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 Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.
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.
LGBT Iraqis are fighting for their rights on the frontline of the country's protest movement.