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Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Inspire Middle East
Moqtada al-Sadr is a former militia chief who led two uprisings against the U.S-led invasion of Iraq
In a stunning turnaround, the alliance led by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is almost certainly headed for first place in Iraq's parliamentary election.
With 95% of votes counted, Moqtadr al-Sadr in pole position to choose next prime minister
Baghdad residents blamed the weak turnout in the parliamentary elections on a lack of political change in the country.
Iraqis cast their votes in the ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk and the once-Islamic State stronghold of Mosul on Saturday (May 12) as the polling day drew to a close.
A car exploded after polling stations closed after the first elections since the government declared victory over so-called Islamic State.
Analysts say the election will shape attempts to heal the country’s deep divisions and could shift the regional balance of power.
Special voting is expected to take place at nearly 500 polling stations for groups not able to vote on Saturday
There's considerable focus on the Iraqi city of Mosul ahead of elections on Saturday. The city was destroyed during a long battle with so-called Islamic State.
Muntazer al-Zaidi, jailed after hurling his shoes at the ex-US president in Baghdad in 2008, says he is campaigning in this month’s Iraqi elections.
Women and children with perceived links to ISIL are being denied aid, prevented from returning to their homes and suffering sexual violence in Iraqi camps for displaced people, an Amnesty International report has found.
Iraqi city hosts first authorised international since the invasion of Kuwait in 1990
A ceremony has been held in memory of the 5,000 people who died
The bridge - known as the 'old bridge' or 'iron bridge' - is an essential artery linking the two sides of the Tigris river in central Mosul
Along one of Baghdad’s oldest streets, a new bookstore is making waves — not for the titles it sells but for who owns it.
Love has returned to the streets of Mosul for the first time in three years after Iraqi forces drove out ISIL extremists in 2017.
Suicide bombers reportedly killed dozens of people and injured over 100 in a busy market in the Iraqi capital.
Linda Wenzel, 17, was briefly reunited with her mother and sister as she awaits for trial in Baghdad.
The Iraqi government announces that its war against ISIL is over, three years after a third of its territory was overrun by the militant group
ICC says it has a "reasonable basis" to investigate claims of torture and murder by British troops in Basra and elsewhere in Iraq.