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Five rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers and at least two projectiles hit the facilities of an American firm that provides maintenance to planes, a security source said.

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

<em>Iraqi</em> women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for women in Iraq.

Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

"Together, our governments will support the government of Iraq's investigation into the attacks to ensure that those responsible will be held ...

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

The Iraqi man is charged with attempted murder, dangerous interference with traffic and fleeing the scene of an accident.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

The architects' design will be used to rebuild the 12th-century Al-Nouri Mosque.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

The cause of the Sadr City blast was not immediately known.

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Turkish soldier killed by rocket fire in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish soldier killed by rocket fire in Iraq

An Iraqi child was injured when another of the rockets landed in a nearby village.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

<em>Iraqi</em>-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq have denied reports of an Israeli intelligence foothold in the region.

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

The New Arab Staff

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was ...

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and ...

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

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

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, writes Ruba Ali Al-Hassani.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

The New Arab Staff

WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

The World Health Organization in Iraq is concerned that disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines is preventing people from getting the jab.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, described as a defender of 'Palestinian and human rights' and an opponent of US wars with Iraq, died aged 93 on Saturday.

Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

The New Arab Staff

Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip ...

The New Arab Staff

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the ...

Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

The Health Ministry said public commitment toward heeding virus prevention measures was “almost non-existent in most regions of Iraq.”

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

The New Arab Staff

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has ...

<em>Iraqi</em> youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

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