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Iraqi-American Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri is remaining in jail on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two police officers in Iraq.

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than a token effort.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a political system plagued by corruption and sectarianism.

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

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German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the ...

Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

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Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

Ali Yousef Ahmed al-Nouri faces charges in Iraq of killing two police officers as an alleged leader of an al-Qaeda group.

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Coronavirus-hit Western countries are begging refugee doctors to help

Germany, the US and the UK are turning to migrant and refugee medical professionals to help in the fight against coronavirus.

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Alleged Iraqi leader of al-Qaeda group arrested in Arizona

The 42-year-old Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri was taken into custody in Phoenix on Thursday prior for his alleged role in killing police officers in ...

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Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad comes after a long history of US military intervention on Iraqi soil.

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The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

The gruesome discovery in Iraq's western Anbar governorate once again highlights how the Iraqi state either condones or turns a blind eye to ...

Iraq parliament accepts PM resignation as protests spread

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Iraq parliament accepts PM resignation as protests spread

Sunday witnessed rare anti-government protests in Sunni-majority cities Mosul, Salahaddin, Fallujah and Ramadi.

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Iraq's severe birth defects 'linked' to US army base

A newly-published study has added to growing evidence that the United States' use of weapons in Iraq is leading to severe birth defects among ...

Controversy grips Iraq after removal of top commander

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Controversy grips Iraq after removal of top commander

The Iraqi premiership on Friday announced it was decommissioning Staff Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saadi, the deputy head of the elite ...

Women's fashion show in former IS stronghold causes outrage

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Women's fashion show in former IS stronghold causes outrage

A fashion show featuring women has caused a stir in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, with a council of clerics and elders threatening legal ...

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

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Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

Suspected IS bombing targets Iraqi troops in <em>Fallujah</em>

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Suspected IS bombing targets Iraqi troops in Fallujah

A bomb explosion has injured 17 Iraqi soldiers in the western city of Fallujah, some are in critical condition

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German IS woman accused of letting 'slave girl' die

The case against Jennifer Wenisch, 27, is believed to be the first anywhere in the world for international crimes committed by IS militants against members of the Yazidi minority.

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French jihadist charged over 2011 kidnapping in Yemen

French authorities arrested Peter Cherif three months ago when he was caught in Djibouti after arriving from Yemen carrying fake ID documents.

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Iraq and Sudan show how climate change fuels war

Analysis: Desertification and water scarcity help fuel the social desperation necessary for armed insurgencies, reports Austin Bodetti.

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The Iraq Report: Shia militias begin purges

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on the ruthless efforts of powerful factions within the PMF to consolidate power.

In Syria desert, hundreds flee crumbling IS holdout

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In Syria desert, hundreds flee crumbling IS holdout

Red-and-white scarves tied around their eyes, men suspected of belonging to the Islamic State group sit in the back of a pickup truck in the ...

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Iraqi tribal leader killed in IS Anbar attack

IS militants have attacked a tribal leader at his western Iraq home, killing nine people.

Bombs in ex-IS Iraq strongholds kill 1, wound 16

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Bombs in ex-IS Iraq strongholds kill 1, wound 16

Police say two bombs exploded on Saturday in former strongholds of the Islamic State group in central Iraq killing one person and wounding at ...

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

Iconic iron bridge reopens in Iraq's <em>Fallujah</em>

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Iconic iron bridge reopens in Iraq's Fallujah

The UN Development Programme announced the reopening of the "iconic landmark", which was inaugurated in 1932 by King Faisal.

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