Baghdad

Lifestyle & Belief

An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in America

In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.

Global Politics

Curveball's intelligence

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter John Goetz about an Iraqi defector codenamed "Curveball;� the defector was the source of faulty intelligence used by the Bush Administration in making its case for the invasion of Iraq.

Conflict & Justice

Iraq situation report

Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from Sunday's bombings in Baghdad to 155. The co-ordinated attacks were Baghdad's bloodiest since April 2007. The World's Jason Margolis takes a look at what's been going on in Iraq.

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.