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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.

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

US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

The New Arab Staff

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.

Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

The New Arab Staff

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

The New Arab Staff

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 New Arab Staff

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 complain of increasing militia violence.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi Prime Minister to travel to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will travel to Saudi Arabia and Iran next week in a trip carefully calculated to balance Iraq’s ties to the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 New Arab Staff

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 ...

Rockets strike US facility near Baghdad Airport

The New Arab & agencies

Rockets strike US facility near Baghdad Airport

Three rockets have struck a military complex used by US troops near Baghdad International Airport

The New Arab

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 ...

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 ...

Top Iran military commander Soleimani 'killed in Iraq': Officials

The New Arab & agencies

Top Iran military commander Soleimani 'killed in Iraq': Officials

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in a strike near Baghdad airport, according to ...

Iraqi paramilitary force vows revenge for US strikes

The New Arab

Iraqi paramilitary force vows revenge for US strikes

The Iraqi Popular Mobilisation militia coalition has vowed revenge against US troops in Iraq after airstrikes against the pro-Iran ...

Iraqi leaders meet following 'divisions' within Iran-linked militia coalition

The New Arab

Iraqi leaders meet following 'divisions' within Iran-linked militia coalition

Iraqi leaders are meeting following a series of attacks on paramilitary bases, blamed on Israel.

The New Arab

Iraq 'blocks foreign military planes' after suspected Israeli strikes

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi reportedly suspended all permits for foreign military aircraft to operate over Iraq, following blasts at Iranian-backed militia based caused by a suspected Israeli airstrike.

The New Arab

Mystery blast targets Iran-backed militia base in Iraq

An attack on a Hashd al-Shaabi base in Baghdad has killed one person.

The New Arab

Iraq says major anti-IS operation along Syrian border 'successful'

The Iraqi Security Media Cell announced the results of an operation along the border with Syria that aimed to clear members of the militant ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Paul Iddon

Iraqi, Turkish actions against Kurds give Islamic State respite

Analysis: Turning attention to claiming territory from Kurds in Iraq and Afrin risks allowing IS the space to regroup, writes Paul Iddon.

IS ambushes Iraqi Shia-led force, killing 27 fighters

The New Arab & agencies

IS ambushes Iraqi Shia-led force, killing 27 fighters

Despite dwindling control of former strongholds, IS prove capable of carrying out deadly attacks, targeting Iraq's Shiite militias that have ...

Meeting the militias: 'Kurdish Volunteers' assemble to oust PMF

Rojbin Muslim

Meeting the militias: 'Kurdish Volunteers' assemble to oust PMF

In-depth: Iraqi Kurdistan is a fractured landscape of rival armed groups drawn together in the loosest of alliances, writes Rojbin Muslim.

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