Iraq


Turkish Jets Strike Kurdish Militant Targets In Northern Iraq

On Sunday, June 14th, warplanes took off from various air bases in Turkey directed at multiple Kurdish targets in various regions of northern Iraq, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Qandil stronghold. The Turkish Defence Ministry said that these actions came in response to an increase in militant attacks on […]


MENA Governments Account For Majority Of Global Confirmed Executions

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region witnessed the vast majority of confirmed executions last year, according to data released by Amnesty International today. The report, entitled Death Sentences and Executions 2019, reveals that Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq together accounted for 81% of the world’s confirmed […]


United Nations Envoys In The Middle East Push For Immediate Ceasefire

The United Nations envoys for the Middle East are calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region. This appeal aims to redirect focus to addressing and responding to the growing threat of COVID-19. The region has been ravaged by various ongoing conflicts, which have resulted in serious damage to health […]


U.S. Deploys Patriot Air Defence System To Iraq Amid Confrontation With Iran

On the 30th of March 2020, the United States deployed two batteries of the Patriot air defense missile system to U.S. bases in Iraq. The U.S. has referred to multiple rocket attacks on their bases in past weeks as justification for the deployment. The blame for these attacks has soundly […]


Pompeo To Iraq PM: U.S. Will Take Action In Self-Defense If Attacked

A rocket attack on an Iraqi Base, where U.S. soldiers fighting the Islamic state are housed, has led to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s bold statement: The United States would retaliate in self-defence if attacked. His statement was made on Monday, following the attack with Pompeo and Iraqi Prime […]


The Hot War: What Does The Conflict Between Iran And The U.S. Mean For International Relations?

Less than five years after former U.S. President Barack Obama declared that “Every pathway to a nuclear weapon [in Iran] is cut off,” Iran’s path to nuclear weapons is being paved again. In turn, the bridges built between Europe and Iran – on the back of the Joint Comprehensive Protective […]


Iran Admits To Shooting Down Airplane Killing 176 People

Iran has admitted to shooting down a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 carrying 176 people near Tehran this week. The attack took place amid the escalating tensions between Iran and the United States that took both countries to the brink of war. The plane crashed just hours after the Islamic […]


A New Nuclear Age?

Iran’s “revenge” missile attacks on U.S forces in Iraq. Deadly chaos in Iran. The halting of the US-led coalition’s fight against the Islamic State. Rising perplexity and scepticism as questions arise over whether U.S troops will remain in Iraq, and even whether the United States will altogether respect the laws […]


Initial Causes of United States-Iranian Escalation

Tensions between Iranian backed political organizations and the United States escalated on Monday the 30th of December after the US launched drone attacks on members of the Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria in what is described by a senior US state department official as a “defensive action”. This attack […]


Tens Of thousands Mourn As Soleimani’s Remains Return To Iran

On Sunday, tens of thousands of mourners clad in black filled the streets of Mashhad and Ahvaz to pay their respects to Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s powerful Quds Force commander who was assassinated by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. Soleimani’s remains were flown to the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz two […]