Masoud Barzani and Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed, the Emir of Kuwait, held a phone conversation to discuss the latest developments and Erbil-Kuwait ties. The Kuwaiti leader welcomed the progress in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad after addressing part of their disputes, also in the region. KRG President Nechirvan Barzani received President of the Iraqi National Coalition Ayad Allawi in Erbil to discuss a number of political issues. Allawi during his visit also congratulated Barzani on his new position.
500 houses destroyed in a massive fire south of mount Sinjar, The fire has not been extinguished despite attempts by the firefighting team and the people,” the acting director Jalal Khalo said. Two farmers died after crop fields caught fire in Sinjar. The federal civil defense said that there were 303 fires at the farmlands during May 8 to June 14 across Iraq.
Facing mounting pressure over failures to protect children from inappropriate content, YouTube is considering far-reaching changes to its platform. The Wall Street Journal reported that one of the ideas was to effectively split up YouTube, and spin out all children’s content into the existing YouTube Kids app. Other changes under consideration include tweaks to the way YouTube recommends videos to younger viewers.