Iraq

How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?
Men suspected of being affiliated with the Isis in a prison cell in northeastern Syrian.
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How has Isis dealt with the outbreak of Covid-19?

Terror group finds new opportunities amid the global pandemic
21 Oct 2020
Army major cleared of drowning Iraqi after 17-year ordeal
Iraq British Army
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Army major cleared of drowning Iraqi after 17-year ordeal

Robert Campbell was investigated for 17 years over the death of teenager Said Shabram
25 Sep 2020
Winston Churchill: antifascist or racist – or both?
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Winston Churchill: antifascist or racist – or both?

Wartime leader celebrated as a hero but espoused racist views in his lifetime
9 Jun 2020
RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves
A Eurofighter Typhoon refuels
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RAF air strike kills Isis fighters hiding in Iraqi caves

Defence minister pledges to continue ‘relentless’ fight against jihadists
6 May 2020
Iran denies Trump claim that it is planning Iraq attacks
Javad Zarif
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Iran denies Trump claim that it is planning Iraq attacks

Tehran says it ‘starts no wars, but teaches lessons to those who do’
3 Apr 2020
Amir al-Mawli: who is the new Isis leader?
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Amir al-Mawli: who is the new Isis leader?

Terror group’s head thought to have been behind 2014 genocide of Yazidis in Iraq
19 Mar 2020
US strikes back after rocket attack in Iraq
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US strikes back after rocket attack in Iraq

Kata’ib Hezbollah is accused of attack that killed British soldier and 11 others
13 Mar 2020

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British soldier killed in Iraq: what happened?
Taji camp
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British soldier killed in Iraq: what happened?

Base north of Baghdad hit by 18 Katyusha rockets in deadly attack
12 Mar 2020
Mohammed Allawi: can new PM save Iraq from crisis?
Mohammad Allawi
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Mohammed Allawi: can new PM save Iraq from crisis?

Nationwide protests intensify as activists call for overhaul of government following controversial appointment
3 Feb 2020
Isis: what does the future hold for the terror group?
Isis militants in Syria
In Depth

Isis: what does the future hold for the terror group?

Spies confirm identity of new Islamic State leader
23 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq
Iraqi forces, ISIS flag
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Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 January
14 Jan 2020
Iran missiles target US troops: what we know so far
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Iran missiles target US troops: what we know so far

Tehran has launched more than a dozen missiles at air bases in Iraq
8 Jan 2020
Is the US pulling out of Iraq?
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Is the US pulling out of Iraq?

Confusion after letter from US general announces ‘movement out of Iraq’
7 Jan 2020
Who is Edward Gallagher?
Edward Eddie Gallagher, War crimes
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Who is Edward Gallagher?

Former Navy Seal ‘positioning himself as an influencer’ following controversial war crimes pardon
3 Jan 2020
‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani
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‘Eclipses Bin Laden’: reaction to killing of Qasem Soleimani

Death of Qasem Soleimani ‘one of biggest developments in the Middle East for decades’
3 Jan 2020
Iran general killed in drone strike ordered by Donald Trump
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Iran general killed in drone strike ordered by Donald Trump

Pentagon says ‘decisive defensive action’ taken to prevent further US deaths
3 Jan 2020
Furious Iraqis withdraw from US embassy siege in Baghdad
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Furious Iraqis withdraw from US embassy siege in Baghdad

Iraq is caught in the middle of the ongoing tensions between the US and Iran
2 Jan 2020
Anger as security services shoot dead 45 in Iraq
TOPSHOT - Anti-government protesters draped in Iraqi national flags walk into clouds of smoke from burning tires during a demonstration in the southern city of Basra on November 17, 2019, as
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Anger as security services shoot dead 45 in Iraq

Latest killings come as protesters storm and torch Iranian consulate
29 Nov 2019
The countries hit by major protests in 2019
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The countries hit by major protests in 2019

Millions have taken to the streets across the globe this year demanding change
19 Nov 2019
Why is the UK being accused of covering up war crimes?
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Why is the UK being accused of covering up war crimes?

Investigators claim serious crimes were hushed up ‘for political reasons’
18 Nov 2019
Iraq protests: can the ‘bloodbath’ be stemmed?
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Iraq protests: can the ‘bloodbath’ be stemmed?

UN urges action as more than 300 people killed in violent clashes
11 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’
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Instant Opinion: ‘We are all tactical voters, aren’t we?’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 5 November
5 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’
Delegates clap during the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow last year
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Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 29 October
29 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’
Employees work in an office in Moscow on December 15, 2014. The Russian ruble tumbled 9.5 percent Monday to new record lows as falling crude prices pulled the rug out from under the currency
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Instant Opinion: EU is ‘no defender of workers’ rights’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 25 October
25 Oct 2019
Where are Isis fighters now?
Raqa
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Where are Isis fighters now?

US withdrawal from Syrian-Turkish border fuels fears of resurgence of the jihadist group
9 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Iraqis rebel over regime ‘farce’
Iraq protests
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Instant Opinion: Iraqis rebel over regime ‘farce’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 8 October
8 Oct 2019
Should Isis militants be returned to the UK?
Iraqi forces, ISIS flag
In Depth

Should Isis militants be returned to the UK?

US defence secretary says detaining foreign fighters in Syria is ‘untenable’
6 Sep 2019
The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East
United Arab Emirates
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The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East

Syria no longer at the bottom of the worldwide peace rankings, but there is little to celebrate
24 Jul 2019
How did the Gulf War start?
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How did the Gulf War start?

As tensions rise in the region The Week explores why Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait nearly 30 years ago
18 Jun 2019
Why Iran is partially withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal
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Why Iran is partially withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal

Tehran to announce ‘reciprocal measures’ as tensions mount with the US
8 May 2019
What next for Syria?
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What next for Syria?

Uncertain future for war-torn nation amid power vacuum and economic crisis
12 Mar 2019
Should Isis jihadi brides be allowed back to the UK?
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Should Isis jihadi brides be allowed back to the UK?

Former London schoolgirl Shamima Begum wants to return after four years with Islamic State
14 Feb 2019
Is this really the end for Isis?
Iraq Islamic State
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Is this really the end for Isis?

The militants are battling to maintain grip on last vestiges of territory in Syria
13 Feb 2019
Iraqi PM appoints five cabinet ministers who applied online
Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Iraq
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Iraqi PM appoints five cabinet ministers who applied online

Adel Abdul-Mahdi ‘the butt of social media jokes’ after narrowing down 15,000 applications from members of the public
8 Nov 2018