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Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

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

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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 political system plagued by corruption and sectarianism.

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Paul Iddon

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Qasem Soleimani's death has shocked the Middle East, but it might ultimately prove a more symbolic blow to Iran rather than a strategic one, ...

Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

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Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad comes after a long history of US military intervention on Iraqi soil.

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

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Iraq ablaze as protesters defy curfews leaving dozens dead

Iraq finds itself caught in the throes of civil unrest and violence as anti-government protests launch themselves anew in the corruption-ridden ...

The New Arab & agencies

Controversy grips Iraq after removal of top commander

The Iraqi premiership on Friday announced it was decommissioning Staff Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saadi, the deputy head of the elite ...

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Mass graves unearthed in Iraq probe of IS crimes

A UN team investigating the massacre of Iraq's Yazidi minority and other atrocities committed by IS have excavated 12 mass graves.

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Paul Iddon

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

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The Iraq Report: Shia militias begin purges

This week's round-up of under-reported news from Iraq focuses on the ruthless efforts of powerful factions within the PMF to consolidate power.

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Sylvain Mercadier

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Feature: A vital ecosystem home to traditional lifestyles may be facing, and losing, its final challenge.

Jordan king visits Iraq for first time in decade

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Jordan king visits Iraq for first time in decade

Jordan's King Abdullah II met Iraqi President Barham Saleh in Baghdad, in the monarch's first trip to Iraq in more than ten years.

'Terrorist attack' kills two people in Iraq's <em>Tikrit</em>

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'Terrorist attack' kills two people in Iraq's Tikrit

A car bomb killed two people and injured six others in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, the military confirmed.

10 years ago this shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist made history

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10 years ago this shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist made history

The dramatic gesture reverberated across the Arab world, where journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi gained instant cult status as a symbol of resisting ...

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Deadly car bomb detonated in Iraq's Tikrit

At least five were killed and 16 injured after a car bomb struck Iraq's northwestern city of Tikrit.

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Iraqi tribal leader killed in IS Anbar attack

IS militants have attacked a tribal leader at his western Iraq home, killing nine people.

Taufiq Wan

Insultingly newsworthy: Flying shoes and their unsuspecting victims

In Arab societies, to be called a shoe is quite an insult. To have a shoe thrown at you, however, may just land you in the world's news.

Marta Bellingreri, Laura Battaglia and Alessio Mamo

Awaiting judgement: Meeting the IS families

Special report: Inside the al-Shaham camp, where women and children are held indefinitely because of the crimes committed by their husbands, ...

Photoblog: Meeting ISIS families in their desert prisons

Alessio Mamo

Photoblog: Meeting ISIS families in their desert prisons

Camp Shaham hides a secret: The displaced women and children here can't leave - they are accused of supporting the Islamic State group. Photos ...

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

Suicide bomber targets motorway restaurant near Iraq's <em>Tikrit</em>

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Suicide bomber targets motorway restaurant near Iraq's Tikrit

At least three people were killed and 11 injured after a suicide bomber denoted explosives in a highway near Tikrit.

Iraq parliamentary candidate killed in his home near Mosul

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Iraq parliamentary candidate killed in his home near Mosul

The Islamic State group said it was behind the assassination of Farouq Zarzour, a candidate for Iraq's upcoming general election.

14 Saddam-era officials remain behind bars in Iraq: survey

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14 Saddam-era officials remain behind bars in Iraq: survey

An AFP survey has found that 14 Saddam-era officials remain in detention 15 years after the climax of the US-led invasion in 2003.

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