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Coalition Withdrawal From Base Near Baghdad Worries Locals

Thursday, September 10, 2020, GMT 9:30 pm
By:Mena Pacs Team

The recent pullout of international coalition personnel from Camp Taji, the first airstrike in years in an area close to the capital Baghdad , and continued targeting of facilities keep…

Topic:Defense Analysis
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Iraq: The Changing Face of Baghdad ‘s Historic Neighbourhoods

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, GMT 12:18 pm
By:Mena Pacs Team

Baghdad, Iraq - A relentless cacophony of construction noise rings out across Harthiya, heralding the unstoppable encroachment of a growing megacity on this once quiet neighbourhood of central Baghdad. Concrete…

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Macron pushes French interests in Iraq

Thursday, September 3, 2020, GMT 5:41 pm
By:Mena Pacs Team

During his visit to Iraq, French President Emmanuel Macron steered clear of the subject of Iran and its proxy militias, while Iraqi officials seemed to think of the visit as…

Topic:Peace Processes and Conflict Resolution

Macron Says Foreign Interference Among Iraq’s Top Challenges

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, GMT 5:48 pm
By:Mena Pacs Team

In first foreign visit since PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi formed a gov't in May, French president Macron pledges support for Iraq. French President Emmanuel Macron pledged support for Iraq on Wednesday…

Topic:Peace Processes and Conflict Resolution
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What is behind the killings in Basra?

Friday, August 28, 2020, GMT 3:42 pm
By:Mena Pacs Team

Basra - The recent violence  aims to derail the Iraqi protest movement ahead of the 2021 elections, analysts and activists say. On August 17, Iraqi activists Lodia Remon, Abbas Subhi…

Topic:Post Electoral Violence

Iraqi Female Journalists in Basra Fear for Safety

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, GMT 5:03 pm
By:Mena Pacs Team

Female journalists in Basra are becoming increasingly concerned for their safety, following a recent string of attacks on female activists in the Iraqi city, Middle East Eye has learned. Last week’s killing…

Topic:Women Empowerment & Gender Equality