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Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia communities, writes Paul Iddon.

A four-year-old Russian boy who was found unaccompanied in the Iraqi city of Mosul last month has been reunited with his family in Chechnya.

Iraq's pyrrhic victories: Triumphalist narratives and deja vu

Hadani Ditmars

Iraq's pyrrhic victories: Triumphalist narratives and deja vu

Blog: Military hubris prevents lessons being learned about the re-emergence of armed extremist groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Hundreds of Israelis visit Asqa for Jewish holiday

The New Arab

Hundreds of Israelis visit Asqa for Jewish holiday

More than 1,000 Israelis visited the sensitive al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday to mark the Tisha B'av Jewish holiday, days after violence ...

The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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

Alessio Mamo

Photoblog: The rebuilding of Iraq begins in Qaraqosh

After the destruction wrought by the Islamic State group, and the war to oust them, it is time for reconstruction to begin. Photos by Alessio Mamo.

Marta Bellingreri

Iraq's women take the lead rebuilding after IS destruction

Who will rebuild Iraq? Its women. Female engineers are restoring homes, and restoring hope.

Hadani Ditmars

And Here I Am: Theatre as AK-47

Society: A new one-man-show tells the true story of a refugee jihadist who renounced violence to become an actor thanks to Jenin's famed Freedom ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli PM Netanyahu set to meet right-wing Hungarian leader

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will arrive in Hungary on Tuesday in a landmark visit to bolster ties with right-wing leader Viktor ...

Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

Backed by US airstrikes, Iraq's forces wrested Mosul from the Islamic State group militants at the cost of enormous destruction. The nearly ...

Loubna Mrie

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Comment: Western media tends to portray fighting in Syria as between Assadists and jihadists, but the revolutionaries resisting both sides must ...

The Iraq Report: Victory amid the rubble of Mosul

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Victory amid the rubble of Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to a special edition of The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq.

Syria’s war has 'cost the economy $226 billion'

The New Arab

Syria’s war has 'cost the economy $226 billion'

Syria's devastating six-year war has caused losses to its economy of $226 billion, the World Bank estimates, ravaging the country’s social and ...

Battle for Mosul: Death toll 'may never be known'

Charlie Hoyle

Battle for Mosul: Death toll 'may never be known'

In-depth: Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition backing them likely violated international humanitarian law in the battle for Mosul, with a ...

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul​

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul​

Iraq's prime minister declared victory over the Islamic State group after security forces ended the militants' rule in the city of Mosul.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq forces clear last IS pockets in 'liberated Mosul'

Iraqi forces fought to eliminate the last pockets of Islamic State group resistance in Mosul on Monday after PM Abadi visited the devastated city to congratulate troops on securing victory.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan says Mosul has been left in ruins

Turkey's President Erdogan has welcomed Iraq's victory over Islamic State militants in Mosul but has questioned who will foot the bill for the ...

The New Arab

Iraq's elite forces suffered devastating losses in Mosul battle

While the Iraqi government has refrained from revealing combat losses during the battle for Mosul, a US defence document shows the country's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish referendum would distract from IS fight, US warns

The United States has expressed concerns that a recently announced referendum on separating the Kurdistan region from Iraq could distract from ...

After liberation from IS, Fallujah struggles to rebuild

The New Arab & agencies

After liberation from IS, Fallujah struggles to rebuild

Nearly a year since its neighbourhoods were declared liberated from IS militants, the Iraqi city of Fallujah is still struggling to rebuild.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar isolation could damage Gaza reconstruction: NGO

A recent decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar could damage the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, the secretary general of the Norwegian ...

The Middle East's graveyard cities

James Denselow

The Middle East's graveyard cities

Comment: As the battle for Mosul reaches its zenith, it's worth considering the huge scale of the reconstruction challenge ahead, writes James ...

Iran is ready to gift peace to Middle East

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran is ready to gift peace to Middle East

Comment: Iran is willing to fight terrorism and resolve the war in Syria, Mohammad Javad Zarif writes in an exclusive opinion article for The ...

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Sam Hamad

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared ...

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