Ancient Roman-era Odyssey mosaics in northern Syria have been stolen, reminding the world about the increasing pillage of historic Syrian artifacts. The ongoing conflict in the war-torn country has prevented authorities from preserving the treasures.
A series of car bomb blasts has struck Shia Muslim areas of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 37 people and injuring over 130. The attacks come amid renewed sectarian tensions in Iraq and protests against the Shia-led government.
Torture doesn't necessarily have to deal with physical pain. The US military have used Christian heavy metal music by the band Demon Hunter after rockers Metallica asked they stop using their recordings on prisoners.
As wartime seems to have passed for Baghdad, the local fashion and beauty industry has begun to recover. The city has hosted the first fashion show since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq which echoes a turn around in the social life of the city.
Despite potential legal retribution from American authorities, the Icelandic MP and WikiLeaks member who released the infamous ‘Collateral Murder’ video showing US war crimes in Iraq has announced plans to visit the land of the free.
Iraqi soldiers killed five people after opening fire on an anti-government protest in an attempt to disperse it, reports Al Jazeera. Troops clashed with thousands of Sunni Muslims in Falluja, protesting against Iraq’s Shiite PM Nuri al-Maliki.
The US Military’s suicide rate grew a startling 15 percent in 2012. The Pentagon, which has put great effort into lowering military suicide rates, has acknowledged that battle casualties are no longer the primary reason for soldiers’ deaths.
Multiple explosions have struck Iraq, leaving at least 11 dead and over 40 wounded report local officials. It comes as mass protests against the country’s Shiite-dominated government sweep the country.
Thousands of Sunnis have rallied in the Iraqi province of Anbar, blocking a highway linking Baghdad with neighboring Jordan and Syria. Protesting against the national Shia-led government – the action highlights rising sectarian tensions in the country.