An Iraqi youth rides a bicycle past the Nuri mosque in the old town of  Mosul in March.  Photograph: Zaid al-Obeidi/AFP via Getty Images

Fr Olivier Poquillon, a Dominican friar, celebrated Mass recently for the first time in more than seven years at the Al-Saa’a church in Mosul. Iraq’s(...)

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(...)

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters walk next to their tank as they take control of the area on the outskirts of Mosul. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artefacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, d(...)