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Crime & Justice

Iraq to establish court to prosecute high-profile corruption cases

Iraq to establish court to prosecute high-profile corruption cases

The central criminal court will try cases that involve defendants who hold senior government positions.

Syrian rights group slams Russia for civilian deaths

Syrian rights group slams Russia for civilian deaths

A Syrian Network for Human Rights report published on the fourth anniversary of Russia's military intervention in Syria blames it for over 6,500 deaths.

Iraq continues to retrieve pilfered artefacts

Iraq continues to retrieve pilfered artefacts

Thousands of artefacts stolen by ISIS have been returned to Iraq, thanks to governmental efforts and international co-operation.

Iraq cracks down on cross-border smuggling

Iraq cracks down on cross-border smuggling

As Iran-backed militias seek to profit from border crossings, the government has introduced 'severe legal measures' against smuggling.

Iraq repatriates 473 children of foreign ISIS fighters

Iraq repatriates 473 children of foreign ISIS fighters

The children have been repatriated in batches to 10 countries since late 2017, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Iraq upholds its trials of ISIS foreign fighters

Iraq upholds its trials of ISIS foreign fighters

Foreign nationals who joined ISIS and now face trial for their crimes in Iraq are being treated fairly by the country’s legal system, experts say.

Syrians demand regime accountability for war crimes

Syrians demand regime accountability for war crimes

Activists are hounding Syrian army officers who are applying for asylum in Europe by dredging up evidence of their involvement in war crimes, experts told Diyaruna.

Iran-backed militia leader threatens Iraqi police

Iran-backed militia leader threatens Iraqi police

Jaish al-Mukhtar leader Watheq al-Battat threatened an Iraqi police officer for arresting an Iranian cleric on drug smuggling charges.

Assassination of prominent Iraqi writer provokes outrage

Assassination of prominent Iraqi writer provokes outrage

Alaa Mashzoub, a fierce critic of Iran's policies in Iraq, was hit with 13 rounds of fire Saturday.

Syria regime accused of tampering with gas attack site

Syria regime accused of tampering with gas attack site

An activist claims the Syrian regime has been removing evidence from the scene of a 2013 sarin attack on a town in Eastern Ghouta.

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