The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

An alleged blast that rocked the Iraq-Kuwait border is being investigated by the US military.

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

As temperatures soar in Iraq, violence against protesters returns despite promises of reconciliation by the new PM, while Iran's role in the violence alienates even the country's Shia constituency

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US sees Iraq troop drawdown as IS threat dims

Over time Iraq will see a 'slow reduction of US forces', Major General Kenneth Ekman said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US presence in Iraq 'cause of insecurity', says Khamenei

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi of Iraq met Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the Iranian capital during his first trip abroad since taking office.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran president calls Iraqi premier's visit 'turning point'

Iran will work to support 'stability and security in Iraq', President Rouhani said after meeting with the Iraqi premier.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi PM arrives in Iran for first foreign visit

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is expected to meet with Iranian President Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

US demands $879 million from Iran over Saudi attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US demands $879 million from Iran over Saudi attack

Saudi Hezbollah allegedly carried out the attack by driving an explosives-laden truck into the eight-story Khobar Towers complex where Western ...

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 ...

Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister ...

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

Iraqi Shia militias are beginning to show signs of discontent as Iran's economy is ravaged by US sanctions and Covid-19.

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

Commander of US forces Kenneth McKenzie says the Iraqi government will want to keep a US military presence on its territory to fight the Islamic ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq's Sadr urges US withdraws 'occupying' forces

Just hours after four American soldiers were wounded in an attack on a military base in Baghdad, Iraq's popular Shia cleric urged the withdrawal of 'occupying' forces.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rocket hits Baghdad airport: army

While a wave of similar attacks that began in October has since eased, the latest strike came three days ahead of US-Iraqi talks as part of a ...

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

The New Arab

Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and attacks on the press: Has the US become an authoritarian state?

The New Arab & agencies

Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Iran's supreme leader said that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now.

Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The New Arab

Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi lawmakers gathered in parliament and chose Mustafa Kadhemi to lead the country through economic turmoil and Covid-19.

Most Popular

Most Popular