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Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

10 July, 2020

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is crucial, writes Hayder Al-Shakeri.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

10 July, 2020

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful Iran-backed militias have become.

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

10 July, 2020

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at home.

Dubai deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

09 July, 2020

Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

Iraq PM visits slain scholar's family, calls him 'hero'

09 July, 2020

'I will avenge him, and God willing his killers will not go free,' Mustafa al-Kadhimi told the family of scholar Hisham al-Hashemi, who was shot dead by masked gunmen

Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

09 July, 2020

The 19-year-old told a press conference she was wearing a hijab when she made the order and repeated her name several times.

Trump 'bullying' blamed as key impeachment witness quits army

09 July, 2020

Alexander Vindman, who was fired by Trump after giving evidence to the impeachment inquiry, has retired from the army, saying the president subjected him to 'bullying, intimidation and retaliation'

US: UN report 'whitewashes' Iran general

08 July, 2020

A UN report describing the US-directed killing of Qasem Soleimani as unlawful was 'intellectually dishonest' and 'whitewashed' the Iranian commander, Washington says.

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

08 July, 2020

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

08 July, 2020

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US has linked to such militias.

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