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Suspected IS militants have killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces ‘in a horrible way’ and three members of an Iran-backed militia in a mine explosion in eastern Syria

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by Saudi nationals.

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.

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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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 ...

Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

At least 7 Iranian-backed fighters were killed in eastern Syria overnight, a monitor said, in what is suspected to be Israeli strikes.

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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 a token effort.

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

Syrian Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said it was "likely" that Israel mounted the operation, which killed several Iraqi as well as Iranian ...

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

The strike in the desert near Mayadin came minutes after an Israeli attack was intercepted by Syrian air defences.

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.

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US wants Iraq to end sectarian quota system

Mike Pompeo said he wants Iraqi leaders to put aside political differences and work on forming a new government.

Scores of Iranian fighters in Syria quarantined over coronavirus

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Scores of Iranian fighters in Syria quarantined over coronavirus

Some 40 foreign pro-regime militia fighters have been taken to hospital in eastern Syria after showing coronavirus symptoms, as activists allege ...

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

Iraqi pilgrims returning from Syria test positive for coronavirus

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Iraqi pilgrims returning from Syria test positive for coronavirus

Iraq's latest coronavirus cases highlight fears around pilgrims spreading the highly contagious virus and of a serious outbreak in war-ravaged ...

Iraqi protesters adapt to new reality of coronavirus curfew

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Iraqi protesters adapt to new reality of coronavirus curfew

A small number of demonstrators are determined not to let the coronavirus pandemic end the anti-government protest movement.

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US 'agrees to grant sanctions waivers' amid coronavirus crisis

A senior source in Tehran said the US has agreed to grant certain countries sanctions waivers, allowing them to release frozen Iranian assets.

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Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

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Iraqi officials say rockets strike Baghdad's Green Zone

Rockets have been fired at two Iraqi bases hosting coalition troops over the past week, killing three servicemen and injuring five soldiers.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

US Congress limits Trump's war powers against Iran

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US Congress limits Trump's war powers against Iran

The US Congress approved a war powers resolution aimed at curbing President Trump's ability to wage war against Iran.

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US-Taliban deal overshadowed by Afghan political chaos

As hundreds of troops left Afghanistan, the country's rival leaders held parallel inauguration ceremonies on Monday, casting a large shadow of ...

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of ...

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

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Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Paul McLoughlin

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

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