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  • Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    (Erbil) – Iraqi forces have forcibly displaced at least 125 families said to have familial ties to affiliates of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.Sunni tribal groups (known as the Hashad al-Asha'ri), within th…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Sir John Chilcot's report on lessons to be learned from the 2003 invasion of Iraq has taken seven years to produce. David Cameron has said it should not be about "punishing" British soldiers, but holding senior people to account. However, 13 years of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sarah Leah Whitson
    Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, oversees the work of the division in 19 countries, with staff located in 10 countries. She has led dozens of advocacy and investigative missions thr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Lawyers Arrested for Work in ISIS Courts

    Iraq: Lawyers Arrested for Work in ISIS Courts

    Expand A man walks across a street in al-Hamdaniya, Iraq November 25, 2016. Picture taken November 25, 2016.  © 2016 Reuters (Beirut) – Iraqi au…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: US-Trained Forces Linked to Mosul War Crimes

    Iraq: US-Trained Forces Linked to Mosul War Crimes

    (Beirut) – An Iraqi army division trained by the United States government allegedly executed several dozen prisoners in Mosul’s Old City, Human Rights Watch said today. Two international observers detailed the summary killings of four people by t…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Execution Site Near Mosul’s Old City

    Iraq: Execution Site  Near Mosul’s Old City

    Expand Satellite imagery from July 12 showing the building and Tigris riverbank seen in a video posted of soldiers throwing a detainee off a cliff in west Mosul as well as militar…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Fall of Mosul May Not Be the End Of ISIS But the Beginning of ISIS 2.0

    The Fall of Mosul May Not Be the End Of ISIS But the Beginning of ISIS 2.0

    Expand Popular Mobilization Force members on the frontline with the Islamic State in al-Fatha, northeast of Baiji, Iraq on October 18, 2015. © 2015 Reuters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Alleged ISIS Families Sent to ‘Rehabilitation Camp’

    Iraq: Alleged ISIS Families Sent to ‘Rehabilitation Camp’

    Update: Human Rights Watch received reports on July 17, 2017, that local authorities in Bartala facilitated the transfer of families out of the “rehabilitation camp” to regular  camps for displaced people in the area, and closed the camp. This…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Investigate Possible Mosul Abuse
    (Beirut) – Four videos allegedly filmed in west Mosul appear to show Iraqi soldiers and federal police beating and extrajudicially killing detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. All four videos were published on Facebook on July 11 and 12, 2017,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Yezidi Fighters’ Families Expelled

    Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Yezidi Fighters’ Families Expelled


    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Iraq

IRIN: Iraq

  • The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

    The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

    Summer sun beats down like a spotlight on the Tigris River meandering through the town of Shirqat, the narrow band of water the only border between territory held by Iraqi forces on one side, and militants from the so-called Islamic State on the othe…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 3:39am -
  • Mobile magistrates are Iraq's new frontline fighters

    Mobile magistrates are Iraq's new frontline fighters

    “My apologies, I have to go,” Khalid al-Shimari proffers as he races to his car, gravel scrunching under his feet. In the pocket of his blazer a ringtone sounds for the umpteenth time. “My court needs me,” he explains, pulling open the car do…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 5:17am -
  • Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

    Starving civilians and suicide bombings: The terrible truth of liberating Mosul 

    “Don’t open the door under any circumstances,” shouts Iraqi special forces soldier Salem, as his Humvee climbs over the wreckage of Mosul’s Old City. “Daesh run out from houses and side streets and blow themselves up anytime.”Large milit…
    - 43 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 4:51am -
  • Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

    Saddam-era basement bunkers: A ‘double-edged sword’ for Mosul civilians

    Wearing nothing but underpants, his body half-wrapped in bandages, 20-year-old Mustafa is carried out of Mosul’s Old City on a green plastic chair by Iraqi soldiers running through sniper fire.Grimacing with pain, he grips the sides of the chair.…
    - 51 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 3:31am -
  • Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

    Disturbing civilian death trends in Iraq-Syria air war: A researcher’s view

    Kafaa al-Mustapha and two of her relatives were on their way to work in the Raqqa countryside when their car was hit by an alleged coalition airstrike last month. All three of the women, along with up to 20 other agricultural workers, were reportedly…
    - 58 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 9:19am -
  • Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

    Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict

    On the main road into east Mosul, a rotting skeleton swings from a post outside a row of bullet-riddled shops. What was once a brain lolls horribly from an eye socket in front of a grimace of teeth – starkly white against blackened remains of flesh…
    - 25 Apr 17, 5:02am -
  • Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

    Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

    A thin, dark column of figures winds across the barren hills on the outskirts of west Mosul, through clouds of dust thrown up by mortars falling around them. With wide, fearful eyes in faces drawn from months of malnutrition, some stagger out of exha…
    - 9 Mar 17, 8:46am -
  • US refugee resettlement system reels from Trump ban

    US refugee resettlement system reels from Trump ban

    The non-profit network for refugee resettlement in the United States may take years to recover from changes announced by President Donald Trump, charity managers and advocates say. The 120-day pause to the programme, and a reduction from 110,000 to 5…
    - 3 Feb 17, 7:36am -
  • Inside east Mosul’s growing healthcare emergency

    Inside east Mosul’s growing healthcare emergency

    Amina screams as a nurse peels bandages off the lacerations and sores that cover her chest and left leg. Her aunt helps medical staff pin the 13-year-old down on a bed as the nurse squeezes puss from the infected wounds, before roughly rinsing them w…
    - 2 Feb 17, 3:13am -
  • Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter's diary on Iraqi displacement

    Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter's diary on Iraqi displacement

    Eastern Mosul has now been freed from so-called Islamic State. But more than three million people across the country are still displaced, and many are facing another threat: the bitter winter cold.Listen to this reporter's diary and join IRIN Middle…
    - 25 Jan 17, 8:15am -

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The Guardian: Iraq News

  • newThe new king of Iraq enters Baghdad – archive, 17 August 1921
    17 August 1921 Faisal I of Iraq, a friend of the British, will be king until 1933Baghdad, JulyThe celebrations are over. The great day has come and gone. The Emir Faisal has been welcomed and acclaimed by the people, and, whatever the future holds, t…
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:00am -
  • Sick Iraqi man deported from Australia may not survive long – lawyer
    Effort to keep in Australia 58-year-old Saeed, who is sick, illiterate and from a persecuted minority, failed on SundayThe lawyer for an illiterate and sick Iraqi man deported from Australia overnight says he may not survive more than a couple of yea…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 9:40pm -
  • Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East

    - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 11:47am -
  • UK defence contractor billed US more than $50m in expenses
    Expenses included luxury cars and salaries paid to ‘significant others’ of company’s top executives, according to PentagonA British company hired to help train Afghan intelligence officers billed the US government for more than $50m (£38.4m) i…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 5:56pm -
  • The Guardian view on sanctions: an essential tool | Editorial
    Neither pure diplomacy nor outright war, sanctions are often better than bothLast week Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he described as a “flawed” Russian sanctions bill into law. While the president has his own reasons to be concerned by puta…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 1:47pm -
  • Federal court overturns former Blackwater guard's murder conviction
    Three-judge panel issues split opinion and orders new trial for Nicholas Slatten, saying previous decision erred in not allowing him individual trialA federal appeals court has overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater secu…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 3:35pm -
  • Tony Blair prosecution over Iraq war blocked by judges
    High court rules that there is no crime of aggression in English law under which former PM could be chargedTony Blair should not face prosecution for his role in the 2003 Iraq war, the high court has ruled.The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgi…
    - 18 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 5:42am -
  • Children of Isis fighters face threat of Mosul revenge attacks
    Many who lost their parents in the battle for the Iraqi city have been traumatised by war, but are now targets for recriminationFor the past seven months, Abu Hassan, an army medic, has treated the damaged and desperate people of the Iraqi city of Mo…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 5:30am -
  • Military coup in Iraq ousts monarchy – archive, 26 July 1958
    26 July 1958: The old order has been obliterated and the house of the Hashemites expunged from Bagdad Bagdad, July 25Bagdad is hot but apparently not excessively bothered as Iraq settles down into its new revolutionary mould. Related: British Emba…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:00am -
  • US federal judge blocks potential deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis
    Judge Mark Goldsmith’s decision gives the Iraqis, 234 of whom are currently detained, time to appeal their deportation cases in courtA federal judge on Monday blocked the potential deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis, indefinitely halting efforts…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:17am -

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