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A main witness in an investigation into the fall of the Iraqi city of Mosul to the Islamic State group has been murdered, The New Arab's Arabic-language service has reported.

After its military defeat of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi government needs to solidify its success on the battlefield by committing to a more federal state, argues Paul Iddon.

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Analysis: Next year will see the most competitive elections Iraq has seen, writes Gareth Browne.

Turkey's long-term interest in Kirkuk and Mosul

Paul Iddon

Turkey's long-term interest in Kirkuk and Mosul

Analysis: Turkish officials have detailed a long-held ambition to reclaim parts of the former Ottoman empire - though relations with Iraqi ...

Between Baghdad and Damascus, what's the future for Sunnis?

Paul Iddon

Between Baghdad and Damascus, what's the future for Sunnis?

Comment: Military victory over the Islamic State group must be accompanied by a political solution that serves the needs of both Sunni and Shia ...

The New Arab

Iraqi forces 'using imprecise Iranian missiles' in Mosul battle

Former governor of Mosul Atheel al-Nujaifi says the Iraqi army is using Iranian-made weapons, warning that some of the missile launchers are not precise and risk civilians lives.

The New Arab

Sunni ex-governor: Mosul was 'handed over' to Islamic State

In an exclusive interview with The New Arab, Atheel al-Nujaifi, the embattled former governor of Mosul, accuses the ...

The New Arab

Arrest warrant for 'espionage' reissued against ex-governor of Mosul

Atheel al-Nujaifi, who was the governor at the time of Islamic State's capture of Mosul, allegedly worked with Ankara ...

The New Arab

Iraq says 'deal reached' with Turkey over troops withdrawal

The controversial deployment of Turkish forces on Iraqi soil could soon end after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reached an ...

Iraq: Government charges 'pro-Turkish' former Mosul governor with espionage

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq: Government charges 'pro-Turkish' former Mosul governor with espionage

Baghdad has called for the arrest of Atheel al-Nujaifi on Thursday, accusing the senior politician of espionage.

Othman al-Mukhtar & al-Araby al-Jadeed

Corruption and cowardice: Seeking retribution for Mosul's fall

Exclusive: Following an official report that named suspects complicit in the fall of Mosul, one witness has been found dead, other suspects have ...

Clashes near Iraq's Mosul base kill 18 IS extremists

The New Arab

Clashes near Iraq's Mosul base kill 18 IS extremists

Clashes between a Turkish-Iraqi force and IS outside Mosul have left at least 18 extremists dead, as Baghdad confirmed special forces are ...

Iraqi militias: Turkish interests in Iraq now 'legitimate target'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Iraqi militias: Turkish interests in Iraq now 'legitimate target'

Iraqi MPs have threatened to request Russian intervention, as powerful militias vow to attack Turkish interests following the deployment of its ...

Iraq's Maliki could face death penalty, says lawmaker

Alex Wright

Iraq's Maliki could face death penalty, says lawmaker

A member the Iraqi parliament’s legal committee has said military commanders and politicians will go on trial and could be executed for their ...

Iraqi militias and Iran 'back' Maliki over possible prosecution

AAAJ and agencies

Iraqi militias and Iran 'back' Maliki over possible prosecution

Iraq's parliament on Monday referred to the prosecuting authorities a report implicating former PM al-Maliki and other top officials ...

Zana K. Gul

Baghdad should cooperate with the locals to retake Anbar

Baghdad’s military strategy needs to be coupled with political concessions to Sunni communities and tribes to recapture Anbar and maintain stability, argues Zana Gul.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Nineveh governor: We are against Iranian forces in Mosul

Analysis: Atheel al-Nujaifi tells al-Araby al-Jadeed about his fears over growing Iranian influence ...

Ali al-Azzawi

$12 billion of Iraqi antiquities lost or destroyed

Feature: By demolishing Iraq's antiquities IS has committed a crime against history, and damaged the country's economy and tourism revenues for ...

Bassem Dabbagh

Turkey to play a crucial role in Mosul battle

Analysis: Ankara must decide whether to send ground troops into Mosul, or simply provide the Iraqi government with logistical support.

Yazidi fighters 'kill Iraqi Arabs in revenge attacks'

Amir al-Obaidi

Yazidi fighters 'kill Iraqi Arabs in revenge attacks'

About 20 people killed as Yazidis reportedly turn on Arabs in Sinjar, Iraq, in apparent revenge for massacres carried out by Islamic State ...

Marwan Hisham

A journey to world's end

The following is reflection on a journey from one end of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed caliphate in Raqqa to the other, in Mosul. ...

Charm offensive on Kurds before Baghdad's Mosul assault

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Charm offensive on Kurds before Baghdad's Mosul assault

With officials in Erbil refusing to commit their troops outside Kurdish regions, a sweetener from Baghdad appears to have won over the Peshmerga.

US hosts talks with Iraqi Sunni leaders: report

Safaa Abdul Hamid

US hosts talks with Iraqi Sunni leaders: report

Political source tells al-Araby al-Jadeed that members of Islamic army, Mujahideen army, Naqshbandis and Baathists are in ...

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