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A Saudi fishing boat with four Indian nationals on-board was seized by Iran's naval forces on Saturday, after it allegedly crossed into its waters.

Analysis: Welcome to a special edition of The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq.

Washington and Riyadh must defuse the war hysteria

Emile Nakhleh

Washington and Riyadh must defuse the war hysteria

Comment: The time has come for a bold and inclusive social contract between Middle East states and the US, and between regimes and their peoples, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Exclusive photos: Syria-bound Iranian ballistic missiles fall in Iraq

The New Arab

Exclusive photos: Syria-bound Iranian ballistic missiles fall in Iraq

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps were deployed to recover wreckage from four Iranian ballistic missiles on Wednesday that missed their ...

Iran makes rare acknowledgement of senior commander combat death

The New Arab

Iran makes rare acknowledgement of senior commander combat death

Shaaban Nassiri was the first Iranian Revolutionary Guard general to have been confirmed dead in Iraq by Iran's state-controlled media.

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The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

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

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The Iraq Report: Looking to a post-IS future

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

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Iran to support Assad massacres 'as long as necessary'

Mohammad Pakpour said the IRGC ground forces will continue to support the Assad regime for “as long as they require assistance.”

Stasa Salacanin

Trump vs Tehran: Sanctions threat boosts Tehran's anti-American hardliners

Analysis: How will Trump's recently imposed sanctions impact the nuclear deal, US relations with Iran, and domestic politics for Rouhani? asks ...

Is Trump heading to war with Iran?

The New Arab

Is Trump heading to war with Iran?

A senior Arab official tells The New Arab that a US military is possible against Iran, as relations deteriorate sharply under Donald Trump's ...

The New Arab

Iran tests new surface-to-air missile, defying Trump's warnings

Iran has conducted another missile test in apparent disregard for rising US agitation.

Iran's quest for foreign naval bases

Naveed Ahmad

Iran's quest for foreign naval bases

Comment: A wide-ranging analysis of potential overseas Iranian assets shows Tehran's capabilities may not match its ambitions - yet, writes ...

Indignant KRG questions Iran over commander's Saudi consulate-bashing

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Indignant KRG questions Iran over commander's Saudi consulate-bashing

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said ...

Kurdistan shuts down Iran over commander's Saudi spy claims

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Kurdistan shuts down Iran over commander's Saudi spy claims

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said ...

Iran doubles down in Syria

Paul Iddon

Iran doubles down in Syria

Analysis: Propping up Assad has enabled Tehran to enhance its influence in the Middle East, which is why Iranian leaders continue to justify ...

Naveed Ahmad

GCC: military bases important, but alone can't deter foes

Western bases in the GCC and proposed Gulf bases in the near-abroad cannot alone guarantee deterrence against geo-strategic foes, argues Naveed Ahmed.

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Iran's Qassem Soleimani spotted in evacuated East Aleppo

Iran's notorious General Qassem Soleimani visited the beleaguered Aleppo after Syrian regime loyalists recaptured the rebel-held eastern section ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Fatwas and farces: Iran's military toehold in Iraq

Comment: The rise of the Tehran-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces risks further entrenching violent sectarianism in Iraq, writes Tallha ...

James Snell

What to expect from the US presidential candidates

Comment: As the United States prepares to hold one of the most historic presidential elections in recent memory, James Snell explore how the ...

US pressures EU to ban Iran's 'Revolutionary Guards airline'

The New Arab & agencies

US pressures EU to ban Iran's 'Revolutionary Guards airline'

Washington holds that Mahan Air is regularly used by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps to transfer troops and weapons to Syria in support of ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Dead doctors and a poisoned pen in Aleppo

Comment: Syrian regime bombs rain down on Aleppo's hospitals, but renowned journalist, Robert Fisk refuses to tell the full story, writes Idrees ...

How Iran used 'terror' as a tool for diplomacy

Tallha Abdulrazaq

How Iran used 'terror' as a tool for diplomacy

Comment: Kerry's revelation that Hizballah is not plotting against America has confirmed what many already knew: Iran used fear to force the US ...

Free Saeed Malekpour, activists and family urge Iran

Hadani Ditmars

Free Saeed Malekpour, activists and family urge Iran

Blog: Take to Twitter to raise awareness and urge Canada's government to intervene on his behalf, supporters have been told.

Iran's foreign military adventures unveiled

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Iran's foreign military adventures unveiled

Comment: Iran's formation of a 'Shia Liberation Army' demonstrates its goal of regional political and military hegemony will not be going away ...

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