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Germany, France and the UK announced their support for extending an arms embargo on Iran, while expressing their opposition to Washington's punishing sanctions on Tehran.

The UN's nuclear watchdog passed a resolution critical of Iran after the Islamic Republic has blocked inspections of two sites where nuclear activity could have taken place.

Jordan arrests veteran dissident after publication of memoir

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Jordan arrests veteran dissident after publication of memoir

Former Jordanian MP Ahmed Owaidi Al-Abadi has been detained despite his ill health, the latest in a series of arrests of outspoken dissidents by Jordan's authorities.

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

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The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

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Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

Iraq's powerful Iran-aligned power blocs, many of whom disapproved of al-Zurfi's relations with the US, will now name a candidate to replace him.

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Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

Adnan Zufri, former governor of the Shia holy city of Najaf has been chosen as Iraq's new prime minister.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

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Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

Iraq's parliament fails to approve a new government with lawmakers boycotting a vote of confidence.

Iraq PM-designate renounces British nationality ahead of parliament vote

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Iraq PM-designate renounces British nationality ahead of parliament vote

Iraq's prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi is seeking to renounce his British citizenship ahead of a crucial vote of confidence.

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Iranian student studying in Boston denied entry to US

The US and Iran are teetering on the edge after the former country ordered the killing of commander Qasem Soleimani, and it appears Iranian ...

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Comment: Iraqis have wholesale rejected a system that fostered corruption and inequality, but a viable alternative is yet to present itself, ...

The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

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The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

The gruesome discovery in Iraq's western Anbar governorate once again highlights how the Iraqi state either condones or turns a blind eye to ...

Jordan to cut bread subsidies by 25 percent

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Jordan to cut bread subsidies by 25 percent

Jordan's 2020 economic budget could see protesters return to the streets in demonstrations against government austerity measures as they in the ...

Saudi Arabia signals willingness to end Yemen conflict

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Saudi Arabia signals willingness to end Yemen conflict

Adel al-Jubeir said there is a possibility of calming the situation in Yemen as a prelude to reaching a settlement in the four-year conflict, ...

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'Not enough': Iraqis maintain anti-regime protests despite PM's resignation

The resignation of Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi did little to avert protests across the country on Saturday.

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Iraq's prime minister to resign after massacre of protesters

Adel Abdul Mahdi's written statement was greeted with cheers and music across Baghdad's iconic Tahrir Square, where crowds have amassed since ...

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Iraq cleric Sistani urges cabinet change after 'protester massacre'

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's weekly sermon gave a major boost to Iraqi demonstrators who have been taking to the streets since early October ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Mass Iran spy leaks ‘accurate’, reveals Iraq official

Infiltration, bribes and double agents: An investigation by US media has revealed how Iran cultivated a vast network of spies, informants and ...

Iraq MPs resign protesting government's response to demonstrations

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Iraq MPs resign protesting government's response to demonstrations

Four Iraqi parliamentarians resigned on Sunday in anger at the government's perceived failure to respond to mass protests, piling more pressure ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

After years of suffering, Iraqis refuse to be silenced

Comment: With anti-government protests spreading through the streets of Iraq, Abdul Mahdi's mandate may be over before it's really begun, writes ...

Trump wants to wash his hands of Islamic State

Paul Iddon

Trump wants to wash his hands of Islamic State

Comment: Trump claims IS is over, but is also calling on regional powers to take up the fight without US support, writes Paul Iddon.

The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

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The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further ...

Iraq: Battleground or bridge for regional rivals?

Bashdar Ismaeel

Iraq: Battleground or bridge for regional rivals?

Comment: Saudi Arabia's designs on closer ties with Iraq may mean engaging more with arch regional rival, Iran, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

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