Their churches, their altars, hymn books and pews have been desecrated. But as Iraqi Christians resettle into Qaraqosh, they must face Sunni neighbors who they fear may have welcomed the ISIS extremists.
In 2014, the plight of Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar to flee genocide prompted Barack Obama to launch America's first new round of airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. Now Yazidis are back up the mountain, escaping different sorts of clashes.
Abu Islam al-Iraqi, a former ISIS commander who ran clandestine cells of suicide bombers in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk has had some time to think about what he's done. Author Robin Wright says he has few regrets.
Military mental health experts are finding, and naming, a new type of psychological damage that soldiers face from traumatic violence during war.They call it "moral injury" and one treatment is to re-live it.
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to authorize a three-year war on the so-called Islamic State. But expanding the battle to defeat ISIS won't do much good if the rise of the militants is a symptom, not the root, of Middle East instability.
Oil fuels your car, heats your home. It's in toys, cosmetics, some clothes, most plastics. But it too often comes from places where people are suffering or indirectly funding terror. What can you do? An author has some ideas.
Imagine the foes of fracking and you'd probably put Greenpeace at the top of the list. But add Vladimir Putin too — someone who rarely sees eye-to-eye with the environmentalists. But he has his own reasons, not tied to saving the Earth. Meanwhile, there's tension over US military actions in Iraq. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
There are more than five million Iraqis living outside Iraq — immigrants and, increasingly, refugees. From all over the world, they're watching helplessly as their country is coming under new attack by the Islamist extremist group ISIS. Now, an Iraqi American rapper is using his voice to tell the world what's happening.
The heavy-handed police response to civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, this week, has drawn a lot of criticism from veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Phillip Carter, a former army captain, wrote a piece for the Daily Beast entitled "Ferguson's Cops Are Armed Like I Was in Iraq."
Had things been a little different, Jiyayi Suleyman might have been a peshmerga fighter alongside his uncle and other Kurdish troops. Instead he's a police office in Nashville trying to keep the city's residents there safe.
National security experts agree that ISIS is bad news, but is it such bad news that it warrants an American military intervention? With President Barack Obama set to address the nation on Wednesday, suggest further actions might be a mistake.