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Deadly Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have prompted a response from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who said he was deeply disturbed.

A pro-Palestine rally in Baghdad brought together thousands of supporters on Saturday, as similar scenes were witnessed in other capitals across the world.

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

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Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

Iraq health minister resigns over deadly hospital fire

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Iraq health minister resigns over deadly hospital fire

While Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had opted to suspend him in the wake of the fire, Hassan al-Tamimi stepped down of his own accord, a ...

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

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Iraqis blame hospital fire on mismanagement and corruption

The fire that broke out in a Baghdad public hospital killed 82 people and injured 110.

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Morocco summons Spain envoy over Polisario leader

Brahim Ghali, leader of the Polisario Front, was treated in Spain for Covid-19, which caused tensions between Morocco and Spain.

The New Arab Staff

Baghdad football match turns into gunfight, leaving two dead

A Baghdad football match has led to inter-clan conflict and two deaths after a dispute over a goal.

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One killed in market explosion in Iraq's capital

The cause of the Sadr City blast was not immediately known.

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

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Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

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Polisario says police chief killed in Western Sahara

The Polisario Front said its police chief was killed in the disputed Western Sahara region.

Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

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Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

Despite Jews having lived in Iraq for around 2,600 years, only four remain in the country after the passing of Dhafer Eliyahu.

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

Polisario blames UN for 'political deadlock' over Western Sahara

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polisario blames UN for 'political deadlock' over Western Sahara

Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed ...

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

The New Arab Staff

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

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

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.

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

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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 ...

Iraq cleric Muqtada Al-<em>Sadr</em> in Saudi-Iran mediation offer

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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 ...

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

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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

The New Arab Staff

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.

Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

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

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