The story of one Iraqi couple who fought to be together, through Isis attacks, Al Qaeda threats, and Donald Trump’s visa ban. Earlier this year they were finally reunited at Dulles international airport. Read here.
On the ground in Iraq, here’s how the soldiers fighting ISIS to retake the city of Mosul are reacting to Trump’s travel ban. Read here.
I visit Mosul’s gravediggers as they ignore the missiles overhead and continue their work with death. They tell the story of the east of the city under Isis and its recent recapture by Iraqi forces. Listen here.
After sundown at the end of January, Haytham,* 44, hurried to the banks of the Tigris River where he set about breaking the lock on a small fishing boat. He was fleeing hardship and danger in extremist-held west Mosul, knowing that if he were caught he would be killed. Read here.
A story from eastern Mosul where life is returning to normal, but with new challenges, such as finding enough clean water, food and power. Families are drinking dirty water from wells and make shift hospitals are struggling without X-ray machines, water and refrigerators. Read here.
Donald Trump’s executive order suspending entry to the US of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen), has disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, ripping families apart and leaving careers in limbo. I spoke to Iraqis and Syrians impacted by the ban. Read more.
Donald Trump’s decision to ban immigration from a string of Muslim-majority nations has sparked fury and anguish around the world as refugees and migrants were prevented from boarding flights to the US. Read here.
The battle to take back the Iraqi city of Mosul from Isis has brought a wave of journalists to Erbil. With the combat zone just a taxi ride away, war has brought a new front line economy to the Kurdish city. Read here. Photographs by Alex Potter.
At day break on Monday morning Iraqi soldiers gathered on a quiet suburban street in the east of the city of Mosul, laughing and joking as they prepared to go into battle with Islamic State fighters. Morale was high, even as the militants on the other side of the front line signaled that they too were awake by sending a volley of mortars towards the waiting line of vehicles. Read here.