"Through the lens of my camera, I learned so much from Michelle Obama. Her dedication to education and providing opportunities for those who need it most truly inspired me."Amanda Lucidon
Former official White House photographer
"The Houthi threat has not been given due attention in Western capitals. They are not proscribed as a terrorist group by the US State Department, NATO or the EU. This means it is perfectly legal to support or even fundraise for them."Nathalie Goulet
"Although the EU cannot avert a ‘no deal’ Brexit if the UK chooses to pursue it, the EU can be ready to assist in avoiding it by leaving the door open for cooler heads, and warmer hearts, in the UK to prevail."Alyn Smith
MEP for Scotland
"When nationally-funded institutions like the NHS are preparing for 'all situations', we should take this as a sign that things may get significantly worse."Robbie Toan
Operations Director at Assured Pharmacy
"Without [indoor farming] we are not going meet the demands and needs for nutrient-rich food around the world"Matt Barnard
"Stan Lee may have been mortal, but his ideas, like his superheroes, will never die."Ani Bundel
"The UK government maintains that it is fully committed to the Good Friday Agreement whilst simultaneously contesting the treaty through the courts. It reassures both the Irish government and EU that it will uphold its commitments whilst fighting to break them."Emma DeSouza
Immigration and citizens' rights campaigner
"Rising global uncertainty and a widening U.S. yield differential with other economies provide support, but an elevated valuation may constrain further gains"Richard Turnill
global chief investment strategist with BlackRock, wrote in a research note.
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Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is a long-time adversary of the U.S. who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq.
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.
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.
Almost 4,000 ancient artifacts illegally smuggled to the US have been returned to Iraqi officials.
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.
The Iraqi-American Michael Rakowitz used 10,000 tin cans to rescue a treasure destroyed by Isis. The lamassu replaces David Shrigley's sculpture on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.
Ali's daughter, Noor, is adamant her father was killed by the same people who had made him seek refuge in Finland in 2015.
The comments came after an Iraqi court sentenced a German woman to death for belonging to the so-called Islamic State.
Officials in Mosul warn that a failure to reconstruct Mosul after being obliterated in the battle to defeat ISIL could result in the rebirth of terrorism.
Christian communities gather to celebrate the build up to Christmas.
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
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is under fire from his own department over the question of child soldiers.
Tehran says rescue operations have been ended in areas hit by a powerful earthquake at the weekend that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands.
Officials in Iran say the deathtoll in the country's deadliest earthquake in more than decade will rise as rescuers continue to search for people trapped under rubble.
The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, some 300 km away.