ARCHIVE FOR 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 January February March April May June SUBMIT Economy 2020-06-02 Moscow floods Libya with counterfeit currency in support of military strongman The Kremlin is attempting to set up a parallel central bank in Libya and is using a state-owned company based in Russia to print the counterfeit currency. Security 2020-06-02 Iraqi forces clamp down on ISIS remnants in eastern Samarra The operation in Salaheddine province led to the destruction of seven ISIS rest-houses and the reopening of a main road in the district. Security 2020-06-02 SDF, coalition partnership secures north-east Syria post-ISIS The two sides have collaborated to defeat ISIS and provide basic services to residents in the aftermath of the group's ouster. Society 2020-06-02 Arsonists set crop fires in al-Raqa, Deir Ezzor Firefighting brigades from the Autonomous Administration have been working to extinguish crop fires in parts of eastern Syria. Security 2020-06-01 Diyala police net ISIS commanders Security leaders are keen on stabilising Diyala province, as it is the eastern wing of Baghdad, and its security is key to the security of the capital.