Iran

A bus caught fire in Iranian Kurdistan killing at least 27 people following the explosion of an oil tanker late Tuesday night. A pickup truck and an oil tanker collided to start the fire, three more vehicles were engulfed in flames. The tanker is said to have been transporting oil from the Kurdistan Region of […]

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 […]

  Iraq and the Kurdistan Region face a serious water crisis as the governments of Turkey and Iran have been decreasing or cutting water supplies into the country’s rivers. The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources on Saturday said that the Turkish government had begun filling the newly-established Ileso Dam on the Tigris River. The move […]

An ultra-light aircraft crashed at Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on Tuesday night, killing one and injuring two. Initial reports indicate six people were aboard the plane which was carrying out a training mission before it crashed at 7 p.m. Suburban Tehran has already witnessed such incidents over the past years. Meanwhile, Russian journalist Arkady […]

Sad news today as an accident at Majdi Land in Erbil resulted in the death of 3 people and injured two others as a crane crashed into a rollercoaster ride last night. The crane hit the ride, including the cart that was carrying the five victims. An investigation is sure to follow. Meanwhile, a suicide […]

It’s election weekend but for anyone looking to travel, we’re got an update for you. Iraq announced on Wednesday that it would close its airports and border crossings for 24 hours on May 12, the day of the vote, as part of security measures. A brief statement by Iraqi Authorities said the 24-hour curfew would […]

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 […]

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 […]

At least seven people were killed and 13 others were wounded after Islamic State militants opened fire on civilians in a town north of Baghdad. ISIS attacked unarmed civilians in Tarmiya, located 25 kilometers north of Baghdad, on Tuesday evening. Security forces stopped this terrorist gang, the military later said in a statement. Meanwhile, Iran has […]

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 […]


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