The schools in west Mosul opened for the first time since the city was declared recaptured. School holidays have been cancelled this year, but students are happy to be back.
Germany will temporarily stop training Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq in the wake of the conflict between Baghdad and the Kurds. Germany has been a major partner of the peshmerga, providing them weapons and training.
US-backed coalition forces claim they are about to drive the "Islamic State" completely out of Raqqa. Local officials and tribal leaders have reportedly struck a deal to allow IS fighters and civilians to evacuate.
A court in Baghdad has issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan for allegedly calling Iraqi troops "occupying forces" in Kirkuk. Tensions have soared since last month's independence referendum.
Iraqi minorities have been voting for an independent Kurdish state in a bid for stability and peace. A Kurdish passport and nationality could improve their situation, they believe. Judit Neurink reports from Irbil, Iraq.
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