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Trump rages over having to drop Miami resort as next G7 venue

'I was willing to do this thing for free,' president claims after reversing decision to host G7 at his private resort

Emerging from Isis genocide, Yazidis in Armenia open temple

In the opening part of her new series, Lemma Shehadi, this year’s winner of The Independent’s Rupert Cornwell prize for foreign journalism, travels to Aknalich, Armenia, to report on the opening of the biggest Yazidi temple in the world and finds a community attempting a renaissance  

Inside the Shia city where Isis are trying to make themselves known

Officially defeated, the Sunni extremist group still have diehard supporters, writes Patrick Cockburn in Karbala

Iraq is once again the battleground for an American proxy war

Baghdad is full of new restaurants and shops and the streets are thronged with people until late at night. But many Iraqis wonder how long this will last if the US-Iran confrontation escalates into a shooting war

Asylum seekers could be forced back to Europe after crossing Channel

Charity workers warn those returned to continent will attempt dangerous sea crossings again 

Yazidi rape survivors forced to abandon children of Isis to return

On fifth anniversary of the Yazidi genocide, survivors struggle with new reality: ‘They are a body without a soul’

US government orders all non-emergency staff to flee Iraq

Alert comes after Washington said it had detected new and urgent threats in region

Long Reads

Robert Fisk Nations with long histories tend to survive: but will Iraq?

For a land that has experienced such suffering – under Saddam, then under the Americans, and then under attacks from the Isis cult – Robert Fisk finds that a profound dignity nevertheless remains