Salima Mourad, a singer who rose to fame in the early 1900s in Iraq – but remained there unlike many Jewish musicians – still strikes a chord today
The revival in July of the daily service, once a feature of an extensive rail network dating back to the Ottoman empire, is a vivid example of Iraq’s attempts to recover from decades of unrest.
Iraqi officials said they had agreed to sell foodstuffs in return for Iranian gas and energy supplies. Iranian trade officials denied that any food-for-gas scheme could be set up as Iran was a net exporter of food to Iraq
The smallest mass grave, found in Mosul, contains eight bodies while the biggest, the al-Khasfa sinkhole south of Mosul, is thought to contain roughly 4,000 bodies
The blast, which came a day after the assassination of a local council leader in the city, caused 'a large number' of casualties according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
The award-winning film 'The Dive' has already been shown twice at the Dohuk festival, in the Kurdish part of Iraq
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians travel to the Iraqi city of Kerbala each year for the ritual of Arbaeen
Despite military gains, Marine General Joseph Dunford says 'little progress has been made in addressing the underlying conditions that lead to violent extremism'
The September attack left 25 dead and more than 60 wounded
Seven decades after the mass Jewish exodus from Iraq, a group of intrepid Iraqis and Israelis are holding clandestine meetings and talks in a bid to rekindle ties between the two countries and their peoples