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In-depth: Over a third of Arab Americans polled say they prefer Donald Trump - an indication that many still gravitate towards the Republican Party.

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in October 2019.

Anger in <em>Iraq</em> as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

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Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

The Iraqi government has delayed the publication of an investigation into last week's killings in Farhatiya, where at least eight people were killed by suspected members of a pro-Iran militia.

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

<em>Iraq</em> protesters, police clash again

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq protesters, police clash again

Iraqi police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who were burning tyres and hurling rocks on the strategic Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

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Saddam Hussein's right hand man Izzat Al-Douri 'dies'

Izzat Al-Douri died at the age of 78 in Iraq, the Baath Party announced on Monday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Riot police clad in bulletproof vests, helmets and plastic shields were lined on Sunday near major bridges close to Baghdad's Green Zone.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France to crack down on online posts after murder

France will crack down on social media posts that put people in danger by divulging their personal details following the murder of a teacher ...

The New Arab Staff

PKK militants impose royalties on Iraqi citizens

PKK militants recently deployed in Penjwen, in the Sulaymaniyah governorate, have taken control of a number of roads leading to the border with ...

The <em>Iraq</em> Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis prepare anniversary rally of anti-government protests

Activists are planning fresh demonstrations for Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests.

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

This week we focus on Iran's new ambassador to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital.

Iran slaps sanctions on US envoy in tit-for-tat move

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Iran slaps sanctions on US envoy in tit-for-tat move

Tehran hit back at repeat US sanctions on the Republic Guards by imposing its own on the American ambassador to Iraq.

Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

Iraq's state revenues have plunged amid a crash in oil prices this year, forcing the government to reconsider the outsized sum it spends on the ...

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq's PM 'dancing with snakes' between US and Iran

Prime Minister Kadhimi said Iraq is walking a tight rope between Iran and US, as relations deteriorate between the two countries.

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US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

The US has ordered new sanctions on five Iranian entities, accusing them of spreading online disinformation in order to influence upcoming US ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

Could Biden save the nuclear deal with Iran?

Analysis: Joe Biden has vowed that the US could rejoin the Iran nuclear deal if he wins the 2020 election. But time might be running out.

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Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

The government-owned Al-Rasheed bank is offering over $8,000 to male employees who wish to take on a second wife.

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

Stasa Salacanin

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy ...

As oil prices dive, <em>Iraq</em> seek to diversify economy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

<em>Iraq</em> arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi ...

<em>Iraq</em> launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

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