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Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while bombing Kurds about to head to the polls.

The Islamic State group swept through a third of Iraq in 2014, seizing Mosul, the largest city in the north, and reaching the vicinity of Baghdad.

Two hospitals reopen in war-damaged Iraqi city <em>Mosul</em>

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Two hospitals reopen in war-damaged Iraqi city Mosul

Hospitals have re-opened in Mosul, a year after the Islamic State group was ousted from the city.

The Iraq Report: Iraq caught between US and Iran

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The Iraq Report: Iraq caught between US and Iran

The fate of Iraq is swinging between the US and Iran as pockets of proxy violence via militias persist.

Iraqi court clears German-Turkish woman of IS links

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Iraqi court clears German-Turkish woman of IS links

A judge at Baghdad's central criminal court found no evidence to link Qader to IS.

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Mosul church bells ring again after IS

After years of ruin since the Islamic State group's takeover of Mosul, a church that was severely damaged is once again ringing its bells following restoration efforts.

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Iraq arrests officers over 'extortion, torture' of Mosul refugee

Iraqi authorities have arrested two military officers for allegedly detaining a woman displaced from the city of Mosul in a metal ...

Marta Bellingreri

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, ...

Zam Yusa

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, ...

IS murder Iraqi family serving in Hashd al-Shaabi militia

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IS murder Iraqi family serving in Hashd al-Shaabi militia

Five members of the same Iraq family who were members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed, following an attack on their checkpoint by IS.

Adam Lucente

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Assyrian businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing 'discriminatory' taxes, with community leaders denouncing a history of 'anti-Christian ...

As drought grips Iraq, eyes turn to Turkey

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As drought grips Iraq, eyes turn to Turkey

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Hassan Al-Janabi, who denounces Turkey's dams as a water crisis grips Iraq’s southern ...

The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

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The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

Our latest round-up of events in Iraq focuses on the repression of activists as protesters find common cause.

German Islamic State 'education minister' confirmed dead

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German Islamic State 'education minister' confirmed dead

The Islamic State militant group's education minister has been confirmed dead by German authorities, whom he once clashed with over wanting to ...

Dozens killed after three vehicles collide in <em>Mosul</em>

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Dozens killed after three vehicles collide in Mosul

Fourteen people have been killed in a vehicle collision in southern Mosul as post war recovery remains stagnant, leaving roads unsafe ...

Alexandra Bilak

Getting to the heart of the global displacement crisis

Comment: without long-term commitment to tackling these drivers of displacement, there can be little hope of achieving sustainable peace, writes Alexandra Bilak.

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Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months

An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of 'terrorism' suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, while calling on ...

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to ...

Madiha Raza

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, ...

Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

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Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

The state-run SANA news agency charged the US coalition with the strike, but a monitoring group said it is unclear whether it was an Iraqi or US ...

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

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Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have ...

US coalition airstrike kills 20 IS militants outside <em>Mosul</em>

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US coalition airstrike kills 20 IS militants outside Mosul

The Iraqi government declared victory over IS but the military has continued regular operations targeting mostly desert areas along the porous ...

Mosul's healthcare system running at a third of capacity

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Mosul's healthcare system running at a third of capacity

Medical charity MSF has called for urgent action to rebuild Mosul's healthcare infrastructure amid 'extremely slow' reconstruction efforts.

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