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Latest Iraq News

Turkish Workers Kidnapped In Baghdad

Turkey says 18 Turkish construction workers have been kidnapped in northeastern Baghdad. More

12 Iraqis Killed In IS Attacks In Anbar

Twelve Iraqi soldiers and allied Sunni militiamen have been killed in a series of Islamic State suicide attacks in Anbar Province. More

IS Militants Detain Protesters In Iraq

The mayor of a remote Sunni town in western Iraq that is under the control of Islamic State (IS) militants says about 200 residents who were part of a rare protest against the militant group have been detained at an unknown location. More

Australia Wants More EU Nations On Air Strikes

Australia is urging more European countries to take part in air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq in an effort to help end the refugee crisis in Europe. More

IS Cracks Down On Western Iraqi Town

Islamic State (IS) militants have detained at least 70 people in a western Iraqi town in an effort to crush public dissent against the extremist group. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Escape From Mosul: Why Civilians Risk Everything To Flee IS-Held City

Islamic State (IS) militants will kill those caught trying to flee Mosul. But the terrible conditions in the IS-controlled Iraqi city, and an increasing sense of hopelessness and abandonment by the world, are driving residents to risk everything to escape. More
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Features & Commentary

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Migrants Undeterred In March To EU

An RFE/RL correspondent recently rode on a Belgrade bus packed with Afghans and other refugees heading to the EU. What she saw on the trip shocked her.
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