Turkish protestors use fireworks against the police in a protest over a new road, across-border Korean family reunions end, tennis players practice on a floating court at the Mexican Open, and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 15 Daily Brief: A cat on the catwalk, cow on an escalator, Bull taming festival, Mount Sinabung erupts, car bombing in Baghdad
A cat on the catwalk, cow on an escalator, Bull taming festival, Mount Sinabung erupts, car bombing in Baghdad and more in today’s daily brief.
Back to school in Syria, Buddhist monks protest, London fashionistas, and more in today’s brief.
G8 summit, Youth Day in South Africa, search for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains continues and more in today’s daily brief.
May 24 Photo Brief: Saddam’s torture masks, self-immolating monks, baby animals and Buddah’s birthday celebration continues
Baby animals continue to be adorable, torture devices from Saddam Hussein’s regime go on exhibit at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Bowatte Indaratane self-immolates in protest of cattle slaughter, Buddhists continue the annual celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death and more in today’s daily brief.
ATTENTION: VISUAL COVERAGE OF INJURY SCENES
Iraq’s first female team of weightlifters are traveling to the Asian Championship in Qatar next month. Photos taken by Mohammed Ameen of Reuters, features several of the women from the team as the practice in Sadr City, a shi’ite neighborhood in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
April 15 Photo Brief: H7N9 bird flu virus in China, 101st anniversary of Titanic sinking, SCOTUS hears human gene patent case
H7N9 bird flu virus in China, 101st anniversary of Titanic sinking, SCOTUS hears human gene patent case and more in today’s daily brief.
In March of 2003, then President George W. Bush announced to the nation that the United States and coalition forces had launched Operation Iraqi Freedom. The U.S. joined by Britain, Australia and Poland set out to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. Baghdad had fallen to the invading forces by April 9th. One of the primary missions was to recover and destroy weapons of mass destruction – none were ever found.
March 17 Photo Brief: St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on Halabja
St. Patrick’s Day, Pancake Week in Kazakhstan, Somali journalist freed, 25th anniversary of the chemical attack on northern Iraqi city of Halabja and more in today’s daily brief.
Muslims take part in religious festival of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [GRAPHIC]
During the Shi’ite Muslim holy month of Muharram, worshippers from India to Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan participate in the religious festival of Ashura. Ashura, the tenth day in the mourning period, commemorates the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed during a battle in A.D. 680 in Karbala. Mourners celebrate the occasion by participating in large processions, re-enacting major battle events or self-flagellating themselves with knives to mark the anniversary.
NOTE: Photos contain visual coverage of injury and blood that may be disturbing to some readers.