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Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

Willkommen in der Partystadt Bagdad

So sieht die Hauptstadt des Irak heute aus, 15 Jahre nach dem Einmarsch der USA.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

Welcome To Partytown, Baghdad

Fifteen years after the US invasion, and the war against ISIS, the Iraqi capital is alive and buzzing, with bars and restaurants open til the early morning.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago



Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

The New Face Of ISIS In Iraq Calls Itself The White Flags

The black flag of ISIS may no longer be flying in cities across Iraq, but militant groups are rebuilding and present a very real threat to the country’s stability. One such group — known as the White Flags — has built itself a mountain stronghold from which to launch its attacks.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

“If Any Iranian Militias Enter This Square, They Will Die”

The US says it's based near the Syrian city of al-Tanf to guard against ISIS. But the rebels Washington is backing in the area say they’re more concerned about Iran.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

Turkey Has Claimed Victory Over The US-Allied Militia In Syria

Syrian rebels backed by Turkey have taken over the city of Afrin, a Kurdish city inside Syria, after two months of fighting.

Hayes Brown • One year ago

Iran’s Supreme Leader Dismisses Calls To Change The Hijab Law — On International Women's Day

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks come after a woman who removed her headscarf was sentenced to two years in prison.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago



Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

Soupçonné d'appartenir à Daesh, cet homme a été arrêté dix fois. Pourtant, il est innocent.

Soupçonné d’être un membre de Daesh, un jeune père de famille a été arrêté à plusieurs reprises en Tunisie, malgré son innocence. Un cas typique au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord, où des milliers d'hommes sont victimes de ces coups de filet douteux.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

This Man Was Arrested 10 Times For Being An ISIS Member — Despite Being Innocent

A young father of two has been repeatedly arrested in Tunisia for being a member of ISIS, despite his innocence. His case is typical of the Middle East and North Africa, where thousands of men are caught up in legally dubious dragnets.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

Turkey Has Gone More Than A Year Without A Major Terror Attack. This Is How.

In a rare interview with a Western journalist, a security official reveals how Turkey has been taking on militants, and – for now at least – winning.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

This Is What It's Like To Try To Survive In Eastern Ghouta, Where "Death Is The Master"

As BuzzFeed News spoke to a resident on the phone, a missile screeched in the background. “Did you hear the sound?” he said. “May God protect whoever received the missile.”

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

Here's What We Know About The US Airstrikes That Killed Russian Fighters In Syria

There was little doubt on Tuesday that American airstrikes last week killed Russian mercenaries in Syria.

Vera Bergengruen • One year ago

Syria’s Civil War Is Ending. But The War For Syria Is Just Beginning.

A few years ago, the West imagined the worst-case scenario in Syria as a victory for the Assad regime. That now seems quaint.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

On Sunday She Tweeted Against The War. On Monday Police Broke Her Door Down.

Turkey is cracking down on opponents of its war in northwest Syria.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago

A Turkish Helicopter Has Been Shot Down On The Syria–Turkey Border, Killing At Least 2

The attack comes hours after Israel said one of its jets was shot down in Syria.

Patrick Smith • One year ago

Israel's Military Says One Of Its Jets Has Been Shot Down After New Raids In Syria

The Israeli military carried out strikes on Saturday in response to an Iranian drone launched from Syria into Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel will do "whatever is necessary to protect our sovereignty and our security."

Hazel Shearing • One year ago

Iranian Women Removing Their Headscarves Have Triggered A Power Struggle In The Country

Women in Iran risking arrest by removing their Islamic headscarves have been labeled as drug-using Western dupes. But their protests have exposed faultlines among the country's leaders.

Borzou Daragahi • One year ago