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Joe Biden’s position on Afghanistan

In a Pentagon briefing room on Tuesday, Christopher Miller, the Acting United States Secretary of Defence, announced US withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.The US...
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American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire, US cuts troops

A volley of rockets slammed into the Iraqi capital Baghdad late Tuesday, killing one girl and breaking a month-long truce on attacks against the...
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Iraq’s pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden at helm

Iraq's pro-Tehran factions have welcomed Joe Biden's election as US president, alarming officials and activists in Baghdad who fear a US-Iran de-escalation could empower...
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‘Do not mess with Turkey’: Turkish President Erdogan takes on France’s Macron

The relationship between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan has degenerated in recent months from diplomatic disagreements to annoyance...
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US slaps sanctions on Iran’s envoy citing links to Quds Force

The US has added the Iranian ambassador to Iraq to its sanctions blacklist, claiming he works for an elite military unit it has deemed...
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Op-ed: Muslim voters in US should remember who dropped bombs in Islamic countries

During the presidential debate alongside Donald Trump in September, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden uttered the invocative Islamic expression “Inshallah,” meaning “God willing,” to...
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Afghanistan: A graveyard of empires?

Afghanistan is a notoriously difficult country to govern. Empire after empire, nation after nation have failed to pacify what is today the modern territory...
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Pakistan, Iraq air force vow to take relations to ‘new heights’

Iraqi air force commander Major General Shihab Jahid Ali Shakarchi visited Pakistan’s Air Headquarters, in Islamabad. Gen Shihab’s trip is aimed at reaffirming ‘brotherly...
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In Iraq’s Mosul, new statues rise from ashes of IS rule

As sunset nears, the residents of Iraq's Mosul flock to a golden-tinted statue of a woman looking out over their scarred city with an...
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US personnel to leave Iraq unless government puts a stop to attacks: Pompeo

Baghdad is "not happy" with a "dangerous" threat by Washington to pull its troops and diplomats out of Iraq, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said...
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Five Iraqis killed as rocket meant for US troops hits civilians

Three Iraqi children and two women from the same family were killed Monday when a rocket targeting Baghdad airport, where US troops are stationed,...
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Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders voiced fears Wednesday before the United Nations of new conflict in the region as tensions soar between Iran and the United States....
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As Turkey and Iran build dams, Iraq’s twin rivers run dry

With its neighbours activating new dams, Iraq's historic twin rivers could run dry -- unless new infrastructure projects and tense talks with Turkey and...
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Iraq PM visits White House: US troops focal point of White House talks

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi will meet US President Donald Trump for the first time in Washington on Thursday, with the presence of American...
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US demands Iraq dismantle armed militias

The United States called Wednesday for Iraq to dismantle non-government "armed groups" that have "undermined national sovereignty" ahead of a visit to Washington by...
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Iraqi Prime Minister visits US as pro-Iranian groups ramp-up attacks

As Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi prepares for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump this week, attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian...
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Even after 30 years, ghosts of Saddam’s invasion haunt affectees

Thirty years have passed since Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait, but despite hints of a diplomatic rapprochement, people in both countries say...
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Deaths of two Iraqi protesters prompts outrage at new Prime Minister

Iraqi prime minister demanded an immediate investigation into the deaths of two protesters on Monday, even as he faced the same accusations as his...
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Iraq’s elite forces rescue kidnapped German woman

A German woman kidnapped in Baghdad this week was freed overnight and handed over to her embassy, officials from the two countries said on...
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Iran will avenge Soleimani death and strike blow to US: Tehran

Iran's supreme leader told Iraq's visiting premier on Tuesday that Tehran will not interfere in Baghdad's relations with Washington, but warned that the US...
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Iraq’s food markets made self-sufficient amid pandemic

Unlike in years past, Iraqi farmer Ahmed Mohsen now walks past his local market with a smile on his face.The pale green melons he...
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Iraq’s Kurds starve as tourism receipts go extinct

In a normal year, Ahmed Hazem's mountainside restaurant would be teeming with tourists. But a nationwide curfew aimed at combatting the novel coronavirus has...
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Iraqis furious over austerity measures amid massive reform plan

Like she had done for years, Nisrine Saleh arrived at the bank to withdraw her monthly pension, paid by Iraq's government. But this time,...
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US pledges to reduce troops in Iraq as tensions ease

The United States said Thursday it would reduce troops in Iraq in the coming months as friction between the two countries eased under a...
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Iraq-US strategic talks set to begin with muted expectations

After months of tensions, Iraq-US strategic talks are to be launched Thursday to reset ties -- but even with a new US-friendly Iraqi premier,...
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Solidarity from Iraq: “We want to breathe, too”

Seventeen years after US troops invaded their country and eight months since protests engulfed their cities, Iraqis are sending solidarity, warnings and advice to...
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Baghdad prays for an end to COVID-19 in Ramadan

Baghdad, a city of nearly ten million residents, is running on an unusual rhythm this Ramadan since Iraq imposed an overnight curfew to curb...
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US envoy blames IS for shocking Afghanistan attack

The US negotiator on Afghanistan blamed the Islamic State group Thursday for the shocking Afghanistan attack on a maternity hospital as he urged the...
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COVID-19 Crisis is golden opportunity to unite Muslim World

Threat Perception: Between Lockdown or No Lockdown:Since World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency, 199 states around the globe including the...
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Pentagon warns Iran, avenges American blood lost in Iraq yesterday

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Thursday that "all options are on the table" after three US-led coalition members, including two American soldiers, were...

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