Sofia Barbarani

Sofia Barbarani

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

Iraq

Inside the Baghdad tower taken over by protesters

Once home to popular rooftop restaurant, 'Turkish Restaurant' building has become a landmark of Iraq's demonstrations.

Inside the Baghdad tower taken over by protesters

Middle East

Mistrust of elites fuels rise of Tunisia's presidential hopefuls

Political newcomers Kais Saied and Nabil Karoui offer vision of employment, education and improved infrastructure.

Mistrust of elites fuels rise of Tunisia's presidential hopefuls

Tunisia

Tunisia parliamentary vote: Exit poll shows Ennahdha in the lead

Ennahdha projected to win 17.5 percent of the vote, slightly ahead of Qalb Tounes, tipped to secure 15.6 percent.

Tunisia parliamentary vote: Exit poll shows Ennahdha in the lead

Tunisia

Polls close in Tunisia's parliamentary election

Sunday's election is seen as a test for established parties that have struggled to kick-start country's economy.

Polls close in Tunisia's parliamentary election

Syria's War

Calling the shots: The Syrians behind air attacks on Raqqa

Despite civilian casualties, the men and women directing coalition air raids on Raqqa believe their actions were just.

Calling the shots: The Syrians behind air attacks on Raqqa

Iraq

A sense of claustrophobia pervades Iraq's Fallujah

Strictly controlled government checkpoint has severely curbed freedom of movement, residents say.

A sense of claustrophobia pervades Iraq's Fallujah

Kurds

A look into Iraq's disputed Kirkuk before referendum

Iraq's disputed areas have long been a source of contention between Baghdad and the Kurds as both lay claim to them.

A look into Iraq's disputed Kirkuk before referendum

South Sudan

A day in the life of Juba's bicycle water vendors

With little access to safe water in South Sudan's capital, bike vendors play a crucial role by delivering it to people.

A day in the life of Juba's bicycle water vendors