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Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely reappear under another guise.

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

<em>Iraq</em> to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

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Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

Around 300 wives and children of foreign IS militants captured in Mosul will be returned to their home countries, a senior Iraqi official said on Monday.

Iraq's supreme court declares Kurdish independence vote 'unconstitutional'

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Iraq's supreme court declares Kurdish independence vote 'unconstitutional'

Iraq's top court has ruled that the northern Kurdish provinces' independence referendum in September was 'unconstitutional', and called for the ...

Prime Minister Abadi bans <em>Iraq</em> militia leaders from elections

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Prime Minister Abadi bans Iraq militia leaders from elections

Abadi has banned militia leaders from standing in next year's elections, as the Iraqi prime minister attempts to limit the power of paramilitary ...

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Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

Syria regime forces and allied militias have recaptured Albu Kamal, the Islamic State group's last urban stronghold in the country.

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

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Former Palestinian ambassador claims Saudi-UAE links to Abu Nidal

Following a wave of attacks on Gulf targets by Abu Nidal Organisation, Saudi Arabia and the UAE attempted to rein in the radical militant, a ...

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Iraqi forces capture last IS-held town in the country

Iraqi forces retook the last town still held by IS, as the militants' self-proclaimed 'caliphate' faces collapse on both sides of the border ...

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and <em>Iraq</em>

Mona Alami

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes ...

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Iraqi forces liberate last IS-held town in lightning offensive

Iraq's army said it has retaken the last town in the country held by Islamic State group, hours after launching the offensive on Rawa.

<em>Iraq</em> launches attack on last IS-held town in country

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Iraq launches attack on last IS-held town in country

Iraqi forces have begun their assault on Rawa in the Euphrates valley, the last town in the country under control of Islamic State militants.

The <em>Iraq</em> Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

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The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and ...

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

Paul Iddon

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

In-depth: Peace talks between Baghdad and Erbil have broken down and experts believe this could see a return to violence, writes Paul Iddon.

<em>Iraq</em> plays Iran and United States against each other

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ...

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Miss Iraq, Miss Israel selfie causes mixed response online

A picture of Miss Iraq and Miss Israel posing together has caused an online stir, with some lauding coexistence and others viewing it as normalisation.

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Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

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Proposed Iraq law could legalise child marriage

Iraq has proposed an amendment to personal status law which could lower the marriage age to nine, prompting an outcry by campaigners ...

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Russia posts video-game image as 'proof' US helps IS

Images posted by Russia's Ministry of Defence which allegedly showed the US aiding the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East on ...

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

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Anti-IS coalition denies collusion in 'secret' Raqqa IS evacuation

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group has denied accusations it worked on a deal with the extremists to allow hundreds of its ...

Rescuers search debris after Iran-<em>Iraq</em> quake kills 430 Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

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Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border ...

IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

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IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

Around 700 bodies have been housed at the improvised morgue ever since IS militants were expelled in December 2016 from the coastal city of ...

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

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Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks with the ...

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