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    Iraq reluctant to jump on anti-Iranian bandwagon

    Jean Périer | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    IT WENT somewhat unnoticed by the international media that US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo paid an urgent unannounced visit to Iraq in early May....

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    79 killed in Iraq ferry capsize

    Reuters . Mosul | Updated at 10:42am on March 22, 2019

    At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris River in Mosul in northern Iraq, medical...

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    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Ahsan I Butt  | Updated at 12:00am on March 22, 2019

    SIXTEEN years after the United States invaded Iraq and left a trail of destruction and chaos in the country and the region, one aspect of...

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    Rouhani seeks to counter US pressure on Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on March 12, 2019

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani hit back Monday against pressure from the ‘aggressor’ United States on Iraq to limit ties with its neighbour, during his first...

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    11,800 civilians killed in Syria, Iraq

    Brett Wilkins | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    NEARLY 12,000 civilians have been killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014, according to a statement from the Iraqi High Commission...

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    What is NATO’s new mission in Iraq?

    Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    THE newly launched ‘NATO Mission in Iraq’ has a clear geo-political underpinning to it which aims to disturb the delicate edifice of peace that Russia,...

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    Trump makes surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

    Reuters . Al Asad Air Base | Updated at 11:06am on December 27, 2018

    President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years...

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    Nadia Murad urges Iraq to probe fate of abducted Yazidis

    Agence-France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    Nobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called on Iraq Wednesday to create a special team to investigate the fate of other members of...

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    A war of minds: beyond 2001-18

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2018

    THE column published 17 years ago this week reported on the start of the United States’s war against the Taliban in Afghanistan....

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    Young Iraqis rise up for a life worth living

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    HE WAS one of the first to take the streets of Basra. Hussam is 23 years old, wears ripped jeans like so many young people...