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Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

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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

Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

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Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

Iraqis in Baghdad have called for the removal of a massive number of posters showing Iranian leaders on Quds Day, an event supposedly expressing ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

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Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after rejecting recently designated Prime Minister Adnan Zurfi

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Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' amid troop attacks

Tehran was warned against carrying out further attacks on US troops in the region on Wednesday, with the US president vowing a "heavy price".

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Soleimani successor visits Baghdad as Iran-US tensions rise

The US and Iran appear to be heading for another major confrontation in Iraq.

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Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of ...

Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant malware

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Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant malware

Israel has claimed that Hamas used pictures of attractive women to trick its soldiers into downloading malware, following air strikes in central ...

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Israel launches Gaza strikes, setting 'Hamas post' ablaze

Israeli helicopters battered the central Gaza strip early Sunday morning, after cancelling plans to ease its blockade of the strip, as tension ...

Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

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Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

Eleven people have been killed and 150 injured in the Iraqi city of Najaf as supporters of powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr attacked protesters and ...

Shin Bet arrests Israelis for 'spying for Hamas'

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Shin Bet arrests Israelis for 'spying for Hamas'

Two Israelis were arrested after they were 'caught spying' for Hamas.

'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

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'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

The White House quickly changed the video's title to hide the error, but not before screenshots of the gaffe were circulated widely on social ...

Car bomb explodes on Iraq-Saudi border

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Car bomb explodes on Iraq-Saudi border

A minibus parked next to the road in the border town of Al-Nukhaib exploded Thursday, injuring two officers and four security personnel.

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Iraqi security forces attack protesters in Baghdad, Karbala

Iraqi security forces have tried to violently disperse protesters in the capital Baghdad and the Shia holy city of Karbala, where protesters set fire to a pro-Iran militia’s headquarters.

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis stand by Iranian allies

The Houthis slammed the killing of Qasem Soleimani as a war crime, stating the only appropriate response to the assassination would be to expel ...

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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.

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Yemen in Focus: Hundreds die as swine flu spreads

This week we look at hundreds of deaths due to the spread of diseases, tit-for-tat disputes between the rebels and government, and more.

Iraq militia supporters fully withdraw from US embassy

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Iraq militia supporters fully withdraw from US embassy

Pro-Iran demonstrators left the besieged US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday after the Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary force ordered them ...

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US sends more troops to Iraq following Iran tensions

The US has deployed 750 troops to the Middle East following the storming of its Baghdad embassy by protesters as Iranian leader Ali Khamenei ...

Syrian activist Idlib town has 'more cats than people'

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Syrian activist Idlib town has 'more cats than people'

A town in Syria called Kafrnabl has sustained such heavy bombing that it is now home to more cats than people.

Hundreds of Turkish-backed Syrian fighters arrive in Idlib

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Hundreds of Turkish-backed Syrian fighters arrive in Idlib

A spokesman for the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army, which has previously fought Kurdish forces, has said that hundreds of fighters have ...

Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

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Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

Iran and Iraq warned the US that its airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah bases will not go unanswered, as relationships strain.

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