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In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats and abuse, writes Marta Bellingreri.

The Islamic State group said it was behind the assassination of Farouq Zarzour, a candidate for Iraq's upcoming general election.

Photoblog: IS families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

Alessio Romenzi

Photoblog: IS families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

Victory against the Islamic State group has seen hundreds of families in Mosul still paying the price of crimes committed by their relatives. Photos by Alessio Romenzi.

Islamic State families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

Francesca Mannocchi

Islamic State families struggle with life after the 'caliphate'

In-depth: Victory against the Islamic State group has seen hundreds of families in Mosul still paying the price of crimes committed by their ...

Fleeing Mosul: 'I might not see my sisters again'

The New Arab

Fleeing Mosul: 'I might not see my sisters again'

Shocking testimony from one refugee family who fled Mosul for the safety of Syria tells of horrific conditions for those trapped inside the ...

Francesca Mannocchi

Poisoned minds and a poisoned sky: The IS legacy

In-depth: The Islamic State group has been routed from much of the Mosul area, but its fighters have left toxic devastation in their wake, reports Francesca Mannocchi.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqis finally putting out oil fires set by IS

For months, residents of the Iraqi town of Qayyara have lived under a dark cloud of toxic fumes released by oil well fires lit by ...

Francesca Mannocchi

Suffering as IS scorches the air in its wake

Residents of liberated Qayyara are living their daily lives inhaling poisonous smoke coming from oil wells set alight by the IS ...

The New Arab & agencies

Shia militia poised to attack IS from Mosul's west

Iraqi Shia militias are ready to launch an offensive on Islamic State group positions west of Mosul, as Iraqi and Kurdish forces advance from ...

Iraq: IS attacks sulfur plant, causes deadly toxic cloud

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq: IS attacks sulfur plant, causes deadly toxic cloud

Toxic fumes released when Islamic State [IS] bombed a sulfur plant near Mosul earlier this week have killed two and forces troops to take ...

Myriam Benraad

The spectre of tomorrow: After the battle for Mosul

Despite promises that IS will be defeated after Mosul is recaptured, the fight for the Iraqi capital of the 'caliphate' is turning out more ...

Troops from 16 different countries currently involved in Iraq

Othman al-Mukhtar

Troops from 16 different countries currently involved in Iraq

In-depth: Forces from up to 16 countries are present on the ground in Iraq, according to a new survey by The New Arab. Some are engaged in ...

Peshmerga requests UK help against 'IS chemical weapons'

The New Arab & agencies

Peshmerga requests UK help against 'IS chemical weapons'

The Iraqi Kurdish military force has written to British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and requested the urgent delivery of protective ...

IS 'executes 15 members' in Iraq's Mosul

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

IS 'executes 15 members' in Iraq's Mosul

The Islamic State group has reportedly executed 15 members from its organisation in the Iraqi city of Mosul in a bid to prevent desertion.

IS 'selling human organs to boost finances'

Abdullah al-Thuweini

IS 'selling human organs to boost finances'

The militant group reportedly is harvesting organs from dead fighters and hostages to fuel its terrorist activities.

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