Iraq's top Shia Cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani underwent surgery Thursday at the Kafeel hospital in Karbala and was sent home Friday. The cleric has been critical in calming tensions in recent months as the country faced crisis after crisis
Dozens of protesters stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday following US strikes that targeted a pro-Iranian militia group in the country. The US say the strike was a response to a prior attack by the militia that took place on Friday.
Lebanese Minister of Interior, Raya al-Hassan, said that the security situation is at least 90% better than what it was a few years ago. She credits the security forces for carrying out their duties and securing the country.
On Monday, Jordanian King Abdullah II visited Iraq for the first time in over a decade. The visit by the king of Jordan is the latest in a string of top-level diplomatic encounters in Iraq in recent weeks.The two countries share a 179-kilometer border, and Jordan is a major importer of Iraqi crude oil.