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 Justice continues to be served as a British man jailed for 10 years for selling fake bomb detectors to countries like Iraq and Afghanistan has had an additional more than two years added to his sentence for failing to pay back $2.5 million he made touting the ‘magic wands.’ James McCormick was ordered to pay […]

Erbil was rocked yesterday as a member of the Kurdistan Region’s election commission was killed in front of Family Mall in a broad daylight shooting. Fares Mohammed was the head of the commission’s administration office and a veteran PUK member. He was killed in a drive by shooting by four assailants but it was reportedly […]

There were scenes of jubilation in the Armenian capital Yerevan after protests forced the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan. Opposition supporters accused Mr Sargsyan, who was made prime minister last week after serving 10 years as president, of clinging to power. Mr Sargsyan peacefully stepped down yesterday. Former prime minister Karen Karapetyan has taken […]

The fight against ISIS continues as the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Sunday revealed it had killed 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) in a rare cross-border operation in Syria last week. The airstrikes targeted hideouts and terrorists who pose a threat to Iraq since there have been pockets of ISIS resistance in western parts […]

International chemical weapons experts have finally inspected the site of a suspected attack near Damascus which caused an international crisis. The team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) travelled to the town of Douma and collected samples and other items. The delay in giving the team access has pushed the US, […]

Efforts by international experts to examine the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria have been delayed again after a UN risk assessment team came under fire. Shots were fired when a security team visited Douma on Tuesday to prepare for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inspectors’ visit. Nobody was […]

Syria could get more confusing as Saudi Arabia has expressed willingness to send troops into the country as part of the US-led coalition if a decision was taken to widen operations. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said there are discussions regarding the kind of forces that should remain in eastern Syria and whose they would […]

Four people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack carried out by ISIS fighters in the al-Eshaqi sub-district in southern Samara, in Salahuddin Province. The suicide bomber detonated near an Iraqi police station, killing two officers and wounding others. Elsewhere, clashes erupted between an armed group and Iraqi Federal Police on the Kirkuk-Baghdad road. […]

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced US President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from Syria and instead commit “for the long term”. Earlier this month, Mr Trump declared that the US would “be coming out of Syria very soon”. Mr Macron said he also persuaded Mr Trump to keep the strikes limited. […]

President Donald Trump has warned Syria’s government the US is “locked and loaded” to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks. The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma a week ago. Syria denies any […]


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