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An Iraqi fighter with Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Forces) inspects the site of an  Islamic State attack on  the paramilitary force 180km  north of Baghdad. Photograph: Getty Images

Islamic State attacks have surged in a “Ramadan offensive” in Syria and Iraq as these war-ravaged countries struggle to contain the coronavirus and ec(...)

Iran’s navy frigate Jamaran: Fired a missile at a training target released by a support ship, but hit the ship. Photograph: IRIB TV/AFP via Getty Images

One Iranian warship accidentally struck another with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran’s navy said on Mond(...)

Khalaf and Barnu Al-Hadedi with their grandson in their living room in the Al-Nabi Younis neighbourhood  of Mosul. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Not many outside Iraq will have heard of Rifat Chadirji. The father of modern Iraqi architecture died in London last month, after contracting coronavi(...)

A handout photo made available by the US naval forces shows Iranian vessels circling US military ships at close range in international waters in the Arabian Gulf. Photograph: Dawson Roth via EPA

Iranian navy vessels came within 10 metres of American warships in the Persian Gulf in what the US navy described as a series of “dangerous and haras(...)

Dr Ali Al Saleh (63), Imam at Ireland’s main Shi’a mosque in Dublin’s Milltown, was hospitalised in St James’s Hospital where he spent six days in ICU, including three on a ventilator. File image: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

One of Ireland’s leading Muslim figures Dr Ali Al Saleh (63) has returned home from hospital after falling seriously ill with the coronavirus. Imam a(...)

The cast of Kim’s Convenience. Photograph: Netflix

Kim’s Convenience – Season 4 (April 1st) For those in need of a Schitt’s Creek replacement, Kim’s Convenience offers the same genial humour and light(...)

A member of the Syrian civil defence force sanitises a tent at the Bab Al-Nour internally displaced persons camp to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Health and other officials focused on Lebanon, Iraq and Syria fear the numbers of people infected with coronavirus far exceed the official figures dis(...)

 Syrian Arab Red Crescent members conduct  sterilisation to help prevent coronavirus in  Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Badawi

War-devastated Syria, Iraq and Yemen are the three countries in the Middle East most vulnerable to mass coronavirus contagion. The Syrian and Iraqi he(...)

A man rides a motorcycle among devastated buildings in the old city of Mosul on April 21st, 2019. Photograph: Getty Images

It used to be the beating heart of Mosul. Nearly three years after liberation from Islamic State, the Old City on the west bank of the Tigris still lo(...)

Destruction at Karbala airport, one of the areas targeted by US military air strikes on Thursday night. Photograph: Mohammed Sawaf/AFP via Getty Images

Iraq condemned overnight US air strikes on Friday, saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation(...)

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