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A new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometres (430 miles) was unveiled by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday.

The US has threatened to close its embassy and remove its remaining troops from Iraq amid ongoing rocket attacks by militias, potentially leaving Prime Minister Kadhimi to an uncertain fate

Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions <em>in</em> <em>Iraq</em>

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Iran FM demands protection for diplomatic missions in Iraq

Mohammad Javad Zarif hosted Iraq's Fuad Hussein in Tehran, where they discussed several issues including the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Turkish pro-Kurdish MP convicted on terror charge

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Turkish pro-Kurdish MP convicted on terror charge

Remziye Tosun was found guilty of treating wounded Kurdish militants from the outlawed PKK group during a 2015 Turkish army operation ...

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US to cut troops in Iraq to 3,000: military

General Kenneth McKenzie said the decision was 'due to our confidence in the Iraqi Security Forces' increased ability'.

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Israel launches new airstrikes on southern Syria

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in southern Syria.

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Coronavirus pandemic increased poverty in Iraq by 10 percent

Covid-19 hit Iraq hard, and with the country still suffering from the aftermath of conflict, the pandemic made everything worse.

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US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

US-led international coalition forces have handed over control of the important Taji military base near Baghdad to Iraqi security ...

<em>Iraq</em> PM to meet Trump, <em>US</em> troops on agenda

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Iraq PM to meet Trump, US troops on agenda

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

Nour Odeh

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national ...

As Kadhimi heads to Washington, Iran-backed militias increase attacks

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As Kadhimi heads to Washington, Iran-backed militias increase attacks

With Tehran and Washington competing for influence in Iraq, the gulf between pro-Iranian factions and Baghdad's ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Turkish drone kills 2 Iraqi officers <em>in</em> Kurdish region

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Turkish drone kills 2 Iraqi officers in Kurdish region

An alleged Turkish drone attack killed two Iraqi officers in the north of the country on Tuesday, authorities said.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

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Iran, Ukraine hold 'constructive' talks on downed airliner

The two states agreed that a 'most transparent and unbiased investigation by Iran is needed'.

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Explosions target two Iraqi bases, in latest rocket attacks

Rockets hit the Al-Taji and Speicher bases again on Monday evening.

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala province, ...

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US-led coalition in Iraq hands over Basmaya military base

The pullout comes in line with coalition plans to withdraw from bases across Iraq and consolidate in Baghdad ...

<em>US</em> sees <em>Iraq</em> troop drawdown as IS threat dims

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US sees Iraq troop drawdown as IS threat dims

Over time Iraq will see a 'slow reduction of US forces', Major General Kenneth Ekman said.

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Iraqi prime minister warns against attacks on Iran

It comes as the Iraqi premier visited Iran for the first time on an official visit.

Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

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Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

The interior ministry in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region dismissed the accusation from the family of Dalia Mahmoud ...

<em>US</em> will likely stay <em>in</em> Afghanistan, regardless of election

Sara Bakhtiar

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence ...

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

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Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich ...

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