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    Iraq’s heritage battered by desert sun, state apathy

    Agence France-Presse . Ain Tamr | Updated at 11:02pm on May 10, 2021

    One of the world’s oldest churches is crumbling deep in Iraq’s desert, another victim of years of conflict, government negligence and climate change in a...

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    Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

    Agence France-Presse . Arbil | Updated at 09:11pm on May 04, 2021

    An appeals court in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday upheld six-year jail sentences for five journalists and activists, after a trial criticised by rights groups. Defence...

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    Fire kills 82 at Iraqi Covid hospital

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:36am on April 25, 2021

    More than 80 people died Sunday in a fire that ripped through an Iraqi Covid-19 hospital, sparking anger and prompting the suspension of top officials...

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    The unravelling of the American empire

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 22, 2021

    THE United States’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the...

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    5 wounded in rocket attack targeting Iraq base hosting US

    Agence France-Presse . Samarra | Updated at 11:50am on April 19, 2021

    Five rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers on Sunday, wounding two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers, in the latest attack coinciding with...

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    2 rockets hit near Iraq airbase hosting US soldiers

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 12:41am on April 05, 2021

    Two rockets hit near an Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers north of Baghdad on Sunday, three days ahead of a new ‘strategic dialogue’ with Washington,...

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    The Iraq War: 18 years later

    Vincent Emanuele | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2021

    EIGHTEEN years ago, I was perched on my bunk in a makeshift squad bay, awaiting final orders to cross the border from Kuwait to Iraq....

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    7 rockets target Iraq base housing US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Samarra | Updated at 10:26pm on March 16, 2021

    Seven rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase housing US troops north of Baghdad on Monday, a security source said, the latest in a string of attacks...

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    Pope prays for ‘victims of war’ in north Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Mosul | Updated at 10:08pm on March 07, 2021

    Pope Francis prayed Sunday for ‘victims of war’ in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State group ravaged one of the world’s oldest Christian communities until...

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    Rocket attacks on Iraq base hosting US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:43pm on March 03, 2021

    A rocket attack on an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition troops Wednesday claimed a contractor’s life, security sources said, just two days before Pope Francis...

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