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Iran and Iraq vowed to continue the fight against terror on Sunday, in a new accord aimed at boosting military cooperation between the neighbouring nations.

A new Iranian missile that can be used against planes and drones will roll off the production lines, as Tehran unveils a production plant for the Sayyad 3 missile.

Interpol searching for 173 possible Islamic State suicide attackers

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Interpol searching for 173 possible Islamic State suicide attackers

Interpol released a list of individuals who have reportedly received special training on suicide attack missions, based on US intelligence garnered in Iraq and Syria.

The necessity of restraint in post-Islamic State <em>Iraq</em>

Paul Iddon

The necessity of restraint in post-Islamic State Iraq

Comment: Revenge-fuelled summary executions of IS suspects will deny Iraqis the full extent of justice needed for a lasting peace, writes Paul ...

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

The New Arab & agencies

CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

President Donald Trump administration is halting the CIA's covert programme to equip and train rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Hadani Ditmars

And Here I Am: Theatre as AK-47

Society: A new one-man-show tells the true story of a refugee jihadist who renounced violence to become an actor thanks to Jenin's famed Freedom ...

Paul Iddon

Kurds have little motivation remaining to 'rebuild Iraq'

Analysis: With growing disillusionment, Kurdish eyes are turning to an independence referendum, notes Paul Iddon.

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HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi authorities to hold its forces accountable for reported abuses and extrajudicial killings in West Mosul.

The <em>Iraq</em> Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

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The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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My scoop on Masgouf: Asmak al-Basha's 'radiant Iraqi delight'

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we visit Asmak al-Basha, a fish restaurant in the heart of ...

<em>Iraq</em> to repay Iran $500 million for electricity debts

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Iraq to repay Iran $500 million for electricity debts

Iraq set to resume repaying $1bn energy debt owed to Iran that was racked up in just four months.

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Paul Iddon

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Analysis: Lessons from history are rarely learned, notes Paul Iddon.

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

Paul McLoughlin

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

In-depth: Protests organised by Syrian refugee solidarity campaigners, and a rival pro-army demonstration, have both been banned by Lebanese ...

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Zarif: Iran not seeking confrontation with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that he hopes Tehran can work together with Riyadh to end the conflicts in both Yemen and Syria.

Emile Nakhleh

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Comment: Now that they feel relatively secure, GCC members - particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE - are more confident in attacking others, ...

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Jordanian soldier who killed US trainers jailed for life

A Jordanian soldier who killed three US military trainers last year was sentenced to life in prison by a military court.

IS leader Baghdadi is 'definitely alive', claims Kurdish official

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IS leader Baghdadi is 'definitely alive', claims Kurdish official

Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, the leading Iraqi-Kurdish counter-terrorism agent said on Monday, casting doubt ...

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UAE 'hacked Qatar website' to post false emir statements

The current Gulf crisis appears to have been instigated by the UAE who orchestrated a hacking campaign against the Qatari government

Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

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Macron chides Netanyahu on settlements, urges new Mideast talks

Emmanuel Macron stressed Israel must respect international law and halt the expansion of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, urging ...

Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

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Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

Syrian regime forces have taken control of more oil fields in Raqqa province, a vast desert that lies south of the Islamic State group's last ...

The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

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The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

With Turkey marking the one year anniversary of the failed July 2016 coup, reverberations from the violent takeover attempt continue to shape ...

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