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Iraq's naval forces were making "a great effort to accomplish the mission" safely, said Iraq's Security Media Cell, which is affiliated with the country’s security forces.

Sailors feared the discovery of a limpet mine on the MT Pola, involved in transferring oil to a vessel owned by a shipping company traded in the US.

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Mohammed Qasim

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Flash protests turn to clashes in Iraq

Anti-government protests descended into clashes in several Iraqi cities on Sunday, including the southern port city of Basra and the ...

The New Arab Staff

Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

The Iraqi government has delayed the publication of an investigation into last week's killings in Farhatiya, where at least eight people were ...

Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

An investigation has been launched into the death of Park Il-ho, the director of Daewoo who was working on the construction of Al Faw port in ...

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 ...

Pilgrims flood Iraq's Karbala for Arbaeen despite virus fears

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Pilgrims flood Iraq's Karbala for Arbaeen despite virus fears

Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period for the seventh century killing of Imam Hussein, Prophet Mohammed's grandson, by followers ...

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

The New Arab Staff

Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another ...

Iraq launches 'air and land' bridge to help Sudan

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches 'air and land' bridge to help Sudan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has ordered for humanitarian aid to be delivered to Sudan.

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything to remain in power.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi mob torches TV station for over 'festive' show

A mob stormed and set fire to an Iraqi television station Monday over its airing of a 'festive' programme on a religious day of mourning.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for ...

The New Arab

TNA Voice Podcast: News Digest: Iraq's Reign of Terror

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Shia mourning rituals ring with Iraq's demands for justice

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shia mourning rituals ring with Iraq's demands for justice

The tradition of mixing pilgrimage with protests far predates the Iraq's 2019 protest movement.

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

Iraq launches operation against militias following <em>Basra</em> killings

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches operation against militias following Basra killings

Iraqi security forces have launched a new operation in Basra against secretive militias responsible for recent killings of ...

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

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Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

Protesters had gathered to demand the resignation of Basra governor Asad al-Eidani after two activists were gunned down in the city in ...

Shia pilgrims gather for mourning month in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shia pilgrims gather for mourning month in Iraq

Pilgrims in Iraq attend a shrine during the holy month despite coronavirus fears.

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