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Earlier this year, al-Sadr had called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to
August 17, 2017 - 09:31 GMT
UAE owned publications say Moqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics.
40,000 troops have surrounded the city. (AFP)
August 17, 2017 - 08:52 GMT
40,000 troops have surrounded the city.
This move is the latest indication of developing alliances between the gulf and Iraq. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 13:36 GMT
For the past 27 years the border has been closed aside from once annually for the Hajj pilgrimage.
Diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed in the wake of Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, but are now being revived. (Christophe Simon/ AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:49 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Iraq will launch a joint trade commission, the Saudi Cabinet announced on Monday.
An Iraqi soldier in Mosul. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:44 GMT
Iraq's prime minister has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the Saudi-led diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha.
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 08:31 GMT
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih (R) and Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi hold a joint press conference in the Saudi Red Sea resort. (AFP)
August 15, 2017 - 07:59 GMT
Saudi Arabia and Iraq launch joint trade commission.
Following a meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Sadr today met with a prominent Sunni cleric, Ahmed al-Kubaisi (Facebook)
August 14, 2017 - 17:08 GMT
Iraqis have expressed hope for improved regional Shia-Sunni relations as Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr makes an official visit to the UAE.
Moqtada al-Sadr. (file/photo)
August 14, 2017 - 16:30 GMT
Who is Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr?
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August 14, 2017 - 15:16 GMT
"Ali's Wedding" is generating serious buzz!
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (File/photo)
August 14, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr visits Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, calling for better relations between Iraq and UAE.
It is likely there will be bloodshed as different religious and political groups clash in post-ISIS Iraq. (AFP)
August 14, 2017 - 11:27 GMT
It is likely there will be bloodshed as different religious and political groups clash in post-ISIS Iraq.
The Iraqi Kurdistan Region will hold its contentious independence referendum on September 25 despite misgivings by the United States (AFP)
August 12, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The Iraqi Kurdistan Region will hold its contentious independence referendum on September 25 despite misgivings by the United States.
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August 09, 2017 - 08:17 GMT
Lowkey is back. The Iraqi-British rapper and hip-hop artist is back to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower, demanding accountability.
In early July, Iraqi forces decisively dislodged Daesh from Mosul, which the terrorist group overran in 2014. (AFP)
August 09, 2017 - 08:12 GMT
As military operations launch in IS-held areas of Iraq, a mass evacuation is set to take place.
Moody's expect the economy in Iraq to contract and continue its slow down at least through 2022. (File photo)
August 06, 2017 - 12:20 GMT
Iraq is well-endowed with oil wealth, but is it enough to boost its economy?