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UN report on killing of Soleimani UN investigator’s report condemns US drone strike targeting Qassem Soleimani

The report by Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, is due to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday

New Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq’s new PM, faces tough challenges on economy, foreign soldiers

After months of political uncertainty, Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been confirmed as the new prime minister of Iraq. However, the former intelligence chief is likely to face a number of challenges, including addressing the demands of protesters

US Patriot missiles in Iraq US deploys Patriot missile systems in Iraq

The missiles have been deployed to Ain al-Assad and Erbil bases in Iraq, both of which recently suffered missile and rocket attacks. Iran has condemned the deployment as a bid to increase tensions in west Asia

US forces withdraw from three Iraqi bases

We look at the history of the invasion even as US troops withdraw from certain bases.

US troops withdraw from base in Iraq US troops vacate K1 base in Iraq’s Kirkuk province

The K1 base in northern Iraq is the third base vacated by the US and NATO coalition forces this month. The troops will now be deployed at bases in Baghdad and the nearby Ain al-Asad air base

US in Iraq: 17 years later

It has been 17 years since the United States of America invaded Iraq. We talk to NewsClick Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha about the changing matrix of the geo-strategy and war in West Asia.

New Iraq PM Adnan al-Zurfi , considered close to US, is Iraq’s PM-designate

President Barham Salih declared Adnan al-Zurfi, the former governor of Najaf, the country’s new prime minister designate on March 17. Al-Zurfi may have a tough time winning parliamentary approval due to his perceived pro-US stance and allegations of corruption

foreign troops killed in Iraq Two US and one British soldier killed in Iraq in an attack on their base

The casualties on Wednesday, raise this week’s total death toll of foreign forces in Iraq to five. The Iraqi parliament had passed a resolution in January asking the US and other foreign troops to leave the country

Million march Iraq In massive protests, Iraqis demand withdrawal of US troops

A million-man march against the US took place in Iraq on 24 January, which was followed by a students’ rally on Sunday to demand an end to all foreign interference in the country

US House Resolution US House passes resolution restricting Trump’s powers to declare war on Iran

Besides being of some symbolic and political significance, the resolution does not have any legal value and is non-binding

US conducts fresh airstrikes targeting PMF fighters near Baghdad

The airstrikes come just a day after the US killed a top Iranian general, resulting in a massive spike in regional tensions

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