Mustafa Saadoun


Muslim Shiite women light candles to commemorate Ashoura in Karbala, Iraq, Nov. 4, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Saad)

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Will Iraq ban unveiled women from holy cities?

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

The provincial council of Karbala is to vote to forbid the entry of unveiled women into the holy city, sparking resentment among the city's residents.

Will Mosul witness a political battle post-IS?

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, former governor of Ninevah province Atheel al-Nujaifi discussed post-Islamic State Ninevah, the motives behind the arrest warrants against him and the need for international assistance in the aftermath of the battle of Mosul.

Shiite militias open offices in Iraq's liberated Sunni areas

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

The Popular Mobilization Units are expanding their domination in Sunni-majority areas liberated from the Islamic State, raising concerns among the local population.

Why are kidnappings on the rise in Baghdad?

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

As the Islamic State is being forced out of Iraq, abductions, robberies and other crimes are on the rise as a result of the proliferation of militias.

Will Egypt join Iraq in the 'Axis of Resistance'?

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 | Mustafa Saadoun, Contributor

Iraq is playing the role of broker to include Egypt in the Axis of Resistance, led by Iran.

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Mustafa Saadoun is an Iraqi journalist covering human rights and also the founder and director of the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. He formerly worked as a reporter for the Iraqi Council of Representatives. On Twitter: @SaadoonMustafa

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