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Iran declares end of IS group

Iran declares end of IS group

TEHERAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of the Islamic State group on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militants in Syria and Iraq. “Today with God’s guidance and the resistance of people in the region we can say […]

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

US-backed forces have launched their final assault on the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants in Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it began the offensive on Sunday, after a convoy of IS fighters and their families left the city, along with hundreds of civilians. No foreign fighters were allowed to join them, and now […]

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

[…]The UN’s International Organisation for Migration estimated last week that more than a million people had been displaced from east and west Mosul and that there were more than 800,000 people living in camps. […]

Donald Trump’s hands-off approach gives US military free rein

Donald Trump’s hands-off approach gives US military free rein

President has delegated direction of overseas conflicts to his generals, raising fears of unchecked escalation.

Iraq’s new government: Not exactly a breakthrough

Iraq’s new government: Not exactly a breakthrough

On March 31, members of Iraq’s parliament gathered in the assembly building at the fortified Green Zone for an urgent matter. They were tasked with endorsing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s list of new ministers he was scheduled to present in keeping with a deadline set by the legislature earlier in the week. The mood was […]

Iraqi PM names new cabinet to fight corruption

Iraqi PM names new cabinet to fight corruption

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi named Nizar Salem al-Numan as a candidate for the key post of oil minister on Thursday as part of a cabinet reshuffle aimed at fighting corruption, state television said citing its correspondent. Abadi also named prominent Shi’ite politician Ali Allawi for the post of finance minister and tagged Sharif Ali […]

Turkey blames Kurds for bombs and make threats

Turkey blames Kurds for bombs and make threats

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed a Syrian Kurdish militia fighter working with Kurdish militants inside Turkey for a suicide car bombing that killed 28 people in the capital Ankara, and he vowed retaliation in both Syria and Iraq. A car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses as they waited at traffic lights […]