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Iran’s Supreme Leader posted a picture on Twitter that appeared to show Donald Trump on a golf course and a stealth bomber overhead.

Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

Sofia Nitti

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and sectarian persecution.

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who ...

Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

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Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The Vatican on Monday confirmed Pope Francis is scheduled to make the first ever trip by a pontiff to Iraq in March.

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Iraq reopens Tahrir Square, epicentre of revolt in Baghdad

Iraqi authorities reopened Baghdad's Tahrir Square and Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

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Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police ...

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As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent ...

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and ...

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Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

A bombing in Baghdad and another in Anbar killed two people in total, Iraqi security sources said.

Two policemen killed in IS attack in north Iraq

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Two policemen killed in IS attack in north Iraq

An Islamic State group militant attack on a police headquarters in Kirkuk has killed at least two officers and injured five others, according to ...

Thousands <em>of</em> Iraqis march on anniversary <em>of</em> their 'revolution'

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Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

The protests, which were sparked in October last year, will be revived, demonstrators said, if no reform is carried out by the current ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

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A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public ...

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches 'air and land' bridge to help Sudan

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has ordered for humanitarian aid to be delivered to Sudan.

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Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

Small clusters of pilgrims gathered outside the main mosque, wearing the customary black mourning clothes along with less traditional ...

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from ...

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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 Kirkuk ...

The Iraq Report: Assassination <em>of</em> Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how ...

Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

Iraqi forces raid Iran-backed militia base in <em>Baghdad</em>

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Iraqi forces raid Iran-backed militia base in Baghdad

Earlier this week US officials claimed the Kataib Hezbollah faction fired rockets at bases in Iraq.

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