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Extremists Ransack Mosul Libraries

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced alarm today over the reported destruction of thousands of books in museums, libraries and universities across Mosul – the northern Iraq city currently controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to the UN agency, the books – […]

Designs Unveiled for New Baghdad Library

By John Lee. AMBS Architects has shown its designs for the first public library to be built in Iraq since the 1970s. The 45,000 m2 building will be located on a teardrop-shaped peninsula at the heart of the Youth City masterplan dedicated to supporting and inspiring young Iraqis. According to a report from Dezeen, the […]