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The Islamic State killed hundreds and kidnapped thousands when it overran the city in northern Iraq. This is the story of those who got away.
When IS first made inroads in Iraq, it didn't enforce its most stringent policies. Now, the group is blowing up sacred shrines, and Sunni residents are re-evaluating their prior support of the extremists.
Extremist militants in Iraq demanded that this elderly Yazidi woman convert to Islam or die. She said she'd rather die. Here's her amazing story of survival.
As President Obama declares mission accomplished on Mount Sinjar, those gathered in Erbil feel forgotten.
IS militants have kidnapped nearly every member of Assad Haig's family. He'll risk his life to get them back.
Yazidis, Shabaks, and Christians have all had to rush to Erbil, as IS advances. Their cultures may not survive in this country.
'We left our money, our house, everything behind and ran.'
Can you tell which are real and which are fake? Lots of news organizations couldn't.
The Yazidis in northern Iraq are used to being persecuted, but this attack was bad. The Islamic State captured Sinjar, forcing thousands from their homes.
Sunni dissenters blame Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the fall of northern Iraq to the jihadists. But some also say the US shares the blame.
Sunni militants aren't putting themselves in good historical company with this latest move, which includes marking Christian homes, expelling their owners, and taking everything they own.
The Islamic State may be pushing up against the city from two sides, but Kirkuk's streets pulse with life — and diversity.
Inside the Sunni coalition that says it won't stop till Baghdad falls.
As Iraq stands on the brink of a civil war, honor killing cases fade quietly into the background.
The Christian minority in Iraq exceeded one million 10 years ago. Now it's less than 400,000 and facing new threats.
With the recent gains of the Islamic State, the country's Christians have found themselves subject to an unprecedented level of harassment and danger.
Many Kurds who have longed dreamt of independence are eager to vote. Others worry a referendum could further destabilize the region.
Initially, ISIL got a warm welcome in Mosul and elsewhere. But everyone braced for a backlash.
On the anniversary of the Gezi Park protests, Turkey's youth are still determined to fight corruption through demonstrations, publishing and politics.
Whether you're a plastic surgery tourist or an archaeology buff, this country has what you want.