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The full extent of the damage to Hatra remains unclear. (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Known as al-Hadhr in Arabic, it was established in the 3rd or 2nd century BC and became a religious and trading centre under the Parthian empire.
Russia's deputy UN ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, covers his ears during a Security Council debate on Syria, April 5 2017. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
April 26, 2017 - 15:17 GMT
Al Bawaba talks to international justice scholars to figure out why the council is failing in its responsibility to international peace and security.
The project will help Iraq expand port facilities for the Persian Gulf. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammed Ali)
April 26, 2017 - 12:23 GMT
British energy company Petrofac has secured a multimillion-dollar oil contract in Iraq.
Almarai's total net sales figure has been negatively impacted in Egypt by the devaluation of the Egyptian pound, and the significant decline in exports to Iraq due to border closures. (Almarai)
April 26, 2017 - 09:55 GMT
For the first quarter of 2017, Almarai net revenue grew by 4.7% in Saudi Arabia but much less in other countries.
A hunting party consisting of 24 Qataris and two Saudis kidnapped in southern Iraq in December 2015 was released last week. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a news conference that Qatari negotiators had come to Baghdad prior to the release with what he said was hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom money.
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April 25, 2017 - 19:23 GMT
Pictures of the five year old wearing a Barcelona kit with Messi on the back have spread online after the young boy was filmed in a report by a local TV channel called Kurdistan 24.
Some leading figures - such as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr - oppose the participation of Hashd in the elections. (AFP)
April 25, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In the midst of next year's elections, splits are beginning to emerge amongst key figures in Iraqi politics.
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April 24, 2017 - 18:36 GMT
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Syrian prisoners arrive in rebel-held Rashidin after their release from government jails, April 21 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
April 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The hunting party had been held for 16 months by militias related to Iran.
Iraqis evacuate a body from the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State on July 3, 2016 in Baghdad's central Karrada district. (AFP/ File)
April 22, 2017 - 19:57 GMT
The average Iraqi civil servant worked only six months in 2016 with the rest of the year off.
26 Qataris and two Saudis released through hard and dangerous negotiations that included bargains and money in a cautious diplomacy. (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Qatari nationals who were kidnapped in Iraq might be released in the coming 48 hours, quoting a negotiator close to the issue.
The loss of Mosul would be a death blow to the “caliphate” Daesh proclaimed after capturing the city in a massive offensive in June 2014. (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launch fresh push against Daesh-held villages as part of months-old operation to retake areas in western Anbar province.
The Revolutionary Guards' Qods Force has military advisers in Iraq and Syria. (AFP)
April 20, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
General Iraj Masjedi was formally the senior adviser to Major General Qassem Soleimani, who oversees Iranian operations in Iraq and Syria.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) and US Central Command Commander Joseph Votel take part in a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
April 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
Egypt expects the first oil shipment from Iraq to reach on May 1, 2017. (File photo)
April 18, 2017 - 18:14 GMT
Egypt will soon start to import one million barrels of Iraqi oil a month.
Displaced Iraqi men arrive at a processing center in western Mosul on April 14, 2017, before they are transported to refugee camps. (AFP/Christophe Simon)
April 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
'The sheer volume of civilians still fleeing Mosul city is staggering,' said Lise Grande, humanitarian coordinator for Iraq.