Author: Birgit Svensson

Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, after being sworn into office in Baghdad (photo: Reuters/Hadi Mizban)

New government in Iraq

Shouldering a huge political burden

Nouri al-Maliki (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Nouri al-Maliki and the Iraqi crisis

Not the right guy for Iraq

An irrigation canal on the Euphrates bursting its banks (photo: Birgit Svensson)

Flood disaster in Iraq

Water as an instrument of war

The aftermath of an ISIS attack on military vehicles in Mosul (photo: Reuters)

Jihadists seize Iraqi city of Mosul

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Wave of terror washes over Iraq

Protesting Sunnis waving the flag of the Baath Party in Fallujah (photo: Birgit Svensson)

Fighting in the Iraqi province of Anbar

"Maliki is the new Saddam!"

A man in Basra holds his child, who is suffering from leukaemia (photo: DW/K. Zurutuza)

Depleted Uranium Munitions in Iraq

Deadly Dust Falls in Silence

Supporters of PKK leader Öcalan near Diyabakir (photo: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

Kurdish Rebels Retreating from Turkey

Finding a Safe Haven in Iraq

Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers pull down a statue of Saddam Hussein in downtown Baghdad, 9 April 2003 (photo: AP/Jerome Delay)

Iraq Ten Years after the Fall of Saddam Hussein

Invasion or Liberation?

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaking to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a state visit to Tehran (photo: AP)

Iran's Role in the Syrian Civil War

Masters and Servants

Protests in Falludja against the Shiite-majority government of Nuri al-Maliki, December 2012 (photo: dapd)

Marching against al-Maliki

Has the Arab Spring Arrived in Iraq?

Emos in Iraq (photo: AP)

Persecuted Emos in Iraq

No Place for Emotions

Statue of a man holding a book (photo: DW/Munaf al-Saidy)

The Iraqi Education System

Education in an Age of Terror

The wreckage of a bombed-out car in Kirkuk, 23 July 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Series of Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

A Culture of Violence

Shefat and her brother Omar (photo: Birgit Svensson)

Syrian Refugees in Iraq

Exodus into the Unknown

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi (photo: EPA)

After Yemen's Presidential Election

A Herculean Task

Election poster of the presidential candidate Abed Rabbo Mansur Hadi (photo: REUTERS)

Presidential Election in Yemen

An Experiment in Democracy

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