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Prime Minister Kadhimi said Iraq is walking a tight rope between Iran and US, as relations deteriorate between the two countries.

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

Anger in Iraq after mother throws children off bridge

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Anger in Iraq after mother throws children off bridge

A three-year-old and his two-year-old sister were thrown off a bridge and into the Tigris river by their mother in the Iraqi capital this week.

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ex-minister.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious ...

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

Covid-19 claims over 10,000 lives in Iraq

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Covid-19 claims over 10,000 lives in Iraq

Covid-19 has taken over 10,000 lives in Iraq, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.

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Iraqi militias agree 'conditional ceasefire' to halt US attacks

Iraqi militia leaders have proposed a conditional ceasefire, if the government negotiates an end to the US military presence in the country.

Two civilians killed in <em>Baghdad</em>, Anbar explosions

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Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

A bombing in Baghdad and another in Anbar killed two people in total, Iraqi security sources said.

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Mitchell Plitnick

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes ...

Iraq 'taking security measures' to prevent US embassy closure

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Iraq 'taking security measures' to prevent US embassy closure

Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein says the government has taken a 'number of security, political and diplomatic measures to stop the attacks ...

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Two policemen killed in IS attack in north Iraq

An Islamic State group militant attack on a police headquarters in Kirkuk has killed at least two officers and injured five others, according to reports.

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WATCH: Detained Iraqi brothers reunite after 40 years

This is the moment two brothers that were separated four decades ago reunited in the Iraqi capital.

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US withdraws 2,500 troops amid uptick in Iraq attacks

Washington has withdrawn another 2,500 troops from Iraq as US assets in the country continue to be targeted in rocket attacks.

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Canada forms probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

Canada has decided to look into the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner.

NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

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NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

Rukmini Callimachi is facing a barrage of allegations of unethical conduct surrounding her reporting on the Islamic State extremist group.

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Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

The protests, which were sparked in October last year, will be revived, demonstrators said, if no reform is carried out by the current ...

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

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Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

Pro-Iran paramilitary network Hashed al-Shaabi has been accused of firing rockets at US forces stationed at Erbil airport.

Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

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Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

Iraq has expressed dissatisfaction with a US threat to pull out its diplomats and troops from the country in response to rocket attacks by ...

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