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Guns, cash, and frozen chicken: the militia boss doling out aid in Baghdad
Former Shia fighter who had murderous reputation during civil war now offers help to city’s widows and orphans

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad

20, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Death in the marshes: environmental calamity hits Iraq’s unique wetlands
Rivers and lakes that have nurtured communities since civilisation’s dawn are drying up, as drought leads to hunger, displacement and simmering conflict

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in southern Iraq

29, Jan, 2023 @11:01 AM

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Istanbul bombing: 46 detained as Turkey minister blames Kurdish separatists
Six people died and 81 were injured when Istanbul’s popular pedestrian thoroughfare İstiklal Avenue was hit by a bomb attack

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul, Philip Oltermann, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and agencies

14, Nov, 2022 @12:13 PM

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‘I will reach Europe or die’: three stories of Afghan refugees in Turkey
Having paid smugglers to organise a dangerous escape, those fleeing the Taliban face persistent hostility

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Istanbul

07, Sep, 2022 @4:00 AM

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‘Whatever horrors they do, they do in secret’: inside the Taliban’s return to power
The long read: Mazar-i-Sharif was once the most secular, liberal of Afghan cities. But 20 years of corruption and misrule left it ripe for retaking by the Taliban. Will anything be different this time?

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

17, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘They will never let go’: Isis fighters regroup in the heart of Iraq
Iraqi special forces hunt Isis in lowlands south of Kirkuk, where the militants keep on the move, seeking to regain territorial control

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Iraq

11, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Two suicide bombers kill at least 32 shoppers in Baghdad
Attack wounded more than 100 people and raises fear of return to violence in Iraqi capital

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad and Martin Chulov

21, Jan, 2021 @7:31 PM

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'A threat from within': Iraq and the rise of its militias
Shaped by the fight against Isis and a fateful US drone strike, the factions now pose a danger to Baghdad’s weak government

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad

08, Oct, 2020 @12:45 PM

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'Just run': on the Turkey-Greece border as refugees try to break through
Fleeing war and hardship in Middle East and Africa, thousands head for perceived promised land

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Edirne, Turkey

02, Mar, 2020 @9:48 AM

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'I just wanted to die': the torture of an Iraqi protester
How a campaign of kidnapping, intimidation and killings is being used to try to quell uprising

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad

18, Feb, 2020 @5:00 AM

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US is not willing to withdraw troops from Iraq, says Pompeo
Secretary of state says US is only willing to discuss future structure of forces in country

Patrick Wintour, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

10, Jan, 2020 @6:31 PM

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Iran launches missiles at Iraq airbases hosting US and coalition troops
Iranian supreme leader calls strikes ‘a slap in the face’ for the US after killing of Suleimani

Michael Safi in Beirut, Oliver Holmes, and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in Baghdad

08, Jan, 2020 @4:09 PM

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