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The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

Sailors feared the discovery of a limpet mine on the MT Pola, involved in transferring oil to a vessel owned by a shipping company traded in the US.

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.

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, ...

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

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Iraqis angry but unsurprised over Blackwater pardons

Following the pardon of four men who were found guilty of opening fire on unarmed civilians, Iraqi citizens have expressed their anger.

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Christmas tree in Baghdad to celebrate diversity

Three years after the defeat of the Islamic State and to celebrate religious diversity in Iraq, a huge Christmas tree has been erected in ...

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Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with ...

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

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'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from ...

The New Arab Staff

ICC drops UK war crimes inquiry despite finding 'atrocities'

The ICC report comes as the UK inches towards passing legislation protecting soldiers from 'vexatious claims'.

Biden picks General Austin as first Black Pentagon chief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden picks General Austin as first Black Pentagon chief

In 2012 he was put in charge of all Pentagon operations in the Middle East. Then, he led the fight against IS as it captured portions of Iraq ...

Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

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Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

Following reports that 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges were hanged in Iraq, the UN warned several hundred more prisoners in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death penalty, but there were ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 in ...

Saddam Hussein's right hand man Izzat Al-Douri 'dies'

The New Arab Staff

Saddam Hussein's right hand man Izzat Al-Douri 'dies'

Izzat Al-Douri died at the age of 78 in Iraq, the Baath Party announced on Monday.

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