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

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in October 2019.

Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

The New Arab Staff

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 killed by suspected members of a pro-Iran militia.

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Riot police clad in bulletproof vests, helmets and plastic shields were lined on Sunday near major bridges close to Baghdad's Green Zone.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Catholic NGO boss accused of racist abuse in Sudan

The former boss of Catholic Relief Service in Sudan was arrested following an altercation in which he called a security guard a 'slave'.

The New Arab Staff

Iraq's PM 'dancing with snakes' between US and Iran

Prime Minister Kadhimi said Iraq is walking a tight rope between Iran and US, as relations deteriorate between the two countries.

Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

The New Arab Staff

Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

The government-owned Al-Rasheed bank is offering over $8,000 to male employees who wish to take on a second wife.

Mohamad Karkas

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its ...

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish ...

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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 assets and drones.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq 'taking security measures' to prevent US embassy closure

Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein says the government has taken a 'number of security, political and diplomatic measures to stop the attacks ...

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being trailed by policeman: report

Colleagues and activists have raised concerns about the safety of Egyptian journalist Basma Mustafa following her reported ...

US withdraws 2,500 troops amid uptick in Iraq attacks

The New Arab Staff

US withdraws 2,500 troops amid uptick in Iraq attacks

Washington has withdrawn another 2,500 troops from Iraq as US assets in the country continue to be targeted in rocket attacks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

The protests, which were sparked in October last year, will be revived, demonstrators said, if no reform is carried out by the current ...

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

Iraq has expressed dissatisfaction with a US threat to pull out its diplomats and troops from the country in response to rocket attacks by ...

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly ...

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