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Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
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Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation

Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran

Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submits resignation amid mounting pressure from mass anti-govt protests
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Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submits resignation amid mounting pressure from mass anti-govt protests

Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 others wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament

Iraqi forces shoot dead 40 anti-govt protesters in 24 hours as violence spirals in Baghdad after the burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf
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Iraqi forces shoot dead 40 anti-govt protesters in 24 hours as violence spirals in Baghdad after the burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf

Security forces shot dead 40 anti-government protesters during 24 hours of bloodshed amid spiralling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said Thursday, one day after an Iranian consulate was torched

Iraqi forces shoot dead 14 protesters, authorities impose curfew in aftermath of burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf
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Iraqi forces shoot dead 14 protesters, authorities impose curfew in aftermath of burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf

The torching of the consulate in Najaf, the southern holy city, escalated violence in Iraq after weeks of mass demonstrations that aim to bring down a government seen as corrupt and backed by Tehran

Iraq protests: 46 killed in mass uprising against govt corruption, curfew imposed; top cleric blames politicians
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Iraq protests: 46 killed in mass uprising against govt corruption, curfew imposed; top cleric blames politicians

Dozens of demonstrators were killed across Iraq on Thursday and Friday as violent protests against government corruption swelled into a mass spontaneous uprising.

More than 30 dead, 100 wounded in Iraq's Karbala as stampede breaks out at Shiite shrine
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More than 30 dead, 100 wounded in Iraq's Karbala as stampede breaks out at Shiite shrine

It is Iraq's deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashura, whose commemorative marches had previously been targeted by Sunni extremist groups

Pope Francis expresses desire to visit Iraq in 2020, hoping it does not return to tensions that come from 'never-ending conflicts'
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Pope Francis expresses desire to visit Iraq in 2020, hoping it does not return to tensions that come from 'never-ending conflicts'

Pope Francis on Monday said that he wants to visit Iraq as early as 2020 in spite of the security conditions.

In response to US sanctions, Iran president Hassan Rouhani says Donald Trump will fail against Tehran like Saddam Hussein
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In response to US sanctions, Iran president Hassan Rouhani says Donald Trump will fail against Tehran like Saddam Hussein

US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two West Asian powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles.

Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam, says President Hassan Rouhani, vows not to abandon missiles
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Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam, says President Hassan Rouhani, vows not to abandon missiles

Iran has suggested in recent weeks that it could take military action in the Gulf to block other countries’ oil exports in retaliation for US sanctions intended to halt its sales of crude.

Iraq holds first polls since victory over Islamic State, analysts say incumbent Haider al-Abadi marginally ahead
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Iraq holds first polls since victory over Islamic State, analysts say incumbent Haider al-Abadi marginally ahead

Iraqis voted in the first election since defeating Islamic State, but few people expect its new leaders to stabilise a country beset by conflicts, economic hardship and corruption since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003

After 15 years in power and decades fighting Saddam Hussein’s oppression, Iraq's Shi’ites split ahead of crucial vote
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After 15 years in power and decades fighting Saddam Hussein’s oppression, Iraq's Shi’ites split ahead of crucial vote

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein’s oppression for decades, Iraq’s Shi’ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their leaders

US defence secretary Jim Mattis accuses Iran of funneling money into Iraq to influence its elections
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US defence secretary Jim Mattis accuses Iran of funneling money into Iraq to influence its elections

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, on Thursday, accused Iran of funneling money into Iraq to sway the outcome of its elections, calling it part of a broader pattern of destabilising Iranian actions across West Asia

Kuwait says $30 billion pledged to help rebuild Iraq, falling well short of Baghdad's $88-billion goal
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Kuwait says $30 billion pledged to help rebuild Iraq, falling well short of Baghdad's $88-billion goal

International donors pledged $30 billion to help rebuild Iraq after the war against the Islamic State group, Kuwait announced on Wednesday, overcoming Western doubts and donor fatigue over Mideast crises to help the battle-ravaged nation.

Iraq Parliament sets 12 May as date for national elections; refuses calls from Sunnis to delay vote
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Iraq Parliament sets 12 May as date for national elections; refuses calls from Sunnis to delay vote

Iraq's parliament has approved 12 May as the date for holding national elections despite calls from the country's Sunni community to delay the vote until the return of nearly 3 million people displaced by the fight against the Islamic State group

Jalal Talabani, Kurdish leader who became Iraq's first post-war president dies at 83
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Jalal Talabani, Kurdish leader who became Iraq's first post-war president dies at 83

Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish leader who became Iraq's president has died in a Berlin hospital at the age of 83

Iraq Kurds begin historic independence referendum defying government; leave Baghdad, Ankara and Tehran fuming
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Iraq Kurds begin historic independence referendum defying government; leave Baghdad, Ankara and Tehran fuming

Iraqi Kurds started voting in an independence referendum today in defiance of Baghdad which has warned of "measures" to defend Iraq's unity and threatened to deprive their region of lifeline oil revenues.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard drills near Iraq border ahead of Kurdish independence referendum
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard drills near Iraq border ahead of Kurdish independence referendum

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has begun a military exercise in the northwestern Kurdish region near the Iraqi border ahead of a Kurdish independence referendum in the neighbouring country.

India changes its North Korea policy as Narendra Modi govt vouches for greater strategic logic
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India changes its North Korea policy as Narendra Modi govt vouches for greater strategic logic

By abandoning Pyongyang and moving closer to the US, India also stands to gain economically and diplomatically.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open Arar border crossing for the first time in 27 years
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Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open Arar border crossing for the first time in 27 years

Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after following Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait.