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Doctors in Iraq are contracting Covid-19 in the hundreds, reports suggest, as the country battles the infection.

The Taliban on Sunday began a ceasefire to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout the authorities' advice to stay away from crowded spaces.

Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

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Lebanon's undocumented workers unable to access coronavirus testing

Hospitals at the forefront of Lebanon's fight against the novel coronavirus are reportedly failing to provide affordable testing to undocumented ...

Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

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Former Najaf governor Adnan Zurfi named as Iraq's PM

Adnan Zufri, former governor of the Shia holy city of Najaf has been chosen as Iraq's new prime minister.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

Iraq's parliament fails to approve a new government with lawmakers boycotting a vote of confidence.

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Iraq PM-designate renounces British nationality ahead of parliament vote

Iraq's prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi is seeking to renounce his British citizenship ahead of a crucial vote of confidence.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Comment: Iraqis have wholesale rejected a system that fostered corruption and inequality, but a viable alternative is yet to present itself, ...

'Not enough': Iraqis maintain anti-regime protests despite PM's resignation

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'Not enough': Iraqis maintain anti-regime protests despite PM's resignation

The resignation of Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi did little to avert protests across the country on Saturday.

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Iraq's prime minister to resign after massacre of protesters

Adel Abdul Mahdi's written statement was greeted with cheers and music across Baghdad's iconic Tahrir Square, where crowds have amassed since ...

Iraq cleric Sistani urges cabinet change after 'protester massacre'

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Iraq cleric Sistani urges cabinet change after 'protester massacre'

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's weekly sermon gave a major boost to Iraqi demonstrators who have been taking to the streets since early October ...

EXCLUSIVE: Mass Iran spy leaks ‘accurate’, reveals Iraq official

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EXCLUSIVE: Mass Iran spy leaks ‘accurate’, reveals Iraq official

Infiltration, bribes and double agents: An investigation by US media has revealed how Iran cultivated a vast network of spies, informants and ...

Iraq MPs resign protesting government's response to demonstrations

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Iraq MPs resign protesting government's response to demonstrations

Four Iraqi parliamentarians resigned on Sunday in anger at the government's perceived failure to respond to mass protests, piling more pressure ...

Prominent Iraqi blogger returns home after kidnapping ordeal

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Prominent Iraqi blogger returns home after kidnapping ordeal

Shujaa al-Khafaji's family said armed men had snatched him from his home on Thursday without identifying themselves or showing an ...

The New Arab

Baghdad increases protester killings probe following Sistani pressure

Top Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's call for accountability prompted Baghdad to increase its investigations into recent violence against protesters.

Bashdar Ismaeel

After years of suffering, Iraqis refuse to be silenced

Comment: With anti-government protests spreading through the streets of Iraq, Abdul Mahdi's mandate may be over before it's really begun, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq protest toll reaches 60 dead

Almost one third of the 60 people killed over four days of bloody protest in Iraq were registered at one hospital in Baghdad.

The New Arab

Death toll rises as Iraq protesters defy curfew

Iraqi protesters took to the streets on Thursday for the third time this week despite a curfew, with at least 21 killed in anti-corruption ...

Iraq protesters face live fire over curfew-breaking protest

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Iraq protesters face live fire over curfew-breaking protest

Iraqi protesters took to the streets on Thursday for the third time this week despite a curfew restricting movement in the capital and several ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq death toll rises to nine as protests multiply

Popular protests in Iraq increased in number on Wednesday, as demonstrators confronted security officers using tear gas and live fire. Nine ...

Third Iraqi dies from wounds, after police open fire

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Third Iraqi dies from wounds, after police open fire

A 55-year-old man died from wounds sustained when Iraqi police fired at protestors gathered Tuesday in Baghdad's Tahrir Square.

Trump wants to wash his hands of Islamic State

Paul Iddon

Trump wants to wash his hands of Islamic State

Comment: Trump claims IS is over, but is also calling on regional powers to take up the fight without US support, writes Paul Iddon.

Doctors in Iraq: Between demonising campaigns and government neglect

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 ...

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