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Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is crucial, writes Hayder Al-Shakeri.

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

Iraqi researcher on militant groups Hisham al-Hashemi killed

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Iraqi researcher on militant groups Hisham al-Hashemi killed

Jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, an Iraqi interior ministry official told AFP.

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

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Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

Jordan and Iraq form joint coronavirus strategy

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Jordan and Iraq form joint coronavirus strategy

Jordan has been applauded for its handling of the coronavirus crisis.

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Iraq approves last seven members of new government

Iraq's new government has been completed, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests

A number of foreign workers were evacuated from Iraq following protests at a Basra gas facility.

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

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Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

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Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

Several men were arrested over the death of an Iraqi protestor.

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Iraq oil revenues crash to multi-year low

Iraq sold 103.1 million barrels in April at an average price of $13.80 per barrel, earning the country $1.4 billion.

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

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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 ...

Three rockets land near US oil company in Iraq

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Three rockets land near US oil company in Iraq

The rockets targeted the site of Halliburton in the Burjesia area in the oil-rich Basra province early on Monday. No casualties were ...

Iraqi volunteers help needy families during virus crisis

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Iraqi volunteers help needy families during virus crisis

Sensing that relying on authorities would be unwise, young activists, community figures and local religious leaders have come together to try to ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Weekly positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Weekly positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week.

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The Middle East At war with coronavirus

Algeria releases 5,000 prisoners in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus and the World Health Organisation warns Iraq that coronavirus cases are likely to balloon.

Azhar Al-Rubaie

The fight for LGBT rights in Iraq's revolution

LGBT Iraqis are fighting for their rights on the frontline of the country's protest movement.

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Iraq confirms first coronavirus case, despite closing Iran border

The first novel coronavirus case was confirmed in Iraq on Monday, despite Baghdad closing its border this week.

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Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases from Iran

Three people in Kuwait and one person in Bahrain have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Monday, noting all of the ...

Thousands march in counter-protests supporting Iraq’s Sadr

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Thousands march in counter-protests supporting Iraq’s Sadr

Thousands of Sadr supporters rallied in support of the cleric two weeks after he turned against the popular anti-government movement and sparked ...

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Iraq's 'million woman' march amplifies calls to end violence

Thousands of women flanked by male allies have taken to the streets across Iraq to protest government violence against protests and celebrate ...

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

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Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Comment: Al-Sadr's attack on Iraqi protesters has brought his deeply conservative and pro-establishment values into sharp relief, writes Taif ...

US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for Iranian gas imports

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US gives Iraq sanctions waiver for Iranian gas imports

The 45-day waiver has been granted on the condition that Iraq begins planning to wean itself off of Iranian gas dependence, officials said.

US to grant Iran sanctions waiver, Iraqi officials say

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US to grant Iran sanctions waiver, Iraqi officials say

Iraqi officials said the United States showed willingness to extend sanctions waivers, allowing it to import vital Iranian gas and electricity.

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