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Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

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Pope plans first historic Iraq trip in March

The Vatican on Monday confirmed Pope Francis is scheduled to make the first ever trip by a pontiff to Iraq in March.

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.

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Marta Bellingreri

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Feature: Marta Bellingreri speaks to the documentary makers of 'Women out of Darkness,' telling the story of four women by intertwining their ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi bishop urges foreign aid for frontline Christian communities

One of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East returned to their ancestral lands in Iraq after IS was at last routed, but the community are still anxious.

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

The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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

Alessio Mamo

Photoblog: The rebuilding of Iraq begins in Qaraqosh

After the destruction wrought by the Islamic State group, and the war to oust them, it is time for reconstruction to begin. Photos by Alessio ...

Iraq's women take the lead rebuilding after IS destruction

Marta Bellingreri

Iraq's women take the lead rebuilding after IS destruction

Who will rebuild Iraq? Its women. Female engineers are restoring homes, and restoring hope.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi girl reunited with family years after IS abduction

The Ashti camp in Iraq's northern city of Arbil has celebrated the return of a girl whose abduction by extremists three years ago sent ...

First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraqi Christian town

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First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraqi Christian town

Members of Iraq's Christian minority celebrated Palm Sunday in the country's main Christian town of Qaraqosh for the first time since ...

Mosul church turned into IS religious police base Mosul church turned into IS religious police base

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul church turned into IS religious police base

The walls of Um al-Mauna Church in Iraq's west Mosul were plastered with IS propaganda before it was recaptured by Iraqi troops this week.

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

The New Arab

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 ...

Iraqi military recapture 'whole' of eastern Mosul

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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 ...

Martin Armstrong

Christmas in diaspora: Reflections of an Iraqi priest

Father Nadheer Dako moved from Iraq nearly three years ago to head the UK's Chaldean community. IS persecution of Christians in Iraq means thoughts are never far from home

The New Arab & agencies

Hopes for Christmas mass in Mosul as IS retreats

A small Iraqi Christian town has celebrated mass for the first time in two years. An optimistic archbishop now hopes to do the same at Christmas ...

Arianna Pagani

Gallery: One week into the Battle for Mosul

Italian photojournalist Arianna Pagani brings us these pictures from the frontlines of the fight to rout the Islamic State group from Iraq's ...

The New Arab

#MosulOps: Iraqi forces restore cross on recaptured Assyrian church

Images have emerged of Iraqi forces re-erecting a cross on top of a church in a Christian town recently retaken from IS during Operation Mosul.

#MosulOps update: Iraqi forces press assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps update: Iraqi forces press assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

The push towards Mosul continues for the 7th day as IS attempt a counter-offensive near Kirkuk.

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps 7th day: Iraq scrambles to contain IS counter-attacks

Iraq forces in fierce Kirkuk clashes with IS as the fight to retake Mosul from militants continues.

Iraqi forces clear Christian town of IS remnants

The New Arab

Iraqi forces clear Christian town of IS remnants

With church bells ringing, Iraqi forces congratulated local Christians with the liberation of their town as troops searched for bombs left ...

#MosulOp: Iraqi forces make gains while IEDs hamper Kurds

Gareth Browne

#MosulOp: Iraqi forces make gains while IEDs hamper Kurds

Iraqi Security Forces continued their push towards Mosul with extensive progress on Thursday, whilst Kurdish forces faltered in the east amid ...

Iraq sends in its elite forces for Mosul offensive

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Iraq sends in its elite forces for Mosul offensive

Iraq's counterterrorism forces charged into the Mosul battle on Thursday, marking a significant intensification of the fight for Iraq's ...

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