISIS. When Night Came They Paid the Price. Foreign, May 2

    Islamic State militants dressed as Iraqi soldiers killed 21 members of a group that has openly opposed them in a small town outside Baghdad.

  21. Missile Attack in Syria Reportedly Kills at Least 16, Raising Regional Tensions Foreign, April 30

    Suspicions fell on Israel, which has bombed what are believed to be convoys transporting Iran’s weapons to its regional allies.

  22. Justice for Victims of ISIS Letters, April 29

    The Global Justice Center says Iraq’s penal code is “woefully unfit to address ISIS’s most heinous crimes.”

  23. Like a Schindler for Iraq, This Unlikely War Hero Freed Women From ISIS Book Review, April 27

    “The Beekeeper,” a harrowing true story by the poet Dunya Mikhail, recounts the dangerous exploits of a Yazidi man and the women he helped.

  24. The Pentagon Needs a Better Way to Count Civilian Casualties Op Ed, April 26

    A systematic flaw in the way the military screens claims of civilian casualties surely lowers the numbers.

  25. Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble Foreign, April 24

    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.