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."
The leaders of the armed groups have refused to accept the results, and promised to fight for the “rights” of their candidates.
Sami Jasim al-Jaburi had a $5 million bounty on his head and was dubbed the Islamic State’s “finance minister.” A security source told VICE World News al-Jaburi was arrested in Syria.
Thousands gathered in the holy sites of Karbala and Najaf to participate in the annual rituals.
The rare and valuable tablet is the latest artifact that Hobby Lobby has had to forfeit due to its illegal provenance.