Tuesday, February 16, 2021



‘Biden likely to revert to Obama’s policy of arming Syrian rebels’

The new U.S. administration of Joe Biden will most likely maintain its military presence in Syria and revert to Obama-era policies of arming and training rebel groups, an official said.

BREAKING: Iraqi court issues arrest warrant against Donald Trump

An Iraqi court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant against U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the murder of a top Iranian general and the leader of an Iraqi Shiite militia a year ago.

Iran moves to arrest Trump over killing of Soleimani 

Tehran has applied to Interpol for an international arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump in connection with the murder of the Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani a year ago.

U.S. deploys bombers to Middle East over Iran retaliation concerns

Amid concerns of possible Iranian retaliation, the U.S. has flown a pair of B-52H bombers over the Persian Gulf, according to a statement on Thursday by the U.S. Central Command, CENTCOM.

Buhari, Kankara schoolboys and the imperatives of history, by Dr Samaila Suleiman

On the 17th of December 2020, President Buhari addressed the 344 schoolboys of Government Boys Science Secondary School, Kankara, who were freed by their abductors after six days in captivity.

France, others withdraw from Iran business forum over execution

France said on Sunday its ambassador to Iran would not participate in an online business forum in Tehran this week. This follows a growing row...

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

France to support Iraqi sovereignty

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday expressed determination to support Iraq in its pursuit of economic sovereignty and security in the region, which has been undermined by numerous challenges.

Iran to execute CIA informant who spied on Soleimani

An Iranian man who provided information to U.S. and Israeli intelligence services on the whereabouts of Iran’s slain Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has been sentenced to death, Iran’s judiciary said on Tuesday.

Iraq suspends Reuters for 3 months over report on COVID-19 cases

Iraq has suspended the licence of the Reuters news agency after it published a story saying the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country was higher than officially reported.

Saudi suspends travel to, from 9 countries over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia, on Monday suspended flights to and from nine countries as a precautionary measure to control and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

71 people die in ferry sinking in Northern Iraq

At least 71 people died on Thursday in Northern Iraq when the ferry boat they were on sank, a security official said, as rescue...

Jihadists in Iraq kill 5 members of family

Islamic State group jihadists killed five members of the same family at a checkpoint on the edge of their village north of Baghdad early...

Iraq court sentences French woman to life for IS membership

An Iraqi court on Sunday jailed a French woman for 20 years for belonging to the Islamic State group, as her lawyers accused authorities...

US envoy Tillerson calls on allies to keep fighting IS

Washington's top envoy Tuesday called on allies to keep fighting the Islamic State group, saying the end of major combat did not mean "enduring...

The Islamic State group in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared the end of the war to expel the Islamic State jihadist group from Iraq. Here are some...

Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’ in Iraq

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out...

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as prime minister eyes victory

Iraqi forces announced a new drive against holdout Islamic State group fighters in the western desert on Friday as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looks...

Iran declares ‘victory’ over IS

ISIS PHOTO:AFPIranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared "victory" over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just...

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