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Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by Saudi nationals.

Dozens of Iraqis who took part in anti-government demonstrations since late last year were subjected to abductions and torture, a new United Nations report has found.

Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

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Bomb kills six, wounds four in southwest Pakistan

Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four wounded in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on their vehicle, officials said early Tuesday.

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

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Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

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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.

Alessandra Bajec

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

Fuelled by widespread anger at growing economic hardship and corruption, Tripoli is leading the way in Lebanon's new wave of protests.

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Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

A US government panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedoms blacklist as persecution and violence by Prime Minister ...

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The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

Lebanon approves economic rescue plan

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Lebanon approves economic rescue plan

Leaks on the economic plan suggest the country needs $80 billion in funds to exit the crisis, including $10 to $15 billion in external financing ...

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The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to ...

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

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Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years ...

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Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Suspected US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Albukamal region killed at least 18 Iraqi militia fighters on Thursday, just hours after an attack killed coalition forces in Iraq.

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US, UK soldiers killed in Iraq military base attack

An Iraqi military commander on Wednesday confirmed a barrage of rockets hit an Iraqi military base housing US soldiers near Baghdad, the latest ...

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Iraqi government forces kill 4 protesters, injure 80

Security forces show have shown no signs of relenting in their latest crackdown against the movement, which has now entered its sixth month.

Carmen Geha

Coronavirus, political turmoil won't stop Beirut's women marching Sunday

Comment: This International Women's Day, Carmen Geha celebrates the resilience and solidarity of Lebanese women, fighting for their rights in a ...

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

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India Muslims pray under armed guard after deadly riots

Scores of mosques in New Delhi's northeast held their first sermons since mobs armed with swords, guns and acid rampaged through the district.

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Paul McLoughlin

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: Imran Khan

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Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the ...

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Taif Alkhudary

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Comment: Al-Sadr's attack on Iraqi protesters has brought his deeply conservative and pro-establishment values into sharp relief, writes Taif ...

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