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Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a dire economic situation, and state-backed violence.

Iraq training US-sanctioned militia leader for top role: report

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Iraq training US-sanctioned militia leader for top role: report

Government officials view the reported appointment to the military of a militia security chief as a move to weaken Iran-backed groups.

G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

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Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

An investigation has been launched into the death of Park Il-ho, the director of Daewoo who was working on the construction of Al Faw port in ...

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

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Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

Saudi Arabia now has separate ministries for tourism, sports and investment, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as the kingdom attempts to ...

Rauf Mammadov

Saudi Aramco stock bonanza is boosting the crown prince

The record valuation, which defied sceptics' predictions that the stock price would wallow, cheered Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who had ...

The New Arab

Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia protest US sanctions

The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a recent spate of rocket attacks against its military bases in Iraq.

Sugarcoated and shrouded in mystery: Saudi Aramco's IPO

Mohammed Cherkaoui

Sugarcoated and shrouded in mystery: Saudi Aramco's IPO

Comment: From outside Saudi Arabia, the deal looks like a potential financial asset, but is in fact entangled in a web of political liability ...

The New Arab

Iraqi militia leader meets US defence secretary in Washington

In a surprise visit, Iraqi politician Falih al-Fayyadh met with US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper in Washington.

Aramco attacks threaten Saudi economy

Bill Law

Aramco attacks threaten Saudi economy

At a time when MbS was attempting to refloat the delayed sale of Aramco shares, the drone attacks have laid bare the extreme vulnerability of ...

Oil producers pledge to respect cuts as market sags

The New Arab & agencies

Oil producers pledge to respect cuts as market sags

Saudi Arabia led calls to abide by promises on production curbs to drive up prices - with some including Nigeria and Iraq accused of exceeding ...

Saudi king replaces energy minister with his own son

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Saudi king replaces energy minister with his own son

Saudi King Salman has replaced the kingdom’s energy minister with one of his own sons, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, in a shake-up which also ...

The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

Powerful Iran-linked Shia militants have been repeatedly targeted in airstrikes conducted around the country.

The New Arab

Iran-linked Popular Mobilisation Forces announces establishment of air-defence division

The Popular Mobilisation Forces in Iraq are reportedly building an air defence division according to a leaked document.

The New Arab

Iraqi militia leader visits Moscow in undisclosed visit

Hashd al-Shaabi's leader, Falih Alfayyadh, is reportedly visiting Moscow to discuss the possibility of Russia providing Iraq with air ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia names new Aramco chief after IPO delays

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is the cornerstone of Mohammed bin Salman's planned economic vision.

Nadia Mohammed

Doctors in Iraq: Between demonising campaigns and government neglect

Medical professionals in Iraq's Diwaniya city have become the target of a demonising campaign following the tragic death of three-year-old Rafif ...

Houthi drone attack sparks fire in Saudi oil field

The New Arab & agencies

Houthi drone attack sparks fire in Saudi oil field

Early on Saturday the Houthis issued a statement claiming a 'massive' attack against a Saudi gas installation, which they said was hit by 10 ...

The New Arab

Riyadh to reduce oil exports via Strait of Hormuz

Saudi Arabia wants to increase capacity of its east-west pipeline by almost half in the next two years, to ensure its oil exports avoid passing ...

Kuwait and Saudi open talks on neutral zone oil

The New Arab

Kuwait and Saudi open talks on neutral zone oil

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have halted oil production in a neutral zone.

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend OPEC output deal

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Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to extend OPEC output deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that an oil output cap deal agreed with Saudi Arabia and OPEC will be extended by six to nine months.

Saudi's MbS lashes out at Iran over tanker attacks

The New Arab

Saudi's MbS lashes out at Iran over tanker attacks

Mohammed bin Salman warned he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, in the first public comments by the Saudi crown prince ...

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