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Iraq Launches Operation to Purge ISIS Remnants in Kirkuk

Iraq Launches Operation to Purge ISIS Remnants in Kirkuk

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced Tuesday that security forces will launch a large operation aimed at purging ISIS remnants in Kirkuk and its border with the Salaheddine governorate. The operation, dubbed: “Iraq Heroes – Victory for Sovereignty," is the largest campaign against IS

Bashir’s Uncle Arrested over 'Threat of Violence' to Topple Transitional Govt

Bashir’s Uncle Arrested over 'Threat of Violence' to Topple Transitional Govt

The Sudanese authorities arrested leader in the former regime Al-Tayeb Mustafa on several charges including threatening to use violence to overthrow the transitional government. The committee formed to dismantle the regime of 30th June 1989 and eliminate corruption filed a lawsuit

Palestinian Authority Loses Ability to Control Affairs outside of Area ‘A’

The Palestinian Authority has lost its ability to follow up on Palestinian affairs in large parts outside the area classified as “A”, after the end of security coordination with Israel. Israel officially banned the PA from operating in Areas B and C that make up more than two-thirds of the West B

Tensions in Aden after Assassination of Journalist

Tensions in Aden after Assassination of Journalist

Tensions were high in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Tuesday following the assassination of AFP contributor Nabil Hasan al-Quaety. The 34-year-old videographer and photographer, who also worked for other major news organizations in the region, was shot in his car by unknown assailants shortly a

Norway Urges Israel Not to Annex Parts of the West Bank

Norway Urges Israel Not to Annex Parts of the West Bank

Norway, which chairs a group of international donors to the Palestinians, urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Norway heads the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), which met on Tuesday to discuss Israel’s plan to extend its sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the J

Iraq Reports Record Number of Daily Virus Infections

Iraq Reports Record Number of Daily Virus Infections

Iraq’s Health Ministry reported on Tuesday a record-breaking single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases that it says resulted from increased testing. At least 519 new cases were confirmed Tuesday, bringing the country's total to 7,387, according to a statement from the Health Ministry.

Palestinian Family Mourns Autistic Son Killed by Israel Police

Palestinian Family Mourns Autistic Son Killed by Israel Police

Iyad Hallak, a 32-year-old Palestinian man with autism, passed Israeli police every day to reach his special needs school in Jerusalem's Old City. Last week a police officer who believed Hallak was armed shot him dead, leaving his family searching for answers and igniting widespread grief and ang

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