Middle East

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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.

Conflict

Who are the Kurds?

Following US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US will pull out of northeast Syria, the Kurds, an ethnic group split across four countries, could face an attack by Turkey. They've been fighting for autonomy for a century.

Does US withdrawal leave Syria open to Russia?

In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.

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