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Exclusive - Iraq Forges ahead in Striking Tricky Balances with Regional Countries

Exclusive - Iraq Forges ahead in Striking Tricky Balances with Regional Countries

Despite its internal, mainly political problems, Iraq has for the most part closed the chapter on its war on ISIS. All that remain are some sleeper cells and terrorist pockets.

Kurds Observe Nowruz in Syria

Kurds Observe Nowruz in Syria

Kurds in northeastern Syria are marking Nowruz, the Kurdish new year, with the traditional fire festivities, delicious foods, family gatherings, street dances and loud banging on pots, amid growing anxiety among the Arab communities fearing the ethnic group’s expanded clout, with nearly all of the e

Exclusive - ISIS Slogans in Baghouz Say Group ‘Here to Stay’

ISIS may be on the verge of defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria, but the walls of the town of al-Baghouz are covered in slogans that attest to the group’s past and lingering presence. ISIS is “here to stay and is expanding,” reads one slogan.

Reeking Corpses Litter Final ISIS Holdout, Survivors Living Off Grass

Reeking Corpses Litter Final ISIS Holdout, Survivors Living Off Grass

Shuddering at the memory of the stench of dead corpses, escapees fleeing the last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria recount the horrors they lived during their final days in al-Baghouz town, before being evacuated by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led amalgamation of Syrian faction

Mosul Threatened by Super-resistant Bacteria Post-ISIS

Mosul Threatened by Super-resistant Bacteria Post-ISIS

Explosives left behind by ISIS in Iraq's Mosul took 12-year-old Abdallah's left leg, but another kind of terror may cost him his arm: antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Doctors around the globe are sounding the alarm over bacterial infections immune to modern medicine, but their prevalence in Mosul -

Students in Syria’s Idlib Protest Closure of Universities

Students in Syria’s Idlib Protest Closure of Universities

In Syria's Idlib province, Mudar Darwish and fellow medical students clutched banners and chanted against the closure of their university. "Our future is being wasted because of unfair decisions against our university," Darwish told the crowd gathered in the northwestern region. "We won't allo

Deadly ISIS Legacy in Raqqa: 3,500 Believed to be Buried in Mass Grave

Deadly ISIS Legacy in Raqqa: 3,500 Believed to be Buried in Mass Grave

Two feet deep, below a plot of farmland outside the Syrian city of Raqqa, lies a large and deadly legacy of ISIS: a mass grave holding an estimated 3,500 people. First responders learned of the burial site in the al-Fukheikha agricultural suburb last month, more than a year after US-backed forces

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