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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.