Mosul News

Toys in war zone: Artist shares war stories through children's eyes

Speaking to, Brian McCarty shares what it's like to hear children's heartfelt war experiences, how effective art therapy has been for them, and more.

In Mosul, young volunteers help bring city back to life

The project began when Raghad Hammoudi and a group of students decided to launch a campaign to help rebuild the Central Library of Mosul University, burnt and bombed in the war. Its vast contents had been all but lost.


Caskets from Mosul reach home: ‘He is back home after eight years but in a way we never imagined’

Balbir Chand, in his last call had told his wife, Babli, said that it might be his last call as they have been kidnapped by Islamic State terrorists. His wife fell unconscious after hearing that his remains were on the way home.

Indians killed in Iraq: PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia each to victims' families

On Sunday, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh left for Iraq to bring back the mortal remains of those killed.

Caskets from Mosul reach home: ‘Last rites were delayed by four years already’

A team from the district administration was at the cremation ground till the final rites were completed. The family was handed over some documents, including the death certificate and DNA test report.

Caskets from Mosul reach home: ‘This one night’s wait seems longer than the four years’

Even as the mortal remains of the Indians killed in Mosul reached their hometowns Monday, the families of 11 out of 13 victims, who were among the 39 killed in Iraq from Doaba region could not get the mortal remains despite waiting through the day.


Battle over bodies rages quietly in Iraq's Mosul long after Islamic State defeat

The stench of death wafts from rubble-filled corners in the dystopian wasteland of what was once West Mosul, from rusting cars still rigged with explosives and from homes abandoned as those who could, fled the bloody end of the militants' three-year rule.

Mosul's morgue men sought glimmer of humanity amid atrocity

The morgue men of Mosul found ways large and small to defy their captors by honoring the dead as best they could

More than 9,000 died in battle with Islamic State group for Mosul

Iraqi or coalition forces are responsible for at least 3,200 civilian deaths between October 2016 and the fall of IS in July 2017.

US moves to help locate unexploded bombs in Mosul

The coalition's unexploded bombs are part of a wider problem in Mosul. The bulk of the explosives remaining around the city were hidden by Islamic State fighters to be triggered by the slightest movement

Mosul Photos

Mosul - Before and after Islamic State onslaught

A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress, taken in the autumn of 1932, offer a glimpse of Mosul before wars, insurgency, sectarian strife _and now Islamic State militants_ravaged the city. The scenes were captured by staff from the American Colony Photo Department during a visit to Iraq at the end of the British mandate.

Iraq faces humanitarian crisis after militants' surge

Thousands have been displaced and are forced to dwell in refugee camps after the militants took over three major towns of Iraq. The country is staring at the worst ever humanitarian crisis.


Militants shock the world as they seize Iraq's Mosul

Al-Qaida-inspired militants seized Iraq’s second city of Mosul, the surrounding Nineveh province and parts of Kirkuk on Tuesday (June 10).