Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa is a journalist specialising in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Iraq

Iraq: Deadly Basra clashes as protesters torch government office

Six killed and a dozen wounded as demonstrations escalate over abysmal government services in the southern province.

Iraq: Deadly Basra clashes as protesters torch government office

Syria's War

Idlib: 'If an offensive takes place, it will be a bloodbath'

Residents in last rebel-held stronghold brace for potential full-fledged assault by Syrian troops and allied forces.

Idlib: 'If an offensive takes place, it will be a bloodbath'

Middle East

US aid cut to Palestinians hits NGOs hard

Palestinian aid staff decry US cut of $200m in economic assistance, months after also cutting contribution to UNRWA.

US aid cut to Palestinians hits NGOs hard

Arts & Culture

Inside the intellectual hub where Baghdad's spirit thrives

The Ottoman military barracks-turned-cultural hub allows intellectuals, poets and artists to express and exchange ideas.

Inside the intellectual hub where Baghdad's spirit thrives

Iraq

Iraq's Sairoon and Nasr coalitions in talks to form largest bloc

Sadr-backed Sairoon and Abadi's Nasr agreed to form 'a core for an alliance' together with Hikma and Wataniyah blocs.

Iraq's Sairoon and Nasr coalitions in talks to form largest bloc

Middle East

Baghdad’s coppersmith souk: A fading cultural treasure

Like much of Iraq's cultural heritage, years of war and neglect threaten Baghdad's ancient coppersmiths' marketplace.

Baghdad’s coppersmith souk: A fading cultural treasure

Iraq

Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIL find solace in Baghdad

But many Assyrian Christians see no future as a minority and plan to emigrate soon despite Baghdad's relative security.

Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIL find solace in Baghdad

Middle East

Shia blocs in Iraq remain divided months after vote

Sunni and Kurdish parties to be decisive in creating the largest bloc which will form the new government, analysts say.

Shia blocs in Iraq remain divided months after vote

Politics

Protests in Iraq dwindle after weeks of anger

In contrast to previous weeks, protest in Baghdad's Tahrir Square is attended by only dozens of demonstrators.

Protests in Iraq dwindle after weeks of anger

Middle East

Iraq's farmers hit hard by water shortages

With one in five Iraqis working as farmers, crippling water shortages have pushed many to find alternative employment.

Iraq's farmers hit hard by water shortages

Iraq

Baghdad by boat: River taxis to ease capital's transport woes

Initial phase of first river taxi service will launch in September and cross between two banks of the Tigris.

Baghdad by boat: River taxis to ease capital's transport woes

Iraq

Electricity cuts across Iraq make life unbearable in summer heat

Residents of Baghdad say their lives have become 'intolerable' as power outages continue across much the country.

Electricity cuts across Iraq make life unbearable in summer heat