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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 images are the first to be made public since the Ofek 16 satellite was launched in July to monitor the nuclear activities of Iran.

Iraq PM to meet Trump, US troops on agenda

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Iraq PM to meet Trump, US troops on agenda

The meeting comes amid a spate of attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian fighters.

US calls on Iraq to dismantle armed groups

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US calls on Iraq to dismantle armed groups

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Iraq to take action against armed groups amid increasing attacks in the country.

The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

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The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

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As Kadhimi heads to Washington, Iran-backed militias increase attacks

With Tehran and Washington competing for influence in Iraq, the gulf between pro-Iranian factions and Baghdad's US-friendly premier is growing.

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Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

German activist Hella Mewis was freed by Iraqi security forces after being kidnapped earlier this week.

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Iraq PM vows to fight customs corruption

Customs offices are accused of getting kickbacks from traders in exchange for charging no or low import duties.

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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.

Israel launches new spy satellite as Iran tensions continue

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Israel launches new spy satellite as Iran tensions continue

Israel on Monday launched a new spy satellite that it said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence.

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Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted ...

Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

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Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister ...

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

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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 ...

Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

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Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

Angry protesters broke into the Baghdad office of Saudi-owned MBC television, after one of its broadcasts called Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the ...

Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

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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 ...

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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 assaults by the militants during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

Islamic State militants launched an attack on Iraqi Shia paramilitary fighters on Saturday, reports confirmed.

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US-led coalition troops begin leaving Iraqi bases

Just hours after an attack reportedly struck an Iraq base housing foreign forces, officials confirmed US-coalition troops began withdrawing from ...

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Rockets strike Iraq base hosting foreign troops

For the third time in a week, rockets struck an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition and NATO troops.

Iraq leaders, UN condemn deadly Baghdad attack

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Iraq leaders, UN condemn deadly Baghdad attack

Iraqi politicians and the UN have condemned an attack on US-led coalition soldiers in Baghdad.

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Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Suspected US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Albukamal region killed at least 18 Iraqi militia fighters on Thursday, just hours after an attack ...

Iraq's Allawi steps down as PM-designate

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Iraq's Allawi steps down as PM-designate

Iraq's prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US ...

Iconic singer Umm Kulthum to star in hologram concert

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Iconic singer Umm Kulthum to star in hologram concert

A hologram projection of Arab diva Umm Kulthum will be showcased in Cairo next week.

Egypt union bans popular '<em>electro</em>-<em>shaabi</em>' music over lewd lyrics

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Egypt union bans popular 'electro-shaabi' music over lewd lyrics

Egypt's union of musicians has threatened legal action against venues that host performers of a popular music genre deemed too racy by ...

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