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

Dispatches from Guantanamo: Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi has been held at the infamous prison camp for 12 years. The military judge has just set his trial date for February 2020.

<em>Mosul</em> reconstruction to showcase UNESCO's 'importance'

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul reconstruction to showcase UNESCO's 'importance'

The Islamic State group swept through a third of Iraq in 2014, seizing Mosul, the largest city in the north, and reaching the vicinity of Baghdad.

After IS, <em>Mosul</em> 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, ...

Iraqis tell terrorists: you are not wanted

Mohammed Al-Jumaily

Iraqis tell terrorists: you are not wanted

Comment: Grassroots activists are coming together to repair the colossal damage done to their society and heritage by the Islamic State group, ...

The New Arab

First reading festival held in post-IS Mosul

Hundreds of Iraqis attended the first reading festival in war-torn Mosul this week following the recapture of the city from Islamic State militants.

Ruqaya Izzidien

Hobby Lobby settlement whitewashes cultural colonialism in Iraq

Comment: Paying a fine and returning the looted antiquities is no compensation for a harmful sale that showed no concern for Iraqi historical ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

Defiant Mosul students return for exams amid devastation

University of Mosul students returned to sit exams interrupted when Islamic State group militants took control of their city three ...

Poverty, war, bureaucracy: The obstacles hindering Iraq's education sector

Paul Iddon

Poverty, war, bureaucracy: The obstacles hindering Iraq's education sector

In-depth: Political wrangling between rival administrations has exacerbated the hardships already faced by Iraq's schoolchildren and university ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ancient sites under the hammer by region's armed groups

From the Islamic State group to the Syrian regime, armed gangs and jet bombers are destroying Islamic sites in the Middle East and the region's ...

Turning Iraq into a 'blank slate'

Haifa Zangana

Turning Iraq into a 'blank slate'

Comment: The US and the IS have both tried to turn Iraq into a "blank slate" so they can recast the country in their own image, doing ...

Denying history in <em>Mosul</em>

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Denying history in Mosul

Feature: The Islamic State Group's destruction of antiquities in Iraq is destroying the country's history.

Taking the Islamic world back to year zero

Amjad Nasser

Taking the Islamic world back to year zero

Feature: Extremists from Tunisia to Afghanistan have used Islam to destroy the ancient legacies left behind by their forefathers.

IS militants condemned for <em>Mosul</em> museum destruction

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

IS militants condemned for Mosul museum destruction

Islamic State group's smashing of priceless artefacts in name of Islam described as a "catastrophe" that has destroyed thousands of years of ...

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