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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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Saddam Hussein mural painter creates a world of turmoil – Mohammed Sami review
Sami, a refugee from Iraq, learned his trade painting his country’s then leader. His disquieting works, full of tortured surfaces, feel like distillations of death and chaos

Adrian Searle

26, Jan, 2023 @5:14 PM

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Yazidi women kept as slaves by IS appeal to UN to intervene in their fight for compensation
Lawyers demand support from Australia for five victims of Khaled Sharrouf in test case for international law on torture survivors

Kaamil Ahmed

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Artist asks British Museum to return Assyrian treasure to Iraq in swap
Sculptor Michael Rakowitz says he will give his fourth-plinth bull to Tate Modern if Iraq can share custody

Matthew Weaver

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Treasure hunters circle in search of Islamic State’s lost loot
The ruins of Iraq and Syria are proving a treasure trove, with former foes vying to uncover buried bullion, dollars and jewels

Martin Chulov and Nechirvan Mando in Erbil

20, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Escape from Iran: protesters regroup in Iraq after perilous journey
Daily shows of dissent against repressive 43-year clerical rule continue, with exiled demonstrators asking for help from the west

Martin Chulov and Nechirvan Mando in Erbil

19, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Australian government overturns decision to cancel citizenship of man on death row in Iraq
Home affairs tells Ahmad Merhi’s lawyer the law used to strip him of Australian citizenship was invalid with almost 20 other cancellations also voided

Nino Bucci

06, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Baghdaddy review – arresting and absurd take on war’s trauma
A British Iraqi and her father re-enact his wartime memories under the direction of three ghoulish clowns in a daring if uneven debut

Arifa Akbar

25, Nov, 2022 @5:55 PM

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‘Heist of the century’: how $2.5bn was plundered from Iraqi state funds
Mystery surrounds embezzlement of tax revenues, which appears to have been facilitated by some of the highest offices in the country

Simona Foltyn in Baghdad

20, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Scottish engineer held in Iraqi prison facing extradition to Qatar released
Brian Glendinning, 43, was contracted to work for BP in Iraq when arrested over an alleged debt owed to the Qatari National Bank

Joe Middleton and agencies

13, Nov, 2022 @9:03 PM

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In emotional letter from Iraqi jail, Australian Robert Pether warns his prognosis is ‘bleak’
Exclusive: In newly released correspondence, arbitrarily detained engineer speaks of fear skin cancer will return

Christopher Knaus

07, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Four Australian families held in Syrian detention camps returning to Sydney within days
Four mothers and 13 or more children detained since fall of Islamic State are being repatriated to Australia in federal government operation

Nino Bucci and Amy Remeikis

28, Oct, 2022 @6:37 AM

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