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The New Arab Staff

Ahmad al-Naemi


The Iraqi government has claimed towns retaken from IS are unsafe for displaced residents to return, but activists and politicians accuse the government and allied militias of deliberate 'demographic engineering'.

25 January, 2016

Iraqi Christians celebrate Christmas with a heavy heart this year due to the deteriorating security situation in the country and the increasing violations against their rights.

25 December, 2015

Several Iraqi civil society organisations on Tuesday warned that sorcery and a belief in magic are on the rise in the country.

23 December, 2015

At least 19 civilians have been killed and injured after Iraqi forces bombarded the IS controlled city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad on Tuesday, according to medical sources.

09 December, 2015

Iraq's prime minister will launch a new round of political reforms but lawmakers and analysts are pessimistic about his ability to deliver on these promises.

17 November, 2015

Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Iraqi government planes have targeted Mosul, killing or injuring 69 Iraqis, mostly civilians, according to local medical sources.

29 September, 2015

Iraqi electoral authorities have given approval to a petition by residents of the oil rich port city of Basra to hold a referendum on making it an autonomous region.

18 August, 2015

The Iraqi military has reportedly bombed a maternity hospital in the city of Fallujah, killing patients and medical staff, according to sources and eyewitnesses.

13 August, 2015

Feature: Tunnels built to smuggle goods and fighters between Iraq and Syria are providing a lifeline for the besieged residents of Anbar, reports Ahmad al-Naemi.

06 May, 2015

Feature: A group of young Iraqis have started a campaign to rid Iraq of sectarianism, which has fuelled violence in the country for more than a decade.

27 April, 2015