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Stories about Iraq

24 July 2014

Iraq Moves Toward a New Government With Fouad Masoum's Election as President

Iraq finally has a new president. Fouad Masoum, a 76-year-old Kurdish politician, has been elected to the post.

Video: ISIS Destroys Prophet Jonah's Mosque in Mosul, Iraq

The Sunni extremist organisation considers the veneration of saints apostasy and Shia Muslims as heretics

7 July 2014

Regional Terrorism Reaching Bahrain?

News that hardline Saudi cleric Mohamad Al Arefe will be visiting Bahrain tomorrow has caused controversy in the country, already simmering under sectarian strain.

21 June 2014

ISIS Advances in Iraq Echoed in Bahrain

Bahrain government spokesman Sameera Rajab takes to Twitter to describe the ISIS advances in Iraq as a "revolution against the injustice and oppression."

13 June 2014

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are Blocked in Iraq

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Local media and at least one ISP are reporting that the Ministry of Communications ordered Internet providers to shut down Google and social media sites, fearing security risks.

10 June 2014

Islamic Militants Seize Control of Mosul, Second Largest Iraqi City

Iraq's second largest city Mosul fell into the hands of Islamist militants today (June 10). Reports say the militants are from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

10 August 2013

“They have Killed Eid in Iraq”

This Ramadan marked one of the deadliest months in Iraq. Around 17 bomb explosions across the country have left 91 dead and 323 injured tonight. And the number of victims...

3 September 2012

Bahrain: “Our Women are Iron Women”

Bahraini Twitter users took a break from politics and had some fun this morning on the microblogging social network. Artist Anas Al Shaikh read a news article which said that...

10 July 2012

Video: Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project Helps Iraqis Waiting for Resettlement

The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project strives to help the Iraqi people who are in the legal limbo of waiting for resettlement papers. This series of videos tells the stories of...

9 May 2012

Video: Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards Voting Open

Young underprivileged youth learning multi-media tools are showcasing their work through The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards. Entries include documentaries, music videos, poetry, audio, graphic design, narrative, animation and photography.

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