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Don’t forget to mark your calendars: President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has set November 1, 2017 for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in the Region. Barzani officially called the elections, saying the date was set in accordance with the presidential law passed by the Kurdistan legislature in 2005. The Kurdistan Region last […]

Don’t you wish you could block some people in real life? Well, seems President Donald Trump has taken it too far. Seven people in the US are suing Trump for blocking them on Twitter. The seven Twitter users involved claim their accounts were blocked by the president, or his aides, after they replied to his tweets […]

Free at last, free at last, they are free at last. The Islamic State has officially fallen in Mosul as Prime Minister Haider al-Aabdi arrived in the liberated city yesterday, and congratulated the Iraqi forces and people for achieving what his office described as the “great victory” over the group. Abadi toured districts in the […]

If you ask President Donald Trump, the G20 Summit in Germany was a “wonderful success.” Others, not necessarily.   In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognized the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. However, they also said other G20 members remained committed to the “irreversible” accord. Despite […]

Kim Jong-Un does not like to be ignored. US military officials have said North Korea has fired an intermediate range missile in the direction of Japan on Tuesday morning. The land-based missile was fired from near Panghyon airfield, and flew for 37 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan. Pyongyang has increased the frequency […]

Tick Tock, the clock is ticking. Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline by 48 hours for Qatar to accept a list of demands or face further sanctions. The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group’s 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera news network, expired […]

Is Aleppo finally safe? Islamic State militants are no longer in control of the last territory they held in Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Friday said ISIS’ remaining foothold in 17 towns and villages of Aleppo province has now been reclaimed. The militants withdrew from Aleppo province after Syrian government forces […]

It’s a Ramadan nightmare. One child has died and some 800 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Mosul in Hassansham U2 camp suffer from food poisoning after a charity delivered food from an Erbil restaurant.  Monday evening, a Qatari charity organization brought Iftar dinner for 2,000 IDPs breaking their Ramadan fast in the camp. The meals were […]

Yes he can! The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. Projections show La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its MoDem ally are set to win up to 445 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The final outcome […]

Drama is unfolding in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region. The countries say Qatar is supporting terrorist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State.   The Saudi state news agency said Riyadh had closed its […]


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