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The  Iraq National Museum in Baghdad after it reopened in February 2009 following vandalism and looting. Photograph:    Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images

Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi returned from meeting US president Joe Biden in Washington this week bearing 17,000 archaeological treasures f(...)

Shia militia fighters in Tal Afar, Iraq: Prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been powerless to end the killings of some 40 activists.  File photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

The weekend killing of the son of a prominent Iraqi human rights activist has reignited popular resentment against Iran-sponsored Shia militias which (...)

People place flowers and  candles by Tyrifjorden lake, in view of Utoya island, four days after Anders Behring Breivik carried out a massacre there on July 22nd, 2011. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

Norway’s capital was quieter than usual on July 22nd, 2011, a wet Friday during the summer holidays. At 3.25pm a bomb hidden inside a van exploded out(...)

Crowds gather outside the Covid-19 hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq, where a catastrophic blaze erupted. The local authorities are being blamed for negligence. Photograph: AP Photo/Str

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 face(...)

Desree Pether  with her sons, Flynn  and Oscar, and daughter Nala. Her husband and their father, Robert Pether, is detained in Iraq without explanation from the authorities there. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Most evenings when he is away from his home in Elphin, Co Roscommon, engineer Robert Pether telephones home and spends time reading a bedtime story to(...)

An Iran-backed Iraqi Shia armed group member stands guard in Baghdad at a funeral of a comrade killed in a US airstrike near the Iraqi border with Syria. Photograph: Ahmed Jalil

Iran-sponsored Iraqi militia groups have reportedly agreed to halt operations against US troops if the US ends attacks against militia positions in Ir(...)

The aftermath of the fire on June 4th that destroyed almost 400 tent homes in Sharya IDP camp in Kurdistan,

On May 10th last, Karim Khan, who begins work as prosecutor at the International Criminal Court on June 16th, stated in his role as head of the UN inv(...)

Whatever happens over the next month - however many goals are scored, however many thrilling matches are played - there is certain to be only one overriding sensation for Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin when the final whistle blows on July 11th: relief. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

If Aleksander Ceferin has any say on the matter, there will never be another European soccer championship like the one that starts this week. And that(...)

 US air force training personnel flying over Kabul in December 2018. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

The Pentagon is considering seeking authorisation to carry out air strikes to support Afghan security forces if Kabul or another major city is in dang(...)

David Clinch: ‘Even though the media landscape has changed, once you have an appetite for news and are willing to do the work, there will always be opportunities.’

From Dundrum in south Dublin to the hub of global news in Atlanta in the US, David Clinch’s media career spans 30 years. He started by researching and(...)

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