Iraq

Conflict & Justice

Iraqi translators who served the US military are desperate for an exemption to Trump's travel ban

President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily bans Iraqis from entering the US — including men like Ahmed Hameed, who served for three years as a translator for the US army. While vets apply political pressure on the administration and the Pentagon compiles a list of former Iraqi partners, Hameed waits, fearful and hopeful.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Kurds have no country of their own and their story is largely untold. A planned museum in Erbil aims to change that.

Without a nation of their own, the Kurds have been fighting oppression for centuries, all the way to the present day. In fact, Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers are key forces right now in the battle against ISIS. But Kurdish history — a story of persecution, war and resilience — is largely untold. A new museum would help change that.