Iran has secured a trade agreement with Iraq that will enable it to access funds trapped in Baghdad because of US sanctions, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. Abdolnaser Hemmati, head of the Central Bank of Iran, visited Baghdad on Monday to finalize the deal, which allows Iran to use accumulated payments from … Continue reading Iran and Iraq reach agreement on how to release trapped funds
The United States told the United Nations on Wednesday that the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani last week was self-defense and vowed to take additional action “as necessary” in the Middle East to protect U.S. personnel and interests. Iran retaliated on Wednesday for Soleimani’s death by firing missiles at military facilities housing U.S. troops … Continue reading Soleimani’s death was ‘necessary,’ US tells the United Nations
Iraq’s new education minister has resigned over allegations her brother was a leader with Daesh just days after she was handed the post. The scandal is the latest blow to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi who has still not completed his Cabinet amid deep divisions between the Parliament’s main political blocs over the key … Continue reading Iraqi minister resigns for brother’s alleged links with ISIS
Pope Francis urged Christians on Monday to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to focus instead on its message of simplicity, charity and love. Francis celebrated a Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, opening a busy week for the pope that includes a Christmas Day message and blessing, a Dec. … Continue reading Pope’s advice to mankind
These were among the key findings in a new United Nations report into the threats posed by ISIL presented to the UN Security Council on Thursday by senior UN counter-terrorism officials The report also detailed how UN Member States and the UN system are continuing to strengthen, refine and promote the effective use of tools and measures to address … Continue reading Vladimir Voronkov: ISIL still has about 20,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq
The Speaker of the Iraqi parliament announced on Friday the launch of his new political party. According to a report from Andolu, Salim Al-Jubouri made the announcement at a press conference in Baghdad. "The Civil Rally for Reform," he explained, "will seek to develop effective policies aimed at finding real solutions to the political, economic and … Continue reading Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim Al-Jubouri announces new Political Party
ISIS has proved itself the most dreaded terror group despite its diminishing number of soldiers, but these shocking revelations from Vian Dakhil, who recently spoke about a mom being tricked to eat her own child and another 10-year-old girl dying from rape, shows the jihadists are aliens. Ms Dakhil, a Yazidi member of Iraqi’s parliament, … Continue reading How ISIS fed Baby to its Mother; raped a 10-year-old Girl to death
Donald Trump attracted wrath from basketball legend LeBron James a few days ago for his live radio rants on "grabbing women by their p***y". Though the 70-year-old later apologised, saying his reckless comments were locker room jokes, he recently claimed there's need for him to lecture a top U.S. military expert on Mosul. Earlier in … Continue reading Donald Trump: I’ll teach the U.S. Military Expert a couple of things about Mosul
* By Peter Bergen CNN National Security Analyst Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists." For more analysis of the jihadist threat today read … Continue reading 9/11: Osama bin Laden’s spectacular miscalculation.
A large number of Islamic State fighters who feared being caught, arrested or killed have tried to elude investigators by posing as refugees. The dummies thought it wise to dress as women so they could blend in with the large number of asylum seekers. Image: Two Islamic State fighters holding up their flag. However, it didn't work. … Continue reading ISIS Fighters Busted Trying To Escape Fallujah As Cross-Dressers.