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An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything to remain in power.

Social media was flooded with tributes to Mohammed Mashally, an Egyptian doctor who dedicated his career to providing free medical care for those who couldn't afford it.

Without accountability, <em>al</em>-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Hayder Al-Shakeri

Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is crucial, writes Hayder Al-Shakeri.

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Nazli Tarzi

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

Hundreds mourn Iraqi reporters killed 'for covering anti-Iran protests'

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Hundreds mourn Iraqi reporters killed 'for covering anti-Iran protests'

Hundreds marched through the streets of Basra carrying symbolic coffins, pictures of the deceased journalists, and Iraqi flags.

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Anger as Prince William meets with infamous Kuwaiti ‘racist’

On a visit to Kuwait Prince William was pictured with Balsam Al-Ayoub, a Kuwaiti athlete who has previously compared stateless Bidoon residents of Kuwait to bacteria.

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'Migrants must pay to breathe Kuwaiti air': lawmaker

Controversial Kuwaiti MP Safaa al-Hashem has triggered outrage once again after a racist tirade in which she suggests ...

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Anti-expat Kuwait lawmaker urges tax on remittances

Kuwait's only female lawmaker, who is known for her inflammatory rhetoric against expats, has called for imposing a tax on remittances sent home ...

Ray Mwareya

Syrian refugees find food solace far in South Africa

Feature: A Syrian refugee couple who left Damascus and moved to Benoni hope to keep flavours of their country alive by introducing local South ...

Egypt slams BBC for 'insulting' anti-Sisi report

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Egypt slams BBC for 'insulting' anti-Sisi report

Egypt's media body on Sunday slammed the BBC over an "article which highlighted online calls for protests against Sisi.

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Murders of trailblazing women spark fear in Iraq

The latest to die was 22-year-old social media influencer and model Tara Fares, who was gunned down by men firing automatic weapons into her ...

London teenager guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

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London teenager guilty of plot with all-female terror cell

Safaa Boular plotted the grenade and gun attack in London after the authorities intervened to stop her travelling to Syria to marry an ...

Mad Hatter: Teen on trial for UK terror plot

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Mad Hatter: Teen on trial for UK terror plot

Safaa Boular, who lived at home with her mother in southwest London, has denied two counts of preparing acts of terrorism.

A problematic PMU in Iraq

Mona Alami

A problematic PMU in Iraq

Comment: The consolidation of the PMU into one homogenous a group is a complicated task for the Iraqi government, writes Mona Alami.

Anti-expat Kuwait MP wants to revoke naturalised widows' citizenships

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Anti-expat Kuwait MP wants to revoke naturalised widows' citizenships

Controversial Kuwaiti MP Safaa al-Hashem has called for naturalised wives of Kuwaiti men to have their citizenship ...

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Kuwait MP claims 300,000 'rats' have fake citizenship

A Kuwaiti lawmaker known for her anti-migrant rhetoric, claims 300,000 people, whom she refers to as "rats", have forged their citizenship.

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Kuwait 'deported tens of thousands of expats' in 2016-2017

Two-thousand expats were deported from Kuwait in the first quarter of 2017 alone, while between 19 and 29 thousand were made to leave the ...

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Ban expats from obtaining driving licences, says Kuwait MP

Kuwait's only female MP Safaa al-Hashem has called for a one year ban on expats being allowed to receive a driving ...

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US: Coalition airstrikes targeted Mosul district where 'massacre' occurred

Over 200 people were reportedly killed as a result of suspected coalition airstrikes on the al-Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul as ...

Mosul rescue workers recount horror of devastating air raid

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Mosul rescue workers recount horror of devastating air raid

In Mosul at the scene of a devastating air raid, which killed as many as 200 civilians, Civil Defence responders spoke of the horrors civilians ...

Robert Cusack

Talabani's Kurdish fighters seize Iraq oil pipeline to Turkey

Fighters loyal to ex-president Talabani stormed the oil company's headquarters in Kirkuk province and stopped oil exports to Turkey on Thursday ...

'Hundreds of patients' rescued from Aleppo health facility

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'Hundreds of patients' rescued from Aleppo health facility

The International Committee of the Red Cross carried out an operation overnight with Syria's Red Crescent to evacuate 150 patients and civilians ...

Rebellion at polls as Kuwaitis vote against government austerity

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Rebellion at polls as Kuwaitis vote against government austerity

More than half of Kuwait's assembly seats have been won by opposition candidates, threatening the government's economic plan to rein in spending.

Egyptian TV chief sacked after airing 'wrong Sisi interview'

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Egyptian TV chief sacked after airing 'wrong Sisi interview'

Egyptian state TV mistakenly broadcast a one year old interview of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, causing the media chief to lose his ...

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