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Mosul Iraq offensive: Kurdish forces besiege key town of Bashiqa

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:32:24 GMT

Kurdish forces taking part in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants are besieging a key town to the north-east.

Guantanamo: Former inmate Jihad Diyab 'to leave' Uruguay

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:36:23 GMT

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went on hunger strike in Uruguay to demand relocation to another country receives an offer, his supporters say.

Child refugees in Turkey making clothes for UK shops

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:14:50 GMT

Clothes made by child refugees in Turkey are ending up among those sold by leading British brands, a Panorama investigation reveals.

Syria war: Aleppo ceasefire ends with clashes

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:33:59 GMT

Heavy clashes are reported in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo soon after a three-day ceasefire ended late on Saturday.

Iraq alcohol: Parliament imposes ban in a surprise move

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 03:52:46 GMT

The Iraqi parliament votes to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, arguing that its availability is unconstitutional.

Islamic State: Kurdish forces make push towards Mosul

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:40:59 GMT

Footage has captured explosions near the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, as Kurdish forces try to take back areas held by so-called Islamic State.

Mosul battle: 'All those who have died are my sons'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:19:14 GMT

Commanders say that large advances have been made against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, but there have been losses.

Mosul displaced: 'We ran for our lives'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:29:56 GMT

People from Mosul villages speak of how they fled IS and a raging battle

Mosul battle: Inside camp for people fleeing IS fighting

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:12:07 GMT

Thousands of people are living in cramped conditions at Dibaga camp after fleeing fighting with IS fighters around the key city of Mosul.

Hoping to go home

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:13:38 GMT

After fleeing the fighting around Mosul, thousands of displaced people face cramped conditions living in camps.

Sew to survive

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:04:18 GMT

Panorama has gone undercover in Istanbul and found evidence that Syrian refugee children are making clothes for leading British brands.

Sci-fi Iraq

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:56:34 GMT

From dome gardens and psychedelic insects to an apocalyptic vision of corpse trading, Iraqi writers imagine their homeland 100 years after the US invasion.

IS tunnel

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:15:34 GMT

The BBC's Ahmed Maher explores a tunnel in a village abandoned by so-called Islamic State as Iraqi government forces advance on Mosul.

Marching on Mosul

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:25:29 GMT

The BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale on the week that saw Iraq launch the fight to push IS from its second-biggest city