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2 U.S. Service Members Killed, 5 Injured In Northern Iraq

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:25:00 -0400

The troops died during combat operations, the military said. The mission against ISIS in the region is investigating the incident, which doesn't appear to have been due to enemy contact.



Ancient Iraqi Art On Display In Italy At Venice Biennale

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:55:11 -0400

The Iraqi Pavilion at the Venice Bienniale places ancient artwork saved from extremist destruction alongside work by contemporary artists as a way to make sense of the country's complicated history.



An Iraqi-Kurdish-Israeli Dumpling Soup Makes Its Way To America

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0400

To make kubeh soup, braised beef is stuffed into semolina and ground bulgur dumplings. Brought to Israel by immigrants, this time-consuming dish has become one of the nation's culinary treasures.



Iraqis Remain Displaced 1 Year After Fallujah's Liberation From ISIS

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:22:00 -0400

A year after ISIS was forced from Fallujah, the Iraqi city is still impoverished and extensively damaged. Many families languish in displaced camps because they're suspected to have ties to ISIS.



U.S. Appeals Court Tosses Ex-Blackwater Guard's Conviction In 2007 Baghdad Massacre

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 13:41:00 -0400

Nicholas Slatten was convicted of murder in connection with the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians and sentenced to life in prison. The court also ordered that three other former guards be resentenced.



Iraqi Troops Vs. ISIS: A Campaign Of Revenge

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:14:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Belkis Wille, Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch about Iraqi troops' campaign to root out ISIS. Human rights observers say the tactics used by Iraqi troops are abusive.



Israeli Authorities Arrest Antiquities Dealers In Connection With Hobby Lobby Scandal

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:04:00 -0400

Israel's Antiquities Authority says the dealers, arrested early Sunday morning, were involved in sales of antiquities to Hobby Lobby — including items that U.S. authorities determined were smuggled.



ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Iraqi Embassy In Afghanistan

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:56:00 -0400

The Islamic State says its fighters carried out the attack on the embassy compound in Kabul, which began with a bomb explosion at the gates and ended with an hours-long gunbattle.



For Malala, Now 20, Birthdays Are Best Spent With Girls Who Dream Big

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 07:50:04 -0400

The world's youngest Nobel laureate spent her 20th birthday this month with displaced Yazidi girls in northern Iraq. She spends each birthday with girls who are struggling to get an education.



New Report Shows 64 Of 195 Countries Aren't Meeting A Basic Vaccination Target

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:21:00 -0400

The goal is to reach 90 percent of children with the DTP vaccination — a child's first scheduled immunization. Some countries are barely at 50 percent.



Iraqi Civil Defense Workers Recover The Dead From Mosul Battles

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0400

They do their work without having been paid for years. Many had to live under ISIS. The number of civilians killed by ISIS or by mortar and air strikes from U.S. and Iraqi forces still isn't known.



The Call-In: Iraq, Then And Now

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:05:30 -0400

We hear from veteran Charles Diamond who served in Mosul, Jane Arraf compares Mosul today to before ISIS, and former Obama administration official Andrew Exum talks about the U.S. military's role.



Iraqi Kurds Schedule Independence Referendum For September

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:25:00 -0400

In September, Iraqi Kurds have scheduled an independence referendum. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group about the prospects for Kurdish independence.



In Mosul, Grim Homecomings And A Struggle To Survive In A City Now Free From ISIS

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:29:00 -0400

Civil defense workers have recovered more than 1,400 bodies of civilians in west Mosul. Relatives are searching for the bodies of loved ones in a landscape so devastated they can barely recognize it.



In Mosul, Fighting Continues After Iraqi Government Declared Victory Over ISIS

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:28:53 -0400

A week after the Iraqi government declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, there's still fighting and ruins engulfing the dead. Now reporters are banned from the area where the worst fighting took place.