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Liberating Mosul will not solve Iraq’s problems

If Mosul were to fall tomorrow it would be a blow – but not a fatal blow – for ISIL. The liberation of Mosul is in the early days of execution, but as the central government in Baghdad and policymakers in the US will soon find...

Pentagon: Mosul battle plan in the hands of Iraq, not U.S.

  The timing of the long-awaited assault to retake Mosul from Islamic State control will fall on the shoulders of Iraqi security forces, not American commanders, the Pentagon said Thursday. “The movement into Mosul is something that is going to be determined by the Iraqi security forces,”...

Emergency in Italy

“Crossing the Sahara, I saw dozens of dead bodies. A lot. I don’t know how many. I saw a lot… You can die at any moment on that road. They attack you and leave you for dead. They take the pick-up truck and then leave...

Emergency in Iraq

“It was about nine months ago. It seemed a day like any other. I’d finished examining my patients in Jalawla, my city. I’d given many of them an appointment for the next day, for further checks, but that evening the fighting arrived on our doorstep....

Migrants: 1,500 arrivals in single day, Emergency in Sicily

‘Central Med migration route being used again’, says NGO ROME, MARCH 30 – The humanitarian NGO Emergency is providing healthcare assistance to approximately 800 migrants that have disembarked in the Sicilian town of Augusta from the Italian Navy’s ‘Aliseo’ vessel. Over 1,500 migrants have arrived in...