Politics Syrian forces, foreign-backed militias fight over Syria control 2020-07-06 Signs of conflict have started to appear among pro-regime militias as they all vie for a slice of the Syrian cake. Media 2020-07-03 IRIB satellite TVs face shutdown amid US maximum pressure campaign The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) says its prominent satellite TV stations are struggling financially and are on the verge of a shutdown. Economy 2020-07-02 Sinjar Silo relaunch to boost Ninawa agriculture, officials say One of the largest grain silos in Ninawa is now operable after six years. Area officials say Sinjar Silo's relaunch will boost the agricultural sector and encourage IDPs to return. Human Rights 2020-07-02 After 'reconciliation': Syria regime's silent crackdown A number of former opposition fighters have disappeared, died or suffered abuse, despite signing 'reconciliation' deals with the regime. Security 2020-07-01 Restoration work continues at Ninawa's ancient sites Work is under way to repair and rehabilitate significant archaeological sites, some damaged by ISIS and others by lack of maintenance. Security 2020-07-01 Syrian Democratic Forces quell ISIS prison riot Calm has been restored to Ghouairan prison in al-Hasakeh city after ISIS elements interred at the facility staged a riot, an official said. Should Russia be sending Syrians to fight in Libya? Yes No RESULTS SPOTLIGHT Mahan Air pilot interview highlights IRGC's global manipulation efforts An interview with a Mahan Air pilot carrying Qassem Soleimani aboard his flight in 2013 has once again drawn attention to the IRGC's destabilising actions in the region. Terrorism 2020-07-01 Italy seizes ISIS drugs worth 1 billion euros Suspect containers that arrived at the port of Salerno were found to contain 'the largest seizure of amphetamines in the world', police said. Terrorism 2020-07-01 New grave of ISIS victims discovered near Mosul Hundreds of Iraqis killed by ISIS between 2014 and 2017 are believed to be buried at the site in the town of al-Kasak. Human Rights 2020-07-01 Syria donors conference pledges 6.9 billion euros Leading aid groups say 9.3 million Syrians are now going to sleep hungry and over two million more risk a similar fate. %> Khamenei leadership mired in miscalculation: experts %> IRGC erects statues as Iranian people suffer %> Saudi-led coalition launches operation against Yemen's Houthis %> WHO says Mideast at 'critical threshold' in virus numbers ❮ ❯ Security 2020-06-30 Iraqi forces foil ISIS plans to regain power Dozens of security operations over the past month have closed in on the enemy and thwarted their plans, according to Iraqi security sources. Analysis 2020-06-30 Mahan Air pilot interview highlights IRGC's global manipulation efforts An interview with a Mahan Air pilot carrying Qassem Soleimani aboard his flight in 2013 has once again drawn attention to the IRGC's destabilising actions in the region. Politics 2020-06-30 Qaani in Albu Kamal as new IRGC camp opens The top Iranian general's visit to the strategic border area, where the IRGC has opened a new base, came as airstrikes targeted the area. Follow Diyaruna on Social Media Subscribe to Diyaruna's newsletter Subscribe We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features Economy 2020-06-30 Iraqi forces support reconstruction efforts The army's military engineering teams have been involved in campaigns to repair infrastructure destroyed during the war on ISIS. Politics 2020-06-30 Iraq frees pro-Iran fighters held over rocket fire An Iraqi official said 13 of the 14 detained militiamen were released on bail, insisting that charges have not been dropped. Economy 2020-06-29 Iraq, World Bank launch support programmes for the poor and unemployed The strategic bilateral plan involves a $200 million loan from the World Bank to support poor, jobless or unskilled individuals. MOST VIEWED Iraqi forces foil ISIS plans to regain power Iraqi government appoints military figures to key security posts Qaani in Albu Kamal as new IRGC camp opens MOST COMMENTED Iraqis resent Iran's interference in their affairs Iran-backed militias in Iraq demand 'protection money' Iraq reinstates 55,000 former soldiers Politics 2020-06-29 Russia-backed militia, regime clash in Daraa Deadly clashes between the two sides culminated with the Russia-backed 5th Corps seizing control of a number of security checkpoints and towns. Security 2020-06-29 Iraq's CTS hunts down ISIS remnants in mountainous areas Counter-Terrorism Service operations have killed 24 militants in the latest of a string of operations targeting ISIS hideouts in northern Iraq. Economy 2020-06-29 Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts The affected companies are mostly owned by Rami Makhlouf, who presides over a business empire that includes mobile operator Syriatel. Security 2020-06-26 Iraq detains 14 pro-Iran fighters for rocket attacks The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service has taken action against the Kataib Hizbullah militia, accused of dozens of attacks targeting US interests in Iraq. Security 2020-06-26 Iraq makes progress rebuilding homes damaged by terrorism The Iraqi government, in co-operation with international agencies, is implementing a strategy to rebuild houses that were damaged by terrorism. Security 2020-06-26 Iran-aligned militias dominate in Albu Kamal Militias aligned with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are edging out other armed groups in the town on the Syria-Iraq border. Terrorism 2020-06-26 ISIS 'emir' accused of Syria executions on trial in Paris The defendant is accused of belonging to a terrorist group, heading a group of ISIS fighters and overseeing executions in Syria. Politics 2020-06-25 Iraq, US boost partnership with strategic dialogue The two governments are working to stop any reversal of the gains made in their joint efforts to defeat ISIS and to stabilise the country. Terrorism 2020-06-25 Caesar Act hamstrings Iran support for Syria regime: analysts New US sanctions take aim at Iran-backed Fatemiyoun Brigade, comprised of Afghani nationals, that operates in Syria to prop up the regime. Terrorism 2020-06-25 US doubles reward for ISIS leader to $10 million Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi had issued religious edicts to justify the persecution of the Yazidi minority, a campaign the UN has described as genocide. Technology 2020-06-24 Virtual reality game explores Mosul relics, promotes message of peace A new virtual reality game is being developed by a group of Ninawa designers aiming at highlighting Mosul's ruins and familiarising users with Mosulian identity. Security 2020-06-24 Tahrir al-Sham lashes out at dissident leaders The extremist alliance has been clashing with a rival bloc of five hardline groups in Idlib, as well as rounding up its own defectors. Economy 2020-06-24 Lack of funds impede Ninawa reconstruction efforts Tackling the heavy destruction the province suffered during the war on ISIS requires more funds than the $500 million allocated by the federal government this year, an official says. Economy 2020-06-23 Iraq considers reform plan to rescue economy Faced with a deep shortfall in revenue and plunging oil prices, the government is considering austerity measures and economic reforms. Security 2020-06-23 Iraq launches 3rd phase of 'Heroes of Iraq' campaign The campaign has already achieved 'impressive results' against ISIS remnants in Salaheddine, Diyala and Kirkuk provinces, a military official said.