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A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether Iraq can resolve such disputes under its current system.

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the Iran-Iraq war, writes Talha Abdulrazaq

US defence chief endorses awarding top war medal

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US defence chief endorses awarding top war medal

On condition of Trump's support, Alwyn C. Cashe could become the first Black soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, 15 years after his death following an ambush in Iraq

UAE-backed Haftar's forces using internationally-banned landmines in Libya

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UAE-backed Haftar's forces using internationally-banned landmines in Libya

Pro-Haftar forces retreating from Tripoli last month laid internationally-banned landmines, posing a grave risk to civilians.

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

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Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily assaults by the militants during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Iran says case open on missing ex-FBI agent

Robert Levinson went missing on Iran's Kish Island in 2007.

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Four killed across Iraq in day of militant attacks

At least four people were killed in three separate militant attacks across Iraq on Saturday, security forces said.

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The Iraq Report: Suspected Israeli airstrikes worry Iraqi politicians

Iraq reacts to suspected Israeli airstrikes as the country's parliament demands extradition of Saddam Hussein's daughter from Jordan.

The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

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The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further ...

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Iraqi forces clear IS militants from farmland near Baghdad

Iraqi security forces have swept villages and farmland north of Baghdad as part of an operation aimed at clearing remnants of the Islamic State ...

The Iraq Report: Aid workers under fire

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The Iraq Report: Aid workers under fire

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on the threats to aid agencies and the potential impact of abandoning the most ...

Hope rises for a third revolution in Sudan

Tarek Cheikh

Hope rises for a third revolution in Sudan

Comment: The recent unprecedented protests against dictator Omar al-Bashir have rekindled the hope for radical change, writes Tarek Cheikh.

Iraqi tribal leader killed in IS Anbar attack

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Iraqi tribal leader killed in IS Anbar attack

IS militants have attacked a tribal leader at his western Iraq home, killing nine people.

Bombs in ex-IS Iraq strongholds kill 1, wound 16

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Bombs in ex-IS Iraq strongholds kill 1, wound 16

Police say two bombs exploded on Saturday in former strongholds of the Islamic State group in central Iraq killing one person and wounding at ...

Marta Bellingreri, Laura Battaglia and Alessio Mamo

Awaiting judgement: Meeting the IS families

Special report: Inside the al-Shaham camp, where women and children are held indefinitely because of the crimes committed by their husbands, sons, brothers and fathers.

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Feature: War, death and destruction has left many unable to leave their homes after living in fear under Islamic State rule, writes Marta ...

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Blast near ballot warehouse in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills two

A suicide bombing targeting a ballot warehouse in Iraq's Kirkuk killed at least two and wounded 21 others just days before a manual recount of ...

Anthony Harwood

Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

Comment: At its first World Cup match, Saudi Arabia complained of mixing politics with sport, but SWAFF, its new footballing federation, is ...

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have ...

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

IS kills 12 members of family in Iraq attack

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IS kills 12 members of family in Iraq attack

Twelve members of the same family and four officers were killed on Saturday in suspected IS attacks in Salahuddin province, northern ...

The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

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