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

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 his NGO.

17 Arab region World Heritage sites are 'in danger'

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17 Arab region World Heritage sites are 'in danger'

Seventeen of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on a "danger" list due to conflict, Audrey Azoulay, the new head of UNESCO, has warned.

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, ...

Innocent Iraqi boys swept up in IS child-soldier hunt

Marta Bellingreri

Innocent Iraqi boys swept up in IS child-soldier hunt

Exclusive: Hundreds of teenage boys have been rounded up by Iraqi troops in Mosul, where they now face military trials, accused of being Islamic ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

In-depth: Civilians face grave danger as US and Iraqi troops fight to rout the Islamic State group, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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Giant bones, strange creatures: Meet Iraq's 'Youtube Indiana Jones'

Amateur adventurer Mohammed Darwish and his crew film themselves 'raiding' archaeological sites in southern Iraq to document what they say is ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pro-government forces seize ancient Iraqi site Hatra from IS

Popular Mobilisation forces fighting Islamic State alongside Iraqi forces around Mosul have recaptured the UNESCO-listed ancient site of Hatra ...

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UN: Destroying cultural heritage may constitute war crime

On Friday the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of heritage sites calling on all groups involved ...

Arab nations fork out to save world's heritage sites

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Arab nations fork out to save world's heritage sites

Seven countries and a US donor have pledged tens of millions of dollars to a UNESCO-backed fund aimed at protecting the world's cultural ...

The New Arab & agencies

Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

Mosul's museum, which once housed priceless atrefacts, now lies in ruins after Islamic State militants put its treasures to their ruthless ...

Priceless Assyrian treasures discovered among Mosul's mountains of destruction

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Priceless Assyrian treasures discovered among Mosul's mountains of destruction

Archaeologists documenting IS' destruction of historic sites in Mosul have discovered an Assyrian temple dating back to 600 BC beneath the ruins ...

British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

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British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

Iraqi archaeologists are being trained by the British Museum to save what they can of Mosul's heritage, using high-tech methods to preserve and ...

Algerian journalist struck by IS sniper-fire in coma

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Algerian journalist struck by IS sniper-fire in coma

Samira Mouaki, a journalist with Algerian daily Echourouk was shot in the head on Sunday while embedded with Popular Mobilisation Units in Tal ...

No escape: IS-boats sunk as Mosul "emirate" crumbles

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No escape: IS-boats sunk as Mosul "emirate" crumbles

Members of the extremist group are attempting to leave the war-torn Iraqi city by boat. But Iraqi forces are aware of the desperate tactic and ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS vandals destroy ancient amphitheatre at Syria's Palmyra

Parts of a Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra have been sabotaged by Islamic State militants, Syria state news has reported, a month after extremists recaptured the ancient city from regime hands.

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Iraqi military recapture 'whole' of eastern Mosul

Staff General Talib al-Sheghati says the left bank of the Tigris River that divides the city has been 'liberated' and that 'normal life' will ...

Hadani Ditmars

Take this waltz: Dance as resistance in post-Reina days

Blog: The attack on the Istanbul nightclub was an attempt to moralise dancing out of existence. Let us waltz to resist such depraved ideas, says ...

Hadani Ditmars

The War on Literalism: From Aleppo to Ankara

Blog: Cultural antidotes in a fortnight of terror, reflections by Hadani Ditmars.

Fears over further destruction of Iraq's ancient <em>Nimrud</em> city

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Fears over further destruction of Iraq's ancient Nimrud city

The UN's cultural agency seeks emergency measures to help prevent further looting at the historic Iraqi city of Nimrud which has been ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fund established to safeguard Middle East's cultural heritage

Representatives from 40 countries have approved a fund aimed at protecting cultural heritage sites in conflict-ridden nations worldwide, ...

Global bid to protect ancient Middle East's treasured ruins

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Global bid to protect ancient Middle East's treasured ruins

A global gathering of government delegates and heritage experts are set to establish a plan to protect the Middle East's ancient cultural legacy ...

Destroying the past: Cultural heritage in extremist crosshairs

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Destroying the past: Cultural heritage in extremist crosshairs

As a December conference in Abu Dhabi seeks to build a global alliance to protect cultural heritage threatened by extremism and conflict, we ...

In pictures: What's left of Iraq's treasured <em>Nimrud</em>?

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In pictures: What's left of Iraq's treasured Nimrud?

A month into the operation to liberate Mosul from Islamic State, Iraqi forces have freed the ancient city of Nimrud, but what remains ...

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