Iraq will only take back its own citizens and their families who fought with the Islamic State group in Syria, not those from other countries, Iraq's foreign minister said Thursday.
Two days of anti-government protests in Baghdad have left at least 21 dead, despite the imposition of a round-the-clock curfew in the Iraqi capital.
As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran's orbit are feeling the heat.
The State Department ordered all "non-emergency U.S. government employees" to leave Iraq Wednesday amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs a network of proxies there.
Nadia Murad is a Yazidi activist and advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting ISIS handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, the first batch of several to come.
Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan made his first visit to Iraq on Tuesday to discuss the U.S. military's future in the country.
In the weeks after his city fell to the Islamic State, Iraqi scientist Suleiman al-Afari sat in his deserted government office and waited for the day when the terrorists would show up.
Iraq's large and well-armed Shiite militias are now running many of the Sunni areas they helped liberate from the Islamic State, fostering local resentments that could fuel a resurgence of support for the extremist group.