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UNESCO exhibit in Venice focuses on rebuilding Mosul sites

May 23, 2021 10:34 am

Iraq is one of three countries participating for the first time at the Biennale, with an exhibit by Rashad Salim titled “Ark Re-Imagined” that is an artistic examination of the impact of the great flood in ancient Mesopotamia

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

March 07, 2021 8:24 pm

At each stop in northern Iraq, the remnants of its Christian population turned out, jubilant, ululating, decked out in colorful dress, though heavy security prevented Francis from plunging into the crowd as he would normally do.

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

August 16, 2018 2:31 pm

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

May 28, 2018 8:36 am

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.

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

April 03, 2018 1:35 pm

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

April 03, 2018 7:52 pm

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.

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

April 03, 2018 10:27 am

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’

April 03, 2018 10:11 am

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

February 05, 2018 7:02 pm

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

December 26, 2017 5:20 pm

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


Mosul - Before and after Islamic State onslaught

September 19, 2014 4:03 pm

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

June 18, 2014 9:35 am

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

June 18, 2014 9:35 am

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