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Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

Militia forces attacked houses in Iraq’s Najaf province on Saturday night, after a group of activists chanted slogans against Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

Iraq cleric <em>Muqtada</em> <em>Al</em>-<em>Sadr</em> in Saudi-Iran mediation offer

The New Arab Staff

Iraq cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr in Saudi-Iran mediation offer

The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq has offered to mediate a dialogue between regional adversaries Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iraq's <em>Sadr</em> urges US withdraws 'occupying' forces

The New Arab Staff

Iraq's Sadr urges US withdraws 'occupying' forces

Just hours after four American soldiers were wounded in an attack on a military base in Baghdad, Iraq's popular Shia cleric urged the withdrawal ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The New Arab

EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to U-turn on the move.

The New Arab

Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

Iraq's powerful Iran-aligned power blocs, many of whom disapproved of al-Zurfi's relations with the US, will now name a candidate to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Shia defy curfews to commemorate revered imam

There are worries coronavirus will spread further in Iraq as pilgrims flout distancing guidelines and attend the commemoration of a revered imam ...

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

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Muqtada al-Sadr rejects US-produced 'infidel' coronavirus vaccine

Iraq's influential cleric Muqtada Sadr blamed Donald Trump for the spread of COVID-19 and announced he would not take any cure ...

'They're the virus': Iraq coronavirus outbreak refuels anti-government protests

The New Arab & agencies

'They're the virus': Iraq coronavirus outbreak refuels anti-government protests

Iran's deadly coronavirus outbreak has sparked public panic in neighbouring Iraq, where 19 cases have been confirmed.

Iraq's <em>Sadr</em> dissolves 'blue caps' force after widespread backlash

The New Arab

Iraq's Sadr dissolves 'blue caps' force after widespread backlash

Moqtada al-Sadr's 'blue cap's will be dissolved, the popular cleric said on Tuesday, after widespread backlash triggered by a deadly ...

Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence: commission

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence: commission

Almost all of the 543 people killed in the protest violence are demonstrators or activists.

Eleven Iraqis killed as <em>Sadr</em> supporters attack protesters

The New Arab

Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

Eleven people have been killed and 150 injured in the Iraqi city of Najaf as supporters of powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr ...

The New Arab

Iraq's Sadr calls on followers to clear protest camps

Muqtada al-Sadr's followers took control of the 'Turkish Restaurant', a building at the epicentre of Iraq's protest movement, on Saturday.

Nizar Mohamad

How Putin stands to gain, a month after Soleimani

Comment: As the dust settles on the US assassination of Soleimani, Putin is poised to secure influence in the region, writes Nizar Mohamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for protests against US presence

Sadr is calling on Iraqis to peacefully protest to expel American forces from the country.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

In the shadow of Iran-US showdown, Iraq's protest simmers

Comment: The endemic problems that sparked the October protests in Iraq have not gone away in the aftermath of Soleimani's assassination, writes ...

Pro-Iran militia makes new threat against Americans

The New Arab

Pro-Iran militia makes new threat against Americans

The conflict between the US and Iran has deepened, with the Shia-majority state threatening violence if American troops don't withdraw from Iraq.

The New Arab

Iran's power in Iraq questioned after US kills Soleimani

Soleimani's death will have major implications for the Middle East. He was the man behind Iran's imperial adventures in the region and the ...

Iraq president threatens to quit over PM pick

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq president threatens to quit over PM pick

Iraq's President Barham Saleh has offered to resign rather than nominate a candidate who doesn't have the approval of protestors and major ...

Protesters reject Iraqi PM candidate backed by Iran-linked bloc

The New Arab & agencies

Protesters reject Iraqi PM candidate backed by Iran-linked bloc

Iraqi protesters want an independent candidate to take over the government.

Iraq's parliament approves new election law amid protests

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's parliament approves new election law amid protests

Iraq's new election law changes the country's provinces into electoral districts, giving independents a better chance of winning seats.

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