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Russia Works To Rescue The Lost Children Of ISIS Fighters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:22:30 -0400

The government-backed effort seeks to reunite the wives and children of ISIS fighters with family in Russia. Many of the thousands of Russian Muslim men who joined ISIS were killed in the fighting.



Veterans-Turned-Brewers Help Others Who Served Develop New Skills

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:35:03 -0400

Vermont veterans cook up a brewery and a bourbon distillery that not only lifts spirits, but gives back to the community and creates a model that may encourage other vets to try entrepreneurship.



Iraqis Protest U.S.-Led Airstrikes Against Syria

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:09:00 -0400

Slogans were shouted and American and Israeli flags burned in protests in three major Iraqi cities following a call from a former leader of an anti-U.S. militia.



In Iraq, Protesters March Against Missile Strikes In Syria

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:01:00 -0400

Rallies opposing the U.S.-led bombing of Syria took place in Iraq over the weekend. The U.S., France and Britain conducted airstrikes after the Syrian regime used suspected chemical weapons..



Iraqi Who Toppled Saddam Hussein Statue 15 Years Ago Regrets His Action

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 05:06:00 -0400

An Iraqi man who famously took a sledge hammer to a statue of Saddam Hussein during the U.S. invasion 15 years ago looks back at what has happened to his country since then.



In Iraq, Yazidis Are Trapped And Starving Even Though ISIS Is Gone

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:06:00 -0400

In 2014 the U.S. cited the attacks on Yazidis in Iraq as a reason to join the war against ISIS. But now that ISIS is gone, Yazidis are largely neglected and remain desperate on Mount Sinjar.



15 Years Of War In Iraq, A Legacy John Bolton Has Yet To Reckon With

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 07:15:00 -0400

It's the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro looks back and forward with Azmat Khan, Future of War Fellow at New America.



15 Years Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 05:01:00 -0400

We look back at the legacy of the U.S. invasion of Iraq 15 years ago with Andrew Exum, who led a platoon of Army Rangers during the war.



Bodies of 39 Kidnapped Indian Workers Found In Mass Grave In Iraq

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:43:31 -0400

DNA analysis of remains prove that the men who were abducted in 2014 were killed. Government officials say the victims, found in a village outside of Mosul, were murdered by ISIS.



After Documenting Nazi Crimes, A French Priest Exposes ISIS Attacks On Yazidis

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:00:41 -0400

Patrick Desbois has spent the last 15 years uncovering details of Nazi massacres in Eastern Europe and Russia. Using the same methods, the priest is now uncovering ISIS crimes against Yazidis.



Community And Vegetables Grow Side-By-Side In Syrian Refugee Camp Gardens

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:51:00 -0500

Some Syrians have found that the difficult work of growing fruits and vegetables in refugee camps brings a sense of home, peace, and of course, adds fresh food to the community.



Apparent New Twist To Syria's Civil War Has Implications For The U.S.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:06:00 -0500

It appears the Kurds of northwestern Iraq, who get backing from the U.S., are making a deal with the Syrian regime. They want regime forces to protect them from a Turkish invasion.



Despite Obstacles, A Yazidi Woman Is Determined To Change Her Life

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:49:00 -0500

In Iraq, it's not easy trying to navigate life as a young woman — particularly when your culture doesn't give girls many choices. Add war and poverty on top of that and it's even harder.



Ethical Dilemma Over Treating Civilians Injured In The Battle For Mosul

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:07:00 -0500

What happens if warring parties aren't able or willing to treat civilian casualties? WHO's solution made some humanitarian groups uneasy.



Yazidi Women Finally Go To School, Defying Former ISIS Rulers — And Their Own Parents

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:13:00 -0500

Some villagers considered it improper for girls to go to school. Now, after surviving the reign of ISIS, young Yazidi women in Iraq's Kurdistan region are getting an education.