Sofia Barbarani

Sofia Barbarani

Coronavirus pandemic

'We need food': Tunisians struggle under coronavirus lockdown

Tensions rise in Tunisia as people struggle to cope with hunger and unemployment amid coronavirus outbreak.

'We need food': Tunisians struggle under coronavirus lockdown

Iraq

A Paralympic gold medalist by chance: The story of Ammar Ali

Watching football games with mates was the extent of the Iraqi's sporting aspirations until a life-changing attack.

A Paralympic gold medalist by chance: The story of Ammar Ali

Iraq

Iraq extends ban on Iran arrivals amid coronavirus fears

As authorities take preventive measures to avoid infections from neighbouring Iran, healthcare workers remain sceptical.

Iraq extends ban on Iran arrivals amid coronavirus fears

Iraq

Ruined: Baghdad small businesses ravaged by months of protests

Clashes between anti-government protesters and Iraqi security forces have devastated commerce in Baghdad's city centre.

Ruined: Baghdad small businesses ravaged by months of protests

Middle East

Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation

Shia leader's call for gender separation at anti-government rallies prompts hundreds of women to take to streets.

Hundreds of Iraqi women challenge al-Sadr's call for segregation

Iraq

Confusion, violence in Iraq as al-Sadr pulls support for protests

Shia religious and political leader's shifting stance on anti-gov't protests fuels clashes in Iraqi cities.

Confusion, violence in Iraq as al-Sadr pulls support for protests

Middle East

Several killed after al-Sadr followers storm protest camp in Iraq

Clashes erupted at an anti-government protest site in Najaf when supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr raided the sit-in.

Several killed after al-Sadr followers storm protest camp in Iraq

Iraq

Wounded Iraqi protesters face life-altering injuries

Rights groups have condemned the government for allowing an excessive use force against anti-gov't demonstrators.

Wounded Iraqi protesters face life-altering injuries

Iraq

Despite threats, Iraq's medical volunteers keep protests alive

Nearly 330 killed since October 1, a toll that could have been higher were it not for the volunteers offering first aid.

Despite threats, Iraq's medical volunteers keep protests alive

Iraq

Death on the bridge: The young lives cut short in Iraq's uprising

Majority of the demonstrators who have been met with lethal force were young men born in the 1990s.

Death on the bridge: The young lives cut short in Iraq's uprising

Iraq

Iraqi protesters say Iran leaks confirm what they 'already know'

Iraqi protesters have focused on deep-seated resentment towards what they regard as Iranian meddling in Iraq's affairs.

Iraqi protesters say Iran leaks confirm what they 'already know'

Iraq

Habbaniyah, Iraq: From celebrity haunt to safe haven among ruins

Once an elite holiday destination, then a refuge for those displaced by ISIL, the resort town is trying to rebuild.

Habbaniyah, Iraq: From celebrity haunt to safe haven among ruins