News

Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Assyrians Who Survived ISIS: Kurdish Parliamentarian
Iraq's Child Brides and the Flaws in Its Democracy
Turkish and Kurdish Forces Exchange Fire in Syria
Corruption, the Second Major Challenge for Iraq
Kurdish Parliament Speaker: Referendum Consequences Destroyed Achievements of Past 25 Years
Women's Rights Are Under Threat in Iraq
Turkey, Iran, Russia Strive for Syria Political Settlement
Fear of Extinction Pushes Basra's Assyrians to Isolation
ISIS Militants Defeated in Last Major Stronghold in Syria
How to Avoid an ISIS 2.0 in Iraq
Iraqi Federal Court to Issue Decision to Annul Kurdish Referendum
Obama's Iraq Blunder Nurtured ISIS; Trump's Syria Policy Might Prevent ISIS 2.0
Iraq's Surprise: The Persistence of Democracy
Us State Department: Positive Discussions Held Between Erbil, Baghdad
Maps of Iraq Show How Much Land Was Liberated From Terrorist Group
1,000-strong Muslim Mob Attacks Church in Egypt
Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre
Iraqi Forces Recapture Last Islamic State-held Town
Assyrian Refugees in Lebanon Want to Return to North Iraq
Only Federal Police on Ground in Kirkuk: Iraqi Official
Imminent Danger of Turkish Dam for Iran, Iraq
Erdogan Says Turkey Must Clear Syria's Afrin of Kurdish Militia
France Intervenes in Bid to End Lebanon's Political Crisis
Turkey Detains 136 for Suspected Ties to Coup Plotters
Pence Trying to Fast-Track U.S. Help to Iraqi Assyrians, Yazidis
The Radical Survival Story of Christianity in Iraq and Syria
Pope Francis Confirms Construction of Assyrian Church in Istanbul
U.S.-backed Syria Forces Say Turkey Pressured Commander Into Defecting
Kurdish Lawmakers Leave Session of Iraqi Parliament
Kurdish YPG Aims to Conquer Syrian Region, Not Fight Islamic State: Turkish Minister
Egypt's Copts Decry Recent Spate of Church Closings
Putin-Trump Statement on Syria Contradicts Erdogan's Calculations
Iraqi Priest: Situation for Assyrians in Mosul Worse Than When ISIS Arrived
Pope Gets a Lamborghini, Donates it to Rebuild Iraq's Christian Region
Turkey Accuses Syrian Kurds of Plotting ISIS Withdrawal From Raqqa
Who Will Govern Kirkuk?
Iraq Vows to Take Action Against Kurds in Disputed Border Areas
Assyrian Delegation Met With Lebanese Minister of State
Iraqi Kurds Back Away From Independence Bid
Turkey's Misguided Middle East Policy: From Syria, Iraq to the Gulf
Raqqa's Dirty Secret
Year of the Sword: the Assyrian Genocide
ISIS Turns Former US Base in Iraq Into Gruesome Mass Grave
Turkey Denies Report of Plan to Kidnap Cleric Gulen From US
Iraqi Yazidi Refugee Settles in U.S. After Fleeing ISIS
Putin, Trump Issue Joint Statement on ISIS, Syrian Sovereignty
ISIS Flees From 25 Syrian Villages, Leaving Kurdish Forces to Impose Full Control
Iraq Launches Offensive to Recapture Last Isis Town
Kurdish Official Rejects Turkmen Proposal to Turn Kirkuk Into Region
Egyptian Christians Face New Threats From Muslims
ISIS Troops Flee to Desert, Vacate Syria Stronghold
Four Assyrians Detained By Kurdish Police Over Social Media Posts
In Northern Iraq, Ethnic Minorities Are Key to Rebuilding After ISIS
Iraqi Muslims Urge Assyrian Neighbors to Return Home
U.S. and Russia Are Nearing an Agreement on Resolving the Syrian Civil War
Kurds Seek Political Unity Ahead of Possible Talks With Baghdad
After IS Collapse, Syria Government Faces US-backed Kurds
US Urges De-escalation of Tensions Between Saudi Arabia, Lebanon
Syria Declares Victory Over Islamic State
Iraqis Rebuild in Mosul After the Defeat of ISIS
Summaries

Iraq's Child Brides and the Flaws in Its Democracy

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Iraq today has an elected Parliament, and 90 years ago it also had an elected Parliament; one of the oldest countries in the world to exercise modern democracy. In theory, community awareness should develop over time, but this is not always the case.

Corruption, the Second Major Challenge for Iraq

By Adnan Hussein

Driving ISIS out of the Iraqi town of Rawa -- the group's last stronghold in the country -- was inevitable as a terrorist gang cannot defeat a state regardless of its size and brutality.

Women's Rights Are Under Threat in Iraq

By Zahra Ali

Earlier this month, Iraq's parliament received amendments to its constitution that -- if approved -- will fundamentally change Iraqi women's legal rights. The amendments include sectarian religious laws -- breaking with the current law based on Sunni and Shiite jurisprudence.


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