Iraq

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Ninth sandstorm in less than two months shuts down much of Iraq
Public sector ordered to close except for health and security services, while airports suspend flights

Staff and agencies

24, May, 2022 @2:19 AM

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Margaret Beckett is still wrong about the Iraq war and WMD claims | Letter
Letter: Frank Jackson on the former Labour deputy leader’s recollections about the 2003 Iraq war

Letters

22, May, 2022 @4:32 PM

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George W Bush accidentally admits Iraq war was ‘unjustified and brutal’ in gaffe
Former president makes slip when speaking at his presidential library in Dallas on Wednesday

Julian Borger in Washington

19, May, 2022 @3:30 PM

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How the US is failing female veterans suffering illness from toxic burn pits
A bill to expand coverage for vets affected by toxic exposure doesn’t cover some of the illnesses that women get

Olivia Empson

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ministers accused of abandoning UK geologist at risk of execution in Iraq
Family ‘baffled’ by Foreign Office after Jim Fitton arrested for taking pottery pieces from ancient site

Steven Morris

05, May, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Family of British geologist facing death penalty in Iraq urge UK to intervene
Retiree Jim Fitton, 66, was detained when airport security found ‘valueless’ pottery shards in luggage

Tom Ambrose

30, Apr, 2022 @12:04 PM

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Iraq’s ancient buildings are being destroyed by climate change
Water shortages leading to rising salt concentrations and sandstorms are eroding world’s ancient sites

Hannah Lynch

15, Apr, 2022 @11:44 AM

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Russia ‘using weapons smuggled by Iran from Iraq against Ukraine’
Iraqi militias and others say undercover networks being used to supply materiel such as RPGs and anti-tank missiles

Bethan McKernan in Kyiv and Vera Mironova in Lviv

12, Apr, 2022 @3:30 AM

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Iraqi man alleging 35 family members were killed by Australian airstrike denied compensation
Man applied to Australian government for act of grace payment over Mosul strike targeting Islamic State in 2017

Nino Bucci

10, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Enforced disappearance’: Iraq’s jailing of Australian Robert Pether is arbitrary detention, UN finds
Pether and colleague Khalid Radwan sentenced to five years’ prison after business dispute with Central Bank of Iraq

Christopher Knaus

29, Mar, 2022 @3:19 AM

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‘I lived with the sound of bullets’ – the hallucinatory paintings of Iraqi exile Mohammed Sami
As a schoolboy, he painted propaganda murals for Saddam Hussein’s regime. Now, as the rising star prepares for his first solo UK show, he reveals what triggers his powerful work

Elizabeth Fullerton

21, Mar, 2022 @4:07 PM

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Europa review – border-crossing refugee’s story plays out as intense chase thriller
Although Haider Rashid’s drama tells us frustratingly little about its Iraqi protagonist, this expertly-made film demands to be seen

Leslie Felperin

15, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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