He was Black and Republican, a soldier and a diplomat — and his life holds a particular message for a nation whose democracy is increasingly in peril.
Across three presidencies, he served as America’s top soldier, diplomat and national security adviser.
As secretary of state, he reluctantly supported President George W. Bush’s push to invade Iraq after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The U.S. once threatened to kill Muqtada al-Sadr as his militia battled occupying forces. Now, the powerful cleric is helping Washington by keeping Iran at bay.
One of the most senior ISIS leaders ever to be taken alive is now reported to be in custody. The U.S. had offered a reward of up to $5 million for his capture.
Results showed the party of Muqtada al-Sadr making the biggest gains in a vote that could help shape Iraq’s direction and its relationship with both the United States and Iran.
Iraqis voted in parliamentary elections that were called a year early in response to anti-government protests.
John Eastman, a lawyer who advised Donald Trump, and others discuss Jan. 6. Also: A non-coup pledge; missing Yazidis; clerical celibacy; taxing the ultrarich.
Iraqis vote Sunday in parliamentary elections called a year early, after huge anti-government protests. Most parties are appealing to voters on the basis of religious, ethnic or tribal loyalty.
Seven years after they were captured by the Islamic State, some members of the Iraqi religious minority are still being held captive by fighters in Syria. Others are with families of ISIS militants.
A conference promoting normalization, organized by a little-known American group, prompted a furor, pointing to the volatility and danger in Iraqi politics.
The acclaimed documentary “Sabaya” portrays the rescue of Yazidi women sexually enslaved by the Islamic State terrorist group. But many of the traumatized women said they never agreed to be in the film.
Drones, militants and hackers: Iran has an array of stealthier and more effective options if hostilities escalate.
The outpouring of grief for Qassim Suleimani is the country’s first act of retaliation.
U.S. officials have justified the assassination as retribution for the general’s actions and as deterrence of future American deaths. The big strategic implications can get lost, though.
Analysts warned that the airstrike on an Iranian commander raised the prospect of volatility in Iran and Iraq, two major oil producers.
A reminder that popular tropes and easy assumptions about how trauma affects people often do not fit, and we all still have much to learn.
President Trump is making it harder to know how many civilians the government kills by remote control.
The vessel, carrying Iraqis celebrating the Kurdish New Year, sank in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 94 people.