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This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

Comment: Under fire from all sides, armed Kurdish groups are more likely to work together, writes Paul Iddon.

Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with the story of his double life.

Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS 'still missing'

The New Arab

Half of Yazidis kidnapped by IS 'still missing'

More than 3,000 Yazidis - mostly women or girls - are still being held by Islamic State group militants or are considered missing, Iraqi Kurdish ...

<em>Yazidi</em> women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

The New Arab & agencies

Yazidi women and children's bodies in Iraq mass graves

Iraqi militias have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians in a Yazidi area in the north of the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi bishop urges foreign aid for frontline Christian communities

One of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East returned to their ancestral lands in Iraq after IS was at last routed, but the community are still anxious.

Paul Iddon

Iran reaps economic and strategic rewards from Iraqi-Kurdish dispute

Analysis: The rise of Iran-backed militias in northern Iraq gives Tehran a geopolitical opening, but there are no guarantees it will be able to ...

The New Arab

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

Bodies of dozens of Yazidis were found by Iraqi authorities in the northern Sinjar region.

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

Analysis: The Kurdish political divides which led to Baghdad re-taking Kirkuk in less than a day could leave Kurdistan much more vulnerable, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq forces seize Yazidi town of Sinjar from Kurds

Iraqi forces have seized the Yazidi town of Sinjar from Kurdish peshmerga forces in a lightning campaign to take control of Kurdish ...

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

Media watchdog condemns attacks on Kurdish media

The New Arab

Media watchdog condemns attacks on Kurdish media

Journalists in Iraq's Kurdish region have been threatened and forced into hiding while news outlets have been taken off the air amid referendum ...

Iraqis tell terrorists: you are not wanted

Mohammed Al-Jumaily

Iraqis tell terrorists: you are not wanted

Comment: Grassroots activists are coming together to repair the colossal damage done to their society and heritage by the Islamic State group, ...

UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council has agreed to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq on ...

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

Gareth Browne

Defeating IS in Tal Afar: An empty victory?

Comment: Islamic State's strength in Tal Afar was overestimated, as was the number of civilians within the city, writes Gareth Browne.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

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

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq 'must do more' for IS sex abuse victims

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

An American century in Iraq?

Paul Iddon

An American century in Iraq?

Analysis: Washington has been involved in Iraq for at least a quarter of a century already, notes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab

Amal Clooney welcomes Iraq's moves to prosecute IS militants

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has welcomed Iraq's latest step towards prosecuting IS fighters for war crimes.

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

Comment: Whether the futures of Yazidis and Assyrians lie in Iraq or an independent Kurdistan, neither option is likely to guarantee their ...

How an Arab tribal leader saved a <em>Yazidi</em> family

Brenda Stoter

How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State ...

Syrian regime seizes last IS-held town in Homs province

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime seizes last IS-held town in Homs province

The Syrian regime and allied militias took the last stronghold of IS in Homs province, clearing a route to advance on the group's remaining ...

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