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Pentagon confirms strikes against 85 targets in Iraq and Syria

Washington has bombed Iranian-backed militias following a drone strike that killed three American soldiers. US forces have begun a new bombing campaign in the Middle...

Iran fires missiles at ‘terrorists and spies’ near US consulate

The attacks in Iraq and Syria were a reprisal for the January 3 Kerman bombing, the IRGC has said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)...

Drone strikes on US bases injure two dozen troops

A series of attacks have targeted American outposts in Iraq and Syria in the past week. American troops have been targeted by drones and rockets...

Türkiye bombs Iraq after terrorist attack

Ankara claims “20 targets used by terrorists” were destroyed in Iraqi Kurdistan. Turkish warplanes have conducted airstrikes against the suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) strongholds...

Bear escape causes delays at Dubai airport

Iraq’s prime minister has ordered an investigation into how the animal broke out of its crate. An Iraqi Airways flight from Dubai to Baghdad was...

Arab states call for withdrawal of foreign forces from Syria

Four key regional players have agreed that Damascus should regain control over the entire country. The government in Damascus should re-establish the rule of law...

Tony Blair knew Iraq bombing was illegal but ordered it anyway – media

Britain’s former PM struck Iraq in 1998 to please Bill Clinton, according to files published by an investigative website. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair...

New Zealand’s Middle East strategy, 20 years after the Iraq War

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the Iraq War. While it strongly opposed the US-led invasion, New Zealand’s then Labour-led government led by Prime...

‘A total fiasco in all aspects’: 20 years on, how the illegal invasion of Iraq backfired on the US

In March 2003, then President George W Bush approved the military attack, with major repercussions for US politics, and global perceptions of the country. Twenty...

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister: ‘Everyone Knew There Were No WMDs in Iraq’

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi was Egypt's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States at the time of the US invasion of...

Tony Blair defends Iraq war

The former British PM has defended his decision to invade as he was trying to “introduce democracy”. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has claimed...

How I tried to prevent the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and why I failed

No amount of truth can stop the world’s most powerful war machine fueled by the lies of its president. In fulfillment of his solemn, constitutionally-enshrined...

What historic China-Arab summits mean for the Middle East

Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia signals a desire by Arab nations to hedge their bets with stronger partnerships beyond the US. Chinese leader Xi...

15 years after US Blackwater mercenaries massacred civilians in Baghdad, has anything changed for private military contractors?

The Nisour Square massacre was a notorious incident some years after the illegal US invasion of Iraq. Exactly 15 years ago, a powerful car bomb...

Powerful cleric announces hunger strike as fighting escalates in Iraq

Muqtada al-Sadr called for the end to violence as his followers clashed with rival militia in Baghdad. Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced a hunger strike...

Iraqi PM survives drone assasination attempt

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi of Iraq has survived an assasination attempt by a remotely controlled drone. According to the Iraqi military a booby-trapped drone hit...

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies due to Covid-19 complications

Four-star general Colin Powell has died at the age of 84, due to complications from Covid-19. The prominent Republican had been receiving treatment at...

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