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Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

 

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

Iraq

'Our life is hell': Iraq's IDPs suffer interminable wait for home

More than two million people remain displaced inside Iraq since January 2014, the UNHCR refugee agency says.

'Our life is hell': Iraq's IDPs suffer interminable wait for home

Middle East

Will Syrian takeover of key crossing boost Jordan's economy?

Locals hope lucrative trade routes will re-open after seizure of the Nassib-Jaber border crossing by the Syrian army.

Will Syrian takeover of key crossing boost Jordan's economy?

Syria's War

Syria truce deal 'breached' as western Deraa clashes intensify

Opposition activists say at least four people killed in government air raids targeting areas to the east of Deraa city.

Syria truce deal 'breached' as western Deraa clashes intensify

Middle East

First displaced Syrians along Jordan border return home

Sources say a few families have began journey back after ceasefire deal reached between rebels and Russian negotiators.

First displaced Syrians along Jordan border return home

Syria's War

Syria's war: Why Jordan keeps its borders shut to Deraa refugees

Seeking shelter from intense fighting in Syria's Deraa, 60,000 refugees are massing along Jordan's northern borders.

Syria's war: Why Jordan keeps its borders shut to Deraa refugees