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Journalist Ahmed Hassan was shot, in the latest attack against anti-government activists in Iraq.

A leading Iraqi anti-government activist was killed early Sunday.

Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

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Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

The southern Syrian province of Quneitra has been hit by Israel airstrikes, the second in two days.

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

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Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

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Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

Paul Iddon

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Analysis: Iran-backed militias want to maintain dominance in Sinjar as an access point to Syria, but would they arm the PKK if Turkey launches a military operation in the region?

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden end America's forever wars?

Analysis: Some suggest that ending post-9/11 military authorisation laws, which give the president a blank cheque to wage war, could be a good ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran launches cyberspace research centre to increase Syria influence

Iran has found different approaches to increase its military and security influence in Syria beyond establishing armed militias.

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 ...

US vows to help Iraq promote stability

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

A judge in Baghdad's investigative court has issued an arrest warrant for Trump over the killing of Soleimani, which took place in Baghdad.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an ...

Blast at Aden airport kills at least 26

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Blast at Aden airport kills at least 26

The explosion has killed nearly two dozen people, and that number may climb.

Syria intercepts Israeli strike: state media

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Syria intercepts Israeli strike: state media

A war monitor also reported strikes on Maysaf in rural Hama, targeting "positions of regime forces and Iran-backed militias".

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ex-minister.

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM to meet Trump, US troops on agenda

The meeting comes amid a spate of attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian fighters.

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9 Iran-backed fighters killed in 2nd raid in Syria

Nine have been killed in air strikes targeting positions of Iranian-backed militias.

Raid in Syria kills 6 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

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Raid in Syria kills 6 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Four Syrian nationals were among those killed in the raids on the al-Abbas village near the border with Iraq.

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UN chief urges pressure for Yemen’s parties to talk

Guterres said the United Nations has been working to bring the parties together and has been promoting “confidence-building measures".

Coronavirus-struck Iran urges IMF to accept $5b loan

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Coronavirus-struck Iran urges IMF to accept $5b loan

Iran has urged the IMF to give a $5 billion emergency loan to combat coronavirus.

Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

The New Arab

Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

Sadr, a former militia leader with millions of devoted followers across the country, first backed the rallies but split with the movement by ...

Top Iran military commander Soleimani 'killed in Iraq': Officials

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Top Iran military commander Soleimani 'killed in Iraq': Officials

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in a strike near Baghdad airport, according to ...

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