More than a decade has passed since the US invasion of Iraq. The American troops have left and an Iraqi government is in charge of running the country. But for Yassin Alsalman, an Iraqi Canadian hip-hop artist, the pain feels fresh.
Jonathan Powell played a key role in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. In a new book, he says the lessons he learned there can be applied to terrorists conflicts around the world — including with ISIS. He says we just need to bring them to the table for negotiations.
Bellingcat is a new website for citizen journalists to do what you might call social media detective work. On the site, bloggers and journalists use crowdsourcing, geolocation and reviewing satellite images to gather intelligence in conflict zones around the world.
When news outlets decide to publish graphic photos of war and violence, they often face censorship, opposition or anger for doing so. In the wake of the release of ISIS beheading videos, one journalist argues that there is value in bearing witness to war, even its ugliest parts.
My enemy's enemy is not my friend, says militant Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. His militia once fought American soldiers and is now mobilizing to take on ISIS, but Sadr and others, even some Iraqi politicians, want no part of US-led airstrikes against the terrorist group.
Many Africans are headed north, to the European Union, looking for better jobs and a better life. One of the easiest ways to get into the EU is without even leaving Africa. Many migrants are coming to Europe by ways of Spain's exclaves in North Africa
Hundreds of Kurds have crossed the front lines to join ISIS, essentially joining the fight against their own people. It’s shocking to many in the Kurdish semi-autonomous region of the Iraq, but government-paid preachers may have a hand in the phenomenon.
Last week, a group of ISIS fighters destroyed ancient statues and artifacts in the museum of Mosul. Iraqi government responded on Sunday by re-opening the Baghdad Museum, giving people in Baghdad their first glimpse of national treasures in more than a decade.
ISIS-controlled Mosul is just two hours away from the Iraqi city of Erbil. But youth in the Kurdish capital aren't cowering. Instead they are swimming, bowling and enjoying new movies and Chinese restaurants.