A vicious cocktail of addiction, extremism, state failure and unbearably hot summers has turned Basra into a powder keg.
At least 23 people have died and hundreds of protesters stormed a government palace in Baghdad after Muqtada al-Sadr, a popular Shia cleric, retired from politics.
Enas Taleb said the use of her photo in an Economist article was a “huge insult” to Arab women.
The ancient lost city of Natounia is only known to exist from references on ancient coins, and archaeologists have identified its likely location.
The trip’s organiser died in hospital while another man was jailed for 15 years for smuggling in a shock verdict. Jim Fitton’s lawyer tells VICE World News he thinks the pottery fragments at the heart of the case may even have been thrown away.
Archaeologists rushed to excavate the ruins of a 3,400-year-old city in Iraq that briefly emerged above the water of a drained reservoir.
Even after the trauma of a bloody war, the streets of these old neighbourhoods in Baghdad, Iraq, are still full of life.
The civil war didn’t just destroy cities. It also destroyed an entire generation's economic prospects.
Conflict, economic hardship, drought and heatwaves produced some remarkable images of sorrow and joy.
Everyone knows who did it, but no one has been charged.
The verdict in a German court represents the first time a member of Islamic State has been found guilty of genocide.
"This is the land of my father and grandfather, but if things continue like this we will have to leave."