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At least eight people have died in recent clashes between anti-government protesters and supporters of Moqtada Sadr.

Tensions were high in several Iraqi cities, a day after clashes between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest movement and supporters of populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

Toll rises to six in clashes among Iraq protesters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Toll rises to six in clashes among Iraq protesters

Violence erupted on Friday between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest movement and supporters of populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

Polisario says pounds Morocco defensive wall in Western Sahara

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Polisario says pounds Morocco defensive wall in Western Sahara

The pro-independence Polisario Front said it launched attacks against a Moroccan defensive wall in the disputed Western Sahara.

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Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

Morocco has carried out work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara amid a crisis between the kingdon and the Polisario Front.

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Western Sahara conflict to end when 'occupation' over: Polisario

The pro-independence Polisario Front said that conflict in the Western Sahara would end once Morocco stops its "occupation" of the disputed ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the Western ...

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No peace for Palestinians without statehood: Moroccan PM

Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to ...

US threatens to close Iraq embassy unless rocket-attacks cease

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US threatens to close Iraq embassy unless rocket-attacks cease

The US has threatened to close its embassy and remove its remaining troops from Iraq amid ongoing rocket attacks by militias, potentially ...

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad ...

Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

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Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

Small clusters of pilgrims gathered outside the main mosque, wearing the customary black mourning clothes along with less traditional masks and ...

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

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Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

Fulfilling a key demand of the months-long protest movement, Prime Minister Kadhimi announced Iraq's parliamentary elections would be held in ...

Iraq hospitals 'breeding' coronavirus amid growing health worker infections

The New Arab Staff

Iraq hospitals 'breeding' coronavirus amid growing health worker infections

Doctors in Iraq are contracting Covid-19 in the hundreds, reports suggest, as the country battles the infection.

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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.

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Judge raises 'serious concerns' over handling of Iran sanctions

A US judge has accused prosecutors of mishandling the case of Iranian banker Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad in an ongoing sanctions trial.

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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.

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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 ...

Iraq's <em>Sadr</em> urges US withdraws 'occupying' forces

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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 ...

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The New Arab

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

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