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The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air strike on Syria's Deir az-Zour province.

Infiltration, bribes and double agents: An investigation by US media has revealed how Iran cultivated a vast network of spies, informants and loyal politicians in Iraq to outmanoeuvre Washington.

Iraq's Sadr urges rival to join forces against PM

The New Arab

Iraq's Sadr urges rival to join forces against PM

Sadr, an ex-militiaman with a loyal following in swathes of Iraq, was seen joining thousands of protesters in Iraq's Najaf city.

Mystery mortars strike Iraq base hosting US forces

The New Arab

Mystery mortars strike Iraq base hosting US forces

A security source said two mortar rounds hit a military base where US troops are deployed on Monday, as Iraq struggles to contain popular ...

Iraqi protesters shot dead in Karbala, after curfew crackdown

The New Arab

Iraqi protesters shot dead in Karbala, after curfew crackdown

Iraqi protesters have taken to the streets again, with reports of a massacre in Karbala

The New Arab

Iraq imposes Baghdad curfew, as more protesters are killed

The Iraqi army has announced a night-time curfew on Baghdad as five protesters were killed by security forces and the Iraqi parliament announced a series of reforms

The New Arab

Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

A fire has ripped through a Baghdad warehouse containing over 3 million ballot papers as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of its general ...

The New Arab

Iraq elections: Meet the contenders

With Iraqis expected to vote in some new faces and unusual alliances, who exactly are the main contenders for Baghdad's 329 parliamentary seats?

The New Arab

Who is Saddam-era scientist 'detained for Hamas links'?

The New Arab found out that there are no legal charges against al-Jabori and Baghdad is not after him, thus did not tip the Philippines off as ...

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Analysis: Next year will see the most competitive elections Iraq has seen, writes Gareth Browne.

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

The Kurdish referendum and Baghdad's miscalculated temper

Gareth Browne

The Kurdish referendum and Baghdad's miscalculated temper

Comment: Haider al-Abadi must temper Baghdad’s response, without appearing weak, or Iraq will be left with divisions from which it may never ...

After Hawija: What to expect from Islamic State's commanders

Gareth Browne

After Hawija: What to expect from Islamic State's commanders

Analysis: After the fall of Hawija, it is highly possible that the Islamic State commanders may regroup and start a new insurgency - so what is ...

The Iraq Report: Post-IS politicking and divisions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Post-IS politicking and divisions

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Iraqi forces predict 'easy' victory in IS-held Tal Afar

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi forces predict 'easy' victory in IS-held Tal Afar

A senior Iraqi general predicts the battle for IS-held Tal Afar to be relatively easy, with IS militants "worn out and demoralised" after their ...

The New Arab

Iraqi reconciliation conference postponed 'until further notice'

A UN-backed reconciliation conference aimed at uniting a divided Iraq after the defeat of IS in Mosul has been postponed 'until further notice', a source has said.

The New Arab

Pro-Iran groups look to divide Iraq reconciliation conference

Iraq's pro-Iran militias and radical parties are threatening to drive a wedge between rival parties at a reconciliation conference The New Arab ...

Uri Levy

Football comes home to Basra as Iraq hosts Jordan

For the first time since 2013, Iraqi football fans were able to witness their national team playing, and winning, on home soil.

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly strike prompts suspension of west Mosul operations

While Iraq's parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that may have killed more than 100 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan fears Maliki returning to power

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears Maliki returning to power

Analysis: Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's former prime minister, previously said he would use Baghdad's air force against the autonomous northern ...

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

The human cost of defeating IS is being ignored

Civilian casualties killed at the hands of the international coalition and government forces in Iraq are being ignored in favour of a ...

Pouring oil on IS: OPEC deal boosts Iraq's war-budget

The New Arab & agencies

Pouring oil on IS: OPEC deal boosts Iraq's war-budget

Haider al-Abadi's government hopes the OPEC deal to revive oil prices will help it pay for the costly battle against Islamic State militants in ...

Mosul: Mass grave points to IS horrors to come

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul: Mass grave points to IS horrors to come

A mass grave found in Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul indicates the horrors that face residents the militant group is using as human shields to ...

Keeping spirits high: Iraqi soldiers 'need drink to fight'

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Keeping spirits high: Iraqi soldiers 'need drink to fight'

Iraqi troops battling to liberate Mosul from Islamic State group need a bit of Dutch courage, a top Iraqi politician has said, and urged Baghdad ...

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