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Israeli musician with Iraqi roots finds fans from Tel Aviv to Baghdad

Feb 27 2019

TEL AVIV/BAGHDAD Singing in Arabic, an Israeli musician is winning over listeners from Tel Aviv to Baghdad, covering tunes by his grandfather and great uncle, an Iraqi Jewish duo who were once two of the Arab world's most famous performers.

No politics please for Baghdad bikers aiming to unite Iraq

Jan 21 2019

BAGHDAD Roaring along Baghdad's highways, the "Iraq Bikers" are doing more than showing off their love of outsized motorcycles and black leather: they want their shared enthusiasm to help heal Iraq's deep sectarian rifts. | Video

Iraqi forces storm Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul

Jun 19 2017

MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi forces began storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, in an assault they hope will be the last in the eight-month-old campaign to seize the militants' stronghold. | Video

Iraqi Christian girl freed from Islamic State says 'mum, dad' again

Jun 14 2017

ERBIL, Iraq A six-year old Iraqi Christian girl, kidnapped by Islamic State when she was three, was reunited with her family on Friday, and getting used to saying "mum" and "dad" once more.

Civilians killed while fleeing Islamic State in Mosul

Jun 04 2017

MOSUL, Iraq The bodies of dozens of civilians killed in the past two days while fleeing an Islamic State-held neighborhood in Mosul lay on Saturday in a street close to the frontline with Iraqi armed forces, a Reuters TV crew reported.

Conflicting casualty figures a week after Iraq Mosul blast

Mar 27 2017

MOSUL, Iraq Conflicting accounts emerged on Sunday about an explosion in Iraq's Mosul a week ago after a U.S.-led coalition strike against Islamic State that local officials say collapsed buildings, killing and burying many people.

Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul

Mar 22 2017

MOSUL Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City. | Video

U.S. soldiers celebrate thanksgiving in a military base north of Iraq

Nov 24 2016

BAGHDAD U.S. troops celebrated Thanksgiving at an Iraqi army base in Qayyara, some 60 km (38 miles) south of Mosul, where a U.S.-led coalition is helping Iraqi forces battle Islamic State. | Video

U.S. soldiers celebrate thanksgiving in a military base north of Iraq

Nov 24 2016

BAGHDAD U.S. troops celebrated Thanksgiving at an Iraqi army base in Qayyara, some 60 km (38 miles) south of Mosul, where a U.S.-led coalition is helping Iraqi forces battle Islamic State.

Israeli minister sees possible Palestine talks next week

Jul 25 2013

JERICHO, West Bank An Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday that U.S.-sponsored peace negotiations with the Palestinians could begin next week.

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