Our grief for people we have not personally known is informed by the narratives and stories we are exposed to – but these stories are not equally told
The expanding use of private military and security companies in recent years suggests that they may take a leading role as the Ukraine conflict develops
When Russia illegally invaded Ukraine, was not that the moment for the United Nations to send its secretary general to Moscow to demand a ceasefire?
Europe has changed its attitude towards Ukraine refugees
Mainstream American politicians — establishment figures in both major parties — apply the denial and displacement mantra to many problems, especially inflation
Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara is about the presence of resources, especially phosphates that make up 72% of the world’s reserves. Phosphate is used in fertiliser, a key element in agriculture, giving Morocco a tight grip over world food production.
John Pilger examines the latest arguments presented by the US in its bid to extradite Julian Assange, and the continuing persecution of the whistleblower and his partner Stella Moris
‘Baghdad Central’ lacks authenticity, like so many films about foreign lands made by foreigners
Julian Assange will have to remain in custody in Britain, pending a US appeal of the decision to block his extradition to face charges for leaking secret documents, a judge in London ruled on Wednesday
China is becoming the preferred destination for countries such as Ghana and Nigeria
This year, an unprecedented fiscal crunch caused by low oil prices forced the government to suspend infrastructure investments. But new dams alone won’t save Iraq’s waterways, experts warn.
As the crisis continues to unfold, the biggest threat may be the vested interest in maintaining the civil war Therefore, with no end in sight to the conflict plaguing the nation, the question worth asking is: who benefits from a Yemen at war?
Ties have deteriorated after an American precision drone strike killed Iran’s Major General Qasem Soleimani
Trump bluntly warned Iran against taking vengeance, repeating his insistence that US bombing targets could include Iran’s cultural heritage sites
Police must distinguish between those acting violently and other protesters when using force
Demands for the government to resign have led to deadly clashes since October 1
A new government is getting ‘tough’ on immigration – but local organisations provide crucial support
Cyber security NGO NetBlocks estimated the total losses to the Iraqi economy at $951 million
In Kurdish-held areas of the northeast, filmmaker Shero Hinde is screening films in remote villages using just a laptop, projector and a canvas screen
Iraq grapples with how to handle an unprecedented
number of minors, many of whom were beaten into confession
It is an unpopular view, but Fanie du Toit’s evidence and argument shows us a way forward
In ridding the city of the Islamic State, its health system was gutted, affecting 1.8-million residents
The sexual enslavement of Yazidis is a tragedy the DRC’s Dr Denis Mukwege is especially qualified to talk about
Despite the extreme challenges and deep sadness of daily life in and around Mosul, the resilience of the health workers of Mosul is awe inspiring.
Mosul may no longer be a pillar of Iraq’s identity
There are fears that the extremists will commit more atrocities in an attempt to spread fear as they try to hold on to their last major Iraqi bastion.
Kurdish fighters backed by the US plan to retake Islamic State’s last major stronghold and are closing off escape routes.
The Chilcot inquiry and subsequent report by Sir John Chilcot said diplomatic options had not been exhausted before British troops invaded Iraq.
The place the Yazidi call home has been seeded with tens of thousands of mines.
Relations between Kurds and Arabs are volatile at best in the areas captured by peshmerga from Isis.
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A witness to the US raid in Syria has described how dozens of commandos arrived in the middle of the night on heavily armed helicopters.