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Abd al-Mahdi proposes sacking Nineveh governor over Mosul sunk ferry

Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi requested the parliament to dismiss the governor of Nineveh governorate along with his two deputies over the death of over 120 persons where onboard the sunk ferry at Tigris River near Mosul City

23 March 2019 01:02 AM

Iraqi officials' late response for ferry sinking stirs anger

Many Iraqi people has been in a state of anger as Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi has offered his condolences to the Iraqi people after seven hours of tragedy. Citizens have considered Abd al-Mahdi's delay as an undermining of the lives of Iraqis

23 March 2019 12:03 AM

Trump says ISIS no longer holds any territory in Syria

US President Donald Trump said Friday that US-backed forces had dislodged ISIS from its last holdout in Syria

22 March 2019 11:36 PM

Grief turns to anti-government anger after boat capsize in Iraq's Mosul

Scores of angry protesters swarmed Iraq's president and the governor of Mosul on Friday, forcing them to leave the site of a river ferry accident that killed at least 90 people in the northern city the day before

22 March 2019 11:32 PM

Damascus strongly condemns Trump remarks on occupied Golan

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Friday condemned in the strongest terms "irresponsible statements" made by US President on the occupied Syrian Golan, the official SANA reported

22 March 2019 11:17 PM

Shiite militias refuse to share sorrow with Iraqis

Activists on social media expressed their deep resentment to the Iran-backed militias in Iraq for their ignoring a national tragic that harvested the lives of 100 persons at a ferry sank near Mosul on Thursday

22 March 2019 11:06 PM

Nowruz as a new form of nonviolent resistance against Mullahs

Nowruz as a new form of nonviolent resistance against Mullahs

22 March 2019 10:35 PM

Iran's terror philosophy against US

Iran's terror philosophy against US

22 March 2019 10:30 PM

UN express solidarity with Iraq after ship sinking in Tigris River

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his solidarity with Iraq, where the death of a hundred people when a ferry sank in the Tigris River is a great shock.

22 March 2019 09:54 PM

Trump says he is withdrawing earlier N.Korea-related sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering the withdrawal of recently announced North Korea-related sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

22 March 2019 09:12 PM

Parl't speaker mourns ferry victims, vows to punish the corrupt

​Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi, on Friday, condoled with Iraqi people for the death of dozens of citizens as a ferry sank near Mosul, saying that Mosul has suffered much more than any other Iraqi city.

22 March 2019 09:10 PM

Iraqi forces send reinforcement to Sinjar's Sinun

​The Iraqi army on Friday sent a massive reinforcement to Sinun area of Sinjar to control the border crossing with Syria.

22 March 2019 08:25 PM

EU leaders call for end to "naivety" in relations with China

European Union leaders called for an end to naivety on Friday in relations with Beijing and said China was a competitor whose markets were not sufficiently open, although they did not spell out specifically what they planned to do.

22 March 2019 07:50 PM

Iraqi journalist says being IDP 'not cause for shame'

Sara Al Adnani, from Mosul, is a journalist, activist and head of women’s affairs at an NGO that helps Internally Displaced People (IDPs).

22 March 2019 06:36 PM

Suspect in Utrecht shooting admits guilt to judge, prosecutors say

A man suspected of killing three people in a shooting aboard a tram in the city of Utrecht this week admitted his guilt to a judge on Friday and has said he acted alone, Dutch prosecutors said.

22 March 2019 06:16 PM

Pompeo vows to pile economic, political pressure on Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Thursday that the United States would step up financial and political pressure on Iran's theocratic regime as it seeks to "extend its reach" across the Middle East.

22 March 2019 05:56 PM

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran over weapons programs

The United States said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on 14 people and 17 entities connected to Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), a body it said had played a central role in Iran’s past nuclear weapons effort.

22 March 2019 05:56 PM

Nokia says it is not taking on new business in Iran

Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia does not plan to take on any new business in Iran in 2019, it said in its annual report on Thursday, citing difficulties in dealing with conflicting U.S. and European trade policies, Reuters reported on Friday.

22 March 2019 05:54 PM

Protests block Iraq president’s pathway over Mosul ferry sinking

Iraqi residents of the northern city of Mosul, angry over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris and killing 95 people, blocked a road where Iraq's presidential convoy was passing on Friday, chanting "no to corruption" and pelting the provincial governor's car with stones in protest.

22 March 2019 05:53 PM

Kurdistan cancels Newroz celebration after Mosul ferry accident

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Friday canceling Newroz celebration in solidarity with the victims of the sunken ferry in the Tigris.

22 March 2019 05:36 PM

NZ defends mosque attack response at Muslim meeting in Turkey

New Zealand on Friday defended its reaction to its worst mass shooting, telling Muslim countries meeting in Turkey that the police response to the killing of 50 people was "instantaneous" and the perpetrator would spend life in prison.

22 March 2019 04:48 PM

Serbia sentences seven for joining, recruiting ISIS fighters

A Serbian court sentenced seven people, three of them in absentia, to up to 11 years in prison for joining ISIS and conspiring to recruit others to fight for the militants in Syria and elsewhere.

22 March 2019 04:43 PM

Lebanon's Berri tells Pompeo Hezbollah sanctions hurt Lebanon

Lebanon's parliament speaker told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday that U.S. sanctions on the Hezbollah group were having a "negative impact on Lebanon and the Lebanese".

22 March 2019 04:40 PM

One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

At least one million people are expected to flock to a "once in a generation" exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun which opens in Paris this weekend.

22 March 2019 03:54 PM

The scent of soap making returns to Aleppo

After years of war, the scent of laurel oil once again wafts from a small soap workshop in Aleppo, signaling the revival of a landmark trade in the battered northern city.

22 March 2019 03:27 PM

Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan 'friendship bus'

Carrying a mixture of Indian and Pakistani tourists, the bus, emblazoned with the flags of both countries and the phrase ‘Sada-e-Sarhad’ (Call of the Frontier), is one of the few remaining transport links between the nuclear-armed neighbors, who clashed last month over the disputed Kashmir region in a conflict that alarmed world powers.

22 March 2019 02:36 PM

New Zealand minister lands in Turkey, wants 'substantial' talks over Christchurch

New Zealand’s foreign minister arrived in Turkey early Friday for what he called “substantial” talks after comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the killing of 50 people at mosques in Christchurch a week ago sparked a diplomatic spat between the nations.

22 March 2019 01:20 PM

Attackers throw explosive at Russian consulate in Athens

Attackers on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the Russian consulate in Athens early on Friday, causing no injuries and slight damage, police said.

22 March 2019 01:06 PM

Syria, Iran, Russia slam Trump over Golan Heights

Damascus condemned on Friday US President Donald Trump’s statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, vowing Syria would recover the area using “all available means”.

22 March 2019 12:37 PM

Police in Kazakhstan detain dozens of anti-government protesters

Police detained dozens of anti-government protesters at rallies in Kazakhstan’s two major cities on Friday, days after the surprise resignation of veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.

22 March 2019 12:05 PM

No holds barred: New Zealand anti-Muslim terrorist abomination

The Torah, the New Testament and the Quran all equally affirm the teaching of Genesis that God created all humanity in His image. It is the white nationalist neo-Nazis who deny it.

22 March 2019 11:00 AM

Why hasn’t Iran instructed Houthis to implement Stockholm Agreement?

Iran’s mere acknowledgement that it is directing the Houthi militias confirms the destabilizing role that Iran and Hezbollah militias have in the region.

22 March 2019 10:20 AM