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The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public services and endemic corruption.

The Covid-19 pandemic has weakened the anti-government protests this year but activists are determined to mark the first anniversary of their movement.

How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

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How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

Iraqi female activist shot dead in Basra

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Iraqi female activist shot dead in Basra

Prominent female activist Reham Yacoub was gunned down by unidentified militants.

Iraqi PM to visit Trump, signalling warming US ties

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Iraqi PM to visit Trump, signalling warming US ties

Iraq's PM Kadhimi will visit Trump in Washington on 20 August, signalling US-Iran ties are recovering seven months after breaking down over the ...

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The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles from residential areas.

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Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

Fulfilling a key demand of the months-long protest movement, Prime Minister Kadhimi announced Iraq's parliamentary elections would be held in ...

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The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

As temperatures soar in Iraq, violence against protesters returns despite promises of reconciliation by the new PM, while Iran's role in the ...

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Iraqi policemen killed protesters with hunting rifles: minister

Using their own hunting rifles, Iraqi policemen killed protesters in Baghdad.

Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

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Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces killed two protesters taking part in demonstrations on Monday, local reports confirmed.

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Iraqi Prime Minister to travel to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will travel to Saudi Arabia and Iran next week in a trip carefully calculated to balance Iraq’s ties to the ...

New Iraqi PM to kick off first foreign tour

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New Iraqi PM to kick off first foreign tour

Iraq's new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is planning his first foreign tour.

US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

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US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

The US has pledged to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq, as tensions between the two countries ease following the appointment of Mustafa ...

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

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Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

Iraq approves last seven members of new government

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Iraq approves last seven members of new government

Iraq's new government has been completed, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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Iraq protests erupt after formation of new al-Kadhimi government

Iraqis flocked to the streets on Sunday, just hours after a new government was formed.

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Iraq's new government reaches out to October protesters

Iraq's new government has promised to release protesters detained during mass protests in October.

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Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi lawmakers gathered in parliament and chose Mustafa Kadhemi to lead the country through economic turmoil and Covid-19.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on return ...

Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

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Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after ...

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Iraqi protesters adapt to new reality of coronavirus curfew

A small number of demonstrators are determined not to let the coronavirus pandemic end the anti-government protest movement.

Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

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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.

Iraqi government forces kill 4 protesters, injure 80

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Iraqi government forces kill 4 protesters, injure 80

Security forces show have shown no signs of relenting in their latest crackdown against the movement, which has now entered its sixth month.

'They're the virus': Iraq coronavirus outbreak refuels anti-government protests

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'They're the virus': Iraq coronavirus outbreak refuels anti-government protests

Iran's deadly coronavirus outbreak has sparked public panic in neighbouring Iraq, where 19 cases have been confirmed.

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