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This week in Iraq: Insurgent attacks intensify after the Islamic State group is routed from its territory, while fears are raised over next year's elections.

Analysis: Next year will see the most competitive elections Iraq has seen, writes Gareth Browne.

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

Laura Cappon

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

In-depth: As the Islamic State group faces defeat in Iraq, the mental scars of their brutality remain carved into Iraqis who suffered under the self-styled 'caliphate', reports Laura Cappon.

The governor Baghdad wants to remove from office

Paul Iddon

The governor Baghdad wants to remove from office

Analysis: Kirkuk's Najmaldin Karim wants his city included in Kurdistan's controversial independence referendum, but supports holding on to ...

The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

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

Robert Cusack

Thousands of Muslims flee state violence in Myanmar

A UN-sponsored commission called the ethnic violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims a 'human rights crisis' in a new report.

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The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

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

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Recovery in Iraq's war-torn Mosul 'tale of two cities'

While schools and shops re-open in the east of Iraq's Mosul, the west side is still a scene of destruction, with 230,000 residents having ...

Robert Cusack

UN distributes life-saving medicine as cholera outbreak grips Yemen

A huge delivery of oral rehydration salts and water purification tablets has arrived in Yemen to treat the 'worst cholera outbreak in the world'.

Record 65.6 million displaced in 2016: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Record 65.6 million displaced in 2016: UN

The UNHCR chief called for 'solidarity' and common purpose' in tackling 'unacceptable number' of people being displaced by war and persecution, ...

Robert Cusack

Fourteen killed after Somali soldiers attempt food aid theft

There has been a big influx of IDPs in the region, putting extra stress on food supplies from relief agencies in the region.

West Mosul fighting sees 400,000 displaced since February

The New Arab

West Mosul fighting sees 400,000 displaced since February

More than 400,000 Iraqis have fled their homes in western Mosul over the past two months as the Iraqi army continues its campaign to capture the ...

The battle to rebuild Syria

James Denselow

The battle to rebuild Syria

Comment: Despite recent violence reminding us that the Syrian conflict is by no means over, debate is raging around how the country will be ...

Children given sleeping pills as thousands flee Mosul overnight

The New Arab & agencies

Children given sleeping pills as thousands flee Mosul overnight

Thousands of civilians, including children, fled Mosul overnight as Iraqi forces advanced north of a sprawling military base near the city’s ...

Back to school in post-apocalyptic Fallujah

The New Arab

Back to school in post-apocalyptic Fallujah

Homes, schools, hospitals and businesses were flattened as Iraqi forces fought to liberate Fallujah from IS. Now life is getting back to normal, ...

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Mosul: Most trapped civilians out of aid's reach

Almost 115,000 civilians have now fled Mosul but fears are growing for those trapped in the IS-held city which has not received basic goods since supply routes were cut.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Mosul children 'have seen things no one should see'

In-depth: While safe from the bombs of Mosul's frontlines, children who have fled the Islamic State group's 'caliphate' struggle with the trauma ...

The New Arab

UN Mosul aid 'millions short' as winter arrives

As temperatures plummet in Iraq and thousands continue to flee the fighting in Mosul, the UN says its emergency response is only half-funded

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Iraqi diaspora raises money for internally displaced before Eid

The Iraqi diaspora is raising money for sacrificial meat during Eid, so refugees displaced inside the country may still enjoy the holiday.

Somali journalists detained after radio station raid

The New Arab

Somali journalists detained after radio station raid

Security forces in Somalia stormed a private radio station on Saturday and arrested two journalists, in another blow to press freedom in the ...

Tim Eaton

Fallujah and the deepening displacement crisis in Iraq

Comment: Political and economic turmoil point to a protracted displacement crisis that will get worse before it gets better. Greater resources ...

Aleppo exodus as fighting engulfs northern Syria Aleppo exodus as fighting engulfs northern Syria

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Aleppo exodus as fighting engulfs northern Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians fled their homes as fighting between a variety of forces in the north of the country intensified, and regime war ...

30,000 Syrians flee IS advance in northern Syria

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30,000 Syrians flee IS advance in northern Syria

Tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing Islamic State group advances in northern Aleppo arrive at Turkey's closed borders.

Turkey beats drums of war after Ankara bomb

Joris Leverink

Turkey beats drums of war after Ankara bomb

Comment: Immediately after the attack in Ankara, Turkish authorities blamed Syrian Kurds, but the speed with which the suspect was identified ...

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