An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
Who is targeting U.S. forces and foreign oil companies in Iraq?

Iran has said that it could cut off oil exports that go through the Straits of Hormuz amid US sanctions. The US has sought to bring Iranian oil exports to zero.

Iraqis remember ISIS massacres five years later

The shocking takeover of a large part of central and western Iraq by Islamic State in 2014 haunts people today across the country.

Members of the Iraqi Civil Defence rescue team lift a ferry which sank in the Tigris River
Ferry tragedy and corruption in Mosul affect all Iraq

Accusations that militias profited off island where ferry sank, calls for governor to resign and anger sweep important northern Iraq city two years after liberation from ISIS

Iraqi rescuers search for survivors over the site where an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river
Ferry capsize kills nearly 80 in Iraq's Mosul - medics

At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul in northern Iraq.

Hebrew inscriptions on the wall, near the Great Mosque of al-Nuri. (Eddy van Wessel)
After ISIS, Mosul finally values its Jewish heritage

Since ISIS attacked the diversity of the Iraqi community, diversity is now valued far more consciously, and this trend’s most surprising consequence is related to the Iraqi Jews.

Car bomb targets Mosul in Iraq

Restaurants have been targeted in the past.

Car bombing south of Mosul breaks post-ISIS calm

Mosul was liberated from Islamic State in July 2017 and has been free from major terrorist attacks in the last year.

Raghad Hammoudi helps rebuild the Central Library of Mosul University
In Mosul, young volunteers help bring city back to life

After living under ISIS's strict rule and then the war to retake the city, young women feel as though they have been liberated.

Vehicles drive under campaign posters ahead of the parliamentary election, in Erbil, Iraq
Sex scandals, boycotts and ISIS threats: Iraq prepares for elections

Almost 7,000 register to run in elections, one quarter of the candidates are women.

Members of the Emergency Response Division celebrate in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 8, 2017.
Iraq to rebuild ancient mosque with help from United Arab Emirates

ISIS systematically destroyed cultural heritage in the city of Mosul, Iraq.

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