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

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

Angelina Jolie on Iraq's devastation: 'I have no words'

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Angelina Jolie on Iraq's devastation: 'I have no words'

'This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years with UNHCR': The film star and UN envoy is in Iraq rallying support for survivors of the conflict

New Iraq government must overcome sectarian divide: UN

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New Iraq government must overcome sectarian divide: UN

An alliance led by nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won the biggest share of seats in parliamentary elections on 12 May, the first polls since ...

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

International Crisis Group

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

Comment: Saudi Arabia must tread slowly and carefully if it wishes to reestablish ties with Iraq, writes the International Crisis Group.

The New Arab

Iraq's Sadr rejects Iran, US meddling in new government

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in parliamentary elections, has pledged to prevent foreign influence in the country's new government.

CJ Werleman

The US is becoming a pariah state

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrians in Raqqa mark relaxed Ramadan free of IS

For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic ...

Gordon Adams

Beyond hegemony and a liberal international order

Comment: It's time for America to realise it is increasingly irrelevant on the global stage, writes Gordon Adams.

Iraqis shun first election since defeat of IS

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqis shun first election since defeat of IS

More than half of the nearly 24.5 million voters did not show up at the ballot box in the parliamentary election, the highest abstention rate ...

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Iraq's Kurds risk shooting themselves in the foot

Comment: In mad scramble for seats in parliament, the fragmented political scene in the Kurdish region risks further weakening their position in ...

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

Israel may assassinate Syria's Assad over Iran support: minister

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Israel may assassinate Syria's Assad over Iran support: minister

Israel will assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he continues to allow close ally Iran to operate in Syria, the Israeli energy ...

US 'freezes funding' to Syria's White Helmets

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US 'freezes funding' to Syria's White Helmets

The White Helmets civil rescue team, whose workers help rescue Syrians after air raids, have had funding from the US government frozen, the ...

The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

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The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

In-depth: Our round-up of this week in Iraq

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian refugees the biggest losers with regime's confiscation law

Syrians have less than a month to register their property with Damascus, but many of the 13 million displaced are unable to reach government-controlled areas, reports Paul McLoughlin.

Robert Springborg

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Comment: In comparison to Iran's remarkably successful record of building militaries and their associated states, the US has little to show, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq to rebuild destroyed iconic Mosul mosque

The UAE has put forward more than $50 million to rebuild al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, after it was damaged during battles with the Islamic State ...

Austin Bodetti

The Iraqi translators betrayed by the United States

Feature: Iraqis who risked their lives for the US military now find themselves stranded in a country that has very little patience for former ...

Iran fixes dollar rate to stop rial collapse

The New Arab & agencies

Iran fixes dollar rate to stop rial collapse

The move comes after the value of Iran's rial dropped 18 percent since Saturday.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's rial hits new record-low amid nuclear deal worries

Long queues have been seen for weeks at exchange shops as Iranians increasingly hoard dollars as the rial continues to slide.

Qatar pledges $500 million in Lebanon rescue package

The New Arab

Qatar pledges $500 million in Lebanon rescue package

Qatar has said it will provide Lebanon with $500 million in aid, as countries met in Paris to hammer out a rescue package for the cash-short ...

Trump says he wants US troops out of Syria

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Trump says he wants US troops out of Syria

President Donald Trump has defied criticism on his US troop withdrawal remarks and repeated his plans to pull American soldiers out of Syria.

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Paul Iddon

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Analysis: Sinjar remains disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region, writes Paul Iddon.

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