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Dance parties return to Baghdad

Two years after Iraq declared victory of the Islamic State, Baghdad has slowly began to change its image. A first of its kind dance party was held in the capital city, breathing new life in a city that has become known for violence since the 2003 US-led invasion.

Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq election

The populist Shi'ite cleric, a longtime adversary of the United States, was a surprise win for Iraq. The preliminary results were based on a count of more than 91 percent of the votes cast in 16 of Iraq's 18 provinces.

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Global Politics

A.J. Rossmiller

Former Pentagon intelligence analyst A.J. Rossmiller talks about how office politics, disorganization and political meddling has undermined U.S. intelligence capabilities in the Iraq war.

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Heavy Metal in Baghdad

Vice Magazine co-founder Suroosh Alvi talks about his new documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad, which tells the story of Acrassicauda, an Iraqi heavy metal band forced to flee Iraq.

The Taliban strategy

The luxury hotel in Kabul where Taliban attackers killed seven people yesterday is frequented by foreigners and diplomats, and The World's Jeb Sharp examines whether yesterday's raid represents a new strategy by the Taliban to target civilians, especially

Trouble in Mosul

Iraq's capital, Baghdad, has seen relative calm in the last few months, but the same cannot be said for the city of Mosul, where today insurgents

Deadly Baghdad market attack

Two large bombs exploded and killed more than 70 people in two crowded Iraqi animal markets today, as Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Jonny Dymond in Baghdad.

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Global Hit

Reporter Will Everett introduces us to an Iraqi musician who left his homeland several years ago to find artistic freedom. He now lives in Amman, Jordan where he's using his music to help make Iraqi refugees feel at home in the Jordanian capital.