Conflict & Justice

Islamic militants have taken over Iraq's second-largest city

Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic extremists are claiming a major victory in northern Iraq. They have seized control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. As tens of thousands of civilians fled their homes on Tuesday, the Iraqi government says it wants to declare a state of emergency and provide weapons to civilians to help fight the militants.

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.