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Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

08 July, 2020

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

08 July, 2020

Hezbollah supporters gathered on the road leading to Beirut International Airport to protest US CentCom chief Kenneth McKenzie's visit to commemorate the 1983 Beirut bombing.

Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

08 July, 2020

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

08 July, 2020

Russia and China abused their veto power in order to end vital cross-border aid supplies for Syrian civilians, said Amnesty, calling it 'dangerous and despicable'.

Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

07 July, 2020

A crucial UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorisation for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year has been vetoed by Russia.

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

07 July, 2020

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

07 July, 2020

National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

US killing of Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful', says UN expert

07 July, 2020

A UN expert found the US' killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani to be in contravention of international law.

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

07 July, 2020

Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

Iraqi researcher on militant groups Hisham al-Hashemi killed

07 July, 2020

Jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, an Iraqi interior ministry official told AFP.

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