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A key figure in Donald Trump's decision to strike Syria following a chemical attack has been forced from his position as a key Middle East adviser to the president.

Analysis: The destruction of the Sunni cities of Iraq and Syria underlines the terrible price imposed on civilians, notes Paul Iddon.

The <em>Iraq</em> Report: <em>Iraq</em> becoming a theocratic rump state

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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

Revealed: The thousands killed and 'disappeared' in central <em>Iraq</em>

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Revealed: The thousands killed and 'disappeared' in central Iraq

The New Arab has obtained documents listing the names of thousands of civilians believed to have been killed in sectarian murders by ...

An abrupt divorce would harm all Iraqis, Kurds included

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 transgender army ban outrages Americans

Donald Trump's announcement that transgender men and women will not be able to serve in the military has angered Americans and former servicemen.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain charges 60 Shias in mass 'terrorism' trial

Bahrain has charged 60 people with forming a "terrorist group", with a judicial source saying all 60 are Shias, as authorities tighten their ...

The New Arab & agencies

SDF forces seize 'half of Raqqa' from IS

A US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters has ousted Islamic State group militants from half of their Syrian bastion in Raqqa, as the ...

Alessio Mamo

Photoblog: The rebuilding of Iraq begins in Qaraqosh

After the destruction wrought by the Islamic State group, and the war to oust them, it is time for reconstruction to begin. Photos by Alessio ...

Iraq's women take the lead rebuilding after IS destruction

Marta Bellingreri

Iraq's women take the lead rebuilding after IS destruction

Who will rebuild Iraq? Its women. Female engineers are restoring homes, and restoring hope.

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Taking Raqqa with Pride: 'Queer militia' raises rainbow flag

Blog: A newly formed 'queer militia' is defiantly raising the rainbow flag in the heart of Islamic State militants' so-called caliphate in Syria.

Egypt military says 40 militants killed in Sinai campaign

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Egypt military says 40 militants killed in Sinai campaign

Egypt's military said it has killed more than 40 militants in a wide-ranging campaign in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group has ...

US judge halts deportation of over 1,400 Iraqi nationals

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US judge halts deportation of over 1,400 Iraqi nationals

A federal judge on Monday indefinitely stopped the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis who fear physical harm if kicked out of the US.

Syrian rebel aid programme was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

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Syrian rebel aid programme was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a programme to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

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

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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 New Arab & agencies

German runaway girl in Iraq wants to 'go home'

A German teenager who joined IS is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and wants to come home to her family.

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Mosul children being abused, exploited and abandoned: UNICEF

The UN's children's fund has called for the immediate care and protection of traumatised children in war-torn Mosul, many of whom have lost ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

Libya's conflicting political factions are expected to meet for talks in Paris on Tuesday, reports suggest.

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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

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

Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

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Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

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 New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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.

CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

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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 ...

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