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Maher Nazeh

As blast walls come down, Baghdad life edges towards normality

Apr 10 2019

BAGHDAD With the blast walls finally gone, some 16 years after the U.S.-led invasion, life in the Iraqi capital Baghdad is starting to look like any normal bustling city.

Long wait for captive Yazidis' return spent rebuilding shrine in Iraq's Bashiqa

Aug 09 2017

BASHIQA, Iraq Yazidi men and boys in the town of Bashiqa north east of Mosul are rebuilding a shrine destroyed by Islamic State as they wait for the return of women from their community taken captive years ago by the jihadists.

Thirteen premature babies killed in Baghdad hospital fire

Aug 10 2016

BAGHDAD Thirteen prematurely born babies were killed in a fire that broke out early on Wednesday in a maternity ward in a Baghdad hospital and was probably caused by an electrical fault, Iraqi authorities said. | Video

Twelve premature babies killed in Baghdad hospital fire

Aug 10 2016

BAGHDAD Twelve prematurely born babies were killed in a fire that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday on a maternity ward in a Baghdad hospital and was probably caused by an electrical fault, Iraqi authorities said. | Video

Child labor doubles in Iraq as violence, displacement hit incomes

Jul 10 2016

BAGHDAD More than half a million Iraqi children are estimated to be at work rather than at school as violence and displacement hurt the income of millions of families, according to the United Nations childrens' agency UNICEF.

Islamic State faces major assaults on two fronts in Iraq, Syria

Jun 02 2016

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq/WASHINGTON Islamic State insurgents faced major assaults on two fronts in both Iraq and Syria on Wednesday in what could prove to be some of the biggest operations to roll back their caliphate since they proclaimed it in 2014. | Video

Iraq stalls Falluja assault 'to protect civilians'

Jun 01 2016

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as his forces halted at the city's edge in the face of ferocious resistance from Islamic State fighters. | Video

Iraq stalls Falluja assault 'to protect civilians'

Jun 01 2016

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as his forces halted at the city's edge in the face of ferocious resistance from Islamic State fighters. | Video

Fear for civilians as Islamic State halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja

Jun 01 2016

CAMP TARIQ, Iraq Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields. | Video

Iraqi army storms to edge of Islamic State-held Falluja; fresh bombings hit Baghdad

May 31 2016

SOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA, Iraq The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under U.S. air support on Monday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants. | Video

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