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Amina Ismail

'Arab Alliance' meets in Iraq in first visit in decades for an Egyptian leader

Jun 27 2021

(Fixes typo in spelling of analyst's name to "Halawa" not Halwa)

‘Old guard’ of Iraqi parties, militias dig in against a weak state

Jun 23 2021

BAGHDAD Iraq's government appears increasingly weak in the face of militias and parties that are expected to entrench their power in an upcoming election, dashing the hopes of protesters who were promised reform, say activists, officials and diplomats.

Kurdish leader says he fears Islamic State comeback in Iraq

May 05 2021

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq A senior Kurdish official has said there are growing indications that Islamic State is trying to make a comeback after an uptick in attacks in Iraq.

Residents of Iraqi Christian enclave gather with olive branches and balloons to welcome pope

Mar 07 2021

QARAQOSH, Iraq Waving olive branches, flags and balloons and dressed in colourful traditional robes, hundreds of residents lined the streets of the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh on Sunday waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis.

Residents of Iraqi Christian enclave gather with olive branches and balloons to welcome pope

Mar 07 2021

QARAQOSH, Iraq Waving olive branches, flags and balloons and dressed in colourful traditional robes, hundreds of residents lined the streets of the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh on Sunday waiting for the arrival of Pope Francis.

Iraq beefs up security for pope amid rising violence, pandemic

Mar 04 2021

BAGHDAD Iraq is deploying thousands of additional security personnel to protect Pope Francis during his four-day visit, which comes after a spate of rocket and suicide bomb attacks raised fears for the Catholic leader's safety. | Video

Syria condemns 'cowardly' U.S. air strikes on Iran-backed militias

Feb 27 2021

BEIRUT Syria said U.S. air strikes against Iranian-backed militias in the east of the country on Friday were a cowardly act and urged President Joe Biden not to follow "the law of the jungle". | Video

Iraqi activists eye political mainstream after protest movement crushed

Feb 10 2021

BAGHDAD Iraqi lawyer Hussein al-Ghorabi said he left his hometown of Nassiriya four months ago after an armed group threatened him over his political activism.

Years after ISIS, Iraqis forced out of camps into uncertain future

Dec 11 2020

BALAD, Iraq Last month, Iraqi authorities gave families displaced by the war against Islamic State just 48 hours to pack up and leave the Al-Ishaki camp before it was closed.

Islamic State shadow follows families as Iraq closes camps

Dec 04 2020

AL-QAYYARAH, IRAQ Tuqqa Abdullah and her Iraqi family have wandered from one displaced people's camp to the next in the past three years, buying time and hoping they will one day be able to go home.

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