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Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan with many challenges.

Iraq's 2021 budget was revealed by authorities on Thursday.

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the terrorist organisation.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

A deadly twin suicide bombing has hit a market in Baghdad, killing at least 28, with the death toll expected to rise.

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in <em>Iraqi</em> Kurdistan

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars to the dollar.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

In a war-scarred country burdened by rising job losses and deepening poverty, a majority of citizens seem to have shrugged off the global public ...

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM vows to fight customs corruption

Customs offices are accused of getting kickbacks from traders in exchange for charging no or low import duties.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Mosul's Al-Nuri Mosque hosted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's only public appearance as IS chief, when he declared a self-styled 'caliphate' after ...

Dancing on the hagiography of George HW Bush

Hadani Ditmars

Dancing on the hagiography of George HW Bush

Blog: Bush Sr gave the green light to Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, then presided over a war crime on the infamous 'Highway of Death', notes ...

You are just watching: The story of Yazidi children

Vanessa Powell

You are just watching: The story of Yazidi children

Book Club: 'If the world is not just watching, then the world should do something about it,' says teenage author Sham Barham.

Iraq to rebuild destroyed iconic Mosul mosque

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq to rebuild destroyed iconic Mosul mosque

The UAE has put forward more than $50 million to rebuild al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, after it was damaged during battles with the Islamic State ...

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

Hadani Ditmars

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

Analysis: The injustice of a corrupt state fuels recruitment to armed groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Everything you need to know about Basra’s new governor

After Nasrawi fled to Iran in a bid to escape corruption charges, who is the man now named as Basra's mayor?

The New Arab

IS forces Syrian traders to use its 'Islamic Dinar'

The Islamic State group has begun to force Syrian businesses to trade in its own currency dubbed the "Islamic Golden Dinar" in the ...

The New Arab

Middle East airlines beat rival carriers in growth race

A boom in Gulf aviation means that Middle East airlines have now surpassed North American airlines in their share of the international passenger ...

The New Arab

Iraqis launch campaign to rebuild what militias destroyed

Iraqi activists from Najaf, Karbala and Basra have launched a campaign to rebuild properties destroyed by militias in sectarian ...

IS 'Islamic Dinars' to soon enter circulation

Alex Wright

IS 'Islamic Dinars' to soon enter circulation

Blog: IS has allegedly hired skilled metal workers in Iraq and Syria to mint its own currency, the 'Islamic Dinar', which will ...

Zak Brophy

Iraq implements austerity policies as oil price falls

The Iraqi government recently passed a budget but the country still has a chronically flawed economy. Foreign currency reserves and ...

Islamic State struggles to maintain economic viability

Associated Press

Islamic State struggles to maintain economic viability

Economic mismanagement and isolation have led to a worsening economic situation in areas controlled by IS in Iraq and Syria.

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