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A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

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 US strike on Baghdad

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

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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.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to the shock of many Iraqis.

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Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 bombing in ...

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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 ...

The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

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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.

Iraqi army: Two rockets target <em>Baghdad</em> airport, no casualties

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Iraqi army: Two rockets target Baghdad airport, no casualties

No casualties were caused when two rockets targeted Baghdad airport.

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

Iran targets dummy US aircraft carrier in Gulf exercises

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Iran targets dummy US aircraft carrier in Gulf exercises

Footage of the war games broadcast on state television showed the Guards' air and naval forces readying for an attack off the country's ...

Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

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Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

Rockets hit the Al-Taji and Speicher bases again on Monday evening.

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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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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala province, as locals ...

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Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

Turkish army seizes PKK ammunition cache in northern Iraq

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Turkish army seizes PKK ammunition cache in northern Iraq

The haul includes scores of AK-47 rifles, shot guns and anti-aircraft gun ammunition.

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Qatar sends field hospitals to treat Iraq's coronavirus patients

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

US-led coalition in Iraq hands over Basmaya military base

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US-led coalition in Iraq hands over Basmaya military base

The pullout comes in line with coalition plans to withdraw from bases across Iraq and consolidate in Baghdad and at the Ain al-Asad ...

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in <em>Baghdad</em>

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Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

German activist Hella Mewis was freed by Iraqi security forces after being kidnapped earlier this week.

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