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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.

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

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

The New Arab Staff

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.

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

The New Arab

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 ...

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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 slain leader of the Hashd Al-Shaabi militias, a 'terrorist'.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Rockets strike Iraq base hosting foreign troops

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Rockets strike US embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone

Multiple rockets struck the US embassy and a nearby coalition base, according to reports, as Iran-backed paramilitary groups announced a ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah aids Iraqi militants following Soleimani death

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Lebanon's Hezbollah aids Iraqi militants following Soleimani death

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah has been meeting with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by ...

WATCH: Iraqi militia fighter scrawls 'Qasem Soleimani' on missile

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WATCH: Iraqi militia fighter scrawls 'Qasem Soleimani' on missile

A video circulating on social media shows an Iran-backed paramilitary fighter scrawling the slain general's name on a missile allegedly bound ...

How Putin stands to gain, a month after Soleimani

Nizar Mohamad

How Putin stands to gain, a month after Soleimani

Comment: As the dust settles on the US assassination of Soleimani, Putin is poised to secure influence in the region, writes Nizar Mohamad.

Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq weighs larger NATO role to replace US-led coalition

A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said discussions were being held with a host of NATO countries, such as France, the UK and Canada.

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Thousands gather for 'million-strong' Baghdad protests against US troops

The rallies come just weeks after Moqtada al-Sadr reactivated his 'Mahdi Army', an anti-American forces militia he dissolved nearly a decade ago.

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Car bomb explodes on Iraq-Saudi border

A minibus parked next to the road in the border town of Al-Nukhaib exploded Thursday, injuring two officers and four security personnel.

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected Israeli strike kills three Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Both Iranian forces and Russian military advisers were stationed at the base, which has been hit by Israeli forces in the past.

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Hundreds mourn Iraqi reporters killed 'for covering anti-Iran protests'

Hundreds marched through the streets of Basra carrying symbolic coffins, pictures of the deceased journalists, and Iraqi flags.

US, Iran should stop holding Iraq's political sovereignty hostage

Imad K. Harb

US, Iran should stop holding Iraq's political sovereignty hostage

Comment: Iraqis have been decrying Iranian and US interference in their affairs for many years, it's time they were handed the reins, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands of Iraqis rally against government, Iran and US

Thousands rallied across Iraq on Friday, reviving anti-government protests that had been overshadowed by spiralling tensions between Iran and ...

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills Iran-backed Iraqi fighters

The New Arab

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills Iran-backed Iraqi fighters

Three villages in the Albu Kamal area known for housing forces loyal to Tehran have been targeted by drone strikes since Wednesday.

Iraq university students protest over US missile strike

The New Arab

Iraq university students protest over US missile strike

Iraq has been mired in protests over a number of issues including economic and political reform, as well Iran's recent bombing of an Iraq ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthis stand by Iranian allies

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis stand by Iranian allies

The Houthis slammed the killing of Qasem Soleimani as a war crime, stating the only appropriate response to the assassination would be to expel ...

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