Natasha Ghoneim

Natasha Ghoneim

Middle East

Funeral for man who died helping victims of Iraq ferry disaster

Mohammed Jasim Awad was one of two volunteers who drowned trying to rescue passengers after ferry accident.

Funeral for man who died helping victims of Iraq ferry disaster

Iraq

Iraq ferry disaster: Mourning and anger in Mosul

Anger and despair on the banks of the Tigris River as families wait to hear about their loved ones still missing after a ferry disaster.

Iraq ferry disaster: Mourning and anger in Mosul

Middle East

Death toll from Iraq's ferry disaster rises to 120

Families demand justice and blame government for its failure to keep check on the safety and management of ferries.

Death toll from Iraq's ferry disaster rises to 120

Iraq

Overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris River, at least 100 die

Victims were celebrating Persian New Year Nowruz at an amusement park in Mosul when tragedy struck.

Overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris River, at least 100 die

Middle East

Women in Iraq push to criminalise domestic violence

For almost a decade, women have been encouraging their parliament to pass a law that would criminalise domestic violence and they hope this year will be different.

Women in Iraq push to criminalise domestic violence

Middle East

Iraqi art revival: Artists see surge in new activity

In the shadow of cultural ruins, Iraqis seek to rebuild their country as a centre of arts in the Middle East.

Iraqi art revival: Artists see surge in new activity

Middle East

How will US sanctions affect Iran-Iraq economic relations?

Fears in Baghdad that the United States will eventually ban Iraq from importing all Iranian goods.

How will US sanctions affect Iran-Iraq economic relations?

Middle East

ISIL fighters' families struggle in Iraqi society

A human rights group says that families with ties to ISIL are facing collective punishment - which is a war crime.

ISIL fighters' families struggle in Iraqi society

Middle East

Where is the money for Iraq reconstruction going?

Gov't allocated money for people who file for assistance, but little sign that money is being used for reconstruction.

Where is the money for Iraq reconstruction going?

Middle East

Iraq: children tortured over suspected ISIL links, HRW

Evidence emerging from Iraq show juveniles being tortured into confessing to crimes, including being involved with ISIL.

Iraq: children tortured over suspected ISIL links, HRW

US & Canada

Racism, sexual assault lead to political crisis in Virginia

Opponents demand Governor Northam's resignation over alleged involvement of three top elected officials in racism and sexual assault.

Racism, sexual assault lead to political crisis in Virginia

Asia

Rohingya crisis: UN warns against repatriation

Why the UN says it is still not safe for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return to Myanmar.

Rohingya crisis: UN warns against repatriation