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In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and sectarian persecution.

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the challenges of identity, migration and cultural

Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

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Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The Turkish president decided to cancel a curfew and argued it was to prevent 'social and economic' consequences.

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

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'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.

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Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

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Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei urges Muslims, Christians to honour Jesus

Jesus is also revered as a prophet in the Islamic faith.

Adi Smajić & Paul McLoughlin

Revealed: Turkey's plan to capture northern Syria from Kurds

In-depth: Syrian fighters are poised to launched a third Turkish-backed offensive in northern Syria.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Royal Shakespeare Company play in Iraq

Culture: A Museum in Baghdad, which debuts in mid-October, tells the story behind the theft of Iraq's cultural property and archival history.

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

Jad Salfiti

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

Culture: A record number of Arab films competed in Venice this year.

Charlie Hoyle

Iraqi Christians supported Trump. Now he is deporting them

Jimmy Aldaoud's tragic death casts light on the plight of Iraqi Chaldean deportees, a community that once saw Donald Trump as their saviour.

Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him

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Iraqi man dies after Trump administration deports him

Jimmy AlDaoud was deported from the US last month and was unable to procure vital medication or accommodation in Iraq.

Car bomb explodes near Syrian church in regime-controlled district

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Car bomb explodes near Syrian church in regime-controlled district

A bomb has been detonated in the northern Syrian city of Qamishli.

Sacred Yazidi symbol erased from Turkish municipality logo

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Sacred Yazidi symbol erased from Turkish municipality logo

Yazidis speak of having survived 74 genocides, the latest of which was committed by the Islamic State group.

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

Adam Lucente

Iraqis speak out on heightening US-Iran tensions

The New Arab speaks to Iraqis about their views and concerns over the talk of war between the US and Iran, and how it could affect them and ...

Sibel Duz and Omer Ozkizilcik

'Communist militants' among US partners in Syria

Analysis: The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, an underground faction classified as a terrorist organisation in Turkey, is an ally of the US-backed YPG, report Sibel Düz and Ömer Özkizilcik.

Sophia Akram

Activists urge iconic British Museum to return 'stolen goods'

BP or Not BP's campaign calls for the repatriation of stolen artefacts and human remains from UK museums and urges cultural institutions to ...

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Iraqi museum unveils 'looted' artifacts

Over 2,000 artifacts, including about 100 that were looted and found abroad, were unveiled in a museum in Basra province on the southern tip of ...

Amena Ravat

The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Book Club: Dunya Mikhail shares the distressing stories of women in Iraq who escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group.

Beloved Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani dies

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Beloved Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani dies

People across the world are paying respects to Lamia al-Gailani after finding out she passed away.

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Iraq's Sunni authority slams grand mufti's anti-Christmas fatwa

Iraq's top Sunni authority has distanced itself from anti-Christmas remarks made by Iraq's grand mufti in a religious sermon.

Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

The New Arab Meets: Faisal Jeber to discuss the current state of the museum in Mosul, what he saw when it was first liberated and the work of ...

Mosul church bells ring again after IS

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Mosul church bells ring again after IS

After years of ruin since the Islamic State group's takeover of Mosul, a church that was severely damaged is once again ringing its bells ...

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, which locals ...

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