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In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi Kurdistan.

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

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Pro-Iran faction targets US forces stationed at Erbil airport

Pro-Iran paramilitary network Hashed al-Shaabi has been accused of firing rockets at US forces stationed at Erbil airport.

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Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

Iraq has expressed dissatisfaction with a US threat to pull out its diplomats and troops from the country in response to rocket attacks by pro-Iran militias.

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US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

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

Azhar Al-Rubaie

The Iraqi nurse leading Mosul's battle against Covid-19

Soror Al-Husseini helped pull bodies from the rubble after IS was defeated in Mosul. Now she is leading the charge as Covid-19 sweeps the ...

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Turkey expands offensive against Kurdish rebels in north Iraq

Turkey is being asked to answer for its actions in bombing Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

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 ...

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Dozens killed in clashes between Iraqi army and IS

At least 24 people died in violent clashes after the Iraqi military raided an Islamic State hideout, Iraq's defence ministry announced.

US-led forces pull out from key Iraqi military base

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US-led forces pull out from key Iraqi military base

The troop withdrawals come as part of a plan to consolidate US-led coalition forces in two Iraqi bases.

'Disrespectful': Iraqi makeup influencer slammed for 'coronavirus look'

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'Disrespectful': Iraqi makeup influencer slammed for 'coronavirus look'

Fatima Aldewan, who has more than 80,000 followers on Instagram, posted a coronavirus make-up look.

Coronavirus curfew shuts down cities in Iraq's Kurdish region

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Coronavirus curfew shuts down cities in Iraq's Kurdish region

Life has come to a standstill in Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region as authorities battle the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

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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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Iraqi Christians cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with protests

The goodwill gesture comes amid mass rallies that have rocked Iraq's capital and southern cities, which been met with violence by security forces and armed groups, leaving nearly 430 dead.

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The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

Powerful Iran-linked Shia militants have been repeatedly targeted in airstrikes conducted around the country.

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Iran-linked Popular Mobilisation Forces announces establishment of air-defence division

The Popular Mobilisation Forces in Iraq are reportedly building an air defence division according to a leaked document.

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UN criticises transfer of 1,600 displaced Iraqis

Iraqi authorities have transferred an estimated 1,600 people from displacement camps to their province of origin, despite humanitarian groups' ...

Iraqi civilians transferred home from camps despite humanitarian concerns

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Iraqi civilians transferred home from camps despite humanitarian concerns

The Iraqi government's policy of returning displaced persons to their homes concerns humanitarian groups as their houses have often been ...

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The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further ...

US military says service member killed in Iraq mission

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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.

Iraqi Shia militia leader busted in drug swoop

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Iraqi Shia militia leader busted in drug swoop

Hamza al-Shammari, a prominent figure among Shia militia leaders in Iraq was stabbed in the back by militia group Hashd al-Shaabi and caught in ...

Iraq recovers over $1 billion in stolen state funds

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Iraq recovers over $1 billion in stolen state funds

Graft is endemic across Iraq, which ranks as the 12th most corrupt country in the world according to Transparency International's Corruption ...

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