Is it time the US apologised for invading Iraq?

Fifteen years since the invasion of Iraq, we ask retired US Brig Gen Mark Kimmitt about war crimes and the war's legacy.

Is it time the US apologised for invading Iraq?


NATO chief says alliance troops staying in Iraq

After foreign troop withdrawal timeline urged by parliament, NATO's leader says PM Ababi gave greenlight to stay.

Jens Stoltenberg: NATO troops staying in Iraq

War & Conflict

Cleaning up Mosul: Challenge to identify the dead

More than 3,000 bodies have been recovered after the fighting ended in Mosul; some are ISIL fighters, but it is civilians who paid the highest price in the battle for the Iraqi city.

101 East

Robo Doc and Iraq's Amputees

How a world-renowned Australian surgeon returned to his birthplace in Iraq, to help amputees to walk again.


Iraqis volunteer to rebuild their war-torn country

In a campaign called 'Lifting the Debris', young Iraqi volunteers are coming together to rebuild Mosul.


ISIL ambush kills 27 Iraqi militiamen in Kirkuk

ISIL claims responsibility for an attack that killed more than two dozen fighters in Iraq's Kirkuk province.

ISIL claims attack on pro-government militia in Iraq


12 ISIL widows sentenced to death, life by Iraqi court

A dozen foreign women who joined ISIL husbands while fighting in Iraq sentenced by a court in Baghdad.

12 ISIL widows sentenced to death, life by Iraqi court

Counting the Cost

Middle East in transition: Oil, women and the IMF

IMF chief Christine Lagarde discusses the role of women in the Middle East and changing economic winds in the region.


Flash-flooding in Baghdad, basking in the sun in Riyadh

Another winter storm is set to bring extreme conditions to the Levant and neighbours.

Flash-flooding in Baghdad, basking in the sun in Riyadh


Mosul after ISIL: Rebuilding the city's soul

After the fall of ISIL in Iraq's Mosul, poetry can be read and music played in public again.


Donors pledge $30bn for Iraq's post-ISIL reconstruction

Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and several non-state actors, including the EU, promise to fund rebuilding in Iraq.


Tillerson urges coalition unity in fight against ISIL

Tillerson's comments come during donor conference in Kuwait to support reconstruction and stabilisation efforts in Iraq.


Al-Amiriyya: Once upon a bombing in Iraq

Iraqis still remember the more than 400 civilians the US military killed in a single bombing in Baghdad in 1991.

Sinan Antoon

by Sinan Antoon

Sinan Antoon

Middle East

Donors pledge more than $300m for post-ISIL Iraq

Non-governmental organisations at the Kuwait-hosted conference over reconstruction in war-torn Iraq have pledged more than $300 million, far short of the $100 billion requested.

Inside Story

What is behind the rising number of child soldiers?

According to the UN, tens of thousands of children are involved in conflicts in over 20 countries.