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Iraq's president met with the army chief of staff to discuss the nation's security situation.

Iraq's 2021 budget was revealed by authorities on Thursday.

Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

In a long-awaited meeting, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince hosted the Iraqi PM in talks surrounding the kingdom's security, as well as tightening relations between the two countries.

Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has met with Mohammed bin Salman to discuss closer ties and cooperation.

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

Danya Hajjaji

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting tweets mourning activist Abdullah Al-Hamid, who died in detention in April.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

The New Arab

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.

Iraq: Caught between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Clement Therme and Shifaa Alsairafi

Iraq: Caught between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Comment: Iraq finds itself caught between the Iranian-Saudi regional struggle for influence, write Clement Therme and Shifaa Alsairafi.

The New Arab & agencies

'Last chance' to avoid war between Israel and Gaza

Nikolay Mladenov, the UN envoy to the Middle East, said parties must 'consolidate the understandings' of the ceasefire on a Monday visit to Gaza.

Thirteen Gaza schools damaged in Israeli bombardment

The New Arab

Thirteen Gaza schools damaged in Israeli bombardment

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza over the weekend led to the destruction of thirteen schools across the small strip.

Ceasefire in Gaza after dozens killed in Israeli bombing

The New Arab & agencies

Ceasefire in Gaza after dozens killed in Israeli bombing

Palestinian officials announced a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip this morning after 24 Palestinians and four Israelis were killed in the worst ...

Israel blames 'Hamas friendly-fire' for death of mother, baby

The New Arab

Israel blames 'Hamas friendly-fire' for death of mother, baby

Public outrage forced Israeli authorities to redirect blame onto Hamas for the killing of a mother and her 14-month-old baby, denying it had ...

Palestinian baby, pregnant mother killed in Israeli airstrikes

The New Arab

Palestinian baby, pregnant mother killed in Israeli airstrikes

Israeli airstrikes killed four Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, including a baby and her pregnant mother, as militants fired over 200 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdrawal after Trump controversial visit

Iraqi MPs have demanded the US withdraw from Iraq after Washington's decision to pullout from Syria.

Mansour Omari

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Interview: Mansour Omari speaks to human rights lawyer Scott Gilmore to find out more about Marie Colvin's case, the first war crimes-related ...

The New Arab

Viral video of Saudi gay wedding under official investigation

In the first official response to the video footage that sent shock waves across social media, Saudi authorities say they are carrying out an ...

Stasa Salacanin

Muqtadr al-Sadr heralds Iraq's return to the Saudi-Arab fold

Comment: The recent rapprochement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia is the latest link in a chain of shifting alliances in the Middle East, writes ...

'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

The New Arab & agencies

'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to the Gulf region last month indicates a change in Iraq's relations with its neighbours, analysts suggest.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia, Iraq to re-open border after 27 years

Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to re-open a border crossing between the two countries for the first time since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.

Israel revives efforts to silence Muslim call to prayer

The New Arab

Israel revives efforts to silence Muslim call to prayer

A controversial Israeli bill to silence the Muslim call to prayer will go ahead after it was amended so as not to affect the Jewish Shabbat ...

Muslim call to prayer won't be silenced in Israel

The New Arab

Muslim call to prayer won't be silenced in Israel

An Israeli government-backed bill to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques has been put on hold after it was blocked by the country's ...

Iraq's borders fall out of government control

Othman al-Mukhtar

Iraq's borders fall out of government control

Analysis: Saudi Arabia is reinforcing its border with Iraq as it faces possible threats from infiltration by the IS after Iraq’s border guard ...

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