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The British government unveiled plans to provide "stronger legal protections" for military personnel and veterans who could face war crimes allegations.

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

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Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Diplomats: Roadside bombing targets British convoy in Iraq

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Diplomats: Roadside bombing targets British convoy in Iraq

A roadside bombing took place by the British Embassy in Baghdad, but no injuries were reported.

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

At least 10 mostly Iraqi fighters were killed in suspected air strikes in Syria, a monitor said on Monday.

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Presumed Israeli strikes kill 16 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

The suspected Israeli strikes killed 16 Iraqi militants 'loyal to Iran', the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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US defence chief endorses awarding top war medal

On condition of Trump's support, Alwyn C. Cashe could become the first Black soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, 15 years after his death ...

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Iraq PM to meet Trump, US troops on agenda

The meeting comes amid a spate of attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian fighters.

The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

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The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

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

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PKK says shot down Turkish helicopter in Iraq

The Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) said it had shot down a Turkish helicopter in Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for the death of one of ...

Turkish drone kills 2 <em>Iraqi</em> officers in Kurdish region

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Turkish drone kills 2 Iraqi officers in Kurdish region

An alleged Turkish drone attack killed two Iraqi officers in the north of the country on Tuesday, authorities said.

US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast

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US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast

An alleged blast that rocked the Iraq-Kuwait border is being investigated by the US military.

<em>Iraqi</em> PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

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Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

Officials and residents in Mosul have expressed hopes for better security and the return of displaced people after Iraqi Prime Minister ...

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to the shock of many Iraqis.

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Iraqi army: Two rockets target Baghdad airport, no casualties

No casualties were caused when two rockets targeted Baghdad airport.

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

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Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

Rockets hit the Al-Taji and Speicher bases again on Monday evening.

Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala ...

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Iran says passengers can sue US for endangering flight

Iran has lodged a complaint with the ICAO and plans to submit a protest letter to the UN Security Council and secretary general.

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

<em>Iraqi</em> <em>army</em> launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, ...

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 ...

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