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Iraq's government said it would investigate the abduction and torture of Iraqis during ongoing anti-government protests outlined by a UN report published last week.

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

<em>Iraq</em> confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international ...

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

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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 between the protest movement and Iran-linked factions.

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Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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Saudi Arabia signals warming ties with neighbouring Iraq

Saudi Arabia will reappoint an ambassador to Iraq, a Saudi official said, adding that the kingdom is keen on cooperating with the new ...

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

Iraqis abducted, tortured during anti-government protests: UN

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Iraqis abducted, tortured during anti-government protests: UN

Dozens of Iraqis who took part in anti-government demonstrations since late last year were subjected to abductions and torture, a new United ...

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Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis ...

Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

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Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

An EU-backed body has said that IS should not only be treated as a terrorist group, but also as a 'party to a non-international armed conflict'.

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

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Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

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Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

Iraqis in Baghdad have called for the removal of a massive number of posters showing Iranian leaders on Quds Day, an event supposedly expressing ...

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Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests

A number of foreign workers were evacuated from Iraq following protests at a Basra gas facility.

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

Yair Lapid launched as a scathing attack against Benjamin Netanyahu, whose corruption trial is the talk of the country.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Netflix releases nostalgic Arabic films for Eid under lockdown, Turkey declares 'mission accomplished' in the battle against coronavirus, and ...

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Ramadan: In Baghdad, calls to pray keep coronavirus away

In Baghad, calls to prayer are being used to talk about Covid-19.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

US father-son duo accused of masterminding Ghosn's escape

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US father-son duo accused of masterminding Ghosn's escape

Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, are wanted by Japan on charges they ...

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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