The chaos sweeping Iraq has become so deep—even by Middle East standards—that the country’s top religious leader is taking it upon himself to try to restore calm and create a political roadmap.
Seventeen years ago the US went to war on the strength of a single sentence: 60 words that were written,
Last month, protests broke out in Basra after the Iranian government cut one-third of the total electricityused by Iraq’s second-largest city.
The video, shot from a respectful distance, shows the two brothers embracing one last time, somewhere on the Yemeni side of the border.
BAGHDAD—As soon as the most recent round of U.S. sanctions, announced by the Trump administration on Aug. 7, hit Iran, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi said his country would reluctantly comply.
Last week, the Saudi government expelled the Canadian ambassador from Riyadh, and canceled flights, educational exchanges, and trade and investment activities between the two countries.
It was the sort of scene that has become ubiquitous across the Middle East. A small convoy of vehicles, packed with armed men, approach a rickety checkpoint manned by another group of armed men.