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The Kurdistan Regional Government claimed that a group belonging to the Iran-backed PMU were behind the deadly rocket attack on Erbil in February.

Ayoub Al-Khazraji has criticised authorities for covering up the kidnapping of his son at the hands of Iraq's powerful militia groups.

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the community and society.

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The New Arab Staff

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, ...

Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

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

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.

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.

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.

WATCH: Soleimani playing volleyball with Iraqi militants before death

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

Iraq must end forced disappearances, intimidation of activists: Amnesty

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

The New Arab

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 their country.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

A problematic <em>PMU</em> in Iraq

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.

Iraq grapples with Iranian influence ahead of elections

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 ...

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