Breaking developments and ground-truth updates from all of Iraq's provinces.

For even more in-depth insight into Iraq, IOR's Custom Research Services can help.

Fighting continues in key Anbar town

IS fighters are continuing to launch attacks on the strategically important town of al-Baghdadi, in Anbar province, days after pro-government forces reasserted control of the area.

Six suicide bombers raided the town on Friday, according to Abu Abdul-Rahman al-Obaidi, a resident of al-Baghdadi and a member of the Obaidi tribe, which has fought to defend...

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Feb. 24, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

The Cabinet held its eight regular session of 2015 in Baghdad today (Tuesday, February 24, 2015) under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi and issued the following resolutions:

1. Cabinet approves...

Read More

Abadi: no KRG payments before full exports

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he will not authorize budget payments to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) until it begins meeting the full oil export targets mandated in the 2015 budget.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Feb. 17, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Feb. 10, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Feb. 3, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 27, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

Strikes over pay shut down local government across Sulaimaniya

Government employees in the Kurdish province of Sulaimaniya have gone on strike to protest their lack of pay since October 2014 – the latest sign of financial troubles in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 20, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 13, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

Attack on Umm Qasr port thwarted

Iraqi security forces in Basra foiled an imminent attack on Umm Qasr port Monday, confiscating rockets and defusing bombs.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Jan. 7, 2015

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

Majnoon protesters demand jobs

Demonstrators blocked roads near the Majnoon oil field over the past week, claiming that Royal Dutch Shell has reneged on promises to provide jobs.

Read More

Provincial powers law challenge ended, new one begins

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi followed through on a promise to end the legal challenge, started by his predecessor, to the 2013 amendments of the Provincial Powers Law, but initiated a review that could make further changes.

Read More

Iraqi Cabinet decisions: Dec. 30, 2014

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers publishes decisions of the Cabinet, Beyond the Headlines features a translation from the original Arabic.

Read More

KRG receiving second $500 million oil payment

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is receiving a second payment from Baghdad, for oil supplied to Iraq’s federal oil marketing authority under a Nov. 13 confidence-building deal.

Read More
Page 1 of 2912345...1020...Last »