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In-depth: With elections on the horizon, activists and mainstream parties have been discussing possible alliances. But many in Iraq's protest movement fear they will be silenced.

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the terrorist organisation.

US charges UK national with bribery scheme

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US charges UK national with bribery scheme

US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey has charged Shwan Al-Mulla with fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery, in relation to reconstruction contracts in Iraq.

Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

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Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Libya has increased its oil production tenfold, but this is still below the levels of the Gaddafi era, experts say.

Sudanese paramilitary group refers own intelligence chief over killing

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Sudanese paramilitary group refers own intelligence chief over killing

The powerful Sudanese Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group has referred its own intelligence chief and other personnel for investigation over ...

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

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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The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for ...

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to ...

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The Iraq Report: Showdown between government and Iran-backed militias

Iraq's new prime minister has sent the elite CTS force to arrest members of Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah, accused of targeting US soldiers. The ...

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings should remain jailed

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Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings should remain jailed

Iraqi-American Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri is remaining in jail on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two police ...

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

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The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long succession of weak Iraqi governments.

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Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

Ali Yousef Ahmed al-Nouri faces charges in Iraq of killing two police officers as an alleged leader of an al-Qaeda ...

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Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after ...

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 ...

Iraqi PM-designate to announce cabinet amid mass public discontent

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Iraqi PM-designate to announce cabinet amid mass public discontent

Iraq's PM-designate will meet the country's ruling political factions on Monday, ahead of a confidence vote later this week. Protesters now seek ...

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Alleged Iraqi leader of al-Qaeda group arrested in Arizona

The 42-year-old Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri was taken into custody in Phoenix on Thursday prior for his alleged role in killing ...

Iraq parliament demands foreign troops expulsion after Soleimani killing

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Iraq parliament demands foreign troops expulsion after Soleimani killing

The move came after widespread anger of the killing of Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandest on Friday.

Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

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Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed alongside top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in the US drone attack ...

Iraq PM joins thousands mourning commanders killed by US

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Iraq PM joins thousands mourning commanders killed by US

Adel Abdel Mahdi joined Muhandis associate Hadi al-Ameri, Shia cleric Ammar al-Hakim, former premier Nouri ...

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