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Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks deeper into economic ruin.

A Baghdad football match has led to inter-clan conflict and two deaths after a dispute over a goal.

Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

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Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

Five wounded in attack on Iraq base hosting Americans

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Five wounded in attack on Iraq base hosting Americans

Five rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers and at least two projectiles hit the facilities of an American firm that provides ...

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in <em>Baghdad</em>: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for women in Iraq.

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Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

"Together, our governments will support the government of Iraq's investigation into the attacks to ensure that those responsible will be held ...

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Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

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One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

The cause of the Sadr City blast was not immediately known.

Turkish soldier killed by rocket fire in Iraq

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Turkish soldier killed by rocket fire in Iraq

An Iraqi child was injured when another of the rockets landed in a nearby village.

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Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

The New Arab Staff

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

Iraq's government has approved 30,000 new members for the Iran-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi militia.

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Two rockets hit near Iraq airbase hosting US soldiers

Two rockets hit in near proximity of an Iraqi airbase, injuring two American soldiers and one Iraqi civilian.

Iraq judge at Saddam's trial dies of Covid-19

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Iraq judge at Saddam's trial dies of Covid-19

Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, who became the lead judge in Saddam Hussein's trial for genocide, has died of coronavirus complications in a ...

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Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

Lebanon and Iraq have signed a deal to exchange oil for medical supplies, which is hoped will solve each country’s respective problems.

Iraq parliament approves 2021 budget

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Iraq parliament approves 2021 budget

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

Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

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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 ...

Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

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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.

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