Captured Daesh fighter must have access to lawyer, US judge rules

WASHINGTON: A federal judge has ruled that the Pentagon must allow an American Daesh fighter captured in Iraq access to a lawyer, following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the Federal District Court in Washington ruled the ACLU must be provided “temporary, immediate

Rebuilding from ruins of the battle for Mosul

MOSUL: Fed up with waiting for assistance from the authorities to materialize, traders at the ravaged Bab Al-Saray market in Mosul’s Old City are rebuilding their shattered businesses themselves. After months of silence, the sound of construction work and returning commerce is finally filling the historic district devastated by the months-long

Mosul celebrates first post-Daesh Christmas

MOSUL, Iraq: Hymns filled a church in Iraq’s second city Mosul on Sunday as worshippers celebrated Christmas for the first time in four years after the end of jihadist rule. Tens of thousands of Christians fled northern Iraqi towns in 2014 as the Daesh group seized Mosul and swathes of the