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Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing and injury of protesters in 2019.

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new anti-immigration legislation.

Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

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Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

An Iraqi investigative committee has charged five policemen with unauthorised use of deadly force against protesters in Nasiriyah in February 2021, as activists expressed disappointment with the investigation.

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

The New Arab Staff

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

Iraq's government has approved 30,000 new members for the Iran-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi militia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two rockets hit near Iraq airbase hosting US soldiers

Two rockets hit in near proximity of an Iraqi airbase, injuring two American soldiers and one Iraqi civilian.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq parliament approves 2021 budget

Iraq's 2021 budget was revealed by authorities on Thursday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

In a long-awaited meeting, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince hosted the Iraqi PM in talks surrounding the kingdom's security, as well as tightening ...

Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has met with Mohammed bin Salman to discuss closer ties and cooperation.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

Mosul was destroyed by IS. Now, almost four years after the city's re-capture by Iraqi government forces the city remains derelict.

Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah-linked militia hold military parade in Baghdad

The New Arab Staff

Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah-linked militia hold military parade in Baghdad

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

US, Iraq to hold talks over American troop presence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, Iraq to hold talks over American troop presence

Iraqi officials confirmed they had sent a formal request to Biden's administration for a date to resume strategic talks on bilateral relations ...

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's ...

Iraqi nationals abroad cannot partake in elections: commission

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi nationals abroad cannot partake in elections: commission

The decision was taken due to combination of 'technical, financial and health issues linked to the Covid-19 crisis', said Jumana Gailai, a ...

The New Arab Staff

Protests erupt in Egypt after police killing of father

Angry protests have erupted in a village north of Cairo after a policeman killed a civilian in a shop, while Egypt faces international pressure over its repressive policies.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan gets initial approval for mediation in dam dispute

Sudan says it has received initial approval for mediation by a quartet of the EU, US, UN, and AU in a simmering dispute with Ethiopia over a ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq grants visas on arrival to 30 countries

Citizens of the US, UK and most EU member states will be able to take advantage of the new rules.

Egypt journalist arrested over report on Arab League salaries

The New Arab Staff

Egypt journalist arrested over report on Arab League salaries

Mustafa Anbar, a reporter for the daily Youm7, was allegedly arrested and interrogated by the security service over a report he ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq spy agency blasts militia leader for UAE claims

Qais Al-Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, claimed the movement of 300 Iraqi intelligence officers to the ...

Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in the 2003 US-led invasion, the Christian community has shrunk from six to just one percent of the ...

Sudan's PM in Cairo to discuss Nile dam dispute

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan's PM in Cairo to discuss Nile dam dispute

Egypt and Sudan agreed to 'work closely' until they mobilise international and regional players to mediate a solution.

The disingenuous promise of early elections in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

The disingenuous promise of early elections in Iraq

Analysis: Mustafa al-Kadhimi is seeking to appease Iraq's protest movement by promising early elections, but politically ...

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