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Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and domestic violence.

Iraq reopens Tahrir Square, epicentre of revolt in Baghdad

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Iraq reopens Tahrir Square, epicentre of revolt in Baghdad

Iraqi authorities reopened Baghdad's Tahrir Square and Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

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Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in ...

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq protesters, police clash again

Iraqi police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who were burning tyres and hurling rocks on the strategic Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

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Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Riot police clad in bulletproof vests, helmets and plastic shields were lined on Sunday near major bridges close to Baghdad's Green Zone.

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Anger in Iraq after mother throws children off bridge

A three-year-old and his two-year-old sister were thrown off a bridge and into the Tigris river by their mother in the Iraqi capital ...

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

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Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

Concerns have been raised over Hasankeyf in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast, a town that stood for 12,000 years before the Ilisu Dam erased ...

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Scores denounce Charlie Hebdo cartoons in Iraq capital

Protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Baghdad to condemn the 'repeated insults from the French media' against Islam's Prophet ...

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

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Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than ...

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

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Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

A recent UN report found that water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates are decreasing at an "unprecedented rate".

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Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

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Turkey probes dozens over 'insulting' earthquake social media posts

Some 50 individuals are being investigated on suspicion of 'spreading fear and panic' and 'insulting the Turkish people', local media said.

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Rockets hit near US embassy in Iraq capital: sources

One security source said three Katyusha rockets hit near the high-security compound while another said as many as five struck the area.

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Powerful quake kills 21 in eastern Turkey

A pregnant woman was among a number of civilians pulled alive from the rubble on Saturday, rescuers confirmed, as the death toll continued to ...

Iraq university students protest over US missile strike

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Iraq university students protest over US missile strike

Iraq has been mired in protests over a number of issues including economic and political reform, as well Iran's recent bombing of an Iraq ...

Ash Gallagher

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

The New Arab Meets: Tamara Albanna to talk more about her artistry, her deep connection to a homeland she barely knows and her hopes of keeping ...

Iran's Soleimani 'planned to attack US forces in Iraq'

The New Arab

Iran's Soleimani 'planned to attack US forces in Iraq'

Reuters reveals details of Soleimani's activities in the months leading up to his death, most of which included plans to target US interests in ...

Iraqi protester shot dead as anti-regime rallies continue

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Iraqi protester shot dead as anti-regime rallies continue

The activist, Saadoun al-Luhaybi, was shot in the head in a southwestern neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, the police source said.

UN urges accountability over spate of Iraq kidnappings, assassinations

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UN urges accountability over spate of Iraq kidnappings, assassinations

At least three activists have been assassinated over the past ten days and dozens more have been kidnapped.

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