Economy Tehran, proxies drain regional resources to finance terrorism 2020-05-29 The Iranian regime does not seem to be concerned about the scale of the catastrophe it has brought upon the people of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon, analysts say. Health 2020-05-29 Iraq records first coronavirus case at IDP camps A young man residing at a displacement camp near Erbil has contracted COVID-19, spurring authorities to increase safety measures at camps. Terrorism 2020-05-29 US puts up $3 million bounty for ISIS propagandist Jordanian-born Muhammad Khadir Musa Ramadan has overseen the planning, co-ordination and production of numerous propaganda videos, publications and online platforms. Crime & Justice 2020-05-28 UN team making progress in investigating ISIS crimes The team is gathering evidence that will help identify and prosecute the ISIS members involved in killing innocent people, human rights and legal experts say. Religion 2020-05-28 Unusual Eid in Idlib amid security, health concerns Eid al-Fitr had a very different atmosphere this year, with the coronavirus crisis compounding the displacement crisis and security situation. Security 2020-05-28 Coalition against ISIS to meet virtually amid virus Top diplomats will discuss next month ways to keep pressure on ISIS remnants in Iraq and Syria and the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Should Iraq's next PM steer the country away from Iran? Yes No RESULTS SPOTLIGHT ISIS video underscores Iraq's need for vigilance, support Security officials say there is a need for continued international support to eradicate the extremist group and rid Iraq of its deviant ideology. Economy 2020-05-28 As Iraq lockdown chokes off imports, local businesses thrive The national lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19 has allowed local producers to dominate the Iraqi market. Economy 2020-05-28 Al-Hawijah to kick off new reconstruction campaign The Kirkuk province district will launch large-scale projects to rehabilitate infrastructure destroyed during the war to oust ISIS. Security 2020-05-27 ISIS video underscores Iraq's need for vigilance, support Security officials say there is a need for continued international support to eradicate the extremist group and rid Iraq of its deviant ideology. %> Yemen's health system teeters amid COVID-19 crisis %> Houthis target Marib army command meeting %> UN concerned by US claims Russia sent jets to Libya %> Lebanon renews efforts to block illegal border crossings ❮ ❯ Protests 2020-05-27 Idlib's displaced agitate for their return home Internally displaced persons in the north-western province of Idlib have been gathering in large numbers to demand a return home. Terrorism 2020-05-27 Arms depot blast kills 6 extremists in north-west Syria Russian warplanes were seen flying over the site of the explosion that killed non-Syrian extremist members of a Uighur-dominated group. Security 2020-05-27 Coalition airstrike in Syria kills top ISIS leader The killing of ISIS deputy Mutaz al-Juboury in Deir Ezzor is the latest of a string of successes by Iraqi intelligence, an official said. Follow Diyaruna on Social Media Subscribe to Diyaruna's newsletter Subscribe We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features Politics 2020-05-27 Russia sent jets to Libya to back mercenaries, says US The warplanes left Russia and first stopped in Syria, where they were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin before arriving in Libya, AFRICOM said. Politics 2020-05-26 Iran-aligned militias begin to arrive in Daraa As tensions continue to rise in the southern Syrian province, armed groups aligned with Iran have been deploying in the area, activist says. Security 2020-05-26 Iraqi helicopters hit ISIS hideout in western Anbar The deadly raid came as part of a new joint security operation to clear ISIS remnants from the western Anbar desert and border areas. MOST VIEWED Tensions mount between Fatemiyoun Division and Syrian regime Iraq launches campaign to secure western desert Iraqi army secures international highway leading to Saudi Arabia MOST COMMENTED Iraq kicks off youth job initiative in liberated areas Iraqis resent Iran's interference in their affairs Iran-backed militias undermine Iraq's sovereignty: analysts Politics 2020-05-26 Libya unity govt says Russian mercenaries evacuating Wagner Group mercenaries who fled southern Tripoli are being evacuated from Bani Walid airport to an as yet unconfirmed destination. Transportation 2020-05-25 Iraq on track to open airports in cities liberated from ISIS Anbar and Mosul are moving forward with reconstruction work, while Kirkuk is nearly ready to open its airport to civilian passengers and freight cargo. Religion 2020-05-22 Reconstruction of Mosul's Aghawat historical mosque begins The mosque, destroyed during ISIS's era, is a prominent symbol of Mosul's identity and religious pluralism, scholars say. Ramadan 2020-05-22 In Baghdad's new Ramadan rhythm, calls to pray and keep COVID-19 away Iraqis are adapting their Ramadan routines to fit a curfew during hours that the city usually comes alive with huge feasts and gatherings. Economy 2020-05-21 Mosul mask project provides protection, jobs A local nonprofit has set up a project that is producing protective masks amid the coronavirus crisis and providing employment for women. Security 2020-05-21 Iraq announces arrest of senior ISIS leader Abdul Naser Qardash was involved in the manufacturing and development of chemical weapons and oversaw many of the group's offensives in Iraq and Syria. Security 2020-05-21 Putin's mercenary army using ISIS playbook to hook recruits Amid the worsening global socioeconomic situation, Russia's Wagner Group is exploiting youths' desperation to recruit mercenaries to fight on various front lines. Media 2020-05-20 Iraqis say they will not be fooled by ISIS rumours and propaganda ISIS is publishing old photographs in an attempt to sow fear and seem more relevant as its influence and funding are dwindling in Iraq. Security 2020-05-20 SDF pursue ISIS sleeper cells in eastern Syria The ongoing campaign comes in response to reports pointing to the presence of sleeper cells in rural al-Raqa and Deir Ezzor provinces. Politics 2020-05-20 Britain, US denounce Russia's role in Libya conflict 'Wagner Group activities continue to exacerbate the conflict and prolong the suffering of the Libyan people,' the British ambassador says. Politics 2020-05-20 Syria tycoon says assets to be seized in spat with regime Friction within the ruling clique has exposed rifts at the heart of the regime and highlights the pressure and challenges it is facing. Security 2020-05-20 Iraqi forces kill 8 ISIS remnants in Salaheddine Reports from intelligence sources and from citizens provide the support that is necessary for the success of all security operations against ISIS, a police spokesman said. Politics 2020-05-19 Soleimani's last project in Iraq posed regional threat Since Soleimani's assassination, plans to establish a new regional militia in Iraq known as the 'Islamic Resistance Army' have stalled, and experts hope they will not be revived. Security 2020-05-19 Libyan strongman loses ground as rift widens with Kremlin-backed mercenaries Khalifa Haftar is reportedly withholding $150 million from Wagner Group mercenaries over ineffective 'rookie fighters' sent from Syria to prop up his attempts to take over the country. Terrorism 2020-05-19 Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad The attack follows more than two dozen similar attacks against US interests in Iraq since October that the US has blamed on Iran-backed militias.