Kurdistan

Sad news out of Kirkuk as a series of explosions hit the city in multiple locations last night. A vehicle allegedly drove through a crowd, throwing bombs and grenades in a commercial district of Kirkuk. One death was reported and 11 people were injured, including women and children. No group has claimed responsibility for the […]

Iraqi and Peshmerga forces backed by the Coalition forces “successfully” cleared an Islamic State (ISIS) safe haven in the Makhmour Mountains region. Peshmerga forces and Iraqi federal police backed by the coalition warplanes launched an offensive on Monday to hunt ISIS militants on the Mount Qarachokh near Makhmour in southwest of Erbil. Over 30 Coalition […]

Kurdish Peshmerga, along with Iraqi security forces and with the support of the US-led coalition, launched a military operation on Monday early morning targeting remnants of the Islamic State (IS) near the town of Makhmour, southwest of Erbil. Kurdish and Iraqi forces backed by the coalition are aiming to clear out IS remnants from the […]

The first eight boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand are in good mental and physical health. Officials say they hope to bring the rest of the group out on Tuesday. Four of the boys and their football coach are still deep in the Tham Luang cave. Meanwhile, Kurdistan Region security forces have announced […]

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 […]

ISIS’ propaganda agency Amaq announced Hudhayfah al-Badri, son of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed during an attack by the jihadists in the central Syrian province of Homs. Al-Badri was killed in an operation against the Nussayriyyah and the Russians at the thermal power station in Homs, the group said in a […]

Three people died, and others were injured Monday as a result of a traffic accident on Koya road connecting the cities of Erbil and Kirkuk.  A truck hit a jeep around noon, killing three people and injuring three others. Traffic police officials have called on drivers to respect speed limits and to drive carefully, especially if […]

An Iraqi man who reportedly confessed to raping and killing a German teenage girl has been deported back to Germany. Ali Bashar, a failed asylum seeker aged 20, disappeared after Susanna Maria Feldman, 14, was found strangled near the city of Wiesbaden near Frankfurt last month. He was detained on Friday in Iraqi Kurdistan and […]

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday announced that the Council of Ministers has decided for a manual recount of 5 percent of votes across all polling stations and for IDP and diaspora votes to be scrapped. Directions have been given to national security and intelligence apparatus to find those complicit of committing fraud. Abadi […]

Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki has resigned after days of protests against tax rises and austerity measures. The recent demonstrations in the country are the biggest in years. Protesters have chanted anti-government slogans and clashed with police, who have fired tear gas and blocked roads. The protests have continued for four consecutive nights, and police […]


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