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THE LOST CHILDREN OF MOSUL - Foreign Policy

Thousands of young Iraqis have been trapped, displaced, or killed as the fight to retake the city from the Islamic State enters its seventh month.


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THERE IS NO CHRISTMAS IN IRAQ THIS YEAR - Narratively

The country’s Christian heartland is finally free from ISIS rule. But those who left their families, homes and churches behind have found precious little hope remaining among the rubble.


CANDY AND CROSSROADS IN QAYYARAH - Foreign Policy

Displaced by ongoing fighting, Iraqi families are braving the journey to safety and stability not far from the offensive in Mosul.


PROTESTS AND POT SMOKING IN THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE - Foreign Policy

Bernie Sanders supporters and the Pro-Hillary camp struggle to unite outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.


PACKING HEAT IN PUBLIC SQUARE - Foreign Policy

On the streets of Cleveland, armed protesters, police, and skeptical Clevelanders gather outside the Republican National Convention.


‘THE PESHMERGA ISN’T AFRAID OF ISIS’ - Foreign Policy

Fighting on the front lines, Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers have joined the Iraqi Army in a bloody battle against the Islamic State. But sharing a common enemy doesn’t make them easy allies.


LIFE AFTER ISIS - Roads & Kingdoms / Slate

The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.


THE THIRD FRONT - Roads & Kingdoms

Inside the Kurdish attempt at self-rule in north eastern Syria.