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A UN report describing the US-directed killing of Qasem Soleimani as unlawful was 'intellectually dishonest' and 'whitewashed' the Iranian commander, Washington says.

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US has linked to such militias.

Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

US killing of Qassem <em>Soleimani</em> 'unlawful', says UN expert

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US killing of Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful', says UN expert

A UN expert found the US' killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani to be in contravention of international law.

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

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Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected militiamen from the pro-Iranian Kataeb Hezbollah group

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Iraq launches operation against IS, anti-US militias in Baghdad

The Iraqi government has launched a new operation against IS militants in the north of Baghdad, which security sources say will also target ...

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Iraq frees militia fighters held over rocket fire

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister ...

Iran sends recorder from downed Ukrainian airliner to France

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Iran sends recorder from downed Ukrainian airliner to France

State-run media reported Iran had sent the downed jet's black box to France after months of delays.

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Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, requests Interpol help

Tehran has reportedly issued arrest warrants for Trump and 30 others it accuses of involvement in a drone strike that killed a top Iranian ...

Ukraine 'threatens' Iran with lawsuit over downed jetliner

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Ukraine 'threatens' Iran with lawsuit over downed jetliner

In an interview with Canada’s The Globe and Mail, Zelensky said that Iran’s commitments were not only limited to handing over the flight’s black ...

New Iraqi PM to kick off first foreign tour

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New Iraqi PM to kick off first foreign tour

Iraq's new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is planning his first foreign tour.

Iran says coronavirus delays reading of airline black boxes

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Iran says coronavirus delays reading of airline black boxes

Tehran has pledged to cooperate with international investigations into the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner earlier this year.

Iran protesters demand resignation of central bank governor

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Iran protesters demand resignation of central bank governor

In a tense stand off with security officials, crowds of protesters chanted slogans calling for the dissolution of the government-subsidised ...

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Rockets hit Iraqi base north of Baghdad: military

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the third in a week to target US soldiers and diplomats in Iraq.

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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.

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US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

The US has pledged to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq, as tensions between the two countries ease following the appointment of Mustafa ...

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Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

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US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

Commander of US forces Kenneth McKenzie says the Iraqi government will want to keep a US military presence on its territory to fight the Islamic ...

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Condemned Iranian spy arrested 'months before' Soleimani assassination

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd had been detained and imprisoned by Iranian authorities months before Soleimani's assassination, the Iranian judiciary's ...

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 urged the withdrawal ...

Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack

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Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack

The faux foe, seen in satellite photographs, resembles the Nimitz-class carriers that the US Navy routinely sails into the Persian Gulf from the ...

Iran to execute spy 'who helped US target <em>Soleimani</em>'

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Iran to execute spy 'who helped US target Soleimani'

Mahmoud Mousavi Majd was convicted of spying on Iran's armed forces "especially the movements of martyr General Qassem Soleimani" for ...

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