For the first time since the establishment of a parliamentary system after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq finds itself without a Chamber of Deputies with the end of the legislature on Saturday 30 June 2018 without the results of the legislative elections being validated. The Vice-President of Parliament, Aram Sheikh Mohammed, announced…

Syrian rebels in the province of Deraa announced on Saturday the failure of negotiations with Russia, an ally of Damascus, on a possible agreement that would restore the sovereignty of the government of Bashar al-Assad in the areas that the rebels control in this southwest region. They called into question the “humiliating” demands made by…

Iraq security forces announced the arrest of one of the Islamic State (IS) militants responsible for the kidnapping and death of six Iraq security force members that sparked anger across the nation and led to a controversial decision to execute multiple death row inmates. Soldiers “were able to provide accurate intelligence and arrest one of…

The Syrian army entered the towns of Karak, Ghariyat al-Gharbiyah and Ghariyat al-Sharqiyah in the southeast of the Daraa rif, after the armed men had delivered these towns without fighting. The town of Dael, in the northern suburb of Daraa has also joined reconciliation, and the SANA news agency reported that armed men have begun…

While a fully-fledged reconciliation agreement between the Damascus government and local militants in southern Syria has not been reached yet, government forces have continued their operation in the area. On June 30, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies liberated the villages of al-Musayfirah, Sahwat Al-Qamih, Karak, Ghariyat al-Gharbiyah and Ghariyat…

President Ghani on Saturday 30 June 2018 announced the end of the ceasefire and ordered security forces to resume operations against armed oppositions across the country. Speaking at a press conference in ARG, he said: “The ceasefire has ended, our security and defense forces are allowed to carry out operations”. President Ghani also accentuated that…

The Syrian opposition has begun negotiations with Russian officials, allies of Damascus, about an agreement to restore the sovereignty of the government of Bashar al-Assad in rebel-held areas in the southern province of Deraa, rebels announced Saturday, June 30, 2018. A six-member civilian and military committee set up earlier by rebels from the south of…

Three days of protests against the regime in the Grand Bazaar Iran is experiencing a new economic crisis, due to growing pressure from the United States, which is causing strong popular discontent. But analysts exclude that this could lead to a radical change on the political scene. Starting on Sunday 24 June, Tehran’s bazaar saw…