Economy | 2019-12-13 ISIS loses key funding streams post-defeat Deprived of its previous sources of revenue, including oil smuggling, ISIS is scrambling to find alternative means to raise money. Security | 2019-12-13 Fire torches Russia's only aircraft carrier in latest military setback In 2019, a string of disasters and accidents has plagued Russia's military, fanning growing concerns over the country's aging defence systems. Business | 2019-12-13 Iran support to Houthis prolongs Yemen war Front companies and smuggling operations have enabled 'Iran's tails' in Yemen to continue to fight, analysts say. Security | 2019-12-13 Iraqi forces launch search operation for ISIS remnants in al-Hawijah Soldiers uncovered five ISIS hideouts, 19 IEDs and 27 RPGs during the search. Security | 2019-12-12 Defeated ISIS fighters choose surrender over life on the run Hundreds of ISIS elements have turned themselves in to the authorities after facing crushing defeat in areas of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Education | 2019-12-12 Idlib area schools close amid airstrikes, shelling The decision to suspend educational services was made out of concern for students' safety after over 75 schools came under fire. Society | 2019-12-12 Ninawa recovers rare manuscript stolen by ISIS The militants had destroyed or looted thousands of manuscripts and historical documents from Mosul during their period of control. Terrorism | 2019-12-12 Rocket attack targets Iraq base housing US forces This is the latest in a streak of similar attacks, several of which the US has blamed on Iran-backed Iraqi militias. Human Rights | 2019-12-12 Another Iraqi activist killed as UN accuses militias The UN accused militias of killing and abducting Iraqi demonstrators, as protestors complain of an intensifying campaign of intimidation in a country where pro-Iran groups wield growing influence. Security | 2019-12-11 Iraq continues to fortify border with Syria Efforts to protect the long and porous border with Syria have been significant and are ongoing until the border strip is completely sealed, officials say. Security | 2019-12-11 Power supply restored to all parts of Mosul Electricity services have been restored across the Ninawa province city, which suffered heavy damage during the battle to oust ISIS. Protests | 2019-12-11 Iran-aligned factions targeted in Iraq's Amara Security sources say the attacks were committed against the armed groups due to their loyalty to neighbouring Iran. Security | 2019-12-10 Anbar removes checkpoints in sign of enhanced security The police have drafted a plan to remove most security checkpoints by the start of 2020 in order to ease travel for citizens and boost economic activity. Protests | 2019-12-10 Syrian activists launch campaign to save Idlib A new social media campaign aims to draw international attention to the plight of civilians facing airstrikes and shelling in the Idlib region. Security | 2019-12-10 Iraq receives new border equipment from international coalition The coalition is providing Iraq with heavy equipment as part of a programme to build fortifications along its border with Syria. Human Rights | 2019-12-09 Idlib displaced face hardships as winter nears Relief organisations have been driven out of the area, and thousands of newly displaced families have been forced to camp out in the cold. Security | 2019-12-09 Hizbullah official assassinated in rural Daraa The killing in Tafas comes amid a climate of rising tension and opposition to the presence and actions of the Syrian regime and its allies. Security | 2019-12-09 Iraq surrounds ISIS remnants in phase 7 of 'Will of Victory' campaign The newest phase of the 5-month old campaign covers a geographically complex area shared by the provinces of Diyala, Salaheddine and Kirkuk. Politics | 2019-12-09 Airstrikes kill 5 pro-Iran fighters near Syria border Airstrikes by unidentified warplanes hit positions of Iranian forces and allied militias on the edge of Albu Kamal, killing five fighters. Terrorism | 2019-12-09 Rockets hit military complex near Baghdad airport Six members of Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service were wounded in the attack, with two of them in critical condition. Protests | 2019-12-06 Iran brings in Iraqi militias to suppress protests By bringing in foreign militias to help it suppress demonstrations, the Iranian regime has shown little regard for its own people. Human Rights | 2019-12-06 New IRGC 'scout centre' recruits kids in Deir Ezzor The IRGC has widened its net and is no longer restricting recruitment efforts to its supporters and the children of affiliated militiamen. Politics | 2019-12-06 Iran-backed militia attacks Iraqi demonstrators Members of Kataib Hizbullah tried to provoke the protestors into confrontation, and stabbed at least 25 of them. Protests | 2019-12-05 Iraqi, Iranian protestors reject IRGC and its agents Researchers tell Diyaruna the IRGC has had a direct hand in creating the conditions that are driving the angry protests in both countries. Crime & Justice | 2019-12-05 Russia responsible for strike on Haas housing complex: reports A Russian airstrike hit an Idlib province housing complex for displaced persons on August 16th, killing at least 20 civilians, reports confirm. Security | 2019-12-05 Security plan aims to end ISIS remnants' presence in Ninawa Each new security operation against ISIS varies in terms of objectives and methods of execution, a local official said.