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Analysis: Washington has been involved in Iraq for at least a quarter of a century already, notes Paul Iddon.

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia communities, writes Paul Iddon.

'Sadr's opposition to Tehran paved way to Gulf visits'

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'Sadr's opposition to Tehran paved way to Gulf visits'

Muqtada al-Sadr’s visit to to the Gulf was triggered after the Shia cleric publicly denounced Bashar al-Assad and Baghdad's Iranian allies, Emirati press agencies said.

Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

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Report: Iran 'building Syria facility' to make long-range rockets

Iran is building a facility in Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, a report on Israel's Channel 2 news said on Tuesday.

Iran trade deal eases fears of Iraqi-Kurdish blockade

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Iran trade deal eases fears of Iraqi-Kurdish blockade

Iran and Iraq's KRG signed protocols to boost trade between the two sides, despite Tehran remaining steadfastly opposed to Erbil's planned ...

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Israel, Russia, US 'held secret talks' over Syria ceasefire

Israel voiced fears over Iranian influence in Syria at secret meetings with senior allies in talks held just days before July's ceasefire announcement.

Emile Nakhleh

Stoking war with Iran courts disaster

Comment: Trump administration advocates for regime change in Iran seem oblivious to the post-Saddam storm that continues to rage in the Gulf, ...

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Kissinger: Eradication of IS could create ‘radical Iranian empire’

The former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, warned that destroying the Islamic State militant group could lead to the emergence of an ...

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The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

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

After Mosul, Iran-backed militias will ensure sectarian violence endures

Aaron Noonan

After Mosul, Iran-backed militias will ensure sectarian violence endures

Comment: The cycle of sectarian violence is only likely to continue, writes Aaron Noonan.

James Snell

Two American presidents have now undermined Syria's revolution

Comment: Trump's withdrawal of the meagre support provided to Syria's rebels will embolden the remnants of the Assad regime, writes James Snell.

The Iraq Report: Post-IS politicking and divisions

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The Iraq Report: Post-IS politicking and divisions

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

Saudi, <em>Iranian</em> FMs shake hands at meeting on al-Aqsa

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Saudi, Iranian FMs shake hands at meeting on al-Aqsa

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran have shaken hands at a meeting of the world's Muslim nations, despite the rival nations being ...

Will France stand up to Trump on Iran?

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Will France stand up to Trump on Iran?

Comment: France's significant economic interests in Iran and Macron's relations with Trump mean he is uniquely placed to encourage Trump to ...

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

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The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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

Mustafa Gurbuz

An abrupt divorce would harm all Iraqis, Kurds included

Comment: More pressing than immediate independence, a working parliament and functioning democracy would better serve Kurdish prosperity, ...

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Trump misfires on Mideast, bars transgender soldiers from army

Trump showed a lack of understanding of Lebanon's political realities, then made a controversial announcement that could possibly see thousands ...

The New Arab & agencies

What next for Iraq's Shia militias after Mosul victory?

In depth: Thousands of men who answered a religious call to arms and played a crucial role in Iraq's victory over Islamic State extremists in ...

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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Footballers call for end to Iran's female spectator ban

Iranian footballing legend Ali Karimi and current national team captain Masud Shojaei lend their weight to the movement to end the ...

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Analysis: Can Syrian Kurds defend and consolidate their quasi-autonomous territory?

Trump's Middle East policy: absurd and incoherent

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Trump's Middle East policy: absurd and incoherent

Comment: President Trump has abandoned his promised 'non-interventionism' to destroy whatever remnants of a delicate balance remained in the ...

Attempts to confine Iran will only increase US isolation

Imad K. Harb

Attempts to confine Iran will only increase US isolation

Comment: The United States government is likely to stand alone in countering Iran's development of missile technology, writes Imad K. Harb

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