Latest from Louisa Loveluck

For an Iraqi doctor, vaccination is bittersweet. It didn’t come in time for her father.

Tamara Amer helped him beat back cancer, and together they dreamed of being vaccinated against the coronavirus.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Roar of hope. Silence of despair.

A year after Iraq’s youth revolution, Baghdad’s streets and squares have been largely abandoned. But not the dreams.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Iraq’s anti-American militias aren’t just Iranian proxies. That helps explain their troubles.

Young men once flocked to join them. Now, there’s resentment over what they’ve become and their broken promises.
  • Apr 9, 2021

U.S. and Iraq conclude talks on troop presence

Joint statement included little change as Iraqi prime minister faces pressure over troop levels
  • Apr 7, 2021

Pope Francis calls for hope over hatred amid ruins of Mosul church

The pontiff led prayers in a city that just four years earlier was in the hands of the Islamic State.
  • Mar 7, 2021

In Iraq, Pope Francis holds historic talks with Shiite ayatollah, decries religious violence at ancient Ur

“Terrorism abuses religion,” the pontiff said at a site revered in Christianity, Islam and Judaism as the birthplace of Abraham.
  • Mar 6, 2021

Pope Francis to hold historic face-to-face meeting with Iraq’s grand ayatollah

Ali Sistani is Iraq’s leading religious authority and a preeminent figure in Shiite Islam.
  • Mar 5, 2021

Pope Francis lands in Baghdad, beginning the first-ever papal trip to Iraq

It is his first international trip since the start of the pandemic.
  • Mar 5, 2021

U.S. contractor dies as rocket attacks in Iraq pose fresh challenge to Biden

The Pentagon said the contractor died of a heart attack while seeking shelter.
  • Mar 3, 2021

Vaccinated Pope Francis heads to Iraq amid covid outbreak

Cases are spiking at more than 4,500 new infections a day.
  • Mar 3, 2021