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Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ally, writes Austin Bodetti.

On the road to Karbala with Iran's young pilgrims

Charlotte Phillips

On the road to Karbala with Iran's young pilgrims

Blog: Somewhere between 20-22 million Shia men and women are descending upon the Iraqi city of Karbala following a long, arduous pilgrimage on foot. Charlotte Phillips was with them.

The Iraq Report: The fall of Barzani

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: The fall of Barzani

This week's round-up of events in Iraq

Dominance of militias may haunt Baghdad

Bashdar Ismaeel

Dominance of militias may haunt Baghdad

Comment: Iraq remains at the mercy of sectarianism and violence, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

Paul Iddon

Divisions in Kurdish ranks drag up civil-war memories

Analysis: Baghdad's recent re-taking of Kirkuk came after a deal to withdraw Kurdish fighters loyal to one political faction, writes Paul Iddon.

James Snell

Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

Comment: In Kirkuk, the US has allowed Iranian proxy forces - recently designated a terrorist group - to openly attack an American ally, ...

Sam Hamad

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

Comment: Both the US and Iran favour 'order' in Iraq, but when this means supporting brutal sectarianism and curtailing democratic ...

Iraq's Kurds missed an historic opportunity for success

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Iraq's Kurds missed an historic opportunity for success

Comment: Iraq’s Kurds overestimated the effectiveness of the Peshmerga, and missed an historic opportunity to protect their interests from Iran ...

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

Iraqi forces assume control after Kurds leave disputed areas

The New Arab

Iraqi forces assume control after Kurds leave disputed areas

Kurdish forces withdrew from disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday in a dramatic redeployment of fighters which opened the ...

Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

James Snell

Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

Comment: In Kirkuk, the US has allowed Iranian proxy forces - recently designated a terrorist group - to openly attack an American ally, ...

Iraqi forces 'take control' of Kirkuk territories from Kurds

The New Arab

Iraqi forces 'take control' of Kirkuk territories from Kurds

Iraqi forces have launched an assault on Kurdish positions around Kirkuk, with Erbil vowing to resist any offensive by pro-Baghdad military ...

Yomi Kleinmann

Stand-off in Kirkuk: caught between Iraq and Kurdish forces

Kirkuk is on tender-hooks, as a tense stand-off between Iraq's army and Kurdish Peshmerga threatens to bring war to the oil-rich city. Words by Yomi Kleinmann, pictures by Adam McCaw.

The New Arab & agencies

Kurds push ahead with independence vote despite regional concerns

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Friday insisted that a 25 September independence referendum will still go ahead, despite regional ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

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

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

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Post-IS politicking and divisions

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

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

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

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

The New Arab

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

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

Iran elections 2017: A new direction for foreign policy?

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Iran elections 2017: A new direction for foreign policy?

How might Iran's new president shape its foreign policy? Here we take a look at three scenarios: The path to hell, the same ol', same ol', and ...

Wary of US, Iran 'reroutes land-corridor to Mediterranean'

The New Arab

Wary of US, Iran 'reroutes land-corridor to Mediterranean'

The build up of US forces in Kurdish controlled areas of north east Syria has forced Tehran to change course in order to secure a long-term ...

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