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Iraq
Opinion  /  Published 28.03.19

Fall of IS: It's not over yet

The fall of the Islamic State has been as spectacular as its rise. Around three years ago, when government forces in Iraq began a determined campaign to rid the country of the IS — a confederation s...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 21.02.19

Iraqi Gully Boy gives Basra’s rage a rap outlet

A youth-led protest movement in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemployment, has found an artistic outlet in the words and beats o...
By AP in Basra (Iraq)

World  /  Published 04.02.19

Trump wants troops in Iraq to ‘watch’ Iran

President Donald Trump plans to keep US troops in Iraq to monitor and maintain pressure on neighbouring Iran, committing to a US military presence in the region’s war zones even as he moves to withd...
By Eric Schmitt and Alissa J. Rubin/NYTNS in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 19.08.19

The chequered history of military occupations

The month of August is named after the Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar. Augustus had an illustrious pedigree: he was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar. But the christening of an entire month after Augu...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.18

Geopolitics and Iran's sense of self

There was an undercurrent of tension in Aurangzeb’s court when news arrived of the arrival of an envoy from Iran. “The news that a Persian mission was coming caused a flutter in the Mughal Court. ...
By T. C. A. Raghavan

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World  /  Published 03.10.18

Model’s murder leaves Iraq shaken

She was a 22-year-old former beauty queen, fashion model and social media star, whose daring outfits revealed tattoos on her arms and shoulder.Tara Fares won fame and 2.8 million Instagram followers i...
By AP

World  /  Published 23.10.18

Want to be an Iraq minister? Apply online

Drain the swamp: it’s a promise leaders around the world are making in this era of voter cynicism and political upheaval.But Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi may be taking it furth...
By AP in Baghdad

Business  /  Published 15.06.19

US makes exception for Iraq on Iran gas

The United States has allowed Iraq to import Iranian gas for its power grid for another three months by extending a waiver to sanctions — but insists that Baghdad seek alternative sources.Iraq has h...
By Reuters in Baghdad

World  /  Published 01.12.19

Iraqi MPs accept PM's resignation

Iraq's Parliament approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday, amid ongoing violence and anti-government demonstrations in the capital that saw one protester shot dead.Protes...
By AP in Baghdad

Opinion  /  Published 17.03.19

Enabling Modi: then and now

In the run-up to the general elections of 2014, there was an intellectually significant endorsement of Narendra Modi by public figures who saw themselves as liberals. They came from different backgrou...
By Mukul Kesavan


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