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The Vatican's ambassador to Iraq Mitja Leskovar has been travelling across the country in recent weeks to prepare for the pope's ambitious visit.

Iran urged Baghdad to identify the perpetrators of rocket attacks targeting US interests in Iraq on Saturday, just days after the latest assault on the high-security Green Zone.

Iran should probe deadly shooting on Pakistan border: HRW

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Iran should probe deadly shooting on Pakistan border: HRW

Human Rights Watch called on Iran Friday to investigate a deadly shooting by Revolutionary Guards against smugglers attempting to transport fuel into neighbouring Pakistan.

Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

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Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

Mosul's museum is being prepared to reopen to the public within a few years' time.

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

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Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

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4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Nasiriyah left four protesters dead.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

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Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they ...

US warned Russia of Syria strikes minutes ahead: Lavrov

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US warned Russia of Syria strikes minutes ahead: Lavrov

Russia's top diplomat urged the US to renew contacts with Moscow on Syria.

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HRW urges Iran to probe deadly shooting on border

Monday's shooting in the border area near the town of Saravan killed at least 10 people and wounded five, HRW said, citing Baluchi activists.

Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

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US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

The US military launched an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon said.

US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

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US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

The International Coalition is to double the size of a prison in Syria which holds thousands of Islamic State fighters.

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

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Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

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Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan region, where civilians are bearing the brunt of the

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US and Europe to 'remain calm' despite Iranian 'provocations'

US and EU diplomats have said they won't respond to Iranian 'provocations'

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Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year ...

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

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Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

The reshuffle is seen as another sign the Biden government is refocusing on other areas of the world.

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

Iraqi militia denies involvement in attacks against US forces

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Iraqi militia denies involvement in attacks against US forces

Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iraq paramilitary group considered to be among those closest to Iran, denied their involvement in recent attack ...

<em>Iraq</em> Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

UN expert says Iran lied in downing of airliner

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UN expert says Iran lied in downing of airliner

A UN official on Tuesday accused Iran of lying in its explanation of how it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran.

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