Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


Tag Archives: Baghdad

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People killed, wounded in Anbar’s Hit after a suicide bombing

:: An attack by a suicide bomber has killed and wounded civilians and military men on Tuesday in an Iraqi city, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. There

Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts: UN

:: Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by ISIS are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into

Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul’s ISIS-held Old City

:: The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets on Friday urging residents in the ISIS-held Old City center of Mosul to flee, raising fears among humanitarian groups for

New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault

:: Iraqi military engineers installed a new floating bridge across the Tigris river on Wednesday, reconnecting the two halves of Mosul to facilitate troop deployments ahead of

Iraqi forces begin manhunt inside ISIS pockets of Anbar

:: The Iraqi joint forces announced on Monday the start of a military operation in the western province of Anbar to search for ISIS pockets, which are

ISIS claims suicide bombings which kill 35 in Baghdad, Basra

:: Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the ISIS group killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more, officials said on

Car bombings in Baghdad kill 11 people, says officials

:: Two car bombs in southwestern Baghdad killed 11 people, including four police officers, and wounded at least 20 late on Friday night, according to Iraqi police

UN says it is struggling to cope with massive Mosul exodus

:: The exodus of civilians from the battleground city of Mosul has reached an unprecedented level, leaving aid agencies struggling to cope, the UN humanitarian coordinator in

Iraqi military spokesman says only 12 sq km of Mosul held by ISIS

:: Iraqi forces have reduced the area of Mosul controlled by ISIS to 12 square km, military spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told a news conference on

Iraqi forces storm Mosul neighborhoods, killing 173 ISIS militants

:: Iraqi forces have stormed four neighborhoods in the city of Mosul on Monday, killing about 173 ISIS militants including one high-rank leader. Iraq’s anti-terrorism units on

Iraqi forces attack ISIS in Mosul as battle approaches endgame

:: US-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by ISIS militants on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end

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