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Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of IDPs".

Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

The New Arab

Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

Here is what you need to know about Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister-designate.

Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

The New Arab

Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

Iraq's powerful Iran-aligned power blocs, many of whom disapproved of al-Zurfi's relations with the US, will now name a candidate to replace him.

US launches precision strikes on Iran-backed militia in Iraq

The New Arab

US launches precision strikes on Iran-backed militia in Iraq

The US military launched air strikes against a pro-Iranian group in Iraq following the deaths of two Americans and a Briton in a rocket attack.

The New Arab

WATCH: Soleimani playing volleyball with Iraqi militants before death

Iranian media showed footage of the two powerful militia commanders enjoying their pastime with friends. Both were killed in a US-ordered drone strike in Baghdad last month.

The New Arab

Soleimani managed Syria operations from 'Assad's war room'

Qasem Soleimani boarded an Iranian rescue flight to Damascus, as the capital was on the verge of collapse at the hands of rebel forces.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

In the shadow of Iran-US showdown, Iraq's protest simmers

Comment: The endemic problems that sparked the October protests in Iraq have not gone away in the aftermath of Soleimani's assassination, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq must end forced disappearances, intimidation of activists: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Iraq to rein in security forces and militias accused of intimidating, killing and forcibly disappearing ...

Prominent Iraqi blogger returns home after kidnapping ordeal

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Prominent Iraqi blogger returns home after kidnapping ordeal

Shujaa al-Khafaji's family said armed men had snatched him from his home on Thursday without identifying themselves or showing an arrest ...

Ali Bakeer

Did Israeli long-range drones bomb Iran-linked targets in Iraq?

Israel reportedly late last month launched strikes on Iranian targets deep inside Iraq, a move which could shift power dynamics and trigger new ...

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

Adam Lucente

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

The New Arab speaks to Iraqis about their views and concerns over the talk of war between the US and Iran, and how it could affect them and ...

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Paul Iddon

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

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 ...

Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi militia arrest commander who criticised Iran

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi militia arrest commander who criticised Iran

An Iraqi militia commander was arrested shortly after criticising Iranian influence in Iraq, according to an official from the Popular ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Shia militias take 'jihad' to the ballot boxes

Not long ago they were battling against the Islamic State group - now members of Iraqi paramilitary units have swapped bullets for the ballots as they compete in upcoming elections.

Mona Alami

What's dividing the PMU in Iraq's election?

Comment: Iraq's elections are shedding light on the the deep rift within the PMU, and the contested influence of Iran in the ...

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq grapples with Iranian influence ahead of elections

With Iraqis heading to the polls in May, foreign powers are keen to sway opinion with a pro-Iran leadership looking particularly favourable to ...

Operation Iraqi Freedom: The death of an army

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 ...

Mona Alami

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

This week in Iraq: IS lose final town, Hizballah declares 'Mission Accomplished', Shia militias continue illegal operations in Syria and militia ...

Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

The New Arab

Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Mona Alami

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes Mona ...

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