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The Iraqi government has delayed the publication of an investigation into last week's killings in Farhatiya, where at least eight people were killed by suspected members of a pro-Iran militia.

Iraqi security forces have launched a new operation in Basra against secretive militias responsible for recent killings of anti-corruption activists, following a visit to the city by Prime Minister Kadhimi

Iraqi female activist shot dead in Basra

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Iraqi female activist shot dead in Basra

Prominent female activist Reham Yacoub was gunned down by unidentified militants.

The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

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The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

Angry protests in Basra after activist killed by militiamen

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Angry protests in Basra after activist killed by militiamen

Iraqis in Basra have reacted furiously to the killing of an anti-corruption activist by suspected militia members, amid a lack of progress in ...

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Egypt outraged at ‘illegal’ Israeli broadcast of TV series

Israeli TV channel have broadcast two Egyptian television series provoking outrage across the Arab world and statements from the production companies that the broadcasts are illegal.

Florence Dixon

Cholera outbreak feared in Basra as water crisis snowballs

Basra's water contamination crisis is getting even worse as hospitals struggle to cope with hundreds of thousands of poisoning cases, sparking ...

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The Iraq Report: The siege of Kurdistan begins

The New Arab's weekly round-up of events in Iraq

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Famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in IS battle

A veteran sniped from Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi militias famed for having reportedly killing over 300 Islamic State group militants has ...

Fourteen years after US-led occupation, Iraq a ‘dead cancer-patient’

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Fourteen years after US-led occupation, Iraq a ‘dead cancer-patient’

Exclusive: The New Arab has obtained previously unpublished data highlighting the human and economic cost of the US-led occupation of Iraq.

James Denselow

Abadi: The leader who follows

Comment: Running Iraq is not an enviable job, but Abadi's flexibility allows him to balance key domestic, regional and global power players, ...

Victims tell of  'systematic torture' in Lebanon's prisons

Nader Fawz

Victims tell of 'systematic torture' in Lebanon's prisons

Analysis: Testimonies from victims show that torture is endemic in many prisons in Lebanon and exposing the deep flaws in the Lebanese justice ...

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