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Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip on Friday.

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the community and society.

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

Sofia Nitti

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

In-depth: There are high hopes in both Iraqi Christian and Shia Muslim communities ahead of Pope Francis' historic meeting with Grand Ayatollah ...

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. Survivors say it is an important first step.

Kamal Afzali

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

The GCC’s chief unannounced visit to Baghdad, where pro-Tehran factions dominate, came amid a report that Saudi Arabia and arch-rival Iran have ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq passes law that 'equates' Palestinian refugees with Iraqis

Iraq has passed a law that grants more rights to Palestinian refugees who have lived in the war-torn country for more than ten years.

Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

Gasia Ohanes

Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while ...

The New Arab Staff

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.

Iraq 'taking security measures' to prevent US embassy closure

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The New Arab Staff

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

The New Arab Staff

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

The New Arab Staff

Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Showdown between government and Iran-backed militias

Iraq's new prime minister has sent the elite CTS force to arrest members of Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah, accused of targeting US soldiers. The ...

The New Arab

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

The New Arab

Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

Here is what you need to know about Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister-designate.

Iraq president names spy chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as PM

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq president names spy chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as PM

Iraqi President Barham Salih named intelligence chief Mustafa Al-Kadhimi as prime minister-designate shortly after predecessor ...

US to review troop presence in Iraq

The New Arab

US to review troop presence in Iraq

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the country is reviewing its military presence in Iraq.

Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

The New Arab

Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after ...

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