Iraq

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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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Lead FBI investigator in Blackwater case likens Iraq massacre to My Lai
John M Patarini says in letter to New York Times he is ‘disgusted with the president’s actions’ after Trump pardons

Martin Pengelly in New York

02, Jan, 2021 @2:41 PM

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World leaders urged to make Covid vaccine available to millions of refugees
Global humanitarian figures and NGOs call for rollout to take in all people for the global public good

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

01, Jan, 2021 @11:39 AM

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'Our blood is cheaper than water': anger in Iraq over Trump pardons
Joe Biden to be lobbied to reverse decision to pardon security guards jailed over massacre

Martin Chulov and Michael Safi

23, Dec, 2020 @4:21 PM

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Trump pardons Blackwater contractors jailed for massacre of Iraq civilians
Four guards fired on unarmed crowd in Baghdad in 2007, killing 14 and sparking outrage over use of private security in war zones

Michael Safi in Beirut and agencies

23, Dec, 2020 @9:32 AM

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Calling all the shots: three decades on the frontline of photography
The Observer picture editor reflects on the evolution of photojournalism as he bows out after nearly 30 years

Greg Whitmore

20, Dec, 2020 @10:15 AM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020, No 5: Once Upon a Time in Iraq
The story of how the US and its allies overthrew a despotic regime and made things much worse succeeded brilliantly by focusing on moving personal stories

Tim Dowling

16, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I was nothing': for some asylum seekers, the only option was to return to danger
Murtada Allhusseini went home to Iraq thinking it would be preferable to Manus Island. It wasn’t, so he escaped again

Hannah Ryan

09, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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ICC abandons inquiry into alleged British war crimes in Iraq
Prosecutor says, however, there is ‘reasonable basis to believe’ atrocities may have been committed

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

09, Dec, 2020 @5:44 PM

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The big picture: exodus on the road to Mosul, 2016
In 2016, Paolo Pellegrin found an entire village retreating from Isis, among them this young girl

Tim Adams

06, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Waleed Nesyif: ‘I got hundreds of messages after Once Upon a Time in Iraq'
The exiled Iraqi’s recollections of life in Baghdad were a central part of one of the year’s best documentaries

Ursula Kenny

05, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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UK soldiers 12% more likely to die than US troops in 'war on terror'
Study says poor equipment could be a reason for higher British fatality rate in Iraq and Afghanistan

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

04, Dec, 2020 @2:13 PM

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