ARCHIVE FOR January February March April May June July August September October November December 2016 2017 2018 2019 SUBMIT 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Society | 2019-12-04 771 displaced families return home to Diyala The Iraqi government is working hard to return the 65,000 families still living in displacement camps across the country. Protests | 2019-12-04 Iraqi Christians cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with protests A large segment of Iraq's Christian community is expressing solidarity with protests that have left nearly 430 dead and 20,000 wounded. Economy | 2019-12-04 Ground cleared ahead of Mosul airport reconstruction The civilian airport is key to future reconstruction efforts in Ninawa province that have stalled in the aftermath of ISIS's defeat. Economy | 2019-12-04 Pound's collapse compounds Syria's suffering The black market exchange rate for the Syrian pound has plummeted to 1,000 pounds to the US dollar, in a new low for the currency. Human Rights | 2019-12-03 Civilians killed as regime strikes Idlib markets Open-air fruit and vegetable markets in Saraqeb and Maaret al-Numan were hit before noon, when they are usually packed with shoppers. Protests | 2019-12-03 Pompeo points to Iran in Mideast protests Opposition to the Iranian regime has been the uniting factor behind protests in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran itself, said the US Secretary of State. Security | 2019-12-03 Heet district sees full return of displaced residents Displaced families from western Anbar's Heet district have returned home thanks to improved security and the availability of basic services. Security | 2019-12-03 Idlib residents breathe sigh of relief after al-Baghdadi death With al-Baghdadi gone, residents now believe the end is near for ISIS and other terror groups in the Idlib region. Protests | 2019-12-02 Iraq parties in talks over new PM amid anti-Iran fervour Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has stepped down following a wave of violence that led to over 420 deaths, mostly among protestors. Economy | 2019-12-02 Anbar opens ISIS-damaged factories to investors International investors have been invited to help fund the reconstruction of industrial plants and factories knocked out of service by ISIS. Security | 2019-12-02 Dozens killed in fierce fighting in rural Idlib Close to 100 people have been killed in the most deadly fighting the province has seen since the August ceasefire went into effect.