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Iraq museum to document crimes against Yazidis

Human Rights |

Iraq museum to document crimes against Yazidis

The Iraqi government has been working with UNESCO and Yazidi organisations to develop a museum to document the crimes of ISIS.

Anbar begins construction of industrial zone along Jordan border

Economy |

Anbar begins construction of industrial zone along Jordan border

A joint industrial city near the Trebil border crossing, set to be completed by the end of 2019, will provide job opportunities to Anbar's youth and revive the economy.

Coalition destroys ISIS hideout in Makhoul mountains

Security |

Coalition destroys ISIS hideout in Makhoul mountains

The strike is part of an Iraqi forces search campaign to clear the Makhoul mountains and other mountainous areas in al-Sharqat of ISIS remnants.

New surveillance system to protect Anbar's Rawa from ISIS infiltration

Security |

New surveillance system to protect Anbar's Rawa from ISIS infiltration

The system, which was launched earlier this month, allows for monitoring and detection of any suspicious movements.

Iraq to repatriate all citizens who fled to Syria

Refugees |

Iraq to repatriate all citizens who fled to Syria

The Iraqi government plans to return all Iraqis residing in al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's al-Hasakeh province to their homeland.

Deir Ezzor civilians face hardships under Syrian regime

Society |

Deir Ezzor civilians face hardships under Syrian regime

The regime and affiliated militias, including those backed by the IRGC, have been imposing tributes on food and fuel and restricting movement.

Kirkuk province closes 3 displacement camps

Refugees |

Kirkuk province closes 3 displacement camps

The four remaining displacement camps in Kirkuk province accommodate some 2,000 families, or around 9,000 people, in total.

ISIS loses its territory but remains a threat: Iraqi experts

Security |

ISIS loses its territory but remains a threat: Iraqi experts

The group’s loss of the Syrian town of al-Baghouz is a 'violent shock' to ISIS elements, but the group's terror threat remains in Syria, Iraq and beyond.

Al-Baghouz residents rejoice after ISIS ouster

Security |

Al-Baghouz residents rejoice after ISIS ouster

The Syrian Democratic Forces say efforts to hunt down ISIS cells and elements who might seek to undermine security are ongoing.

Iraqi army foils ISIS suicide attack

Security |

Iraqi army foils ISIS suicide attack

The militants blew themselves up in a hideout in Sinjar after being surrounded by Iraqi forces Sunday.

SDF declares '100% territorial defeat of ISIS'

Terrorism |

SDF declares '100% territorial defeat of ISIS'

With the defeat of ISIS in Baghouz, the group's so-called 'caliphate' is dead but the threat of terrorism remains.

Mass grave exhumed in Sinjar village of Kojo

Terrorism |

Mass grave exhumed in Sinjar village of Kojo

The exhumation process is under way at a mass grave in the village of Kojo, one of around 70 mass graves of Yazidi victims of ISIS in the area.

Iraqi intelligence clamp down on ISIS remnants in Anbar

Security |

Iraqi intelligence clamp down on ISIS remnants in Anbar

The Military Intelligence Directorate has made significant security achievements in March with the arrest of several ISIS members and cells.

In Idlib, tensions between civilians, Tahrir al-Sham

Society |

In Idlib, tensions between civilians, Tahrir al-Sham

The extremist alliance has been detaining media professionals and activists and confiscating their work-related equipment.

US deploys F-15C Eagles to support ISIS fight

Security |

US deploys F-15C Eagles to support ISIS fight

The fighter jets will boost combat operations in the international coalition's battle against ISIS as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Jaish Maghawir al-Thawra pursues ISIS elements who fled al-Baghouz

Terrorism |

Jaish Maghawir al-Thawra pursues ISIS elements who fled al-Baghouz

The Free Syrian Army faction has tightened measures to prevent ISIS elements fleeing Deir Ezzor from infiltrating the desert near al-Rukban.

Baiji refinery resumes oil derivatives production

Economy |

Baiji refinery resumes oil derivatives production

Al-Sumoud refinery in Salaheddine has resumed production of oil derivatives including benzene, diesel, kerosene, crude oil and gasoline.

Iran funnels lethal aid to Syria, destabilising region

Terrorism |

Iran funnels lethal aid to Syria, destabilising region

By supplying weapons to its proxies and affiliates in Syria and the Middle East, the IRGC has been undermining regional security, experts say.

Syrians mark the 8th anniversary of revolution

Politics |

Syrians mark the 8th anniversary of revolution

Syrians marked the eighth anniversary of the uprising against the ruling regime with gatherings and activities in cities including Idlib and Daraa.

Al-Rukban residents refute Russia, Syrian regime rumours

Media |

Al-Rukban residents refute Russia, Syrian regime rumours

Camp officials, residents and activists dismiss anti-coalition rumours propagated by Russia and the Syrian regime as 'patently false'.

Iraqi forces advance against ISIS remnants in Kirkuk

Security |

Iraqi forces advance against ISIS remnants in Kirkuk

Ten ISIS hideouts were destroyed, a 'dangerous element' was killed and five more were arrested over the past two days.

Iran-backed Iraqi militias implicated in arms dealing

Security |

Iran-backed Iraqi militias implicated in arms dealing

Some militias have been collecting and reselling weapons confiscated from ISIS in a move that breaks Iraqi law and threatens security.

Oman maintains neutral position on Yemen

Security |

Oman maintains neutral position on Yemen

The sultanate has been at pains to remain neutral in Yemen's conflict and would not stand to gain from supporting either party, experts say.

IRGC's Quds Force continues to arm Iraqi militias

Politics |

IRGC's Quds Force continues to arm Iraqi militias

As Iran faces increasing international pressure, it is looking to take 'more hostile measures' to threaten the security of Iraq, experts say.

