Saudi King condoles with Spanish monarch over victims of Barcelona attack

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of condolences to the Spanish Monarch Felipe VI after the recent ramming Attack in Barcelona that left at More »

Emirati Islamist exposes Qatar’s plans to destabilize the UAE

:: A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s chapter in the United Arab Emirates has revealed both the moral and financial support Qatar has given the outlawed group that More »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Yemeni president in Morocco

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, Friday, at his residence in the Moroccan city of Tangier, state news agency SPA reported. The two leaders More »

King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

:: Saudi King Salman received in his residence in the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco, on Thursday night, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim More »

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the More »


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Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the city of Mosul. His government began an investigation

Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council to boost bilateral trade, cooperation: Commerce minister

Majid Al-Qassabi

:: Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi said the Cabinet decision to establish the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council enhances the opportunities for trade exchange and joint cooperation to promote relations between the two countries. “It reflects the

Iraq gets loan from Japan to develop thermal power station

:: Iraq is promised to get a loan of $195 million from Japan to develop a thermal power station in Basra province, said an Iraqi government statement on Saturday. The loan was signed during a visit to

US court overturns murder conviction in 2007 Blackwater shooting in Iraq

:: A US federal appeals court on Friday tossed out the murder conviction of a Blackwater security guard who was serving a life sentence for a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 Iraqis dead. The court

Why abductions, murders have returned to Baghdad

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein :: Abductions and murder returned to Baghdad and other major cities in Iraq and some small towns when the operation to liberate Mosul was launched. They increased as the battles escalated and are

Iraq expects to produce 250,000 tons of rice in 2017 season

:: Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday it expected to produce 250,000 tons of rice in the 2017 season. The figure suggests gap to be filled by imports of about 1 million tons, as demand annually stands

Mosul loss huge, but not deadly blow to ‘caliphate’

:: Mosul was the largest city in the “caliphate” proclaimed by Daesh and its loss is a huge blow to the terrorists’ statehood experiment — but not a fatal one. The northern Iraqi city was where Daesh

UN: Up to 20,000 civilians trapped in ISIS-held areas of Mosul

:: Up to 20,000 civilians are trapped in the last ISIS -held areas in Mosul’s Old City, which Iraqi forces are battling to retake, a senior UN official said Thursday. More than eight months since the start

Government directives not enough when it comes to traffic in Baghdad

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein :: The cabinet recently responded to the frequent complaints of traffic jams that have nearly become fatal in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad. Although it has issued directives to curb this phenomenon, it

Iraq PM fetes ‘victory’ in Mosul, but battle continues

:: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people and security forces on winning a “major victory” over militants in Mosul, but fighting in the city continued on Wednesday. More than eight months since the start of

Iraqi forces seize more ground in Mosul, PM sees victory soon

:: Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul’s Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture ISIS’s de-facto capital, and Iraq’s prime minister predicted victory very soon, Reuters reported. Iraqi

Baghdad and its growing slum problem

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein :: Ten years from now, it’s very possible for Baghdad to turn into a city of slums. This will be the case as long as no one in the state wants to act

Iraq PM says Mosul mosque destruction means ISIS admitting defeat

:: The destruction of a Mosul mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as an ISIS leader group is an admission of defeat, Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday. “It’s an official declaration of defeat,” Haider

Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from ISIS

:: The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters have dislodged ISIS from the al-Waleed border crossing into Syria, an Iraqi military statement said on Saturday. Aircraft from the US-led coalition and the Iraqi air force took part

Iraq’s Kurds say ‘no turning back’ on independence vote

:: Iraq’s Kurds said on Friday a referendum on independence will go ahead despite warnings internationally that a vote in favor of secession could trigger conflict with Baghdad at a time when the fight against ISIS is

Iraqi paramilitaries take Baaj town west of Mosul from ISIS

:: Shiite paramilitaries have captured the Iraqi town of Baaj from ISIS, further shrinking the northern region under militant control as part of a US-backed campaign to retake the city of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on

ISIS fires at fleeing Mosul civilians, killing 7, wounding 23

:: At least seven civilians were killed and 23 wounded by ISIS mortar shells as they tried to flee Mosul’s militant-controlled Zanjili district on Thursday, Iraqi police said. Zanjili is part of the enclave that remains in

ISIS militants seal off Mosul’s Nuri mosque preparing for last stand

:: ISIS militants have closed the streets around Mosul’s Grand al-Nuri Mosque, residents said, apparently in preparation for a final showdown in the battle over their last major stronghold in Iraq. Dozens of fighters were seen by

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