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Violence continues to escalate as three Palestinians have died in Gaza during clashes with Israeli troops near the border. More than 100 were hurt in Gaza and the occupied West Bank amid fresh protests over Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In the West Bank, an Israeli policeman was wounded in a Palestinian […]

Dozens of humanitarian organizations on Wednesday sent a request to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to lift the international flight ban on airports in the Kurdistan Region. Seventy-seven aid organizations signed a statement addressed to the Government of Iraq, and to Prime Minister Abadi. The statement called on the Iraqi government to lift the flight […]

  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Turkey for bombing Kurds, hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a “terrorist state”. Netanyahu hit back at Erdogan yesterday after he labeled Israel a “state that kills children,” calling him a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers and supports ‘terrorists’. The two countries had normalized relations […]

After three long years, I  raq has announced that its war against the Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, following its loss of the town of […]

A bomb attack has targeted a Kurdish refugee camp in Makhmur, southwest of Erbil, on Wednesday evening. The explosion damaged parts of the camp and resulted in a “large number” of casualties according to the mayor of Makhmur. Three people have been killed and seven injured, according to initial reports. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has condemned […]

US President Donald Trump is apparently going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr Trump is said to not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but the news comes ahead of an expected speech by the President today. Meanwhile, the 2017 Global Emotions Report indicates that Iranians and Iraqis are the […]

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement. Officials from Mr Saleh’s General People’s Congress party said he died in an attack south of the capital, Sanaa. The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly […]

Kurdish forces have announced they are entering a new phase in northern Deir ez-Zor province after the military defeat of ISIS and asked for coalition and Russian backing as they work to maintain peace in the liberated areas. The YPG are the dominant force within the US-led coalition-backed SDF that were battling ISIS in northern Deir […]

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May met with her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in a surprise visit on Wednesday in Baghdad, her first trip to the country. May promised the UK will continue as a “partner” to Iraq to help stabilize and rebuild the country, adding that London has allocated financial support for the Iraqi forces […]

Iraq’s President Fuad Masum arrived in Erbil yesterday to discuss the question of Kirkuk and its governor as well as the Erbil-Baghdad political deadlock with the Kurdish government. During his visit Masum will also meet former Kurdistan Region President and head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Masoud Barzani. Masum, who started his tour of […]

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