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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 […]

Britain told Iran not to underestimate the resolve of the United States, warning that if American interests were attacked then the administration of Trump would retaliate. “I would say to the Iranians: Do not underestimate the resolve on the US side,” Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told reporters on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in […]

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone, landing nearby the U.S. Embassy. No casualties were reported, and the apparent attack came in amid of heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf. It was the first such attack since September, when three mortar shells landed in an abandoned lot inside the Green Zone. Iranian […]

A young Kurd from the Kurdistan Region has been recognized as the best young football commentator of the year in a competition run by Qatar-based sports broadcaster beIN Sports and will provide commentary for the 2019 UEFA Champions League final. Abdulsamad Abdulsatar said he was proud but surprised to win the beIN competition and even […]

As a result of the growing tension between US and Iran, State Department ordered the departure of non-emergency US government employees from Iraq.This comes after the tensions between the two countries escalated over the Trump administration’s economic sanctions and Tehran’s threat of stepped-up uranium enrichment. The U.S. sent aircraft carriers to the Persian Gulf. Iranian military […]

Starting from Nienevh Following a majority vote, the Nineveh Provincial Council elected Mansour al-Mareed as the new governor of the war-torn province. Sirwan Mohammed Rozhbayani, an ethnic Kurd, was elected as the first deputy to the governor by a majority vote as well. Out of 39 members of the NPC, Mareed won 28 votes, and Rozhbayani […]

A Yazidi worker from the town of Sinjar ended his life by throwing himself off a high-rise building in Sultan Muzaffar st. in Erbil. The1999 born passed away immediately at the site before he could be transferred to a nearby hospital. Staying in the country, The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced the confiscation of a military store […]

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