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A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public trust in authority.

Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The New Arab Staff

Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland

Assia Belgacem

The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland

Book Club: Carol Isaacs's stunning graphic novel is a vivid journey into the history of Iraq's Jewish community.

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Mobashra Tazamal

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Comment: On her show, TV host Joy Reid cast Islam and Muslims as the standard for radicalisation in the US, ignoring the country's own violent ...

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Researchers discover one of world's largest IS digital libraries

Spread across servers, the digital library contains 90,000 items and has an estimated 10,000 unique visitors monthly.

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

The New Arab Staff

UAE-linked accounts urge crackdown on Israel peace deal critics

Twitter accounts linked to the UAE government have threatened social media critics of a recent peace deal with Israel with punishment and ...

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US doubles reward for IS leader to $10 million

The US had already offered $5 million for Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli before he was identified as the successor to Abu Bakr ...

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent

The New Arab & agencies

IS blasts Iraq PM as American agent

IS has blasted Iraq's PM as an American agent and has called for attacks on Iraq.

US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

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US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

The US State Department is offering a multi-million-dollar reward for information on the location of senior IS leader Muhammad Khadir Musa ...

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The New Arab

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

The New Arab & agencies

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

The New Arab & agencies

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

The New Arab

Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have captured the self-styled health minister of the Islamic State extremist group in ...

The New Arab

IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

Islamic State group militants took over a Syrian regime military post, sparking fierce clashes and Russian air strikes as the group laid siege ...

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

Hadani Ditmars

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump was 'obsessed' with killing Osama bin Laden's son

US President Donald Trump reportedly prioritised killing bin Laden's son over personalities deemed by intelligence officials to be posing a ...

Trump boasts about killing Soleimani in Union address

The New Arab & agencies

Trump boasts about killing Soleimani in Union address

Trump chose his third State of Union address to talk about the US killing of Qasem Soleimani.

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

The New Arab

US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

Documents released by the National Security Archive at George Washington University offer the most detailed look at Washington's 'Operation ...

New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

The New Arab

New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

The name of IS' new leader has been revealed, following the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

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