Baghdad

Why World War I still matters, 100 years after it began

One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh hour" still shape many of today's conflicts. From ISIS's invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram's kidnapping of schoolgirls, GlobalPost co-founder Charles Sennott journeys from Iraq to Nigeria to the Balkans to Northern Ireland and the Holy Land to see how WWI's history lives on, the lessons learned — and far too often not learned.

Why World War I still matters, 100 years after it began

One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh hour" still shape many of today's conflicts. From ISIS's invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram's kidnapping of schoolgirls, GlobalPost co-founder Charles Sennott journeys from Iraq to Nigeria to the Balkans to Northern Ireland and the Holy Land to see how WWI's history lives on, the lessons learned — and far too often not learned.

Lifestyle & Belief

Awakening councils

One-time Sunni insurgents in Iraq have helped stabilize the country through so-called "Awakening Councils,� but as The World's Katy Clark reports, their role in the future could depend on how the Sunnis get along with Iraq's Shiite-dominated government.

Conflict & Justice

Explosions in Baghdad

Baghdad was pummeled by five explosions today in the deadliest violence since US troops withdrew from the city on June 30th. The targets were mainly government buildings. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Washington Post reporter, Ernesto Londono.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ancient art from Iraq

Follow the Tigris River in the Geo Quiz. We're traveling upstream of Baghdad. The northern Iraqi city we're looking for is on the banks of the Tigris in the province of Ninawa. The ancient city is 20 miles or so southeast of the city of Mosul.