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Arts & Culture

British Museum to return looted ancient Iraq artifacts

The origin of the up to 5,000-year-old collection was identified after a unique archaeological detective work.

British Museum to hand over looted antiquities to Iraqi embassy

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Iraq: Families of ISIL members fear attacks if they go home

The wives and children of ISIL fighters who have been killed or imprisoned are afraid their communities will attack them if they go home.

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Baghdad’s coppersmiths souk: A fading cultural treasure

Like much of Iraq's cultural heritage, years of war and neglect threaten Baghdad's ancient coppersmiths' marketplace.

Baghdad’s coppersmith souk: A fading cultural treasure

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Former teenage ISIL members join rehab programme in Iraq

Al Jazeera met some of the teenagers in Erbil, where they're taking part in a rehabilitation program to turn their lives around.

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ISIL sleeper cell attacks remain a threat in northern Iraq

The local government says that the attacks are intermittent and locals do not expect that ISIL will gain any momentum in the Kurdish region of Iraq.

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Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIL find solace in Baghdad

But many Assyrian Christians see no future as a minority and plan to emigrate soon despite Baghdad's relative security.

Iraqi Christians displaced by ISIL find solace in Baghdad

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Shia blocs in Iraq remain divided months after vote

Sunni and Kurdish parties to be decisive in creating the largest bloc which will form the new government, analysts say.

Shia blocs in Iraq remain divided months after vote

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Mosul residents frustrated with slow progress rebuilding of city

Mosul's residents are ready to restore life and business to the city, but say the government's lacklustre progress in clearing rubble and restoring utilities undermines their ability to start over.

Politics

Protests in Iraq dwindle after weeks of anger

In contrast to previous weeks, protest in Baghdad's Tahrir Square is attended by only dozens of demonstrators.

Protests in Iraq dwindle after weeks of anger

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Iraq's farmers hit hard by crippling water shortages

With one in five Iraqis working as farmers, crippling water shortages have pushed many to find alternative employment.

Iraq's farmers hit hard by water shortages

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Baghdad by boat: River taxis to ease capital's transport woes

Initial phase of first river taxi service will launch in September and cross between two banks of the Tigris.

Baghdad by boat: River taxis to ease capital's transport woes

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Electricity cuts across Iraq make life unbearable in summer heat

Residents of Baghdad say their lives have become 'intolerable' as power outages continue across much the country.

Electricity cuts across Iraq make life unbearable in summer heat

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'Our life is hell': Lose-lose situation for Iraq's IDPs

More than two million people remain displaced inside Iraq since January 2014, the UNHCR refugee agency says.

'Our life is hell': Iraq's IDPs suffer interminable wait for home

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Iraq coalition talks still under way amid election recount

Meanwhile, demonstrators in eight Iraqi provinces are demanding better access to water, electricity, and jobs.

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Many ask why oil-rich Iraq needed to make Kuwait energy deal

OPEC's second-largest producer gets help from Kuwait after widespread unrest over power crisis.