Iraq Executes 38 Terror Convicts

Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain ISIS extremists southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 5, 2017. (Reuters)
Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain ISIS extremists southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 5, 2017. (Reuters)
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Iraq Executes 38 Terror Convicts

Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain ISIS extremists southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 5, 2017. (Reuters)
Kurdish Peshmerga forces detain ISIS extremists southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq October 5, 2017. (Reuters)

Iraqi authorities on Thursday executed 38 detainees convicted of terrorism.

A security official at the Dhi Qar province said that the convicts were members of the al-Qaida and ISIS terrorist organizations.

In September, the Justice Ministry announced that 42 detainees were executed after being convicted on terrorism charges.

On Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi warned that ISIS might "erupt again somewhere else" without international cooperation in combatting the extremists.

He said that “we have managed to break them" in Iraq, but added that it is a worry for everyone that ISIS has "this unfortunate ability to recruit young people very quickly."

He stressed there must be an effort to "remove their grassroots in the region."

Abadi called for continued international cooperation in training Iraqi forces and providing logistical and intelligence support.

The premier declared victory in the more than three-year fight against ISIS in a national address Saturday.



Palestinian Authority at Risk of Collapse, Norway Says

Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)
Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)
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Palestinian Authority at Risk of Collapse, Norway Says

Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)
Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)

The Palestinian Authority could collapse in the coming months, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said on Monday, citing a lack of funding, continuing violence and the fact that half a million Palestinians are not allowed to work in Israel.

"The situation is extremely dire. The Palestinian Authority, with whom we work closely, are warning us that they might be collapsing this summer," Barth Eide told Reuters.

"If it collapses, you could end up having another Gaza, which would be terrible for everybody, including the people of Israel," he added.

Norway chairs the international donor group to the Palestinians and is a backer of the PA.