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Iraq’s oil boom blamed for worsening water crisis in drought-hit south
Pollution from gas flaring – the burning of natural gas associated with oil extraction – is also a major concern in the oil-rich but extremely dry south

Sara Manisera and Daniela Sala in Al Khora

03, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘I think of drowning myself’: the Iraqi families displaced by a dam – and homeless for 40 years
The village of Jissary was flooded in 1985 to make way for the giant Mosul dam, and its people have been moving between makeshift settlements ever since. Now they face eviction again

Stefanie Glinski in Domiz, Nineveh

29, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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David Miliband calls support for Iraq war one of his ‘deepest regrets’
Speaking at Hay festival, former foreign secretary says some may see the west as being hypocritical in its anti-Russia stance

Lucy Knight

28, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘We love life – but death loves us more’: the pain and power of Iraqi music
In the second part of a series marking 20 years since the Iraq war, genre-spanning artists explain the difficulties of working in the country – and the poignancy for those outside it

Christina Hazboun

16, May, 2023 @2:59 PM

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‘We are a forgotten people’: how rap music processed trauma in Iraq
In the first of two features exploring Iraqi music 20 years on from the Iraq war, the country’s rappers explain why using a US artform carries such satirical power

Dalia Al-Dujaili

15, May, 2023 @11:36 AM

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Baghdad’s young people battle to build happier future – picture essay
For a generation of young Iraqis who have grown up knowing only war, life is not easy. Across Baghdad, young adults and teenagers fight to realise their ambitions but many face challenges

Stefanie Glinski, Baghdad, Iraq

12, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Bringing football home to Iraq could represent a return to global stage
The last time a World Cup qualifier was hosted in Baghdad was in 2001 but their Gulf Cup success represents a chance to show Iraq is ready to stage matches

John Duerden

29, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Company emails at odds with evidence used to jail Australian engineer Robert Pether in Iraq
Revealed: documents prompt fresh calls for Pether’s release, amid separate claims that a biased translator was used in court case

James King

27, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Ali died days before he could challenge BP’s CEO on the dangers of gas flaring. Don’t let his death be in vain | Jess Kelly
The 21-year-old Iraqi, who lived by a smoke-choked oilfield, died of cancer. His message must be heard, says journalist Jess Kelly

Jess Kelly

27, Apr, 2023 @9:23 AM

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Only official civilian victim of UK’s bombing campaign against IS appears not to exist
Contradictions over missions in Syria and Iraq deepens concern over Britain’s ‘perfect’ precision war

Emma Graham-Harrison and Joe Dyke

04, Apr, 2023 @10:32 AM

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Mona Chalabi’s datablog: Iraq war leukemia rates worse than after Hiroshima bombing
Bombing of Falluja preceded 2,200% increase in leukemia rates, as well as 1,260% increase in childhood cancer

Mona Chalabi

03, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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What I saw in Iraq during the war changed me for ever | Letter
Letter: A reader who served at the British embassy in Baghdad reflects on the impact of war

27, Mar, 2023 @5:05 PM

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