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

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

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 Ibrahim Al-Marashi.

US, Iran should stop holding Iraq's political sovereignty hostage

Imad K. Harb

US, Iran should stop holding Iraq's political sovereignty hostage

Comment: Iraqis have been decrying Iranian and US interference in their affairs for many years, it's time they were handed the reins, writes ...

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 ...

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 Islamic State group from the area.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

US embassy in Baghdad on high alert over attacks

The New Arab

US embassy in Baghdad on high alert over attacks

The embassy has stepped up its security over fears of kidnappings and revenge attacks following an airstrike against an Iraqi paramilitary ...

The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

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

Iraq to hang 27 over IS Camp Speicher killings

The New Arab

Iraq to hang 27 over IS Camp Speicher killings

An Iraqi criminal court has sentenced 27 men to death over the 2014 Camp Speicher massacre in which IS militants kidnapped and murdered 1,700 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Shia militia claims dozens killed on Syria border

Iraq's powerful Shia militia has claimed 40 of its fighters were killed in an attack on the Syria border, which it blamed on the US-led coalition.

Mona Alami

Trouble still brewing in Iraq's hotspots

Comment: Intensifying the fight against IS in Iraq is just one conflict within a country with countless hotspots that see competing groups ...

Mona Alami

As Mosul falls, a new threat to peace looms

Comment: The war on IS has partially suppressed disagreements among the different Shia blocs in Iraq, but as victory draws closer, tensions are ...

The New Arab

Algerian journalist struck by IS sniper-fire in coma

Samira Mouaki, a journalist with Algerian daily Echourouk was shot in the head on Sunday while embedded with Popular Mobilisation ...

As Mosul operations begin, humanitarian concerns escalate

Martin Armstrong

As Mosul operations begin, humanitarian concerns escalate

For months aid groups have warned that a lack of focus on the potential humanitarian fallout from Mosul could trigger the largest humanitarian ...

Laith Saud

IS persists where states have diminished

Comment: Iraq's state is critically weak, and in allowing non-state actors to "fight" terrorism, it will endorse the presence of terrorism as a ...

Iraqi forces 'looted' and 'burnt' liberated villages

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

Iraqi forces 'looted' and 'burnt' liberated villages

Iraq's government is under pressure to reign in Shia militias as a new report by a global rights group documents violations committed by troops ...

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