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KRG delegation visits Baghdad to discuss 2019 budget

A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is visiting Baghdad today to discuss the budget bill of 2019, including the share of Erbil.

17 November 2018 03:07 PM

US-backed forces deploy 1,700 fighters to anti-ISIS offensive in east Syria

The US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have sent more than 1,700 fighters to reinforce the offensive against ISIS in Deir al-Zor Province in eastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday.

17 November 2018 02:39 PM

Abdil Mahdi to sell Iraq to Tahran and Doha: Soleimani

“ We have information that Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani, is the one who chose Adil Abdul Mahdi to head the government,” a writer and political analyst Ghaleb Shahbandar said on Saturday.

17 November 2018 02:18 PM

Arab Coalition accuses Houthis of violating international laws

The Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced on Friday that it will continue to provide permits that facilitate UN and relief organizations’ support and missions inside Yemen despite Houthis' attempts to obstruct the humanitarian work.

17 November 2018 11:10 AM

Belgium to withdraw significant portion of military support for Iraq

Belgium will withdraw a significant portion of its military support for Iraq to reinvest invest more in Afghanistan, the newly appointed Defense Minister Sander Loones reported on the 2019 plan for military operations

17 November 2018 01:06 PM

Future Movement accuses Hezbollah of delaying gov't formation

Future Movement's Secretary-General Ahmad al-Hariri replied on the claims of Naim Qassem, Hezbollah's deputy secretary-general that Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri is responsible of delaying in forming the government, saying that these claims are Contrary to truth and reality.

17 November 2018 12:57 PM

Iran to create new ISIS, no better partner to fight it than KSA: US

James Jeffrey, the State Department's special representative to Syria, told the Sixth Annual Defense One Summit Thursday that direct military action would not be enough to defeat Iran and its expanding network of armed allies, many of which were comprised of Shiite militias.

17 November 2018 09:30 AM

Iran's Friday prayer leaders praise execution of gold traders, warn others

Several clergymen leading Friday Prayers in Iran have praised the execution of two gold and currency dealers in their sermons on Nov. 16 and urged the authorities to continue their tough policy.

17 November 2018 08:30 AM

Iraqi president to visit Saudi Arabia on Sunday

President Barham Salih will visit Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties, cooperation and review latest developments in the region.

17 November 2018 11:47 AM

Salah's composed finish gives Egypt exciting 3-2 win over Tunisia

A trademark composed finish from Mohamed Salah in stoppage time gave already-qualified Egypt an exciting 3-2 home win over Tunisia in their penultimate Nations Cup qualifier on Friday, maintaining their 100 percent start under Javier Aguirre.

17 November 2018 11:03 AM

Juventus apologise for China 'suicide' condolence message

Juventus have apologised after the Italian champions came under fire for posting a message on Chinese social media about the apparent suicide of a fan, which was later exposed as untrue

17 November 2018 10:37 AM

How democrat win in Congress isn’t an advantage for Iranian regime: Report

More than any president before him, U.S. President Donald Trump has been determined, since the beginning of his time in office, to put an end to the malign activity that is destabilising the Middle East, and in particular confronting Iran for its role.

17 November 2018 10:34 AM

Riyadh denounces Iran's human rights violations, persecution of minorities

​Saudi Arabia asserted that Iran's persecution of Sunni and ethnic minorities is just an extension of its aggressive approach in ethnic cleansing in Syria, its support of the Houthi militia in Yemen, its embrace of Hezbollah's terrorist militia in Lebanon and finally, its sponsorship of terrorism around the world.

17 November 2018 12:58 AM

Squandered money in Iraq amounted to over trillion dollars: Shammari

​The total money stolen and wasted so far from the Iraqi people exceeds $1000 billion, former Minister Mohsen al-Shammari said on Friday, revealing the extent of corruption in the country.

17 November 2018 12:28 AM

Bolton welcomes Kirkuk oil exports resumption between Iraq, Kurdistan

John Bolton, the US national security adviser, welcomed the resumption of the exportation of Kirkuk oil following a deal struck between Kurdistan and Iraq.

