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Mosul continues to suffer as a local mayor has been killed and four policemen wounded in two separate attacks on Saturday. Mazahim Thamer, mayor of Hammam al- Alil, was killed by unknown gunman as he left his home yesterday. Security troops are conducting an investigation. Separately, four policemen were wounded in a bomb blast east […]

 Prime Minister Theresa May in London in a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, introduced a new term to the already complex situation in the Middle East, raising concerns for many here. May’s choice of words was in contrast with both Turkey and its allies who have generally refrained from calling PKK’s […]

It’s official, the results are in. The Iraqi High Electoral Commission announced on Monday the results for the parliamentary election.  Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Coalition has won 54 seats while the Fatah Coalition headed by Hadi al-Amiri came in second place with 47. Incumbent Prime Minister Abadi’s Victory coalition won 42 seats. In […]

Iraq’s election results are coming in and rivals of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have made big gains in Saturday’s parliamentary elections. With most votes counted, the Sayirun coalition led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and Hadi al-Amiri’s al-Fatih coalition are ahead in the polls. Mr Abadi’s governing alliance seems to be running in third place. […]

It’s election weekend but for anyone looking to travel, we’re got an update for you. Iraq announced on Wednesday that it would close its airports and border crossings for 24 hours on May 12, the day of the vote, as part of security measures. A brief statement by Iraqi Authorities said the 24-hour curfew would […]

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed that America would pull out of a nuclear deal signed with Iran and world powers with the UK, France and Germany urging the US not to obstruct its implementation. The 3 European nations said they would work with the other signatories to the 2015 deal – Russia […]

It’s t-minus 4 days until the election in Iraq, and 5 candidates have died so far. One candidate, Faruq Mohammed al-Zarzwr, from Qayyara south of Mosul, was shot and killed on Monday and ISIS claimed responsibility for the murder. That same day, another candidate, a woman called Fawziya al-Jashma’I, died in a car accident in […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara would carry out new military operations on its borders. Speaking to thousands of supporters in Istanbul ahead of the June snap elections, Erdogan said Turkish operations along its southern border would continue until the border is cleared from militants, stating Turkey would launch additional offensives like […]

Rain, rain, maybe it’s time to go away.  Heavy rainfall through the night caused flash floods in Duhok province, killing four people and injuring about 30 others. The flooding affected neighborhoods in and around Duhok, damaging as many as 100 houses. One person is still missing, but 27 were fortunately rescued. About 30 vehicles were […]

For the second day in a row, ISIS extremists launched an overnight attack on Iraqi security forces, killing and wounding six in the town of Jalawla in Diyala province 100 miles northeast of Baghdad. On Wednesday night, ISIS attacked military posts, killing two police officers and wounding four others while three other security forces are still […]


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