Iraq

Artistic director John Murphy, left, rehearses EZID, which opens June 20th. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

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Choreographer’s recent trip to Northern Iraq inspires latest dance performance from The Cabiri nonprofit troupe in Seattle.

Peyton yawns and stretches as my sister Katie holds her during our first Skype conversation. (Screen grab by Janelle Retka)

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As immigration and military deployment separate families across borders, many rely on social media to stay connected.

Khagindra Rijal shares his experiences living as a Bhatanese refugee in Nepal. (Photo by Megan Herndon)

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A "Refugee Story Circle" video chat connected young Seattle refugees with Brazil, Qatar and beyond to share their stories of finding a new home.

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Next time you drive by "the mysterious place with all the marble" right next to the Delridge onramp for the West Seattle Bridge, stop in and say "hi" to sculptor Sabah Al-Dhaher

ISIS Insurgents

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Back from Baghdad, veteran foreign correspondent Jonathan Landay has the real story about the Islamic State.

Gender roles in pre-war Syria were much more progressive than under ISIS control, with women moving freely and holding high positions in the Assad Regime. But the constitution still included many misogynist clauses. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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A video of ISIS stoning a woman to death last month shocked the world. Having grown up in the region, I wasn't that surprised to see it.

President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

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What are people in the Middle East saying about Obama's ISIS speech?

A guard at the Red Security Building in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, the headquarters of the Iraqi Intelligence Service under Saddam Hussein’s regime where many Kurds were imprisoned and tortured. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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After years as a secular, stable, pro-American bastion, Iraq's Kurdish region is under serious threat and deserves our help.

Walid Alkheyat, of the new Iraqi Community of Washington State leads a group of children, women and men to Seattle City Hall during a protest in June asking for US intervention in Iraq. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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Iraqi refugees in the Northwest are quick to downplay the sectarian divisions that are causing fault lines in their home country.

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A new program bridges the gap between different refugee service providers helping victims of torture in the Northwest.

Kev (Ryan Higgins) reunited with fellow U.S. Marine Tom (Jonathan Crimeni) and his new robotic hand. (Photo courtesy Washington Ensemble Theatre)

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A new production of Rajiv Joseph's acclaimed play about post-invasion Iraq sheds light on America's changing attitudes toward military intervention abroad. I invite you to spend...

United States Army photograph of Bradley Manning (via Wikipedia)

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"Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society." Update: In another statement released today, August 22nd, Bradley Manning announced...

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Right now we are all Bostonians. Maybe in the near future, we can also be the rest of the world sometimes. Most of us, in the...

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Iraqi refugee Muthanna Al Nidawi has gone from protecting his family from assassins in Baghdad, to protecting fragile glass art at in Seattle. “I don’t...

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Ten years ago Fred Lundahl quit his job in the foreign service in protest of the Iraq invasion and started a new career running...

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Traveling abroad can mean adventure, challenging life lessons, and the chance to kindle friendships across cultural barriers. But it's not the only way to have...

Colin Powell UN WMD

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Colin Powell is coming to Seattle on Wednesday for a conversation around his new book It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership. City Club...

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The lights are low and excitement high at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle.  Murmuring gives way to whistling and foot stomping and finally...