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Iraq starts rebuilding iconic mosque destroyed by Islamic State

Iraq on Sunday launched the rebuilding of an ancient mosque destroyed by Islamic State militants in the northern city of Mosul.

Iraq to rebuild ancient al-Nuri Mosque destroyed in war against IS

Iraq is set to rebuild Mosul's al-Nuri Mosque, an ancient site co-opted by Islamic State in 2014 when its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a rare public appearance there to proclaim a self-styled caliphate.

Australia ends strikes in Iraq and Syria

Australia has said it will stop conducting air strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) group targets in Iraq and Syria.

Sesame Street to help Syrian refugees

Characters from the children's television programme Sesame Street are going to be used to help teach children displaced by war in Syria.

Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake

IRAN - Thousands of Iranians on Tuesday spent a third night in the cold as authorities scrambled to help those made homeless by a...

Over 400 killed, thousands wounded as quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

Rescuers were digging through the rubble in a frantic search for survivors after a powerful earthquake rocked a border region between Iran and Iraq killing more than 400 people and leaving thousands injured.

Earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing scores

A strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing scores.

UN: Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

Almost half a million people have been displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since US-backed Iraqi forces launched an operation to drive Islamic State out of the area six months ago, the UN said on Monday.