16 November 2018 11:56 PM

Central Bank governor sacked following damaged money remarks

​Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi sacked the governor of the Central Bank Ali al-Alaq after the latter announced the damage of billions of dinars due to rains in 2013, Informed political sources said on Friday.

16 November 2018 10:58 PM

Jordan agrees to release seized Iraqi money

​The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced that Jordan agreed to lift the seizure of Iraqi money in Jordan, after the visit of Iraq's President Barham Salih to Amman recently.

16 November 2018 10:34 PM

40 Houthi terrorists killed including leaders: Yemeni forces

​Yemeni army announced killing 40 members of the Iranian Houthi militia, including leaders, within 48 hours of fighting in the north of the country.

16 November 2018 10:02 PM

5 swapped Taliban members reconnect with politburo in Qatar

Despite that Doha is seeking to cover up its role in supporting terrorism, a 2014 deal to release five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo resurfaced to prove Qatar’s continuous support to terrorism.

16 November 2018 09:43 PM

Gaza attacks: Qatari funds, Iranian orders

Gaza attacks: Qatari funds, Iranian orders

16 November 2018 09:23 PM

Apple partners with Oscar-winning movie studio A24 for feature films

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has inked a multi-year deal with A24, the studio behind Oscar-winning projects “Moonlight” and “Amy”, a source familiar with the plans told Reuters, as the iPhone maker pushes deeper into original content and movies.

16 November 2018 08:52 PM

Abdul Mahdi likely to submit ministers' names next week: Musawi

​The Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has settled on 70% of the remaining ministries, Spokesman for the coalition of State of Law, Abbas al-Musawi said, suggesting that Abdul Mahdi would submit the cabinet to the Parliament next week.

16 November 2018 08:49 PM

Two Argentines with suspected ties to Hezbollah arrested ahead of G20

Two Argentine citizens with suspected links to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia were arrested on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit due to take place in Buenos Aires at the end of the month,

16 November 2018 08:29 PM

To fuel escalation: Iran sends 'peacekeepers' to Syria

​The Head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari announced sending what he called "peacekeepers" to Idlib and the northwestern region of Aleppo at the request of the Syrian regime.

16 November 2018 08:22 PM

Has Qatar groomed a terrorist to be a Somali district's president?

Abu Mansoor Mukhtar Robow, a deputy leader and former spokesman of the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, became the first official candidate for the presidential elections in Somalia's Baidoa, that are set to take place Nov. 17.

16 November 2018 08:15 PM

Iran’s influence in Iraq is declining. Here’s why: Report

Iran’s once-indomitable influence in Iraq is waning, new public opinion data shows. The rise of Iranian influence can be traced to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Iran filled a political vacuum left after the fall of Saddam Hussein in ways the United States could not, cultivating a wide range of Iraqi proxies and constituencies.

16 November 2018 07:48 PM

Kurdistan to remain 'center of coexistence in ME': Barzani

Former President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has affirmed that the Region would continue to be a center of coexistence in the Middle East, welcoming to all ethnic and religious groups, while marking the International Day for Tolerance.

16 November 2018 07:47 PM

ISIS explosives still terrorize Mosul residents

More than a year after Mosul was liberated from the grip of the ISIS terror group, landmines and unexploded ordnance remain a threat to residents, according to VOA news.

16 November 2018 07:41 PM

Rooney says farewell as England beat United States

Soccer Football - International Friendly - England v United States - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - November 15, 2018 England's Wayne Rooney applauds the fans at the end of the match Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

16 November 2018 07:29 PM

KDP submits report of 20 Kurdish demands to PM

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), headed by Masoud Barzani, revealed on Friday that it has submitted a report containing 20 Kurdish demands to Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi, while the latter has pledged to consider and implement them.

16 November 2018 07:23 PM

Iraq's FM discusses regional issues with his Jordanian counterpart

Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Ali al-Hakim, discussed on Friday with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi the general regional issues.

16 November 2018 07:20 PM

Decorated US Navy SEAL under investigation for war crimes in Iraq

Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a highly decorated Navy SEAL medic and sniper, is under investigation for committing war crimes in Iraq.

16 November 2018 07:20 PM