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"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air strike on Syria's Deir az-Zour province.

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

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Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families from Syria's al-Hol camp.

US denies reports of soldiers missing in Syria

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US denies reports of soldiers missing in Syria

A spokesman for the international coalition fighting IS has called a Syrian state news report about two allegedly missing US soldiers 'nonsense'.

Ex-rapper, notorious Islamic State suspect arrested in Spain

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Ex-rapper, notorious Islamic State suspect arrested in Spain

Former rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, turned IS suspect has been arrested in Spain.

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After IS, Mosul's women lead the fight against coronavirus

With Mosul's health system still struggling to recover three years after liberation from the Islamic State, women in the city are leading the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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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 ...

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US-led forces pull out from key Iraqi military base

The troop withdrawals come as part of a plan to consolidate US-led coalition forces in two Iraqi bases.

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

No talks between Iraq and US over troop withdrawal

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No talks between Iraq and US over troop withdrawal

The US envoy for Syria and the anti-IS coalition says there have been no talks yet over the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and operations ...

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Canada to move some troops from Iraq to Kuwait

The move comes amid heightened concerns over possible Iranian retaliation for the killing of the country's top commander, Qasem Soleimani.

France has 'no intention' of withdrawing troops from Iraq

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France has 'no intention' of withdrawing troops from Iraq

France said it has no intention of withdrawing its troops from Iraq as tensions escalate amid the killing of Qasem Soleimani.

Iran summons German envoy over 'unacceptable' remarks

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Iran summons German envoy over 'unacceptable' remarks

Iran summoned Germany's charge d'affaires over "unacceptable" remarks by German officials after the killing of a top general in a US strike, the ...

Boris Johnson: Britain will not lament death of Soleimani

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Boris Johnson: Britain will not lament death of Soleimani

Britain will not lament the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday, though he warned that reprisals ...

Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

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Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed alongside top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in the US drone attack in ...

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Syria Weekly: For Syrians, Soleimani's name sparks fear, anger

Syria was the battleground for Soleimani's forces, and his death has sparked celebrations in Idlib.

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Soleimani killing a 'foolish escalation': Iran foreign minister

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed Washington's military action that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani as 'extremely ...

Imogen Lambert

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

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Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

Iran and Iraq warned the US that its airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah bases will not go unanswered, as relationships strain.

Iran slams US strikes on allied Iraqi militia

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Iran slams US strikes on allied Iraqi militia

"America must put an end to its occupying presence," Iran's government spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday.

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Afghan forces 'obliterate' IS, after mass surrender of militants

IS fighters have surrendered to the government in Afghanistan in droves, the president has claimed.

Moscow fears IS returnees could pose 'terror threat'

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Moscow fears IS returnees could pose 'terror threat'

The head of Russia's FSB security service has expressed concerns that family members of IS fighters returning to Russia could cary out attacks.

Turkey says is will 'send back' IS suspects

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Turkey says is will 'send back' IS suspects

Turkey will not keep IS prisoners, the interior minister warned on Monday.

IS claims responsibility for deadly Mali attacks

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IS claims responsibility for deadly Mali attacks

The Sahel region is the scene of repeated clashes between militants and local forces backed by Western troops.

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