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Iraq won’t join the boycott against Qatar as it refused to give in to pressure from Bahrain to join the Saudi-led diplomatic embargo. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reportedly turned down an invitation from Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa to boycott Qatar when the two met in Baghdad on Sunday. In […]

It’s going to be a hot one! Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered all government staff to take Today off work because of exceptionally high temperatures. Forecasters expect temperatures in the capital of Baghdad, to reach 50C (122F) on Thursday afternoon. Heatwave conditions are also expected in the cities of Basra and Mosul. Never […]

Some people would do anything for love. German authorities are trying to find out if a 16-year-old who converted to Islam and disappeared from her home near Dresden last year is one of 20 women found in a tunnel in Iraq. Five German women being held by security forces in Iraq are reportedly part of […]

Can you believe it’s already been one year? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday gave emotional speeches to tens of thousands of people to mark the one-year anniversary of the attempted coup. While the coup failed, Erdogan has not let up, saying he supports the death penalty for coup plotters and that they should […]

A tragic attack on an ice cream shop in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood last night left at least 10 people dead and many others wounded. Some of the footage may be quite shocking. The bombing is similar to last year’s Ramadan attack by ISIS militants which claimed over 300 lives. Our thoughts and prayers goes to […]

US President Donald Trump has congratulated President Erdogan on his victory in Sunday’s referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. In a phone call, Trump also thanked Erdogan for supporting America’s missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April. In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes. Erdogan rejected criticism from […]


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