Elections

Mosul continues to suffer as a local mayor has been killed and four policemen wounded in two separate attacks on Saturday. Mazahim Thamer, mayor of Hammam al- Alil, was killed by unknown gunman as he left his home yesterday. Security troops are conducting an investigation. Separately, four policemen were wounded in a bomb blast east […]

It’s official, the results are in. The Iraqi High Electoral Commission announced on Monday the results for the parliamentary election.  Influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Coalition has won 54 seats while the Fatah Coalition headed by Hadi al-Amiri came in second place with 47. Incumbent Prime Minister Abadi’s Victory coalition won 42 seats. In […]

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed that America would pull out of a nuclear deal signed with Iran and world powers with the UK, France and Germany urging the US not to obstruct its implementation. The 3 European nations said they would work with the other signatories to the 2015 deal – Russia […]

It’s t-minus 4 days until the election in Iraq, and 5 candidates have died so far. One candidate, Faruq Mohammed al-Zarzwr, from Qayyara south of Mosul, was shot and killed on Monday and ISIS claimed responsibility for the murder. That same day, another candidate, a woman called Fawziya al-Jashma’I, died in a car accident in […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Ankara would carry out new military operations on its borders. Speaking to thousands of supporters in Istanbul ahead of the June snap elections, Erdogan said Turkish operations along its southern border would continue until the border is cleared from militants, stating Turkey would launch additional offensives like […]

Direct flights between Tehran and Erbil officially resumed on Friday, six months after the Iraqi federal government imposed an international flight ban on the Kurdistan Region’s airports. Privately-owned Iranian airline Mahan Air flies from the Erbil International Airport (EIA) to Tehran twice a week. The prices range around 200USD for a round trip. Meanwhile, candidates […]

 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]


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