September 20, 2021

Farrah El Dibany, the ‘Carmen égyptienne

The Al-Nouri Mosque has been the symbol of Mosul, Iraq for centuries. Four years ago, the jihadists of the Islamic State group blew it up. Since then, Unesco has launched a reconstruction program for this gem, but the project is not unanimous. Report from our correspondents on site, Lucile Wassermann and Jack Hewson.

Also in Iraq, Al-Hussein hospital in Nassiriya, which mainly treated patients with Covid-19, was devastated by flames after an explosion. The population reacted with fear and anger. Two and a half months after a similar tragedy in Baghdad, this new fire highlights the dilapidated state of the health system.