The sale and consumption of all alcoholic drinks has been banned in Salahuddin by the provincial governor in a move that residents have compared to the strict conservatism of ISIS rule. During ISIS rule, the sale and consumption of alcohol was banned. The governor of Salahuddin reintroduced the conservative ruling last week. Some residents support […]

Sad news out of Kirkuk as a series of explosions hit the city in multiple locations last night. A vehicle allegedly drove through a crowd, throwing bombs and grenades in a commercial district of Kirkuk. One death was reported and 11 people were injured, including women and children. No group has claimed responsibility for the […]

Iraqi and Peshmerga forces backed by the Coalition forces “successfully” cleared an Islamic State (ISIS) safe haven in the Makhmour Mountains region. Peshmerga forces and Iraqi federal police backed by the coalition warplanes launched an offensive on Monday to hunt ISIS militants on the Mount Qarachokh near Makhmour in southwest of Erbil. Over 30 Coalition […]

Local sources in Baghdad and southern provinces of Iraq on Monday said access to the web had been temporarily restored after blockages in response to protests that have entered their second week with casualties numbered at the hundreds. Demonstrators accuse the Iraqi government of deliberately cutting access to the internet in efforts to censor those […]

Kurdish Peshmerga, along with Iraqi security forces and with the support of the US-led coalition, launched a military operation on Monday early morning targeting remnants of the Islamic State (IS) near the town of Makhmour, southwest of Erbil. Kurdish and Iraqi forces backed by the coalition are aiming to clear out IS remnants from the […]

A bus caught fire in Iranian Kurdistan killing at least 27 people following the explosion of an oil tanker late Tuesday night. A pickup truck and an oil tanker collided to start the fire, three more vehicles were engulfed in flames. The tanker is said to have been transporting oil from the Kurdistan Region of […]

The first eight boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand are in good mental and physical health. Officials say they hope to bring the rest of the group out on Tuesday. Four of the boys and their football coach are still deep in the Tham Luang cave. Meanwhile, Kurdistan Region security forces have announced […]

Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey due to ground erosion after heavy rains. The train, with over 360 people on board, was travelling from the Edirne region on the Greek and Bulgarian borders to Istanbul’s Halkali station on Sunday when six carriages derailed […]

Two Filipina women were kidnapped on the road connecting Baghdad to the city of Kirkuk on Saturday. They were traveling in the same car with three other nationals of the Philippines on their way to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region. The two women exited the vehicle after it broke down and were abducted […]

Iraq called on Tuesday for the home countries of foreign Jihadists held in its jails to repatriate hundreds of children of the captured militants. At least 833 children of 14 nationalities are currently in prison in Iraq, according to the Joint Operations Command, which coordinates the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) group. The foreign […]


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