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

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

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 Iran-Iraq war, writes Talha Abdulrazaq

Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

The New Arab Staff

Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

Rockets hit the Al-Taji and Speicher bases again on Monday evening.

Iraq launches new action against IS in <em>Diyala</em> province

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala province, ...

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

The New Arab

WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling tensions between ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security gaps mean the group ...

The New Arab

Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

Iraqi security forces are engaged in a new military operation against sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State militant group, authorities ...

Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

The New Arab

Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily ...

The New Arab

Dozens killed in clashes between Iraqi army and IS

At least 24 people died in violent clashes after the Iraqi military raided an Islamic State hideout, Iraq's defence ministry announced.

US-led forces pull out from key Iraqi military base

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Taif Alkhudary

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 to grant Iran sanctions waiver, Iraqi officials say

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Iraq protester gunned down as anti-government demonstrations continue

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq protester gunned down as anti-government demonstrations continue

This week's violence brings to 470 the overall death toll since protests erupted in October.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi protesters defiant as president addresses Davos

Iraq protesters remain defiant for change as their country's president addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

The New Arab

Eight IS members killed in clashes with Iraqi forces

Eight members of IS have been killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces near Samarra in northern Iraq after a double IS suicide bombing ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Blood on the streets of Karbala

Iraqi security forces and militias have been criticised by human rights organisations and civil society for using excessive force, including a ...

Two killed after Iraq security crackdown on bridge demonstration Two killed after Iraq security crackdown on bridge demonstration

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Two killed after Iraq security crackdown on bridge demonstration

Protests show no sign of abating across Iraq, despite fears of further brutality in central Baghdad as protesters occupied streets, squares and ...

Sofia Nitti and Adam Lucente

Iraq's protests in pictures

See in pictures: Iraq is being rocked by a wave of rallies over government corruption, unemployment and poor services.

Iraq-Iran border crossings shut amid deadly anti-government protests

The New Arab

Iraq-Iran border crossings shut amid deadly anti-government protests

Several border crossings have been closed due to unrest in Iraq as a third day of deadly anti-government protests grip the country.

Four killed across Iraq in day of militant attacks

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Four killed across Iraq in day of militant attacks

At least four people were killed in three separate militant attacks across Iraq on Saturday, security forces said.

The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

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The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further ...

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