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Some in Mosul wary of return of Iraq's government

Jan 3, 2017

Some in Mosul wary of return of Iraq's government

The 19-year-old resident of Mosul pulled up his shirt and showed a festering wound on his back. It came, he said, from Iraqi troops who detained him for three days and beat him, trying to get him to confess to belonging to the Islamic ...

Syrian band brings music of Aleppo to Berlin

Jan 3, 2017

Syrian band brings music of Aleppo to Berlin

Instead of bombs there were beats. Guitars took over for guns. And there were cheers, not screams. But Aleppo was never far from the minds of the band Musiqana and the crowd at its record release concert in Berlin. “I didn’t know if I ...