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Sad news out of Iraq’s capital as an explosion in Baghdad’s al-Sadr district killed at least seven people. Initial reports indicated there were two explosions and a Shiite mosque was the target while security officials said there was an explosion at an arms depot near the mosque. The Iraqi Ministry of Interior, meanwhile, confirmed the explosions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

President Donald Trump has warned Syria’s government the US is “locked and loaded” to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks. The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma a week ago. Syria denies any […]

The US says “all options are on the table” in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, as Western leaders continue to weigh up military action. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that a final decision on military strikes had not been taken but added that the US holds Russia and Syria responsible […]

A bomb attack has targeted a Kurdish refugee camp in Makhmur, southwest of Erbil, on Wednesday evening. The explosion damaged parts of the camp and resulted in a “large number” of casualties according to the mayor of Makhmur. Three people have been killed and seven injured, according to initial reports. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has condemned […]

US President Donald Trump is apparently going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Mr Trump is said to not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but the news comes ahead of an expected speech by the President today. Meanwhile, the 2017 Global Emotions Report indicates that Iranians and Iraqis are the […]

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement. Officials from Mr Saleh’s General People’s Congress party said he died in an attack south of the capital, Sanaa. The US Supreme Court has ruled President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six mainly […]

The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional. The ruling comes nearly two months after the vote, in which 92% of Iraqi Kurds supported secession. Kurdistan Region’s former president Masoud Barzani however said the Iraqi Federal Court has no legitimacy to issue a ruling on the Kurdistan independence referendum and […]


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