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Iraq 'must do more' for IS sex abuse victims

22 August, 2017

Iraq must ensure that women and girls subjected to sexual violence at the hands of IS militants have access to justice and reparations, UN investigators said on Tuesday.

White supremacists drowned out in Vancouver by counter-protest

22 August, 2017

Society: Anti-racism campaigners vastly outnumbered far-right activists in Vancouver this weekend, reports Hadani Ditmars.

'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

22 August, 2017

Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to the Gulf region last month indicates a change in Iraq's relations with its neighbours, analysts suggest.

US Defence Secretary in Iraq as anti-IS forces advance

22 August, 2017

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Iraq to discuss strategy just days after Baghdad launched its assault on the Islamic State group's urban stronghold of Tal Afar.

Dozens dead in US-led Raqqa strikes, as peace-talks delayed

22 August, 2017

At least 42 civilians died on Monday as a result of US-led air strikes on Syria's IS-held stronghold of Raqqa, a monitor said, as Russia delays peace talks until September.

Joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurds 'on the agenda'

21 August, 2017

Erdogan said on Monday that a joint military operation with Iran against Kurdish factions was 'always on the agenda', a week after Tehran's top military commander visited Ankara for talks.

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

21 August, 2017

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam Hamad.

Iraqi forces capture villages in IS-held Tal Afar

21 August, 2017

Iraqi government forces made fresh assault on one of the Islamic State group's last strongholds in the country.

Contrived claims of nationalism in post-Mosul Iraq

21 August, 2017

Comment: Nationalist narratives of post-Mosul Iraq are not crafted with the interests of the poor or destitute in mind, writes Nazli Tarzi.

Iraqi Kurds 'may postpone' independence vote for Baghdad concessions

21 August, 2017

Iraqi Kurds could postpone a planned 25 September independence referendum in return for political and economic concessions from Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official said on Saturday.

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