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Al-Rutba secure, but vigilance must continue: mayor

Security |

Al-Rutba secure, but vigilance must continue: mayor

The western Anbar district is being secured by the Iraqi army, provincial and district police and tribal forces, al-Rutba's mayor says.

Energy |

Iran seeks to prolong Syria war for its own gain
Iran seeks to prolong Syria war for its own gain

The Islamic republic has taken advantage of the Syrian war to make economic inroads and try to corner the market, analysts tell Diyaruna.

Society |

Agony of Yazidi women torn between ISIS kids, or return home
Agony of Yazidi women torn between ISIS kids, or return home

Dozens of Yazidi women and girls face an agonising ultimatum: abandon their children born to ISIS fathers, or risk being shunned by their community.

Security |

Media activist among Idlib air raid casualties
Media activist among Idlib air raid casualties

A media activist who volunteered with the White Helmets is among those killed in the latest round of Syrian and Russian airstrikes on Idlib.

Security |

Iraqi forces kill 7 ISIS militants, arrest 8 in security operations
Iraqi forces kill 7 ISIS militants, arrest 8 in security operations

Backed by international coalition warplanes, Iraqi forces have been clearing areas north of Baghdad up to the Iraqi border of ISIS remnants.

Diplomacy |

Top Omani diplomat to visit Iran amid regional tensions
Top Omani diplomat to visit Iran amid regional tensions

Oman is among those calling for the release of a British-flagged tanker and for London and Tehran to resolve their dispute with diplomacy.

Economy |

Iranian contractors cause friction in Iraq
Iranian contractors cause friction in Iraq

Iranian companies working on public sector projects in Iraq have been criticized for extended delays in delivery and mismanagement.

Terrorism |

US sanctions 4 Iraqis for rights abuses, corruption
US sanctions 4 Iraqis for rights abuses, corruption

Two militia leaders and two former governors have been sanctioned for their abuse of Iraqi citizens and their plundering of national resources.

Security |

Attacks on regime forces escalate in Daraa
Attacks on regime forces escalate in Daraa

The southern province is on high alert amid an increasing number of attacks on Syrian regime forces in the former opposition stronghold.

Security |

Pro-Iran militiamen try to destabilise Diyala
Pro-Iran militiamen try to destabilise Diyala

Iraqi officials have denounced a rising number of attacks of a sectarian nature that threaten to undermine the eastern province's security.

Security |

Syrian, Russian strikes kill civilians in Idlib, Hama
Syrian, Russian strikes kill civilians in Idlib, Hama

Airstrikes and shelling from regime-controlled areas have killed at least 10 civilians in north-western Syria, damaged homes and set fire to crops.