Subscribe to Diyaruna's newsletter We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features Subscribe Sample newsletter International probe reaches Wuhan, but what evidence will it find? Beijing's history of secrecy, disinformation and delays raises concerns that the team of World Health Organisation specialists will find a cold trail more than a year after COVID-19 first emerged. Pro-Iran 'smokescreen' militias expand presence across social media A cluster of previously unknown militias in Iraq has circumvented hate speech policies by opening new accounts and using alternative platforms through which they issue violent threats. Attacks on Iraqi diplomatic posts may undermine Iran's links with Europe Violence perpetrated by Iran-backed militias in Iraq could cause France to change its diplomatic stance on a number of issues, including those related to Lebanese Hizbullah, observers say. Diyaruna Daily news and features from local correspondents covering terrorism, security, and co-operation on the path to greater stability in Iraq and Syria.