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Iran-backed militias have sought to fill the vacuum left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq, according to a Newslines Institute report.

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

Baghdad could host Iraqi refugee families from Al-Hol camp

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Baghdad could host Iraqi refugee families from Al-Hol camp

An official from Iraq's National Security Council spoke to The New Arab on a condition of anonymity.

Pope stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

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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 officially ...

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

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 ...

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After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

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Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

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Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Mosul

On the last day of his Iraq visit, Pope Francis prayed for "victims of war" in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ravaged local ...

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Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilised to protect the 84-year-old on what is perhaps his riskiest day in Iraq.

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

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Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Pope Francis will take back a piece of Iraq

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Pope Francis will take back a piece of Iraq

Pope Francis said he will take a piece of Iraq with him and he hopes the country will 'heal'

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

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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, Jahour Ali said.

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Papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite concerns

The 84-year-old pope will make his first visit to the country despite being in to coronavirus age risk group.

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Five places Pope Francis will see on Iraq trip

Pope Francis is visiting Iraq and has five heritage sites on his list of visits, including some damaged in the war on IS.

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Amid scars of war, Iraqi archbishop readies for pope

Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel is preparing the first-ever papal visit in Iraq, a country still torn by war

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

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.

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.

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the ...

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

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Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

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Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

Iraq started operations to lay down a new railway network that expects to make it a conduit for goods from Australia and East Asia to Europe via ...

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