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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(...)

Ana de Armas and Wagner Moura in Sergio

There’s a short season to be compiled of feature dramas adapted from the same directors’ documentaries. Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn, a variation on th(...)

 Eminem: “But I’m contemplating yelling ‘bombs away’ on the game/ Like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting.” Photograph: Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage

Eminem has compared himself to Salman Ramadan Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert in(...)

Mourners in Tehran carry the casket of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The assassination of Qassem Suleimani has cemented one of the strongest symbiotic relationships in politics: that between conservative hardliners in t(...)

 An image grab from footage obtained from the state-run Iran Press news agency  allegedly shows rockets launched from the Islamic republic against a US military base in Iraq on Tuesday night. Photograph: Iran Press /AFP via Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump will address the nation on Wednesday after Iran targeted two Iraqi military bases housing US forces overnight following the (...)

An Iranian politician holds a picture of assassinated general Qassem Suleimani  during a parliamentary session in Tehran. Photograph: ICANA News Agency/AFP via Getty Images

As millions of Iranians poured on to the streets of Tehran on Monday to mourn the death of the military commander Qassem Suleimani, the country’s supr(...)

Mourners gather around a vehicle carrying the coffin of Qassem Suleimani during a  funeral procession in his home town of Kerman, Iran on Tuesday. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

At least 56 people were killed in a stampede as tens of thousands of mourners packed streets for the funeral of a slain Iranian military commander in(...)

US law gives Donald Trump as president sweeping powers to attack whoever he “determines” planned, authorised, committed or aided the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

We are so used to egregious lies we scarcely notice them anymore. But we may be entering a new phase of official mendacity. Governments don’t usually (...)

A poster of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani worn by  a Houthi supporter at a rally in Saada, Yemen to denounce  the US killing.  The writing on the poster reads: ‘God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam.’ Photograph: Naif Rahma/Reuters

“Ladies and gentlemen, we got him.” I can still remember the exultant tone of Paul Bremer, the American governor of post-invasion Iraq, as he announc(...)

Iranians holding pictures of assassinated general Qassem Suleimani and supreme leader Ali Khamenei protest in Tehran on Friday over the US air strike that killed Suleimani. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

The US air strike on Baghdad airport that killed Gen Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the elite expeditionary arm of Iran’s Revolutionar(...)

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