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

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

Judge raises 'serious concerns' over handling of Iran sanctions

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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.

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

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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.

US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

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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 ...

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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 of 'occupying' forces.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

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The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

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The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

Coronavirus: Egypt urged to release imprisoned doctors, nurses

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Coronavirus: Egypt urged to release imprisoned doctors, nurses

Imprisoned Egyptian medical staff have urged the country's government to allow them to help in the battle against the novel coronavirus.

Egypt charities encourage Ramadan donations towards health sector

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Egypt charities encourage Ramadan donations towards health sector

Egyptian charities have launched appeals for donations to help the country's struggling state hospitals amid the coronavirus epidemic.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Up to 150 Saudi royals have contracted coronavirus, and detained Rohingya Muslims are freed in Myanmar as coronavirus fears mount are just some of our biggest stories today.

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Egypt closes hospital after medics test positive for coronavirus

A hospital in Egypt's Dakahlia Governorate will be closed for three days after 21 doctors, nurses and radiologists tested positive.

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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 ...

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

Prominent Iraqi cleric blames coronavirus pandemic on gay marriage

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Prominent Iraqi cleric blames coronavirus pandemic on gay marriage

The influential Iran-linked cleric has previously been linked to the torture and killing of gay men in Iraq.

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Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

Iraq's powerful Iran-aligned power blocs, many of whom disapproved of al-Zurfi's relations with the US, will now name a candidate to replace him.

Iraq on total lockdown until March 28 over virus

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Iraq on total lockdown until March 28 over virus

Most of Iraq's 18 provinces had so far imposed their own local curfews but the new measures would include the whole of the country.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Gaza authorities confirm first two COVID-19 cases, Iraq goes on nation-wide lockdown, Turkey gets serious with the elderly and the UAE bans ...

Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

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Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

Leading Muslim clerics have widely backed scientifically-based measures to contain the virus, notably by supporting crowd size restrictions ...

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