Babylon Reports

The new US Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, paid his first visit to the capital Erbil where He was welcomed by senior Kurdish leaders, who congratulated him on his new position. Mr. Tueller also highlighted Barzani’s efforts in improving ties between the Government of Kurdistan and the Federal Government of Iraq. The US considers the […]

New President Nechirvan Barzani received the Saudi Minister of State for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan in capital Erbil, and the pair held talks on the ties between the Kurdistan Region and Saudi Arabia and the ways to further strengthen the relations between the two sides. The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi […]

Erbil security arrest 3 suspects who kidnapped Indian national for $100K ransom. The kidnapped was an Indian restaurant owner in Erbil’s Ankawa district. During the operation, the Asayish confiscated several weapons, including a rifle, three pistols, two knives, four magazines, and several cell phones. They also impounded the vehicle used in the kidnapping. Nasir’s brother informed […]

Two explosions rocked central Raqqa in northern Syria overnight Saturday, killing at least ten people while over 20 others were injured. The first explosion was carried out via an improvised explosive devise in a street central of Raqqa, Minutes later, when people gathered to help the injured, a car bomb went off.Islamic State later claimed […]

Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to ISIS.A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist group, while another one received the same punishment on the following day. On Tuesday, the court sentenced two […]

In a statement after he was elected as the new President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani expressed his gratitude to the Kurdistan Parliament for its vote of confidence and promised his office would be an “umbrella for unity” for all entities in the region.  Leaders and diplomats around the world have welcomed the new elected […]

The Kurdistan Parliament’s presidency released a statement calling on the lawmakers to attend a session at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The parliament’s session will be about “the election of the candidates for the post of the Kurdistan Region’s President. Last week, The Kurdistan Parliament released five names as official candidates for the position.  At least five […]

ISIS bombing kills 5, injuring 10 who were extinguishing fire in disputed Kirkuk. An improvised explosive device exploded, in the al-Abbasi sub-district of the al-Hawija district of Kirkuk, killing 5 civilians and wounding 10 others who were going to their farm fields to put out fires that had also been started by the terrorist organization. […]

The Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats. It was not clear if the White House would approve sending all or just some of the requested forces. Officials said the move was […]

Brigadier-General Najm al-Jabouri, head of the Iraqi army’s Nineveh Operations Command made an announcement to arm residents in the villages far from the district centers, The decision to arm Iraqi tribes and residents in the villages of Nineveh Governorate may not be the best solution to secure the security gap in the area, Mahma Khalil, the mayor […]


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