Rob Matheson

Rob Matheson

Middle East

Iraq: Basra water pollution risks triggering disease outbreaks

The Norwegian Refugee Council warns that nearly 280,000 children could be affected by diarrhoea and rashes.

Iraq: Basra water pollution risks triggering disease outbreaks

Middle East

Who are the Saudi suspects in the Khashoggi case?

The Turkish media has identified 'hit squad' potentially involved in the disappearance of the Saudi journalist in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate.

Who are the Saudi suspects in the Khashoggi case?

Middle East

Deadline to elect new Iraqi president nears

The process has been plagued with delays and the two main Kurdish parties are contesting the post for the first time.

Deadline to elect new Iraqi president nears

Middle East

Baghdad-Fallujah train resumes after ISIL is defeated

The railroad, a sign of life returning to normal, will bring economic benefit to Iraqis after the removal of ISIL.

Baghdad-Fallujah train resumes after ISIL is defeated

Middle East

Iraq forces blamed for forced disappearances of many men, boys

Human Rights Watch says it has been able to confirm 78 cases of enforced detention that occurred as government cracked down on ISIL fighters and supporters.

Iraq forces blamed for forced disappearances of many men, boys

Middle East

Anger over Iraq failure to preserve historical sites

City of Samara has some of Iraq’s most significant archaeological landmarks, but residents say they are being neglected.

Anger over Iraq failure to preserve historical sites

Middle East

Calls in Iraq to protect archaeological treasures

For 12 centuries the spiral minaret of the Great Mosque at Samara has survived storms and wars. But perhaps its greatest danger is from neglect.

Calls in Iraq to protect archaeological treasures

Middle East

US sanctions prevent Iranians from marking Ashoura in Iraq

Economic impact of sanctions over Iran's nuclear programme has made the Shia pilgrimage journey too expensive.

US sanctions prevent Iranians from marking Ashoura in Iraq

Middle East

Iraq close to running out of water

Government says about 90 percent of land is now desert and remaining farmland is shrinking by five percent each year.

Iraq close to running out of water

Middle East

Are pro-Iran parties on the rise in Iraq?

US-backed Haider al-Abadi appears to be losing grip on power as Tehran furthers its influence in Baghdad.

Are pro-Iran parties on the rise in Iraq?

Middle East

Iraq post-ISIL: Anger over government's 'unfair' compensation

Residents of Fallujah say that government compensation following the destruction caused by the fight against ISIL is not being handed out fairly.

Iraq post-ISIL: Anger over government's 'unfair' compensation

Yemen

Yemen war: Hudaida residents escape south to Sanaa

People from Hudaida have started heading south to the capital Sanaa in an attempt to escape the fighting in the port city.

Yemen war: Hudaida residents escape south to Sanaa