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IRGC hands out aid to Syrians as Iranians suffer flooding aftermath

Economy |

IRGC hands out aid to Syrians as Iranians suffer flooding aftermath

At least 2,500 rations of aid were distributed to local residents in Deir Ezzor and rural Hama in an effort to persuade them to join IRGC-affiliated militias.

Ninawa works hard to restore social harmony

Society |

Ninawa works hard to restore social harmony

Local authorities are working to restore positive relations among the province's various religious and ethnic groups in the post-ISIS era.

Iraqi forces nab 2 ISIS cells, foiling terror plots

Security |

Iraqi forces nab 2 ISIS cells, foiling terror plots

The members of two separate ISIS cells were arrested in Ninawa and Salaheddine before they could carry out their plans of attack.

Activists discover Tahrir al-Sham aid stockpile

Human Rights |

Activists discover Tahrir al-Sham aid stockpile

A stockpile of stolen food supplies and other humanitarian aid was discovered when regime shelling hit a Tahrir al-Sham arms depot in Idlib.

Ninawa prepares for elections amid discontent

Elections |

Ninawa prepares for elections amid discontent

The elections will take place amid rising popular anger against the local government over rampant corruption and the growing influence of Iran-backed militias.

Iraqi forces escalate attacks against ISIS remnants in Anbar

Security |

Iraqi forces escalate attacks against ISIS remnants in Anbar

Air and ground attacks have netted several ISIS elements and destroyed rest-houses and vehicles that belonged to the group.

Next generation F-35As to reinforce defence of US partner nations worldwide

Security |

Next generation F-35As to reinforce defence of US partner nations worldwide

The deployment of the fighter to the Middle East comes amid moves by certain countries to destabilise the international system.

Hizbullah faces new pressure from sanctions, IRGC designation

Politics |

Hizbullah faces new pressure from sanctions, IRGC designation

As Hizbullah faces fresh sanctions on a network of its financiers, it is also suffering the impact of the new terror designation of the IRGC.

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service kills ISIS leader in Hamreen

Security |

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service kills ISIS leader in Hamreen

Mohammed Salman Daoud was responsible for co-ordinating suicide attacks using ISIS elements from Ninawa, Kirkuk and Salaheddine, an official says.

Fuel crisis worsens in regime-controlled areas

Energy |

Fuel crisis worsens in regime-controlled areas

Syrians in Damascus, Aleppo and other regime controlled cities are contending with a continued shortage of gasoline and domestic gas.

Iraq steps up efforts to evacuate families affected by flood

Environment |

Iraq steps up efforts to evacuate families affected by flood

A large-scale campaign has been launched to aid and shelter more than 2,000 families who live in affected areas.

Mosul develops plan to rebuild its old market

Society |

Mosul develops plan to rebuild its old market

Local authorities have started working with engineers and technicians to develop a plan to rebuild the city's historic old market.

IRGC 'cultural centres' recruit, proselytize Syrian youth

Politics |

IRGC 'cultural centres' recruit, proselytize Syrian youth

The so-called 'cultural centres' are used to recruit youth into the ranks of the IRGC and its affiliates and spread its ideology, an activist says.

Tribal forces attack ISIS remnants in Wadi Houran

Security |

Tribal forces attack ISIS remnants in Wadi Houran

Ongoing security operations intend to ensure ISIS remnants hiding out in Anbar's desert areas are not able to establish safe havens.

Corruption rife under Iran-aligned militias in Iraq

Politics |

Corruption rife under Iran-aligned militias in Iraq

Iran-aligned militias have established 'commercial offices' in areas liberated from ISIS which they are using to control commercial activity.

Diyala police arrest 3 ISIS emirs

Security |

Diyala police arrest 3 ISIS emirs

Tip-offs from the local population on the whereabouts of ISIS remnants have become an essential part of Iraqi security forces' work.

Negligence contributed to Iran flooding disaster: analysts

Society |

Negligence contributed to Iran flooding disaster: analysts

Dilapidated infrastructure and misdirected domestic funding have exacerbated the effects of the natural disaster, experts say.

Iran-backed militias facilitate drug trade in Iraq

Health |

Iran-backed militias facilitate drug trade in Iraq

Iran-backed militias seek to transform Iraq into a drug market, production area and drug-trafficking corridor in order to finance their activities.

Iraq receives new batch of F-16 fighter jets from US

Security |

Iraq receives new batch of F-16 fighter jets from US

The advanced aircraft represent a significant boost to the Iraqi air force.

Price of food rises again under Tahrir al-Sham

Economy |

Price of food rises again under Tahrir al-Sham

The extremist alliance has raised the taxes it levies on populations under its control and has sought to control the price of flour.

Iraqi air raids kill 14 ISIS remnants in Kirkuk

Security |

Iraqi air raids kill 14 ISIS remnants in Kirkuk

Heavy rains and flooding had forced several groups of ISIS remnants out of their hiding places in the province's mountains and valleys.

IRGC steps up purchase of land in Deir Ezzor

Politics |

IRGC steps up purchase of land in Deir Ezzor

The eastern Syrian cities of Albu Kamal and Mayadeen have seen a surge in real estate purchases by, or on behalf of, Iran's IRGC.

Iraqi forces seek to sever ISIS revenue stream

Terrorism |

Iraqi forces seek to sever ISIS revenue stream

Iraqi security and intelligence agencies say they have made it a top priority to cut off ISIS funding streams and prevent cells from regrouping.

'Rampant lawlessness' in Tahrir al-Sham-controlled areas

Society |

'Rampant lawlessness' in Tahrir al-Sham-controlled areas

Residents of northern Syria have been complaining about a spate of kidnappings, robberies and killings that have gone unchecked.

Iraq's Sinjar calls for expedited reconstruction

Security |

Iraq's Sinjar calls for expedited reconstruction

Services are lacking and the pace of reconstruction is too slow in the Ninawa province district that was devastated by ISIS, a local official says.

Anbar's al-Rutba sees revival of domestic tourism

Society |

Anbar's al-Rutba sees revival of domestic tourism

Remote lakes and dams in the district are attracting families after security has been enforced.

Iraqi, coalition forces thwart ISIS plot in Anbar

Security |

Iraqi, coalition forces thwart ISIS plot in Anbar

Acting on Iraqi intelligence information, international coalition forces hit an ISIS base in the Wadi Zughaidan area near the city of Haditha.

US military withdrawal would harm Iraq: analysts

Politics |

US military withdrawal would harm Iraq: analysts

Draft legislation that calls for the withdrawal of foreign troops would leave Iraq vulnerable to Iranian scheming, Iraqi analysts say.

Heavy rains flood tents of displaced in Syria's north

Human Rights |

Heavy rains flood tents of displaced in Syria's north

Hundreds of families in the northern provinces of Idlib and Hama are without shelter after severe weather caused flooding in some camps.

France to hold Syria, Russia responsible for any further chemical attacks

Security |

France to hold Syria, Russia responsible for any further chemical attacks

Paris, alongside coalition partners such as the US, is ready to again launch punitive strikes against the Syrian regime 'if necessary'.

Iraqis reject 'troublesome' Iranian influence

Politics |

Iraqis reject 'troublesome' Iranian influence

Iran-aligned militias and political parties are using leverage they gained during the ISIS fight to impose their will and serve Iran's interests.

Tahrir al-Sham shuts down 2 Syrian universities

Education |

Tahrir al-Sham shuts down 2 Syrian universities

The extremist alliance has closed down branches of the Free Aleppo University and the International Rescue University.

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