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Saudi Hezbollah allegedly carried out the attack by driving an explosives-laden truck into the eight-story Khobar Towers complex where Western and Saudi forces were staying.

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is crucial, writes Hayder Al-Shakeri.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful Iran-backed militias have become.

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

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Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

Hezbollah supporters gathered on the road leading to Beirut International Airport to protest US CentCom chief Kenneth McKenzie's visit to commemorate the 1983 Beirut bombing.

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Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

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Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

A Lebanese businessman who was convicted for laundering money to Hezbollah returned to his home country after his early release.

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Hezbollah chief blasts US envoy as 'military ruler'

The head of Hezbollah accused the US ambassador to Lebanon of behaving "as if she has authority" after she criticised the Iran-backed ...

Lebanon's Nasrallah says <em>Hezbollah</em> not married to 'Iran model'

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Lebanon's Nasrallah says Hezbollah not married to 'Iran model'

Lebanon's cash-strapped government is looking for fuel supplies.

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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.

Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

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Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert ...

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his ...

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Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

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Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

Israel's security agency has accused a Lebanon-based Palestinian journalist of attempting to recruit Palestinian Israelis to join Islamist group ...

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

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South Lebanon judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh tendered his resignation after he was questioned for slapping a year-long gag order on airing or publishing comments made by ...

Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

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Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister ...

Israel defence minister warns Hamas against annexation retaliation

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Israel defence minister warns Hamas against annexation retaliation

Alternate Israeli Prime Minister threatened Hamas and Hezbollah over the illegal annexation of the occupied West Bank.

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