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Azhar Al-Rubaie

Azhar Al-Rubaie

Azhar Al-Rubaie is a freelance journalist based in Iraq. His writing focuses on a variety of issues, including politics, health, society, war, and human rights

In-depth: Lithuania and neighbouring countries have faced a surge of mostly Iraqi migrants in recent months, amid accusations that Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko is weaponising migration against the EU.

23 August, 2021

Analysis: The powerful leader's decision has left many questions unanswered, with some believing it is a bid to maintain his movement's legitimacy while others see it as a direct message to Iraq's other political parties.

22 July, 2021

Pride Month: The New Arab speaks with prominent Iraqi LGBTQ+ activists about their struggles and their hopes.

22 June, 2021

In Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.

12 August, 2020

Soror Al-Husseini helped pull bodies from the rubble after IS was defeated in Mosul. Now she is leading the charge as Covid-19 sweeps the northern city.

30 June, 2020

LGBT Iraqis are fighting for their rights on the frontline of the country's protest movement.

27 March, 2020