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Turkey ambassador in UAE as tensions ease

04 May, 2021

Turkey and the UAE have been locked in a dispute over proxy wars in the Middle East and North Africa. The new ambassador is a sign to ease those tensions.

Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

04 May, 2021

Saudi Arabia could be on track to restore diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

27 April, 2021

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

12 April, 2021

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

07 April, 2021

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

17 March, 2021

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's perennial problems with militia violence roaring back into focus.

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

01 March, 2021

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

15 February, 2021

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

02 February, 2021

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the terrorist organisation.

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

22 January, 2021

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

18 December, 2020

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the country faces as a whole.

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

04 December, 2020

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a dire economic situation, and state-backed violence.

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