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Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful Iran-backed militias have become.

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his power and reach.

US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

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US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

The US has issued a warrant to seize the cargoes of four tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela.

Iran sentences former exiled opposition figure to death

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Iran sentences former exiled opposition figure to death

Former opposition figure Ruhollah Zam has been sentenced to death by Iran.

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

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The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

Iraqi Shia militias are beginning to show signs of discontent as Iran's economy is ravaged by US sanctions and Covid-19.

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

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Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

Jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has "attempted suicide" multiple times in Iranian prison, the spouse of another detainee ...

US-Iran tensions rise after IRGC launches first military satellite

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US-Iran tensions rise after IRGC launches first military satellite

As observers await a formal response from the US State Department, the latest development represents a remarkable turnaround in Iran’s fortunes, ...

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Iran says US giving 'Hollywood' account of Gulf encounter

The US accused Tehran of dangerous and provocative actions on Wednesday, saying 11 of the Guards' vessels "repeatedly crossed US vessels at ...

The Iraq Report: <em>Islamic</em> State is making a comeback

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The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

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The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

Iranian diplomats plotted Istanbul killing of dissident: Turkish officials

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Iranian diplomats plotted Istanbul killing of dissident: Turkish officials

A Turkish police probe has revealed new details of the assassination of an Iranian dissident in Istanbul who criticised Iran's 'corrupt mafia ...

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

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Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

Arash Azizi

Iran sanctions put us all at risk during coronavirus

Comment: The disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Iran shows two things: the need for reform, and the dangers of state collapse, writes Arash Azizi.

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One coronavirus-related death every 'ten minutes' in Iran

At least 50 people in Iran are infected by COVID-19 every ten minutes, said a spokesman for the country's health ministry.

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Khamenei orders military to build biowarfare response base

Ali Khamenei advised the Iranian army's chief of staff to seize the opportunity to carry out a ''biological defence drill''.

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 since this ...

The Iraq Report: An outbreak of virus and violence

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The Iraq Report: An outbreak of virus and violence

As Baghdad tries to get to grips with the coronavirus, Iran-sponsored groups have been blamed by the US and UK for attacks that claimed the ...

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Iranian commander killed near Damascus: monitor

Iranian commander Farhad Dabirian was killed outside the Syrian city of Damascus.

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

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Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

Israeli attack on Damascus airport kills seven fighters: monitor

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Israeli attack on Damascus airport kills seven fighters: monitor

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes launched late on Thursday hit military targets in the area of the ...

Thousands of Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid US tensions

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Thousands of Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid US tensions

Iranians across the country are marching to remember the 1979 revolution as discontent with the government and foreign interference remains at ...

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