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Protests continue to rock Iraq over unemployment, high prices, power cuts and a lack of usable water.

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to Riyadh.

Iraq seeks Saudi help with crisis as protests continue

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Iraq seeks Saudi help with crisis as protests continue

This comes after Iran scaled back the quantity of electricity shared with Iraq as Tehran grapples with its own domestic tensions.

Iraq troops deployed across Baghdad to quell protests

The New Arab

Iraq troops deployed across Baghdad to quell protests

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have been deployed across the capital Baghdad, as protests rallies continued into their second week, putting the ...

Kuwait scrambles to pre-empt fallout from south Iraq unrest

Karim Traboulsi

Kuwait scrambles to pre-empt fallout from south Iraq unrest

Unrest in southern Iraq has sparked unease across the border in Kuwait, as bloody protests over poor services and corruption in Basra province ...

Madiha Raza

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls the devastation she witnessed.

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Nine killed in Iraq as protests continue to rage

The death toll in the protests in southern Iraq has increased to nine and has left more than 250 injured, sources told The New Arab.

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Demonstrators killed as Iraq protests continue

Two demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, as protests against unemployment continued.

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Iraq's prime minister heads to Basra after violent protests

The Prime Minister is hoping to restore calm in the southern city where Iraqis are frustrated with the standard of living.

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

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Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have turned to ...

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Sheeffah Shiraz

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

Iraq launches major operation against IS remnants following abductions

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq launches major operation against IS remnants following abductions

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who critics charged as being weak against the Islamic State, has vowed to avenge eight civilians killed ...

The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

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The Iraq Report: Election drama continues

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq

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Iraq executes a dozen of death row jihadists

Iraq has been quick to respond to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's calls for the 'immediate execution' of hundreds of convicted jihadists.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution of death row jihadists

Abadi's orders came after criticism he failed to react forcefully to Islamic State's execution of eight captives.

The New Arab

Iraq to manually recount ‘suspect’ ballots only

Only ballot boxes suspected to have been affected by fraud will be sent to Baghdad for a manual recount, in a bid to speed up the laborious ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's PM and populist cleric Sadr form alliance

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr said they had formed an alliance in a bid to create a new ...

Iraq kills dozens of IS fighters in Syria airstrike

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq kills dozens of IS fighters in Syria airstrike

Iraq said on Saturday it killed 45 fighters from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an airstrike in eastern Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq militia vows 'appropriate response' for deadly Syria airstrike

The Hizballah Brigades initially blamed the US-led coalition fighting IS for the air raid, but a Washington official suggested Israel carried ...

Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

The New Arab

Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

Iraq's election, which saw a surprise victory for nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has been marred by allegations of fraud.

Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

Iraqi police and a pro-Iran militia have clashed in the capital Baghdad, as tensions between state security forces and irregulars rise.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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