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Unesco calls Mosul museum attack 'cultural tragedy'
PNA - After watching a video footage of Islamic State (IS) militants destroying artefacts of the Mosul museum, Unesco director general Irina Bokova said Friday it was "far more than a cultural tragedy", adding it would fuel sectarianism in Iraq.
IS Militants Burns 8,000 Books After Destroying The Mosul Public Library
PNA - The Islamic State (IS) bombed the Mosul Public Library and burned 8,000 books, many of which were rare titles and manuscripts.
Oscars 2015: "Birdman" wins best picture
PNA - The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Oscars, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.
Swedish journalist reportedly missing in Syria
PNA - Swedish freelance journalist is reportedly missing in an ISIS-controlled area in Syria, after failing to return home at the beginning of this week.
Angelina Jolie Documents Kurdish Yazidi Tragidies in New Film
PNA - Last month, Angelina Jolie came to Kurdistan Region to meet some of the terrified refugees and hear their harrowing stories.
Akon to perform anti-IS concert for Peshmerga in Erbil
PNA - Grammy Award-nominated musician Akon is set to perform a charity concert in Iraq’s Kurdish region in March to benefit Peshmerga forces involved in the fight against the Islamic State (IS).
'American Sniper' film banned in Baghdad
PNA - After just a handful of sometimes rowdy screenings, the American Sniper film has been pulled from Baghdad's only movie theater amid complaints from the Iraqi government — as well as viewers — that it "insults" Iraqis.
Islamic Extremists Bombed Historic Walls of Mosul
PNA - Jihadists resumed bombings against historic sites in Nineveh and destroyed remains of the ancient wall of Mosul, specialized sources reported today; while politicians accused the United States of hampering the counterterrorist fight.
UNHCR Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Kurdistan Region
PNA - US movie star and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has said that the needs of people displaced in the crises affecting both Syria and Iraq "outstrip the resources available," adding, "much more international assistance is needed."
‘American Sniper’ Breaks Box Office Records With Opening Weekend At $90 Million
PNA - The Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper” was in the front by a large margin for the North American box office charts this past weekend with $90.2 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates.
Turkey Detains Dutch Journalist in Diyarbakir
PNA - Frederike Geerdink was held by police on the same day as the Dutch foreign minister’s visit to Turkey. She was freed several hours later.
In New IS Video, Hostage Gives Tour of Mosul
PNA - The Islamic State group has released a new propaganda video, this one showing a British hostage depicting life as normal in the militant-controlled Iraqi city of Mosul.
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