The sketchy history of international efforts to control bioweapons suggests that nations will resist cooperative monitoring of gene hacking for medical research.
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Black Arabs face racism and discrimination throughout the Arab world. Exposing this anti-Blackness is challenging but critical work.
In the ten years since the Arab Spring, the countries affected have transformed completely. Here’s how.
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More than 14,000 Iraqi police officers have been killed since the US invasion in 2003.
The Iraqi health sector has struggled for years to keep up with standards and technology in healthcare, due in large part to the 1991 sanctions.
What do Biden’s first 100 days in office mean for the next four years in terms of foreign policy? There are already some clues — but questions too.
The pontiff visited war-torn areas of the north and gave a major address at the home of the main monotheistic religions.
Attacks on churches and targeted killings of Christians began as Iraq descended into sectarian violence after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
President Trump has claimed the Islamic State was completely defeated on his watch – but an analysis of government maps and other reports shows his administration did only half the work.
Beer was extremely popular in ancient Mesopotamia. Sipped through straws, it differed from today’s beer and was enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
The Islamic State is asking its followers to worsen the global pandemic, and its fighters are celebrating the toll disease and racism are taking on US society.
Archaeologists working with museums in Iraq have protected more than 270,000 artefacts using SmartWater liquid technology.
Iraq, Guatemala and the autonomous region of Bougainville have all tried to demilitarise their police forces – with varying degrees of success.
Seven striking similarities between developments regarding Islamic State today and the period before its surge in 2013-14.
With the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, veterans who were already lacking adequate benefits and resources are now in deeper trouble.
Iraq has asked the US to start withdrawing troops. If it doesn’t, that’s a breach of international law.
The Pentagon has spent more than $800 billion on military operations in Iraq. But that doesn’t include money needed to care for veterans, rebuild the country or pay interest on war debt.
Iraqis have taken to the streets to protest against the foreign interference – by both Iran and the US – in their country.