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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 […]

ISIS’ propaganda agency Amaq announced Hudhayfah al-Badri, son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during an attack by the jihadists in the central Syrian province of Homs. Al-Badri was killed in an operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs, the group said in a […]

Three people died, and others were injured Monday as a result of a traffic accident on Koya road connecting the cities of Erbil and Kirkuk.  A truck hit a jeep around noon, killing three people and injuring three others. Traffic police officials have called on drivers to respect speed limits and to drive carefully, especially if […]

An Iraqi man who reportedly confessed to raping and killing a German teenage girl has been deported back to Germany. Ali Bashar, a failed asylum seeker aged 20, disappeared after Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, was found strangled near the city of Wiesbaden near Frankfurt last month. He was detained on Friday in Iraqi Kurdistan and […]

Sad news out of Iraq’s capital as an explosion in Baghdad’s al-Sadr district killed at least seven people. Initial reports indicated there were two explosions and a Shiite mosque was the target while security officials said there was an explosion at an arms depot near the mosque. The Iraqi Ministry of Interior, meanwhile, confirmed the explosions […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday announced that the Council of Ministers has decided for a manual recount of 5 percent of votes across all polling stations and for IDP and diaspora votes to be scrapped. Directions have been given to national security and intelligence apparatus to find those complicit of committing fraud. Abadi […]

Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki has resigned after days of protests against tax rises and austerity measures. The recent demonstrations in the country are the biggest in years. Protesters have chanted anti-government slogans and clashed with police, who have fired tear gas and blocked roads. The protests have continued for four consecutive nights, and police […]

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is reportedly planning on making a state visit to North Korea. It would be the first time North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has hosted a head of state since assuming power in 2011. He has undertaken a flurry of diplomatic activity recently, meeting China’s president in May, and is expected to […]


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