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The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

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

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq have denied reports of an Israeli intelligence foothold in the region.

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

The New Arab Staff

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran arrests 'spies' for Israel, other nations: state TV

The latest arrest of alleged spies for Israel and other nations in Iran follows a similar episode from 2019.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, Iraq to hold talks over American troop presence

Iraqi officials confirmed they had sent a formal request to Biden's administration for a date to resume strategic talks on bilateral relations ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

Iran threatens US Army base, top general: reports

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran threatens US Army base, top general: reports

Two senior US intelligence officials have told the Associated Press that Iran has made threats against an army base in Washington DC.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Iran released a report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down killing 176 people, which absolves the armed forces.

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

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 ...

Iranians outraged by music video featuring US porn star

The New Arab Staff

Iranians outraged by music video featuring US porn star

Iranians have taken to Twitter to express their anger with a new music video from Sasy Mankan featuring adult film star Alexis Texas.

Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

The New Arab Staff

Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

An Indian intelligence report claims a militant cell supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Corps was behind the explosion.

US will do 'what's necessary' after Iraq rocket attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US will do 'what's necessary' after Iraq rocket attack

The United States will "do what's necessary" to defend itself, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said Sunday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran newspapers hail Pope-Sistani meet as chance for peace

Iranian media see the meeting between pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani as a hopeful possibility of peace for the neighbouring country

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the ...

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

A contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing US and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

At least ten rockets hit the Ain Al-Asad airbase in Anbar province on Wednesday morning.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Pompeo claims 'many' in Saudi want normalisation with Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo claims 'many' in Saudi want normalisation with Israel

Pompeo, who served as Trump's CIA director and top diplomat, made the comments in a recorded video address to the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement.

Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

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