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A woman in protective clothing kneels down and searches for explosive ordnance

In Iraq a growing number of women are now doing the dangerous work of removing landmines – previously a male preserve....

Girls sit at desks in a school classroom

For so long subject to ‘the tyranny of strangers’, Zoe Holman explores the ongoing appetite for change in...

Poverty is not unusual in the oil-rich semi-autonomous region.  ​This woman begs in Erbil. Ton Koene/Alamy

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Lorraine Mallinder gets inside the proto-petrostate of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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When the body bags reach the relatives, the biggest question remains, ‘Why?’ Mari Marcel Thekaekara writes...

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Yasmin Younis explains why she protested against a British Museum exhibition of her own people’s history....

The reverberations of the Kurdish referendum: Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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What’s next after Kurds in Iraq voted for independence? Chalaine Chang reports.

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Kurds find themselves in the eye of a fast paced and changing storm in the Middle East. Karlos Zurutuza...

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The battle of Mosul proves of the catastrophic impact of war on our environment. This UN day on conflict and the environment,...

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Comedian Kate Smurthwaite's monthly magazine column.

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Thousands of Yezidi women and children remain hostages of Islamic State. Maria Serrano reports.

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Judith Morrison reflects on a young Iraqi poet whose life was taken.

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If Tony Blair and George W. Bush had listened to Iraqis we would be living in a different world, Nikki van der Gaag...

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When looking at the Middle East, all attention is focused on Syria right now, writes Sophia Akram.

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French officials have vowed to bulldoze the Calais migrant camp known as ‘The Jungle’. This gallery presents images from...

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Every journalist who's visited the PKK's mountain stronghold in recent years knows Zagros Hiwa, reports Karlos...

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Paul Rogers looks at lessons not learnt and the dangers of expanding the war against IS.

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