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While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with ...

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of popular uprisings.

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

The New Arab Staff

Rights monitor accuses Iraqi-Kurdish authorities of violating human rights

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has condemned Iraqi-Kurdish authorities after a violent crackdown on protesters.

Iraq death toll rises amid crackdown on protests

The New Arab Staff

Iraq death toll rises amid crackdown on protests

Security forces in Iraq's northern Kurdish region fired live rounds at protesters, amid days of ongoing demonstrations against late salary ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The Vatican on Monday confirmed Pope Francis is scheduled to make the first ever trip by a pontiff to Iraq in March.

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish <em>Erbil</em> province dies of coronavirus aged-42

The New Arab Staff

Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

Firsat Sofi, Erbil's governor died of coronavirus at the age of 42.

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

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

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.

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling demonstrations with renewed fervour.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

Human rights campaigners are calling for a prominent journalist and activist to be released by authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

Pro-Iran paramilitary network Hashed al-Shaabi has been accused of firing rockets at US forces stationed at Erbil airport.

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The New Arab Staff

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

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Blasts target US convoy in southern Iraq

A convoy transporting military equipment was hit by an IED on Sunday in Iraq's southern province of Dhi Qar.

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Sofia Nitti

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public ...

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