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Located in the Kuridsh region of Iraq, the city of Sulayaniyah is transforming a 60,000 square metre abandoned tobacco factory into a cultural hub where young artists can gather, to create.
A group of amateur ‘artefact detectives’ in Iraq are on a mission to return countless historical items taken from their country over the years.
It is a sad reality that some in this world respond only to power. Qassem Soleimani was one of them. There comes a point in dealing with those like him when words fail and become worse than foolish. Missiles are then necessary.
The first weekly meeting this year of the EU's commissioners focusing on the developments in the Middle East. The EU's foreign policy chief still clinging onto the hope that they can keep Iran within the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal known as the JCPOA.
It is possible that US withdrawal from the JCPOA is at the root of the escalating tensions between the two countries. After that, the region witnessed several attacks on American drones and other targets such as oil tankers in the Gulf and the Strait of Hurmuz.
Trump said there were no American casualties in the Iranian missile strike and "only minimal damage was sustained."
The stampede erupted at a funeral procession for the top Iranian general killed in a US airstrike last week, Iranian state tv reported.
The U.S. has made no decision about withdrawing troops from Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday in response to a letter from a senior military officer that appeared to suggest a withdrawal was underway. The wording was an "honest mistake," he said.
European calls for restraint will not be enough on their own, argues Thomas S Warrick
Iran has vowed retaliation for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, but President Donald Trump says he ordered the strike to prevent a conflict.
Reaction to the killing of Iran military chief Qassem Soleimani has been flooding in. Here's a chronological recap.
The US say it is, and it's relatively straightforward.
Flags, memes, fears and fury - the killing of the military chief is going to have reverberations for some time.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the U.S. strike that killed the commander of Iran's Quds Force "risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence."
Qassem Soleimani grew so close to Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, that Khamenei officiated the wedding of the general’s daughter.
The targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, could draw forceful Iranian retaliation.
The increase is in addition to 14,000 American soldiers sent into the region since May.
Troops taking part in 'Holiday Express' transported stockings stuffed with gifts to five bases in the country's east. A military band also travelled by helicopter, playing Christmas carols as the troops received their presents.
The attack came mere hours after the United States moved against three Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary leaders, slapping financial sanctions on them over deadly attacks against protesters.
Iraq's PM says he will quit as deadly protests escalate
A new hashtag is encouraging Twitter users to share pictures of themselves holding a can of soda to their head, highlighting the horrific injuries sustained by Iraqi protesters.
Protests in Iraq escalated overnight when the Iranian consulate was torched in the city of Najaf, prompting an urgent curfew
Pence, joined on the trip by his wife, Karen, greeted U.S. troops ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and served turkey to hundreds of them.
Protesters ran away as live ammunition, tear gas canisters and stun grenades were fired towards them.
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday (November 6) as the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital.
Southern Iraq students march as a procession of mock coffins is paraded in Baghdad's Tahrir Square.