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Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of IDPs".

The strikes in the Deir Ezzor province killed at least 14 pro-Iran militia fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Mourning after deadly new IS attack north of Baghdad

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Mourning after deadly new IS attack north of Baghdad

The attack killed at least six Iraqi security personal and four civilians.

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

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Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

'Little known' groups could be linked to the pro-Iran, US-proscribed terrorist organisation Iraqi Hezbollah, posing a 'threat' to the country's ...

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American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

Iraq's capital Baghdad was pelted with rockets in an attack that came after Washington announced a historic cut in its troop numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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US denies Russian reports of major Syria troop withdrawal

Syrian regime media had reported the withdrawal of hundreds of American troops from Syria.

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of ...

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Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death penalty, but there were ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

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Iraqis working with US fear reprisal from Iran-backed militias

There are serious concerns among translators who worked with US coalition forces in Iraq over their personal information being made available to ...

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

Iraq camp closures 'risk homelessness' for over 100,000 refugees

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Iraq camp closures 'risk homelessness' for over 100,000 refugees

Refugees forced to leave homes at short notice will have to return to neighbourhoods destroyed during the Iraqi military offensive against the ...

Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

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Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

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Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and domestic violence.

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

The Middle East is keeping a watchful eye on the outcome of the volatile elections taking place in the US.

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Flash protests turn to clashes in Iraq

Anti-government protests descended into clashes in several Iraqi cities on Sunday, including the southern port city of Basra and the capital ...

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Iraq reopens Tahrir Square, epicentre of revolt in Baghdad

Iraqi authorities reopened Baghdad's Tahrir Square and Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

Two children killed in blast targeting Iraq pipeline

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Two children killed in blast targeting Iraq pipeline

An investigation has been launched into the explosion in Muthanna province, south of Baghdad, that killed two children.

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Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in ...

Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

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Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

The Iraqi government has delayed the publication of an investigation into last week's killings in Farhatiya, where at least eight people were ...

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

Iraq protesters, police clash again

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Iraq protesters, police clash again

Iraqi police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who were burning tyres and hurling rocks on the strategic Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

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