Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq

Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq

Placeholder while article actions load BAGHDAD — Salah Chelab crushed a husk of wheat plucked from his sprawling farmland south of Baghdad and inspected its seeds in the palm of… Read more
Poverty, fear drive exodus from Syria’s one-time IS capital

Poverty, fear drive exodus from Syria’s one-time IS capital

RAQQA, Syria — In a square that a few years ago was a grim stage for the Islamic State group’s brutal rule in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Mahmoud Dander… Read more