More than 28,000 people have streamed out of west Mosul since February 19, when security forces began a push to wrest control from the Islamic State group, according to International Organization for Migration figures.
What happens when a president makes journalists his public enemy number one and drives them out of the country? Meet the three women who, through a secret WhatsApp network and with dogged determination, risk their lives to operate in exile.
President Donald Trump's first official speech to a joint session of Congress will have a number of special guests in attendance. One is Hameed Darweesh, an Iraqi man who was detained in January because of Trump's immigration and refugee ban. He is the guest of congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, a Democrat from New York.
Driven by sales in the Middle East and Asia, Trump could propel sales even higher. US sales are likely to continue to rise due to arms deals signed during the Obama administration that have yet to reach the production line.
When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.
ISIS' self-proclaimed Islamic State is crumbling. With momentum lost and victories in short supply, the terrorist organization has struggled with the most basic responsibilities — like keeping the lights on.