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Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, writes Elijah J. Magnier.

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian international human rights lawyer.

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death penalty, but there were ...

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

The New Arab Staff

Rockets target Baghdad Airport, Iraq army says

Iraq's ministry of defence said that at least three rockets struck the airport in Baghdad on Sunday.

The New Arab

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Nazli Tarzi

New noir crime-thriller captures candid portrait of occupied Iraq

Set against the backdrop of Iraq's Anglo-American invasion 17 years ago, Baghdad Central peers into the lives of Baghdadis as their world frays ...

Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The New Arab & agencies

Timeline: A history of US-Iraq relations since 2003

The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad comes after a long history of US military intervention on Iraqi soil.

The New Arab

Iraq launches operation to secure desert near Syria border

Iraq's military announced a new operation to secure the vast western desert leading to the Syrian border.

Kashmir seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

The New Arab

Kashmir seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

The Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society released a report to highlight the use of torture by India in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Iraq fears new jihadist 'academies' as jails fill up

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq fears new jihadist 'academies' as jails fill up

Iraq's cells will turn into academies for extremist thoughts and recruiting, experts warn, as Iraq condemns hundreds of nationals and scores of ...

We told you the threat is white supremacy

Randa Abdel-Fattah

We told you the threat is white supremacy

Comment: You were so busy telling us to keep quiet and conform, you overlooked the most deadly threat of them all, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

<em>Abu</em> <em>Ghraib</em> torture claims to go to trial

The New Arab

Abu Ghraib torture claims to go to trial

A federal judge has ruled that three former inmates who say they were tortured at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison can go forward with ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Shamima Begum and Sajid Javid's circle of (t)error

Comment: The Home Secretary's decision to revoke Shamima Begum's British citizenship is a major own goal, writes Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

CJ Werleman

Trump forgiving a war criminal would insult all Afghans

Comment: Trump has suggested he will review the case of a US soldier charged by the US army with premeditated murder of an Afghan, writes CJ ...

Wilson Dizard

Brett Kavanaugh is a threat beyond US borders

Comment: Kavanaugh's record shows he interprets the Constitution in a way that gives the president authority to carry out war as he sees fit, ...

Usaid Siddiqui

Remember 9/11, but don't forget victims of its wars

Comment: America's response to 9/11 unleashed illegal, ongoing wars and occupation that have killed hundreds of thousands, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Iraqi rapper recounts US invasion in Childish Gambino remix

The New Arab

Iraqi rapper recounts US invasion in Childish Gambino remix

An Iraqi rapper has adapted US performer Childish Gambino's politically charged hit "This is America", racking up over half a million views on ...

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

Prospective CIA head promises to end 'harsh interrogation'

The New Arab & agencies

Prospective CIA head promises to end 'harsh interrogation'

Gina Haspel has vowed not to use harsh interrogation techniques if she becomes head of the CIA, but her past has cast doubts on these claims.

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

Usaid Siddiqui

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

Comment: Washington has a structural inability to learn from history, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

<em>Abu</em> <em>Ghraib</em> civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

Charlie Hoyle

Abu Ghraib civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

A civil lawsuit filed by three former Iraqi inmates who claim they were tortured by US military contractors at the notorious Abu ...

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