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The New Arab Meets: André Liohn, who unveils the distressing perils of conflict and how human beings can so quickly descend into anarchy under indiscriminate force.

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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.

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

The New Arab & agencies

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security gaps mean the group ...

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

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 ...

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 Glowing Symphony'.

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

The New Arab

Iraq ablaze as protesters defy curfews leaving dozens dead

Iraq finds itself caught in the throes of civil unrest and violence as anti-government protests launch themselves anew in the corruption-ridden ...

The New Arab

US carpet bombs 'Daesh-infested island' in Iraq

The US has used hundreds of kilos of explosives to destroy an island in Iraq, allegedly used as a hideout by IS.

US military says service member killed in Iraq mission

The New Arab & agencies

US military says service member killed in Iraq mission

The US military said on Saturday that an American service member has died during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in Iraq’s north.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Kurds accuse PKK of Turkish diplomat's murder

Iraqi Kurdish authorities in Erbil have accused Turkish Kurdish rebels of ordering the murder of of Turkish Vice-Consul Osman Kose earlier this ...

Turkish MP's brother arrested over Iraq shooting

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish MP's brother arrested over Iraq shooting

The autonomous region's security council first said its counterterrorism unit had arrested 'the main perpetrator' Mazloum Dag, the 27-year-old ...

Iraqi-Kurdistan counter-terrorism units arrest suspect in Turkish diplomat murder

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi-Kurdistan counter-terrorism units arrest suspect in Turkish diplomat murder

It follows the murder of a Turkish diplomat and two Iraqi officials in Erbil earlier this week.

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Paul Iddon

Who did what to defeat the Islamic State group

Analysis: Given the multitude of nations and groups that contributed to the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, Paul Iddon ...

Reviving culture in Iraq's former Islamic State stronghold

Sebastian Castelier and Azhar Al-Rubaie

Reviving culture in Iraq's former Islamic State stronghold

Feature: A cultural TV show in the Iraqi city of Mosul hopes to give artists the space to express themselves after years of generalised ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds flee Syria IS enclave before final assault

Several thousand people - fighters and their relatives - are believed to be cornered in the last pocket of IS-held Syria in Baghouz near the Iraqi border.

The New Arab

Turkey captures IS suspects on Syria border: ministry

Troops captured four Islamic State (IS) suspects in a Turkish town on the Syrian border while they were attempting to cross the frontier ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS claim deadly car blast in Iraq's Tal Afar

The Islamic State group have launched their first attack in Tal Afar since the northern Iraqi city was retaken by government-led forces last ...

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdish cooperation in Kirkuk vital for defeating Islamic State

Comment: Baghdad must recognise that a multiethnic joint security force would be much more effective at disrupting Islamic State activity, ...

Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya's war

Francesca Mannocchi

Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya's war

Militias in Libya are influencing every aspect of Libyan life, from the government to the banks, making it even harder for citizens who are ...

The New Arab

Iraqi grandmother struggles daily to feed 22 grandchildren

More than a year since the Islamic State group's expulsion from Mosul, Sana Ibrahim bears daily hardship to look after her 22 ...

<em>Mosul</em> church bells ring again after IS

The New Arab

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 ...

Iraq arrests officers over 'extortion, torture' of <em>Mosul</em> refugee

The New Arab

Iraq arrests officers over 'extortion, torture' of Mosul refugee

Iraqi authorities have arrested two military officers for allegedly detaining a woman displaced from the city of Mosul in a metal ...

IS murder Iraqi family serving in Hashd al-Shaabi militia

The New Arab & agencies

IS murder Iraqi family serving in Hashd al-Shaabi militia

Five members of the same Iraq family who were members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed, following an attack on their checkpoint by IS.

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