Iraq uses Sahwa fighters to secure Diyala province

Security |

Iraq uses Sahwa fighters to secure Diyala province

Iraqi forces have renewed the contracts of 2,541 tribal Sahwa fighters who are deployed across Diyala, to help fend off the threat of ISIS remnants.

Iran dam construction reduces Iraq water supply

Economy |

Iran dam construction reduces Iraq water supply

Iran has been constructing dams that restrict the flow of water to Iraq and have deprived Iraqis of critical water resources, experts say.

Iraqi forces clear Diyala orchards of ISIS remnants

Security |

Iraqi forces clear Diyala orchards of ISIS remnants

Security authorities have pledged to give 100 jobs in the army and police to residents of remote villages in Diyala so they can contribute to securing the orchards.

ISIS fighters blitzed into surrender as defeat looms in Syria

Terrorism |

ISIS fighters blitzed into surrender as defeat looms in Syria

Around 3,000 extremists have handed themselves over to the SDF over the past 24 hours, a spokesman said.

Iran drains sovereign wealth fund to support military operations

Economy |

Iran drains sovereign wealth fund to support military operations

A fund established to support Iran's infrastructure and ensure future generations have access to its oil wealth is being depleted by the IRGC.

IRGC seeks control of south-west Syria's Sweida

Politics |

IRGC seeks control of south-west Syria's Sweida

Local residents have not been yielding to attempts by the IRGC and its affiliates to impose Iranian hegemony, a local activist said.

4 ISIS fighters killed in strike south of al-Rutba

Security |

4 ISIS fighters killed in strike south of al-Rutba

International coalition aircraft struck an ISIS base in the desert area south of al-Rutba in an operation co-ordinated with Iraqi forces.

Daraa residents reject return of al-Assad statue

Protests |

Daraa residents reject return of al-Assad statue

The regime's decision to reinstall a statue of former president Hafez al-Assad in the city of Daraa brought residents to the streets in protest.

Iraqi forces arrest 7 ISIS elements who infiltrated Iraq from Syria

Security |

Iraqi forces arrest 7 ISIS elements who infiltrated Iraq from Syria

Iraq's military intelligence has recently ramped up its monitoring of ISIS elements fleeing the fighting in eastern Syria.

Economic crisis pushes Iranian regime to the brink

Economy |

Economic crisis pushes Iranian regime to the brink

As Iran grapples with a burgeoning economic crisis, its people are taking to the streets to demand that the regime focus on domestic woes.

Syria students say extremists waging war on their future  

Education |

Syria students say extremists waging war on their future  

Tahrir al-Sham has been closing Idlib universities over the objection of students, who are protesting the loss of education and opportunity.

Heavy regime shelling triggers fears in Aleppo

Security |

Heavy regime shelling triggers fears in Aleppo

Some residents say they are worried that the daily shelling is a prelude for a wide-scale military operation by the regime and its allies.

Deep-rooted security partnership between Oman, US

Security |

Deep-rooted security partnership between Oman, US

US and Omani forces recently concluded a three-week joint training exercise as part of efforts to enhance bilateral military co-operation.

Anbar seeks to attract investment projects to Ramadi

Economy |

Anbar seeks to attract investment projects to Ramadi

Opening the door for investments is the best path towards overcoming the cash shortfall that the province suffers from, officials say.

Violence spikes in Idlib between Tahrir al-Sham, ISIS

Terrorism |

Violence spikes in Idlib between Tahrir al-Sham, ISIS

Bloody clashes between the two groups have been raging since an ISIS suicide bomber killed a group of Tahrir al-Sham fighters last week.

Christian families slowly return to Mosul

Religion |

Christian families slowly return to Mosul

Despite their small numbers, the gradual return of Christians to Mosul is a significant rebuke to ISIS efforts to tear the city's social fabric apart, officials say.

US offers up to $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden

Terrorism |

US offers up to $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden

His location is unknown, but many speculate he is near the Afghan-Pakistani border.

SDF resume evacuations after piercing last ISIS redoubt

Security |

SDF resume evacuations after piercing last ISIS redoubt

Military operations in al-Baghouz are progressing slowly to preserve the lives of civilians who are being used as human shields by ISIS.

Iran siphons hard currency from Iraq in bid to circumvent sanctions

Economy |

Iran siphons hard currency from Iraq in bid to circumvent sanctions

Iran has been trying to circumvent US sanctions by siphoning dollars out of the Iraqi marketplace, depleting Iraq's hard currency reserves.

Iraqis call for Syria mass grave investigation

Terrorism |

Iraqis call for Syria mass grave investigation

Iraqis have called on their government to take part in the investigation of a mass grave in Syria that contains the severed heads of Yazidi women.

ISIS elements reveal true nature in east Syria

Terrorism |

ISIS elements reveal true nature in east Syria

The group's fighters and emirs have not hesitated to use civilians as human shields, and have used them as bargaining chips to obtain food.

Iraqi forces pursue ISIS remnants in Wadi Houran

Security |

Iraqi forces pursue ISIS remnants in Wadi Houran

The military operation in Anbar's desert has so far led to the destruction of five ISIS rest-houses and four tunnels, an official said.

Anbar cities erect new entrances post-ISIS

Economy |

Anbar cities erect new entrances post-ISIS

The province's cities are being outfitted with entrances and landmarks that reflect their heritage and culture.

Severed heads found in mass grave near Syria ISIS pocket

Terrorism |

Severed heads found in mass grave near Syria ISIS pocket

It is believed many of the victims are Yazidi women captured by the group as sex slaves, the fate of many of whom is still unknown.

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