Terrorism ISIS propaganda video hints at vulnerability of terror cells: analysts 2020-07-10 The group's new video directly threatens civilians and civilian collaborators in Syria and in so doing reveals the mass rejection ISIS is facing. Security 2020-07-10 Coalition airstrikes pound ISIS hideouts in Salaheddine Three militants were killed and tunnels used by the group's elements in Kanous Island were destroyed this week. Security 2020-07-10 OPCW warns Syrian regime over 2017's sarin attacks The watchdog's executive council voted to tell Syria it must declare all details about facilities used to produce sarin and chlorine used in attacks. Human Rights 2020-07-10 Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid An estimated 2.8 million people depend on aid in north-west Syria, which enters the country via two crossing points on the Turkish border. Economy 2020-07-09 Concerned by Iran-backed militias, Iraqi officials plan to secure borders Iraq announces plans to firmly secure its borders with neighbouring countries over concerns of weapon smuggling by Iran-backed militias. Security 2020-07-09 ISIS vigilantes cause trouble at al-Hol camp Leaflets have been distributed inside the al-Hasakeh camp demanding that the actions of the self-appointed al-hesba be brought to an end. Should Russia be sending Syrians to fight in Libya? Yes No RESULTS SPOTLIGHT Iraq PM vows to avenge killing of Hisham al-Hashemi 'This behaviour is not Iraqi. Iraqis do not kill Iraqis,' Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi said. Terrorism 2020-07-09 Iraq PM vows to avenge killing of Hisham al-Hashemi 'This behaviour is not Iraqi. Iraqis do not kill Iraqis,' Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhemi said. Politics 2020-07-08 Iran-backed militias scale down Iraq offices Faced with a public backlash, Iraqi militias aligned with Iran are trying to limit their public presence as they plan their next steps, experts say. Analysis 2020-07-08 Killing of Iraq expert stirs fear of new violent phase Iraqi experts say Hisham al-Hashemi's death signals a dramatic turn for political violence brewing since mass protests erupted in October. %> Yemen on brink of famine amid war, COVID-19 %> Nasrallah serves Iran at Lebanon's expense: experts %> Houthi leaders on trial in Yemen military court %> IRGC funds dwindling, regional influence in decline ❮ ❯ Crime & Justice 2020-07-08 UN alleges war crimes during Idlib offensive UN investigators document attacks that led to civilian casualties or infrastructure damage, as Western powers seek condemnation of regime gas attacks. Security 2020-07-08 Iraqi forces target ISIS hideouts in western Anbar desert Army and tribal forces have recently combed at least 12 villages and desert areas in western Iraq. Terrorism 2020-07-07 Iraqi extremism expert Hisham al-Hashemi killed Al-Hashemi had received death threats from Iran-backed Iraqi militias prior to his assassination. He was an outspoken critic of these groups' influence in Iraq. Follow Diyaruna on Social Media Subscribe to Diyaruna's newsletter Subscribe We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features Terrorism 2020-07-07 ISIS will not divide Iraqi society, officials say Security has been tightened following attacks on the Kakai minority, and ISIS will not be allowed to threaten peaceful co-existence in Iraq. Terrorism 2020-07-07 Rockets target US interests in Iraq despite arrests One rocket fired at Baghdad's Green Zone wounded a child, while another was thwarted by the Iraqi military. Health 2020-07-07 Heatwave makes life miserable for Idlib displaced Soaring temperatures have caused uncomfortable conditions in the camps, where there have been a number of cases of mass food poisoning. MOST VIEWED Iraqi forces foil ISIS plans to regain power Iraq considers reform plan to rescue economy Iraqis say they will not be fooled by ISIS rumours and propaganda 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 2020-07-06 Syrian forces, foreign-backed militias fight over Syria control 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. 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. 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. 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.