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Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed territory, on the 45th anniversary of their unilateral declaration of independence.

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

Sofia Nitti

Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

In-depth: With elections on the horizon, activists and mainstream parties have been discussing possible alliances. But many in Iraq's protest movement fear they will be silenced.

Secret deal halts attacks on US's Baghdad embassy: reports

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Secret deal halts attacks on US's Baghdad embassy: reports

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi negotiated an agreement with Iran to stop missile attacks targeting the US embassy in Baghdad, intelligence ...

Iraq's <em>Sadr</em> backs early elections in rare appearance

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Iraq's Sadr backs early elections in rare appearance

Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr has backed a call for early elections as his movement aims to take the post of prime minister

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Iraq militia raids activists' houses in Najaf

Militia forces attacked houses in Iraq’s Najaf province on Saturday night, after a group of activists chanted slogans against Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

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Iraq cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr in Saudi-Iran mediation offer

The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq has offered to mediate a dialogue between regional adversaries Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

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Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

A deadly twin suicide bombing has hit a market in Baghdad, killing at least 28, with the death toll expected to rise.

Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

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Bitcoin blackouts: Iran blames cryptocurrency mining for city darkness

Iran has been suffering blackouts across the country, and the government insists that the cause is cryptocurrency.

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Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

Rockets target US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

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Rockets target US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

A volley of rockets exploded near the US embassy in Baghdad, as tensions mount ahead of the anniversary of the US killing top Iranian general ...

Killing of Iraqi sisters by 'drunken brother' sparks outrage

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Killing of Iraqi sisters by 'drunken brother' sparks outrage

A drunken man has allegedly murdered his sisters in a so-called honour killing that has sparked outcry and calls for protection of women against ...

'Foreign manoeuvres' in Western Sahara destablising Algeria: PM

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'Foreign manoeuvres' in Western Sahara destablising Algeria: PM

Donald Trump's recent comments about supporting Morocco's bid for the Western Sahara has been met by opposition from its neighbour Algeria.

Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

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Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

Morocco revelled in US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Rabat's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region.

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Polisario vows to keep up Western Sahara fight

"Fighting will continue until the total withdrawal of the Moroccan occupation troops."

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Iraqis renew protests in solidarity after violence

Protests erupted in several Iraqi cities one week after deadly clashes took place between anti-government protesters and supporters of a ...

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

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Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll rises

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

Defiant Iraqi protesters hit streets for second day

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Defiant Iraqi protesters hit streets for second day

Tensions were high in several Iraqi cities, a day after clashes between the dwindling members of the October 2019 anti-government protest ...

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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 ...

Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

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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.

Morocco carries out work in 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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