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In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to get an Iraqi visa on arrival.

An Iraqi militia called Rubu’ Allah organised a military parade in central Baghdad.

Iraqi factions pressure Kurds to surrender Erbil attack findings

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi factions pressure Kurds to surrender Erbil attack findings

The Kurdistan Regional Government claimed that a group belonging to the Iran-backed PMU were behind the deadly rocket attack on Erbil in February.

Rising Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq and Russia's dilemma

Samuel Ramani

Rising Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq and Russia's dilemma

Analysis: While the extent and duration of Turkey's anticipated military intervention in Sinjar is unclear, Russia is watching the situation in ...

Pope stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Pope stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

Following outrage in Turkey and Iran, KRG authorities issued a statement saying the postage stamps were the work of artists and not ...

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long suffered discrimination and exploitation.

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame ...

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

'One dead' in Iraq protests, police shut TV station

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'One dead' in Iraq protests, police shut TV station

Demonstrations against the Kurdish regional government (KRG) and the region's main parties have broken out in recent days over months ...

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether ...

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

The New Arab Staff

Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after Iraqi President Barham Saleh accused him of 'criminal defamation' ...

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

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