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Powerful Iran-linked Shia militants have been repeatedly targeted in airstrikes conducted around the country.

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further polarise Iraq's fragmented society.

Iraq moves closer to Iran while appeasing the US

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Iraq moves closer to Iran while appeasing the US

This week, Iraq finds new ways to bypass sanctions on Iran while trying to appease anger from Washington.

The status of foreign troops in Iraq

Paul Iddon

The status of foreign troops in Iraq

Analysis: While many Iraqis oppose any foreign troop presence in their country, their leaders have often proven more selective about which ones ...

The Iraq Report: Aid workers under fire

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The Iraq Report: Aid workers under fire

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on the threats to aid agencies and the potential impact of abandoning the most ...

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Iraq officials threatening aid workers in former IS areas

Dozens on incidents ranging from arrests, assaults, robbery and even shootings have been reported in northern Iraq, with aid workers being threatened by local authorities, often to divert aid.

Amena Ravat

The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Book Club: Dunya Mikhail shares the distressing stories of women in Iraq who escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

The New Arab Meets: Faisal Jeber to discuss the current state of the museum in Mosul, what he saw when it was first liberated and the work of ...

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Post-Saddam Iraq faces parliamentary vacuum for first time

Iraq's parliament held its final session on Saturday, leaving the country without a national assembly for the first time since 2003

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

The Iraq Report: Is an independent Kurdistan emerging?

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The Iraq Report: Is an independent Kurdistan emerging?

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

Innocent Iraqi boys swept up in IS child-soldier hunt

Marta Bellingreri

Innocent Iraqi boys swept up in IS child-soldier hunt

Exclusive: Hundreds of teenage boys have been rounded up by Iraqi troops in Mosul, where they now face military trials, accused of being Islamic ...

The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

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The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

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

The Iraq Report: Victory amid the rubble of Mosul

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The Iraq Report: Victory amid the rubble of Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to a special edition of The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq.

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The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

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

Paul Iddon

Turkey's long-term interest in Kirkuk and Mosul

Analysis: Turkish officials have detailed a long-held ambition to reclaim parts of the former Ottoman empire - though relations with Iraqi ...

Paul Iddon

Between Baghdad and Damascus, what's the future for Sunnis?

Comment: Military victory over the Islamic State group must be accompanied by a political solution that serves the needs of both Sunni and Shia ...

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The Iraq Report: Looking to a post-IS future

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

Sunni ex-governor: Mosul was 'handed over' to Islamic State

The New Arab

Sunni ex-governor: Mosul was 'handed over' to Islamic State

In an exclusive interview with The New Arab, Atheel al-Nujaifi, the embattled former governor of Mosul, accuses the Iraqi government of seeking ...

The New Arab

Arrest warrant for 'espionage' reissued against ex-governor of Mosul

Atheel al-Nujaifi, who was the governor at the time of Islamic State's capture of Mosul, allegedly worked with Ankara to allow Turkish troops to ...

Is Iraq relying too heavily on elite special forces?

Paul Iddon

Is Iraq relying too heavily on elite special forces?

Analysis: The Golden Division has spearheaded the fight to retake Mosul, but many fear it may burn itself out in the process, reports Paul Iddon.

Iraq's Iran-backed militias 'vying for control of Syria border'

The New Arab

Iraq's Iran-backed militias 'vying for control of Syria border'

Iraq's Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) want to control the northern and western borders with Syria, according to Iraqi officials in ...

Iraq: Government charges 'pro-Turkish' former Mosul governor with espionage

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq: Government charges 'pro-Turkish' former Mosul governor with espionage

Baghdad has called for the arrest of Atheel al-Nujaifi on Thursday, accusing the senior politician of espionage.

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