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Putin: Russia still has lots of work to do in Syria's Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Moscow felt it still had a lot of work to do in the rebel-held region of Idlib in

14 November 2019 11:43 PM

Pompeo urges coalition to take back ISIS detainees, boost funding

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged members of the coalition fighting ISIS to take jihadi detainees back to their countries

14 November 2019 11:30 PM

US to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon Chief

The United States will maintain around 600 troops in Syria, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Wednesday, despite Donald Trump’s desire to end US involvement in what the president calls “endless wars.”

14 November 2019 06:21 PM

Seven ISIS hideouts destroyed in Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces on Thursday destroyed seven hideouts affiliated to ISIS terrorist group in Kirkuk.

14 November 2019 06:19 PM

Is Iran trying to hijack Iraqi protesters’ demands?

In reaction to continuing mass protests that began Oct. 1, the Supreme Judicial Council is reviewing the Iraqi Constitution and will submit proposed amendments to parliament — though protesters fear that will only delay action on their demands.

14 November 2019 06:13 PM

4 killed, dozens wounded in clashes against security forces

At least four Iraqi demonstrators were killed, in addition to the injury of dozens in clashes against security forces in Baghdad on Thursday.

14 November 2019 04:45 PM

HRW Denounces assaults on medics Treating Protesters

A human rights group has accused Iraq’s police and associates of armed service of attacking medical personnel for managing demonstrators, as security forces killed at minimum 3 a lot more protesters in the cash Baghdad on Thursday.

14 November 2019 04:39 PM

Finland re-opens Iraq embassy after hiatus of 30 years

Finland announced on Thursday the re-opening of its embassy in Iraq and sending an ambassador to Baghdad after a hiatus of nearly 30 years.

14 November 2019 04:29 PM

Russia sets up helicopter base in northern Syria after U.S. exit

Russia has begun setting up a helicopter base at a civilian airport in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Russian Defense Ministry

14 November 2019 12:18 PM

Two killed, 35 wounded in Baghdad protests: police, medics

Security forces killed two protesters and wounded 35 others in Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as thousands of Iraqis

14 November 2019 12:12 PM

Tenuous calm in Gaza as Islamic Jihad says truce reached with Israel

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated

14 November 2019 10:42 AM

Lebanon protests sliding into violence amid impasse

A man opened fire with a shotgun over the heads of protesters in a town north of Beirut on Wednesday.

14 November 2019 02:52 AM

Trump: Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 system creates ‘serious challenges’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that his country’s purchase of a Russian missile defense system was a “very serious challenge” for the United States but that he hoped the NATO allies would be able to resolve that dispute.

14 November 2019 02:49 AM

Security personnel join protesters in Iraq’s Karbala

Iraqi security personnel yesterday joined anti-establishment protests in the southern city of Karbala to express solidarity with the “legitimate demands” of the demonstrators.

13 November 2019 11:49 PM

Central Bank of Iraq attacked 50 times last few days

The spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of Iraqi Armed Forces, Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, announced that the Central Bank of Iraq has been attacked by 50 groups in the past few days by unruly groups

13 November 2019 11:44 PM

Trump says the U.S. is very disappointed in French NATO statement

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the United States was very disappointed in a French statement about the North Atlantic

13 November 2019 11:37 PM

Tunisia's parliament picks moderate Islamist party leader as speaker

Tunisia’s new parliament on Wednesday elected Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, as its speaker after the rival

13 November 2019 11:17 PM

55 security forces members injured in clashes with demonstrators in al-Khalani Square

Iraqi Interior Ministry announced the injury of 55 officers and members of the security forces in al-Khalani Square in Baghdad during clashes with demonstrators.

13 November 2019 07:12 PM

Ammar al-Hakim stresses need to create fair electoral system

Head of Wisdom Movement Ammar al-Hakim told Wednesday the President of the Kurdistan region, Nechirvan Barzani that it is important to create a fair electoral system and amend some articles of the Constitution.

13 November 2019 06:24 PM

Lebanese protesters again in streets, main highways blocked

Lebanese protesters blocked main highways with burning tires and roadblocks on Wednesday, saying they may stay within the streets regardless of the president’s enchantment for them to go house.

13 November 2019 05:11 PM

Iraq demonstrations flare as Baghdad faces renewed strain

Anti-government rallies swelled in Iraq’s capital and south Wednesday as Baghdad confronted new strain from each the road and the United Nations to reply severely to weeks of demonstrations.

13 November 2019 05:07 PM

Tunisia's divided parliament attempts to choose a speaker

Tunisia’s new parliament opened on Wednesday with a session to elect a speaker, a task likely to prove difficult in a deeply divided chamber

13 November 2019 01:57 PM

UN envoy expected to attend parliament session on reform plan

The UN Special Representative to Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, is expected to attend a parliament session on Wednesday to discuss reforms, amid

13 November 2019 01:51 PM

New kidnapping case reported as female activists targeted in Iraq

Iraqi activist Mary Mohammad, one of the participants in the protests and famous for helping protesters demanding the ousting of the regime has disappeared, according to reports that are circulating on social media.

13 November 2019 02:26 AM

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza, another targeted in Damascus

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, and militants responded by firing rockets at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.

13 November 2019 02:24 AM

Lebanon president calls on protesters to go home

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called on protesters to go home, saying their demands had been heard, and warned of a "catastrophe" if they stay in the streets.

13 November 2019 12:31 AM

Hong Kong on ‘brink of total collapse’ as police and protesters clash

Police in Hong Kong say the months of violent protests are bringing the city to “the brink of total collapse”, as clashes continued yet again today. Riot police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at crowds who rallied outside university campuses and in the central business district.

13 November 2019 12:24 AM

Bolivia's Former President Morales Accepts Asylum In Mexico

Former president of Bolivia Evo Morales is off to Mexico after accepting a political asylum offer.

13 November 2019 12:22 AM

Two children killed at hospital by excessive use of tear gas

Two children from the city of Al-Khudayj were killed inside the Habboubi hospital in Nasiriyah, medical sources said Tuesday.

13 November 2019 12:18 AM

Protesters block two bridges in Nasiriyah

A security source in the province of Dhi Qar, Tuesday said that demonstrators blocked the bridges of Al Nasr and Al Hadarat in the center of the city of Nasiriyah.

13 November 2019 12:13 AM

Pompeo 'deplored' the death toll at protests in phone call with Iraqi PM: State Dept

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi “deplored the death toll” among protesters due

12 November 2019 11:38 PM

Iraqi cabinet announces postponing provincial elections

The Iraqi cabinet has decided postponing the provincial elections, due to the current situation of nationwide protests. No specific date has

12 November 2019 11:34 PM