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Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything to remain in power.

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering anti-government protests.

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

The New Arab

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

Documents released by the National Security Archive at George Washington University offer the most detailed look at Washington's ...

This is why Iran targeted Iraq's Ain al-Asad base

The New Arab

This is why Iran targeted Iraq's Ain al-Asad base

Explainer: In targeting Ain al-Asad, Iran wanted to send a message to Donald Trump.

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories of 2019.

Paul Iddon

Turkey's ever-growing indigenous arms industry

Ankara is making substantial headway toward making the Turkish armed forces largely indigenous and self-sufficient.

Ramona Wadi

Arabicity: Contemporary Arab Art

Book Club: The artworks featured in this book are bound by common themes, from Palestinian dispossession by Zionist colonisation, to the war in ...

Sibel Duz and Omer Ozkizilcik

'Communist militants' among US partners in Syria

Analysis: The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, an underground faction classified as a terrorist organisation in Turkey, is an ally of the ...

Exclusive: 'I regret nothing,' says Bush-shoe-thrower ten years later

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: 'I regret nothing,' says Bush-shoe-thrower ten years later

In an exclusive interview with The New Arab, Muntadher al-Zaidi recalls memories of watching his people die, throwing his shoe at the United ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Diana Alghoul

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Palestinians don't want a state so the Arab League can hold hands as they enter al-Aqsa. Palestinians need a state for their security, stability ...

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Analysis: Any full-scale Israel-Iran war that begins in Syria will not end there, writes Paul Iddon.

'Hopeless Nation': Meet Mosul’s first rap collective

Laurene Daycard and Sebastian Castelier

'Hopeless Nation': Meet Mosul’s first rap collective

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi hip-hop artists Zayn Adam, Boika, MC Reko and Yabangi who blame the US-led fight against the Islamic State ...

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Robert Springborg

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Comment: In comparison to Iran's remarkably successful record of building militaries and their associated states, the US has little to show, ...

Mona Alami

A problematic PMU in Iraq

Comment: The consolidation of the PMU into one homogenous a group is a complicated task for the Iraqi government, writes Mona Alami.

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Andrew Leber

Iraq 2003: A mechanical and wilful forgetting

Comment: The United States inflicted terrible damage on another people for no clear reason and no clear gain, writes Andrew Leber.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Operation Iraqi Freedom: The death of an army

Comment: The US' disastrous 2003 intervention saw America squander its opportunity to contain Iranian influence in Iraq when it took control 15 ...

The Iraq Report: Looking to a post-IS future

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Looking to a post-IS future

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

The New Arab

Corrupt Iraqi officers 'releasing detained IS members for money'

An Iraqi lawmaker has said that corrupt military officers have been letting Islamic State fighters go free in exchange for cash, as ...

Iraq, coalition officials scramble to prevent another 'Mosul massacre'

The New Arab

Iraq, coalition officials scramble to prevent another 'Mosul massacre'

Leaders from the US-led coalition and the Iraqi military will meet on Thursday to discuss preventing further incidents of mass civilian ...

<em>Iraqi</em> leader says Trump 'more engaged' in terror fight

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi leader says Trump 'more engaged' in terror fight

Haider al-Abadi met Donald Trump at the White House on the 14th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq

Invading Kuwait cost Iraq its future

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Invading Kuwait cost Iraq its future

Summary: Following the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, Western sanctions decimated Iraq's society, depriving its once ...

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