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In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Following the pardon of four men who were found guilty of opening fire on unarmed civilians, Iraqi citizens have expressed their anger.

Why suicide is on the rise among <em>Iraqi</em> youths

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Mohammed Qasim

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

<em>Iraqi</em> Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

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Iraqi Kurds urged to free journalists, activists

Human rights campaigners are calling for a prominent journalist and activist to be released by authorities in Iraqi ...

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s government in the face of powerful, Iranian-backed Shiite militias.

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 ...

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything ...

The New Arab Staff

Families of Palestinian detainees in Iraq plead for information

Relatives of Palestinian detainees in Iraq, some of whom have been missing for over ten years, have called on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi ...

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

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Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

Protesters had gathered to demand the resignation of Basra governor Asad al-Eidani after two activists were gunned down in the city in the past ...

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Angry protests in Basra after activist killed by militiamen

Iraqis in Basra have reacted furiously to the killing of an anti-corruption activist by suspected militia members, amid a lack of progress in ...

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

Honour infects: <em>Iraqi</em> families 'refuse quarantine' for coronavirus-positive daughters

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Honour infects: Iraqi families 'refuse quarantine' for coronavirus-positive daughters

Citing 'dishonour' and 'shame', some conservative families in Iraq are refusing hospital quarantine for female relatives who tested positive for ...

Jordan overturns labour code that discriminates against working women

Nazli Tarzi

Jordan overturns labour code that discriminates against working women

#IWD2020: On International Women's Day, Jordanian activists celebrate the adoption of a law eliminating labour discrimination against women.

Protester shot dead by unidentified gunmen in <em>Iraqi</em> capital

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Protester shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Iraqi capital

Unidentified gunmen entered a tent near Baghdad's Tahrir Square and shot a male demonstrator inside with a silenced pistol on Friday.

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Iraq's Sadr dissolves 'blue caps' force after widespread backlash

Moqtada al-Sadr's 'blue cap's will be dissolved, the popular cleric said on Tuesday, after widespread backlash triggered by a deadly crackdown on protesters.

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Iraqi security forces kill protester at university sit-in

Security guards opened fire on protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah, killing one person during a demonstration at a university.

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Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

Sadr, a former militia leader with millions of devoted followers across the country, first backed the rallies but split with the movement by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence: commission

Almost all of the 543 people killed in the protest violence are demonstrators or activists.

Top <em>Iraqi</em> Shia cleric criticises attacks on protesters

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Top Iraqi Shia cleric criticises attacks on protesters

Iraq’s foremost Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, has criticised security forces for not protecting protesters after supporters of ...

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Iraq protester gunned down as anti-government demonstrations continue

This week's violence brings to 470 the overall death toll since protests erupted in October.

<em>Iraqi</em> protesters defiant as president addresses Davos

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Iraqi protesters defiant as president addresses Davos

Iraq protesters remain defiant for change as their country's president addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Six killed, scores injured as Iraq protests continue

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Six killed, scores injured as Iraq protests continue

Six people have been killed, including a photojournalist and a teenager and hundreds more injured as security forces used deadly force against ...

Iraq protesters shut down oil field as deadlock continues

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Iraq protesters shut down oil field as deadlock continues

Demonstrations and strikes continued on Sunday in Diwaniya, Kout, al-Hilla, Amara and Najaf.

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