Wassim Bassem


Fighters from Kataeb Babylon, a Christian group that fights alongside the Popular Mobilization Units, gather at the Mar Behnam Monastery after it was recaptured from the Islamic State, Ali Rash, southeast of Mosul, Nov. 21, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani)

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Iraq's Christians demand reconstruction of religious sites

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Iraqi Christians demand the reconstruction of the Mar Mattai and Mar Behnam monasteries in the Ninevah Plains.

Iraqis point fingers over spurt of kidnappings

Thursday, May. 11, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Sunni and Shiite officials trade accusations over recent forced disappearances of Iraqi civilians, which has fueled more sectarian strife in the country.

Sunnis fear spread of Shiite influence in Samarra

Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Residents and political representatives in the predominantly Sunni city of Samarra take issue with what they see as increased Shiite influence in the city.

Complex deal frees kidnapped Qatari royals, two Saudis

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Various versions of a recent hostage deal are circulating that include, potentially, political motivations, millions of dollars in ransom, exchanged military prisoners and relocated civilians.

So many Iraqi airports, so few planes

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Iraq doesn't need more airports, but that's not stopping local governments from trying to build them.

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Wassim Bassem is an Iraqi journalist who tracks social phenomena in investigations and reports for various media outlets, including Al-Esbuyia, Bab Nour and Elaph.

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