Middle East

Iraqi security: Camps for displaced are being closed

Iraqi government closes IDP camps but there's concern about where the people there are being sent.

Iraq

Rebuilding schools and young lives in Mosul after ISIL

Teachers at Mosul's rebuilt schools say that even as they attempt to return their pupils to a child's normal routine, the trauma and psychological effects of the war continue to plague the students.

Opinion

What is behind the plight of Iraqi women?

A series of murders sparked fears of a coordinated campaign to silence successful and outspoken women in Iraq.

Zaid al-Ali

by Zaid al-Ali

Zaid al-Ali

Middle East

Basra unrest tops new Iraqi government agenda

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Iraq's new government face major challenges to pacify angry residents in the oil-rich south.

Opinion

Sectarian conflicts in the Middle East can be resolved

Sectarianism is a modern-day phenomenon in the Middle East and should be addressed as such.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Opinion

Can Iraq's new prime minister solve its old problems?

Adel Abdul Mahdi will have a better chance of forging the political consensus that has eluded his predecessors.

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Middle East

Iraqis suffer with no water or electricity after ISIL's defeat

Fear and lack of opportunities are shared across former ISIL-controlled territory, as the armed group stripped everything from infrastructure and repairs are delayed by continued sporadic attacks.

Humanitarian crises

Mukwege, Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Mukwege is a gynaecologist treating survivors of sexual violence in the DRC and Murad is a Yazidi human rights activist.

Middle East

ISIL fighters' families held against their will in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of women and children who lived with the group have been accused of being accomplices.

Middle East

ISIL fighters still operate around Anbar

Iraq's military has launched another offensive to target ISIL pockets long after the group lost territory.

Iraq

Iraq names new PM, ending deadlock

A compromise candidate, Adel Abdul Mahdi has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval.

Iraq: Adel Abdul Mahdi named prime minister

Iraq

Barham Salih elected new Iraqi president

The Kurdish moderate politician has named veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate.

Iraq: Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president

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.

Iraq

Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Iraq's Kurds voted in the semi-autonomous region's parliamentary election a year after a failed bid for independence.

Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Opinion

Is Iraqi Kurdistan on the verge of another civil war?

Iraqi Kurdistan could witness a spate of instability after the September 30 elections.

Namo Abdulla

by Namo Abdulla

Namo Abdulla