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‘The green land is a barren desert’: water scarcity hits Iraq’s Fertile Crescent
An inefficient 8,000 year old irrigation system combined with mismanagement has worsened the effects of drought – and cattle and crops are dying

Simona Foltyn in Mahnawia

07, Sep, 2022 @5:30 AM

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First photos of Australian Robert Pether in Iraqi jail raise ‘serious concerns’ about his health
Jailed engineer appears gaunt with moles doctors fear are cancerous, as wife decries ‘watching his murder in slow motion’

Christopher Knaus

06, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Who will protect us?’: Baghdad residents wait out fighting as city grinds to halt
Shia groups are clashing in Iraqi capital and across country after struggle for power spilled to streets

Simona Foltyn in Baghdad

30, Aug, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Why are Shia groups fighting each other in Iraq?
At least 30 people have been killed and hundreds injured in clashes relating to the political influence of Iran

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

30, Aug, 2022 @11:44 AM

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‘Inhumane detention’: doctors for Australian jailed in Iraq warn Albanese government of his dire health
‘I fear that Australia will in short time be repatriated with the corpse of Mr [Robert] Pether’, say doctors of imprisoned engineer

Christopher Knaus

09, Aug, 2022 @6:38 AM

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‘The family will kill you if the patient dies’: the doctors facing attack in Iraq’s hospitals
In Baghdad 87% of doctors say they have experienced violence at work, some involving guns, and most at the hands of patients’ relatives

Charlie Metcalfe in Baghdad

09, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Shia factions mass in Baghdad raising fears of more unrest
Rallies in support of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr follow occupation of Iraqi parliament amid a political vacuum

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

01, Aug, 2022 @6:09 PM

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Iran may eventually get its way in protracted power struggle in Iraq
Analysis: Kurdish officials are considering allying with Iranian interests to finally form a government in Baghdad

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Briton jailed in Iraq for smuggling antiquities to be freed, says lawyer
Family of retired geologist Jim Fitton, 66, ‘over the moon’ after court quashes 15-year jail sentence

Nadeem Badshah

26, Jul, 2022 @5:24 PM

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Iraq accuses Turkey of deadly attack on tourists near Kurdish city
Turkey blames PKK after nine people killed at water park in area where there have been frequent clashes

Martin Chulov and Nechirvan Mando

21, Jul, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Australian government wrongly cancelled citizenship of man on death row in Iraq, family claim
Ahmad Merhi, who travelled from Sydney to Syria, says he is now stateless as he awaits hanging

Nino Bucci

16, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Turkey should face international court over Yazidi genocide, report says
Exclusive: Investigation by group of prominent human rights lawyers also criticises Syria and Iraq

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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