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In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but others doubt it will improve their lives

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. Survivors say it is an important first step.

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

The New Arab

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.

American VP avoids Baghdad leaders on 'stealthy' Iraq visit

The New Arab

American VP avoids Baghdad leaders on 'stealthy' Iraq visit

In his first visit as vice president, Pence visited American troops at Ain al-Asad base in western Iraq's Anbar province, but was not expected ...

The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Iran-linked militia ignores Iraq army demand for checkpoint handover

The Iraqi government is facing a push back from Iran-linked militias in the Nineveh region who are refusing to hand over their positions.

The New Arab

US announces sanctions on Iranian-linked militia leaders in Iraq

US Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the Washington is imposing sanctions on the leaders of two Iranian-linked militia groups in Iraq.

The New Arab

Prominent Jewish activist Simone Zimmerman held at Israeli border

Anti-occupation activist and former Bernie Sanders aide Zimmerman was held at the Israeli border for hours, quizzed over her political stance ...

Azmi Bishara

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Israel's controversial Jewish Nation basic law will have deep consequences for democracy and Arab citizens' rights in the country, writes Dr. ...

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

Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three ...

Sunni ex-governor: Mosul was 'handed over' to Islamic State

The New Arab

Sunni ex-governor: Mosul was 'handed over' to Islamic State

In an exclusive interview with The New Arab, Atheel al-Nujaifi, the embattled former governor of Mosul, accuses the Iraqi government of seeking ...

Photoblog: Bittersweet memories of old Mosul

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Photoblog: Bittersweet memories of old Mosul

As Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State stronghold Mosul, old photographs reveal a lost ancient city.

Exclusive: Iraqi anti-terror chief details Mosul plan

Sara Manisera

Exclusive: Iraqi anti-terror chief details Mosul plan

In an exclusive interview, Major-General Fadhil Jalil al-Barwari, the chief of Iraq's 'Golden Division' forces, tells The New Arab how the ...

UN and Iraq to work on tackling sexual violence

The New Arab & agencies

UN and Iraq to work on tackling sexual violence

The UN has says it will work with Iraqi officials to bring Islamic State group militants who have committed 'unspeakable' crimes on girls and ...

Aktham Saif al-Din

Peshmerga to give weapons to Iraq's communities under fire

Kurdish Peshmerga troops say that they will arm minorities in disputed areas of Iraq in order to tackle IS, but Baghdad remains sceptical.

Samer Jaber

The politics of job hunting in Palestine

Comment: Palestinian civil society groups rely on international funding agencies - but donors often mandate that workers have no history of ...

Mueen al-Taher

Summer in Gaza: Hot with a chance of rockets

Comment: The intervention of the international community to promote peace may yet achieve what Israel, with all its military power, could not: ...

Badr al-Ibrahim

Dividing lines: Sectarianism in Iraq

A country-wide strategy is needed to unite the fractured nation.

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