Read more about the article Rain Shrine In Honour Of Water Goddess Found In Lost City
Excavation of the perimeter wall at the entrance to Rabana valley in Iraqi Kurdistan in undated photo. Archaeological investigations offer up new findings on the history of Parthian settlements in Iraqi Kurdistan. (Rabana-Merquly Archaeological Project/Newsflash)

Rain Shrine In Honour Of Water Goddess Found In Lost City

A rain shrine linked to a water goddess has been found in an ancient mountain fortress that archaeologists believe could be the long-lost city of Natuonia. Little is known of Natuonia apart from its mention on seven bronze coins from the first century BC that describe a city found in…

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Read more about the article Iraqi Astrophotographer Captures Stunning Images Of Blood Moon
HUNTER MOON called the blood moon or sanguine moon is photographed by Darya Kawa Mirza,28, who loves to take different pictures of the moon in Erbil, Iraq. (@daryavaseum/Newsflash)

Iraqi Astrophotographer Captures Stunning Images Of Blood Moon

These stunning images of last week’s blood moon were captured by an Iraqi astrophotographer with a fast-growing online following. Darya Kawa Mirza, 28, who comes from Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, shares his astrophotography images on Instagram where he boasts a following of 131,000. After skywatchers were…

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Abdulnasser al-Qirdash

Leading IS Commander Is Treasure Trove Of Information

An IS commander arrested by Iraqi forces this week and once tipped to replace Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a 'treasure trove of intelligence' and singing like a canary for his jailers. Iraqi state media said that Abdul Nasser Al-Qardash, who was once tipped to lead the terror group, was arrested…

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Read more about the article Iraqi Atheist Jailed For Insulting Muhammad On FB
The Supreme Judical Council in Iraq

Iraqi Atheist Jailed For Insulting Muhammad On FB

An Iraqi atheist has been sentenced to two years in prison for using “obscene words” against the Islamic Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. The court in the south-central Iraqi province of Al-Qadisiyyah sentenced the unnamed man for “harming the feelings of millions of Muslims in the East and West” with his…

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Malak Haider al-Zubaidi

Iraqi Woman Torched By Cop Husband Dies

This young Iraqi woman filmed screaming in pain in a hospital with her face badly burnt after her police officer husband allegedly set her on fire has died. Malak Haider al-Zubaidi, 20, had been admitted into a hospital with her face burnt and bandages covering her body in the city…

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Read more about the article Iraqi Woman Torched By Cop Husband Screams In Hospital
Malak Haider al-Zubaidi

Iraqi Woman Torched By Cop Husband Screams In Hospital

This shocking footage shows a young Iraqi woman screaming in pain in a hospital with her face badly burnt after her police officer husband allegedly set her on fire. The disturbing footage was recorded in the city of Najaf in south-central Iraq's Najaf Goveronate after Malak Haider al-Zubaidi, 20, was…

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Read more about the article Top Iraqi Cleric Blames COVID On Gay Marriages
Muqtada_al-Sadris an Iraqi Shia cleric, politician and militia leader

Top Iraqi Cleric Blames COVID On Gay Marriages

This Iraqi cleric and former militia leader has claimed that the coronavirus pandemic is linked to the “legalisation of gay marriage” around the world. Prominent cleric and politician Muqtada Al-Sadr, 45, who leads a Shia militia in the country, made the controversial comments in a post on his official social…

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The magazine, named Women of Nineveh

Women From IS Region Launch Feminist Magazine

A group of female activists in an Iraqi region which saw some of IS’s worst atrocities launched a magazine on International Women’s Day to show “it is normal for women to not cover". The first edition of the Women of Nineveh magazine was launched yesterday and is based in the…

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Read more about the article Iraqi Plane Stowaway Bird Deported Back To Iraq
The bird which managed to sneak on board an Austrian Airlines flight to Europe

Iraqi Plane Stowaway Bird Deported Back To Iraq

A stowaway bird that sneaked on board a plane where passengers saw it flying around the cabin once the aircraft was airborne has been refused entry into Europe - and deported back to Iraq. The finch managed to sneak onto an Austrian Airlines aeroplane while it was parked on the…

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