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Qatar has sent two field hospitals, including medical supplies and 250 beds, to help Iraq in its ongoing battle with Covid-19.

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

Coronavirus strengthens IS, says Norway military chief

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Coronavirus strengthens IS, says Norway military chief

IS militants are shielded from coronavirus in their rural hideouts and are taking advantage of the reduced security presence to stage attacks and get stronger, Stein Grongstad said.

Soleimani managed Syria operations from 'Assad's war room'

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Soleimani managed Syria operations from 'Assad's war room'

Qasem Soleimani boarded an Iranian rescue flight to Damascus, as the capital was on the verge of collapse at the hands of rebel forces.

US to grant Iran sanctions waiver, Iraqi officials say

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US to grant Iran sanctions waiver, Iraqi officials say

Iraqi officials said the United States showed willingness to extend sanctions waivers, allowing it to import vital Iranian gas and electricity.

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Car bomb explodes on Iraq-Saudi border

A minibus parked next to the road in the border town of Al-Nukhaib exploded Thursday, injuring two officers and four security personnel.

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Troops hid in Saddam-era bunkers to escape Iran missiles

US troops have revealed details about Iran's ballistic missile strike on Ain al-Asad airbase, detailing damage to the base and relief that they ...

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This is why Iran targeted Iraq's Ain al-Asad base

Explainer: In targeting Ain al-Asad, Iran wanted to send a message to Donald Trump.

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Iran's missile strike against US in Iraq was symbolic

In a symbolic move of revenge, Iran fired an estimated ten Fateh-313 missiles at the Ain al-Asad military base in Iraq's Anbar province ...

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 ...

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Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia protest US sanctions

The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a recent spate of rocket attacks against its military bases in Iraq.

Rockets strike western Iraq base hosting US troops

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Rockets strike western Iraq base hosting US troops

A US military base in Iraq's Anbar province was struck by five rockets on Tuesday as the country remained gripped by anti-government ...

Iraq parliament accepts PM resignation as protests spread

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Iraq parliament accepts PM resignation as protests spread

Sunday witnessed rare anti-government protests in Sunni-majority cities Mosul, Salahaddin, Fallujah and Ramadi.

American VP avoids Baghdad leaders on 'stealthy' Iraq visit

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American VP avoids Baghdad leaders on 'stealthy' Iraq visit

In his first visit as vice president, Pence visited American troops at Ain al-Asad base in western Iraq's Anbar province, but was not ...

Six Iraqi protesters killed, as demonstrations hit Baghdad bridge

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Six Iraqi protesters killed, as demonstrations hit Baghdad bridge

Six people have been killed by security forces and gunmen as anti-corruption protesters continued to occupy city squares across Iraq.

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Betrayed Syrian Kurds 'throw food' at departing US troops

Angry Kurdish residents of the Syrian city of Qamishli threw food and stones at more than 100 US armoured vehicles departing Syria following a Turkish offensive.

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Iraq to reopen Syria border-crossing amid warming Assad ties

Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi approved the reopening of a border crossing between Iraq and Syria, in the latest sign of normalisation ...

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Mystery airstrikes pound Iraqi militia base near Syria

A series of explosions have taken place at a base belonging to an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia.

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Iraqi civilians transferred home from camps despite humanitarian concerns

The Iraqi government's policy of returning displaced persons to their homes concerns humanitarian groups as their houses have often been ...

IS bombing near Shia mosque in Iraq kills 3

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IS bombing near Shia mosque in Iraq kills 3

A motorcycle rigged with explosives went off near a Shia mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 34, Iraqi ...

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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 ...

Iraqi forces clear IS militants from farmland near Baghdad

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Iraqi forces clear IS militants from farmland near Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have swept villages and farmland north of Baghdad as part of an operation aimed at clearing remnants of the Islamic State ...

Iraq says major anti-IS operation along Syrian border 'successful'

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Iraq says major anti-IS operation along Syrian border 'successful'

The Iraqi Security Media Cell announced the results of an operation along the border with Syria that aimed to clear members of the militant ...

Iraq launches operation to secure desert near Syria border

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Iraq launches operation to secure desert near Syria border

Iraq's military announced a new operation to secure the vast western desert leading to the Syrian border.

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