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The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four individuals remains unknown.

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the Iran-Iraq war, writes Talha Abdulrazaq

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s government in the face of powerful, Iranian-backed Shiite militias.

Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

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Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

Iraq has expressed dissatisfaction with a US threat to pull out its diplomats and troops from the country in response to rocket attacks by ...

Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

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Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

Baghdad is reportedly planning to set up a special force to protect foreign missions in the capital amid fears of a major attack on the US ...

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US threatens to close Iraq embassy unless rocket-attacks cease

The US has threatened to close its embassy and remove its remaining troops from Iraq amid ongoing rocket attacks by militias, potentially leaving Prime Minister Kadhimi to an uncertain fate

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

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Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another ...

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

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US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

US-led international coalition forces have handed over control of the important Taji military base near Baghdad to Iraqi security forces.

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The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

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Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

Officials and residents in Mosul have expressed hopes for better security and the return of displaced people after Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi ...

Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

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Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

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The Iraq Report: Beirut blast sends political shockwaves

The tragedy in Beirut has reignited calls by Iraqis for militant factions and groups linked to the government to remove their weapons stockpiles ...

Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala province, as locals ...

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Iraqi prime minister warns against attacks on Iran

It comes as the Iraqi premier visited Iran for the first time on an official visit.

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, ...

Hayder Al-Shakeri

Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is ...

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his ...

Iraq launches operation against IS, anti-US militias in Baghdad

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Iraq launches operation against IS, anti-US militias in Baghdad

The Iraqi government has launched a new operation against IS militants in the north of Baghdad, which security sources say will also target ...

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