Education  /  Published 30.11.21

Escape to Sulaimaniyah

As the Taliban closed in on the Afghan capital, Kabul, in August, what had been a privileged education at the American University of Afghanistan suddenly became a dangerous liability. Students and st...
By Jane Arraf

World  /  Published 08.11.21

Drone attack on Iraqi PM

Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose party was the biggest winner in last month’s election, called the attack a terrorist act against Iraq’s stability that aimed to “return Iraq...
By Reuters in Baghdad

World  /  Published 13.10.21

Iraq cleric in big poll win

 But a record low turnout suggested that a vote billed as an chance to wrest control from the ruling elite would do little to dislodge sectarian religious parties in power since 2003.  A co...
By Reuters in Baghdad

World  /  Published 12.10.21

Islamic State leader held: Iraq

Iraq said on Monday it has detained a top leader of the Islamic State group and a longtime al Qaida operative in a cross-border operation. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the news, id...
By AP/PTI in Baghdad

World  /  Published 07.09.21

Mom, baby among 4 killed in US shooting

A self-described survivalist in body armour shot and killed four people, including a woman and her 3-month-old baby boy in her arms, before surrendering to police in central Florida on Sunday, officia...
By Reuters in New York


Opinion  /  Published 30.08.21

Old tricks: Islamist terrorism

Violent Islamist movements, as current events in Afghanistan demonstrate, have had some success in Muslim countries that were invaded by the United States of America. But they have failed everywhere e...
By Gwynne Dyer

World  /  Published 28.07.21

Biden, Iraq PM pact to end US mission

US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sealed an agreement on Monday formally ending the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, but American forces will still operat...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 14.07.21

92 killed as fire sweeps Iraqi hospital

The death toll from a fire that tore through a coronavirus hospital in southern Iraq rose to 92, health officials said on Tuesday, as authorities faced accusations of negligence from grieving relative...
By Reuters in Nassiriya, Iraq

Opinion  /  Published 13.07.21

After the fire: Through a dystopian looking glass

On one chunk of a wall still standing in what used to be the ministry of information and broadcasting, someone has made a large portrait of the old Jesuit priest who was killed by the Orange Regime. I...
By Ruchir Joshi

World  /  Published 29.06.21

US airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

The US carried out airstrikes early on Monday morning in Iraq and Syria against two Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said had conducted drone strikes against American personnel in Iraq in rec...
By Eric Schmitt in Washington


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