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The posters of Iran's former and current supreme leaders were allegedly put up near the shrine of a revered Sunni Imam by hardline Shia militias backed by Tehran.

It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

Inigo Alexander

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to anti-immigrant sentiment, and the promotion of Arab-led news.

Norway sentences woman for supporting IS by being homemaker

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Norway sentences woman for supporting IS by being homemaker

The woman was accused of being an 'invaluable supporter' of the extremist group.

Iraqi TV shows banned for shocking 'terrorist pranks'

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi TV shows banned for shocking 'terrorist pranks'

The TV 'insensitive' pranks caused shock in Iraq, which has suffered scores of terror attacks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi police questioned after 21 prisoners escape jail

Iraqi police were questioned after 21 prisoners escaped jail.

Benjamin Isakhan

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Comment: For years, the Iraqi state has been too weak to prosecute corruption, and ordinary Iraqis are paying for it with their lives, ...

Brooke Anderson

Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Analysis: Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US has repeatedly pledged to leave, each time resulting in broken promises, renegotiations and in ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of ...

Mother and son buried after Iraq's Baghdad hospital fire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mother and son buried after Iraq's Baghdad hospital fire

A mother and her son were among the victims of the deadly hospital fire in Baghdad on Saturday night.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis blame hospital fire on mismanagement and corruption

The fire that broke out in a Baghdad public hospital killed 82 people and injured 110.

Dozens dead in fire at Iraqi Covid-19 hospital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens dead in fire at Iraqi Covid-19 hospital

An investigation has been launched in Iraq where at least 23 people were killed in a fire at a hospital for Covid-19 patients.

Protester killed as Iraq cracks down on electricity demonstrations

The New Arab Staff

Protester killed as Iraq cracks down on electricity demonstrations

Security forces in Iraq used live bullets to disperse protesters demanding electricity in the capital Baghdad.

Iraq Covid-19 cases surpass one million: health ministry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq Covid-19 cases surpass one million: health ministry

Iraq has recorded one million Covid-19 related deaths, more than any other country in the region.

Jihad and jokes? <em>Iraqis</em> aren't laughing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jihad and jokes? Iraqis aren't laughing

A hidden camera show that fools celebrities into thinking they are being attacked by jihadists has been condemned by viewers as tasteless.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

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.

Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and 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.”

Iraqi 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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