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

Iranian media had named Shia cleirc Hassan Kordmihan as a 'mastermind' behind the attack on the Saudi embassy in 2016.

Iraqis renew protests in solidarity after violence

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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 controversial Shia cleric.

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

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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 ...

Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll rises

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

The New Arab Staff

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 movement and supporters of populist Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

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 ...

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

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

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 ...

Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

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Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

Saudi Arabia says last week it arrested 10 members of a "terrorist cell", which Riyadh linked to the Revolutionary Guard in Iran.

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Iran accuses Saudis of shifting blame for 'crimes'

Iran's foreign ministry hit back at Saudi Arabia's remarks to the United Nations.

Top Iraq <em>Shia</em> <em>cleric</em> backs early election

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Top Iraq Shia cleric backs early election

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, 90, endorsed early parliamentary elections set for June 2021 following a meeting with senior United Nations ...

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push ...

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

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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 ...

Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

Ali Al-Nimr, Dawoud Al-Marhoon and Abdullah Al-Zaher were arrested as minors on protest-related charges, are set to have their death sentences ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shia pilgrims gather for mourning month in Iraq

Pilgrims in Iraq attend a shrine during the holy month despite coronavirus fears.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

Adil Al-Kalbani, former imam Mecca's Great Mosque, tweeted an 'erotic' poem about a woman biting her lip and eating berries.

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Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to ...

The New Arab

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.

Iraq's Sadr 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 ...

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

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

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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 ...

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

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