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Former Vice-President of the Kurdistan Region and current acting head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Kosrat Rasul flew to Berlin on Wednesday to receive proper treatment after recently being hospitalized in Sulaimani Province. Rasul, along with his wife traveled via the Ibrahim Khalil Border Crossing to Turkey and then flew to Berlin. He […]

Still no resolution in sight as the KRG’s Minister of Peshmerga warned on Monday that Iraqi forces and Hashd al-Shaabi continue military buildup close to the Peshmerga frontlines. A delegation of Peshmerga commanders met with the US-led Coalition to discuss military cooperation and the ongoing situation between Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces. The KRG once again asked Baghdad […]

Shock in Kirkuk as two explosions ripped through the city on Sunday, killing five people and wounding 10 others. The first explosion was a suicide bomber targeting a government building in the city’s Atlas neighborhood. The second explosion targeted the Hashd al-Shaabi currently based inside an old KDP office in the city. It’s the first […]

Lots of changes in the Middle East as 11 princes and dozens of current and former ministers were arrested on charges of corruption in Saudi Arabia. The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was formed by royal decree. Prince Mohammed, who already serves as defense minister, now […]

Iraqi forces have entered the al Jazeera neighborhood in southeast Tal Afar on Tuesday, according to video footage released by Hashd al-Shaabi, claiming clashes are fierce and progress is ongoing. On the other hand, counter-terrorism units have entered the south-western Kifah district, the Iraqi military added. Meanwhile in Erbil, security forces reportedly shut down a […]

Tragic accident in Egypt as two passenger trains have collided in the north of the country this weekend, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 120 others. A number of carriage were derailed by the accident in the coastal city of Alexa   ndria.Reports said one of the trains had been brought to a halt […]

Looks like Gulf countries and Israel have something in common. Israel is seeking to close Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera’s offices in the country and revoke its journalists’ media credentials, a similar ban by several Sunni Arab states such as Saudi Arabia. The Israeli Communications Minister alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its […]

Unless you’re Rihanna, skirts are still a no-no in the Kingdom. Authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating a young woman who posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public. The woman, a model called “Khulood”, shared the clip of her walking around a historic fort in Ushayqir. The footage sparked a […]

Well turns out crime doesn’t pay. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. The judge ruled he could remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims that he received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption […]

US President Donald Trump is expected to underline the need to confront extremism in Islam when he makes a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday. It is expected he will attempt to strike a collaborative tone in attempts to bolster support for the US fight against Islamic State (IS) militants. On Saturday, the US signed trade […]


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