T/iraq

  1. Activists Fighting Sexual Violence Receive Nobel Prize Video, October 5

    Nadia Murad, a survivor of sexual violence by the Islamic State, and Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynecological surgeon who founded a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, were awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns against the use of rape as a weapon of war.

  2. 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Yazidi Activist and Congolese Doctor World, October 5

    Nadia Murad, a former ISIS captive, and Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecological surgeon, were rewarded “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

  3. A Social Media Star Is Shot Dead in Baghdad. Iraqis Fear a Trend. Foreign, September 29

    Tara Fares was gunned down in broad daylight, the latest outspoken woman killed in a series of attacks that Iraqi officials are investigating as possibly linked.

  4. Blaming Iran, U.S. Evacuates Consulate in Southern Iraq Washington, September 28

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the employees were being temporarily relocated and the United States would respond to attacks by militias supported by Iran.

  5. Those Who Can’t Forget: Share Your Connection to Arlington’s Section 60 Magazine, September 24

    We want to hear from readers about your connections to Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60. Share your story with us for a future article.

  6. Seeing Signs: Proof That Her Husband Is With Her Interactive, September 23

    Every time Maria Kelly sees an eagle, she knows it’s a sign from her husband, Col. Paul Kelly, who died in 2007 in Iraq.

  7. A Widow Starts Over With Her Husband Buried Close By Interactive, September 23

    Coleen Bowman is learning to navigate her relationship with her new boyfriend while honoring her husband, Sgt. Maj. Robert Bowman, who died in 2013.

  8. The Army Brought Them Together. The War Tore Them Apart. Interactive, September 23

    Chief Warrant Officer Thalia Ramirez and her husband, Jesse Belbeck, saw each other as much as possible while they were in Afghanistan. But Ramirez never made it home.

  9. How a Generation of Kids Honor the Uncle They Never Knew Interactive, September 23

    Memorializing Sgt. Jack Bryant Jr. is a family event. His relatives keep his memory alive by bringing new members of their growing family to his grave site.

  10. They Each Loved Her. Now They All Love One Another. Interactive, September 23

    Four people were brought together by their love for Sgt. Ashly Moyer. After her death, they found comfort in one another and, in time, built relationships that helped them forgive themselves for her death.

  11. Those Who Can’t Forget Interactive, September 23

    Portraits of nine families whose lives are tied to Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 60, the final resting place of the loved ones they lost to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  12. During an Insider Attack, Their Son Sacrificed His Life to Save Another Interactive, September 23

    Lt. j.g. Francis Toner IV was killed by one of the Afghan soldiers he was sent to help. During the attack, he gave his own life to save a friend and fellow officer.

  13. A Beloved Model Soldier, His Suicide and Its Impact Interactive, September 23

    First Lt. Daniel Weiss was a standout soldier, which made it all the more surprising when he killed himself.

  14. Carving Thousands of Headstones for the Fallen Interactive, September 23

    Robert McCallum, a military veteran, has made grave markers for 18 years. Sometimes he makes headstones for people who lived full lives. Others never reached their 21st birthday.

  15. A Marine’s Life in Four Objects He Left Behind Interactive, September 23

    When Sgt. William Stacey died, he left behind items from his life that stick around to chart his memory.

  16. Her Strength Kept Her Family Together. Her Absence Sets Them Adrift. Interactive, September 23

    Specialist Jessica Sarandrea’s death dimmed a light on her family, who left Miami to live in a place where they weren’t surrounded by reminders of the daughter they lost.