Sofia Barbarani

Sofia Barbarani

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

Iraq

Protesters say Tahrir Square is everything Iraq is not

The square at the heart of Iraq's uprising has become a microcosm of the nation many demonstrating Iraqis long for.

Protesters say Tahrir Square is everything Iraq is not

Iraq

'We fight for our rights': Meet Iraq's defiant protesters

Activists, volunteers, medics, parents and teenagers - these are the individuals shaping Iraq's mass protest movement.

'We fight for our rights': Meet Iraq's defiant protesters

Iraq

Anbaris keep a distance from Iraq anti-government protests

After failed 2012-13 uprising, Anbar province has kept largely quiet about the protests sweeping the country.

Anbaris keep a distance from Iraq anti-government protests