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The Islamic State’s days are counted. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they have driven ISIS militants out of 80% of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. The SDF announced that its three-month-old assault was now in its “final stages”. Meanwhile in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, the operation to retake Hawija has begun today. […]

The end is near. Iraqi forces have launched an operation to recapture the last stronghold of so-called Islamic State in the country’s western desert. The Iraqi army, Anbar provincial police and Sunni Arab tribal fighters began moving on the town of Anah near the border with Syria on Tuesday. Coalition airstrikes were conducted in the […]

Festivities gone wrong. One person has died after shots were fired during a pro-referendum event in Kirkuk on Monday evening. Shots were reportedly fired at people riding motorcycles and flying Kurdistan flags, raising security concerns. Despite that, the Kurdistan elections commission has announced Peshmerga fighters, security forces, and others will vote with the rest of the […]

Iran threatens to close its borders and withdraw its diplomatic mission in Erbil should the Kurdistan Region proceed with the referendum. Supreme National Security Council explained that the relationship between Tehran and Erbil only exists as part of a united Iraq. The Kurdistan Region’s High Council for the Independence Referendum on Sunday however announced the […]

An explosion in Kirkuk shocked the city last night. A car bomb exploded in Kirkuk’s al-Adan neighborhood on Saturday evening, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others. It went off on the main Kirkuk-Baghdad road and security forces cordoned off the area out of fear there might be another rigged vehicle. Meanwhile, Iraqi PM […]

There’s still six more weeks until Halloween, but Taylor Swift’s already giving us some major costume inspiration. If you’ve seen Taylor’s wild video for “Look What You Made Me Do”, you know that she emerges from a grave as a zombie, ready to stake her revenge and defend her reputation. Now, in a new behind-the-scenes […]

  This Music video was filmed on july 26th. We know she filmed the visual on that date because the beginning of the clip lets us behind the scenes of the shoot as CRJ pals around with her band, makes coffee, and hangs out in the sunshine. All the while, a cute cat countdown clock […]

Not only is Maroon 5’s sizzling new single with SZA, “What Lovers Do,” climbing the charts, but the singer and his wife, Behati Prinsloo, are expecting their second child together. Prinsloo announced the exciting news on Wednesday (September 13) with an Instagram post captioned “ROUND 2…..”. In the pic, the Victoria’s Secret model wears a bikini and proudly […]

Just a little longer. The opening session for the Kurdistan Region Parliament has been delayed until Friday. The political parties have agreed to hold the session tomorrow at 7 PM local time in accordance with Article 20 of the Parliament’s law which states lawmakers should be informed two days before holding a session of parliament. […]

After dropping the Nicki Minaj-assisted “You Already Know” a couple weeks ago, Fergie is keeping the comeback train rolling with the pop-rap banger’s new video. In the sleek black-and-white clip, Nicki and Fergie rock loosely fitted suits and skin-tight dresses, looking equally stunning in both styles. They rap directly to the camera while drawing on the walls with […]


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