But even as they brace for the cold months ahead in Iraq, they have not lost their culture of hospitality.
Syria's sectarian war is spilling over to the neighbouring Lebanon, leaving many concerned over it's future.
Netanyahu’s insistence that military action is an option should not be dismissed. But could Israel actually hurt Iran?
The Shia ceremony marking Imam Hussein's death 1,333 years ago is also a time to remember those lost in recent battles.
Shadowy anti-terrorism force is state answer to rising sectarian violence. But many fear its extra-judicial tactics.
Baghdad is a city afraid of itself. Yet despite 30 deaths a day, bombs and sectarian strife, the world no longer listens
Thirty-four years after siege of US embassy in Tehran, there is still seething anger towards the United States.
Despite deadly accidents at sea, European leaders are unlikely to discourage illegal voyages by easing asylum laws.
Kurdish political groups oppose alleged Turkish plan to erect wall near border with Syria.
With Russia's resurgence and American hesitance on Syria, there are hints that the world is moving on from US hegemony
Tehran likely to move away from President Rouhani's moderate tone if US will intervene militarily in Syria.