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Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

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Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

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Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

Iraq's government has approved 30,000 new members for the Iran-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi militia.

British-Iranian academic released from Iran prison recounts 'suicidal thoughts'

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British-Iranian academic released from Iran prison recounts 'suicidal thoughts'

Former Iran detainee Kylie Moore-Gilbert has opened up about her harrowing seven-month ordeal in solitary confinement.

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Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

An Indian intelligence report claims a militant cell supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Corps was behind the explosion.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the ...

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The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

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Pompeo claims 'many' in Saudi want normalisation with Israel

Pompeo, who served as Trump's CIA director and top diplomat, made the comments in a recorded video address to the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement.

Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

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Iran, Russia start joint naval drill in Indian Ocean

The joint naval exercise will bring together units from the Iranian army and paramilitary IRGC, as well as Russia's navy, according to ...

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Biden to nominate new Yemen special envoy

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Biden to nominate new Yemen special envoy

Timothy Lenderking will be tasked with ending the six-year conflict in Yemen, which has wrecked and starved the country.

US trying to 'seize illegal Iranian oil' aboard tanker

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US trying to 'seize illegal Iranian oil' aboard tanker

The attempt to seize Iranian oil stands in stark contrast to the Biden administrations broader overtures to Tehran.

UK warns Zaghari-Ratcliffe family not to publicise release plan

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UK warns Zaghari-Ratcliffe family not to publicise release plan

Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family has been campaigning for her release since she was held in Iran in April 2016 on sedition charges. She is currently ...

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

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Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

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Iran ex-president's daughter blames Tehran for Syria atrocities

Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ...

Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

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Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

The parade was held near where Iranian forces seized two US navy boats in 2016.

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Iran unveils underground missile base in Gulf

The new base hosts missiles with 'huge destructive power', Revolutionary Guards head Hossein Salami said.

Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

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British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

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Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

Retaliation could even come from 'inside your own house', Quds Force chief Esmail Ghaani warned the US.

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