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After IS, Mosul tackles another terror: super-resistant bacteria

Mosul - Explosives left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq's Mosul took 12-year-old Abdallah's left leg, but another kind of terror may cost him his arm: antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Its treasures ruined by IS, Mosul museum hosts modern art

Mosul - Mosul's celebrated museum has not recovered since Islamic State group jihadists ravaged its ancient treasures several years ago, but part of the complex reopened Tuesday to showcase more contemporary art.

After shedding IS, Mosul embraces makeovers

Mosul - For three years, Mosul's women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime.

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians -- but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.

Shaken by car bomb, Mosul fears return of IS nightmares

Mosul - A deadly car bomb in Iraq's Mosul, the first since the city was recaptured from jihadists, has left residents shaken and terrified that past nightmares are returning to haunt them.

A year after jihadists ousted, Iraq's Mosul still in ruins

Mosul - A year after pro-government forces recaptured Mosul from the Islamic State group, much of Iraq's second city lies in ruins and many of its residents see little reason to celebrate. "We were liberated but what have we come back to?

The Islamic State group in Iraq

Baghdad - The Islamic State (IS) group in 2014 launched a lightning offensive in Iraq, seizing nearly a third of the country before being beaten back by operations there and in neighbouring Syria.

Child beggars fill Mosul streets a year on from IS

Mosul - Every day little Mohammed Salem roams the streets of Mosul, left with no choice but to hawk tissues after his father was killed by jihadists who overran Iraq's second city.

Spirit of Ramadan returns to Iraq's IS-free Mosul

Mosul - Under the cover of night in the Iraqi city of Mosul, Rayan and Ali break the silence by drumming to announce suhur, the pre-dawn breakfast during the holy month of Ramadan.

In Iraq's shattered Mosul, voters eye fresh start after IS

Mosul - Voters in the ravaged Iraqi city of Mosul flocked to the polls Saturday, hoping that parliamentary elections can help turn the page after the devastating war against the Islamic State jihadist group.

In Mosul's ruins, Iraq election candidates vow bright future

Mosul - Election posters plastered on the bullet-riddled wall of a girls' school in the Old City of Iraq's Mosul pledge a better future for those casting their ballot at a nationwide vote.

Iraq to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque destroyed in IS fight

Baghdad - The United Arab Emirates and Iraq on Monday launched a joint effort to reconstruct Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its iconic leaning minaret, ravaged last year during battles to retake the city from jihadists.

Jihadist corpses poison life in Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - For three years, jihadists made life in Iraq's Mosul impossible. Now, six months after their defeat, even their corpses are polluting everyone's existence as no one wants to move them.

A new life sprouts up around Mosul after scars of IS rule

Mosul - Even before the Islamic State group took over her home city of Mosul, Iraqi 31-year-old Nesrine never imagined she would have a job working late into the evening at a fashion boutique.

At least 1,200 Iraq personnel killed in Mosul operation: coalition

Washington - At least 1,200 Iraqi security personnel were killed during the operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State group, the US-led coalition against the jihadists said on Friday.

Iraq faces vast challenges securing, rebuilding Mosul

Mosul - With Mosul in ruins and nearly a million displaced, Iraq now faces the enormous task of restoring order and rebuilding its second city after driving out Islamic State group jihadists.

Schoolgirls in Iraq's Mosul aim to catch up on lost years

Mosul - Despite having fallen three years behind their peers elsewhere in Iraq, it's been mostly smiles all around for the girls at Mosul's Trablus school since it reopened its damaged gates after the jihadists fled.

In the ruins of Mosul, a hunt for the missing

Mosul - In Mosul, the missing are everywhere, their families hunting through the ruined Iraqi city for traces of lost husbands and wives, parents and children, brothers and sisters.

US-trained Iraqi unit carried out Mosul executions: HRW

Baghdad - An Iraqi army division trained by American forces summarily executed prisoners in west Mosul, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, calling for US assistance to the unit to be suspended.

Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State

Arbil - The jihadists may have been ousted from their Iraqi hometown of Mosul but many Christians like Haitham Behnam refuse to go back and trade in the stability of their new lives.

IS families, Mosul displaced live side-by-side in Iraq camp

- Like hundreds of thousands of other Iraqis, Maha lives with her boys at a camp for the displaced near Mosul. But there's a big difference -- her father and husband worked and fought with the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraqis accused of siding with IS targeted for revenge: UN

New York - Revenge attacks against Iraqis accused of siding with the Islamic State group in Mosul are on the rise after Iraqi forces recaptured the city, the UN envoy warned Monday.

Baghdad probing rights abuses by Iraqi forces: officials

Washington - Baghdad is investigating allegations of torture and rights abuses meted out by Iraqi security forces to Islamic State prisoners in Mosul, two Iraqi officials said at the Pentagon on Thursday.

West Mosul residents start mammoth task of rebuilding

Mosul - Near Mosul's war-ravaged historic heart, Maher Al-Nejmawi watches a worker repainting his long-abandoned stall. Residents of Iraq's second city are trying to put their lives back together after months of fighting."Here, a car bomb exploded.

Mosul's once-thriving Old City now a grey wasteland

Mosul - Once the beating heart of Iraq's second-largest metropolis, the Old City of Mosul is now a broken wreck, its winding streets piled high with rubble and hardly a building spared from destruction.

Iraqi forces fight to clear last jihadists from Mosul

Mosul - Iraqi forces engaged in "heavy" fighting with the Islamic State group on Monday as they battled to clear the last jihadist-held pockets in Mosul's Old City, a senior commander said.

Mosul victory marks win for Pentagon training plan

Washington - The Iraqi military's hard-fought victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul marks a defining moment not just for them. It is also a key win for the US doctrine behind it.

Iraq: The battle for Mosul

Baghdad - Key dates in the offensive against the Islamic State group in Iraq's northern city of Mosul where on Sunday Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory.

Mosul loss huge, but not deadly, blow to 'caliphate'

Baghdad - Mosul was the largest city in the "caliphate" proclaimed by the Islamic State group and its loss is a huge blow to the jihadists' statehood experiment -- but not a fatal one.

Iraq PM declares victory in 'liberated' Mosul: office

Mosul - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the "liberated" city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, after a gruelling nearly nine-month battle against the Islamic state group.
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PALACE: Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein built one of his presidential palaces in Mosul  which ...
PALACE: Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein built one of his presidential palaces in Mosul, which was used by the US Army following the 2003 invasion.
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Mosul's Christians have been forced out of the homes by ISIS, leaving behind a Christian legacy dating back almost 2,000 years.
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Iraqi city of Mosul falls to jihadists
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FACT-FINDING: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters last year at the US embassy in Baghdad. Kerry is back in Iraq this week.
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White phosphorus rounds fired by Israeli forces during the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead invasion of Gaza explode over densely populated urban neighborhoods.
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