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Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

World Dec 11, 2018

Iraq marks one year since 'victory' against Islamic State group

Iraq's premier on Monday marked a year since his country declared victory against the Islamic State group by pledging to fight corruption next, even as he faces a political crisis within his government. A year ago, his predecessor announced the conclusion of a three-year battle ...

World Dec 9, 2018

Nobel Peace Prize winners demand action against sex abuse

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke Sunday at a news conference together with Nadia ...

With the jihadis gone, booze is back in Iraq's Mosul

World Dec 4, 2018

With the jihadis gone, booze is back in Iraq's Mosul

Rows of yellow-labeled whiskey bottles sit alongside imported French wines, while cans of Korean beer chill in the fridge: With Iraq's Mosul free of jihadis, the booze is back. The city spent three years under the iron-fisted rule of the Islamic State group, which punished ...

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

World Nov 20, 2018

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her. "All of a sudden, I found myself spinning into the air with ...

U.S. 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people, study estimates

World Nov 9, 2018

U.S. 'war on terror' has killed 500,000 people, study estimates

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the U.S. "war on terror" that was launched following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released Thursday. The report, by Brown University's Watson Institute for International ...

World / Politics Sep 29, 2018

U.S. pulls diplomats from Basra in Iraq, citing threats from Iran

The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate its diplomatic personnel following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militias, including rocket fire. The decision adds to mounting tension between the United States and ...