Namo Abdulla joined VOA’s Extremism Watch Desk in 2020. As a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, he has contributed to multiple news organizations, including the New York Times, Reuters and Aljazeera English. Prior to joining VOA, Abdulla was the State Department correspondent for Rudaw TV, an Iraqi Kurdish news network.
Iraqi officials say at least three of seven rockets fired were intercepted by C-Ram system installed near embassy but some of them fell in nearby civilian areas, killing at least one child and injuring several others
Illustrations and paintings have long been a controversial topic in Islam because the Koran does not say anything about it, leaving numerous Islamic scholars to issue their own often contradictory fatwas on the subject