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Another Iraqi activist, who has been a prominent figure among the protesters in the past few weeks, was found dead in central Baghdad on Wednesday. Ali Najm al-Lami had gone missing on Tuesday evening, hours before his body was found near his home. There were gunshot wounds in Lami’s head that indicate that there was […]

Security forces in the Kurdistan Region seized a large number of counterfeit medicines in the capital Erbil and arrested at least two people for alleged sales of the products. Drugs that claimed to treat cancer were being manufactured at a farm on the Erbil–Salahuddin Road,”. The claims have “no scientific basis,” and the drugs were […]

On Monday, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Japan signed an agreement for a massive project in Erbil. KRG’s Minister of Municipality, Erbil governor, Japan’s Consul General, and head of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) attended a ceremony during which an agreement was signed for the construction of Erbil Sewer. JICA will provide technical consultation support […]

Iraq’s highest judicial authority said on Sunday that the authorities have released over 2,500 protesters who had been detained during the anti-government demonstrations. According to a statement by the Supreme Judiciary Council, a total of 2,626 demonstrators were freed, adding that 181 others are yet to be released due to ongoing investigations into their cases. […]

The death toll of the bloody Friday armed attack on the Iraqi protesters in Baghdad has risen to 25 with nearly 120 wounded. Earlier on Friday night, a number of unidentified armed men opened fire at the demonstrators at Khilani Square and Sinak Bridge in the capital. Kurdistan Region Presidency has expressed strong concerns over the […]

In an official ceremony on Tuesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced the establishment of a Chinese language program at Salahuddin University in Erbil. Minister Aram Mohammed stated that the Chinese language department in Salahuddin will be the only one in Kurdistan and Iraq where students can attain […]

Iraq’s ministry of defense said in a statement on Tuesday that the US’ Ain Assad air base came under a rocket attack. at least five rocket rounds landed near the air base located in the province of Anbar. No casualties were reported, however, minor damage was caused to some of vehicles.   The Baghdad-appointed mayor […]

Former prime ministers of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki and Haider al-Abadi, both rejected having a plan to run for the office once again as the premiership is vacant now. With ongoing deadly protests in Iraq and at the request of the country’s Shia religious leadership, Adil Abdul Mahdi stepped down from premiership on Saturday. Abdai, who […]

In a special session held on Sunday in Baghdad, the Iraqi parliament voted to accept Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s resignation, following two months of national anti-corruption protests that have led to the reported deaths of over 400 participants. Abdul Mahdi announced his intention to resign on Friday after the bloodiest day of protests yet, during […]

Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi had officially handed in his resignation to the parliament. The legislature is expected to discuss the resignation as well as the recent incidents in a session today. The prime minister’s announcement came in response to a call by the Iraqi supreme Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani who called on the Council […]

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