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Over 1,600 Iraqis were killed in July alone. (AFP/File)
12:29 GMT

At least ten people were killed in multiple bombings around Baghdad Friday.

July 31, 2014

Whilst the rebels targeted the Hama airport because they believed "that is where the regime makes its barrel bombs", much-needed aid relief has been delayed by the conflict in Iraq (AFP/ File).
08:06 GMT

Syrian rebels targeted a key military airport in Hama province on Wednesday, whist conflict in Iraq delayed much needed shipments of humanitarian aid to Syria.

July 30, 2014

Airlines rely on governments to provide them with the information from sources they don’t have access to, such as military or secret service information.
12:30 GMT

Airlines have been rethinking flight routes since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, earlier this month over a rebel-held area of eastern Ukraine.

Crises are brewing all over the Middle East, but can the world only focus on one crisis at a time? (Menahem Kahana /AFP).
12:28 GMT

Ali Ibrahim argues that the world cannot seem to focus its attention on more than one crisis at a time. Whilst all the focus is on Gaza right now, he argues that other events in the Middle East are actually more dangerous.

July 27, 2014

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18:26 GMT

Newly-released video footage shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing at least 50 Syrian government soldiers in the troubled northern Syria.

The death toll in Gaza has passed over 1000, (77% are civilians, 33% are under age 18).  Up to 120,000 people (of approximately 1.8 million) have been displaced. The world is once again turning a blind eye to Israeli aggression, and in some cases, actively supporting it. Why is it that the abused always turn into abusers?  Will we make it stop?
13:24 GMT

An uptick in regional sadness dampens celebrations for Eid-al-Fitr 2014

July 24, 2014

Iraq's bloodshed is often related to sectarian tensions. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus carrying prisoners to Baghdad left 51 prisoners and nine policeman dead.

Based on a power-sharing agreement, the position of president goes to the Kurds. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

The main Kurdish blocs in Iraqi parliament have agreed on the candidacy of Fuad Masum for the next president of Iraq.

July 23, 2014

Iraq's parliament recently elected Salim al-Jabouri as speaker of the house. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

the Iraqi parliament is meeting Wednesday to vote on a new president.

Shatha is extremely confident of her talents and success. (Image: Facebook)
11:43 GMT

Shatha Hassoun took on to Twitter to tell her fans of her success story!

Baghdad has been shelling Fallujah in an attempt to oust ISIS from controlling the Anbar city (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

At least 19 people were killed from Iraqi government airstrikes on the militant-held city of Fallujah over the past two days.

July 22, 2014

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul after ISIL threats this week (File/AFP)
12:38 GMT

The UN has denounced ISIL's treatment of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and called on the country's government to do more against the militant group.

July 21, 2014

Fear is growing of a mass humanitarian crisis if ISIS militants cut water supplies across Iraq (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT

Militants from radical group ISIS have taken control of key facilities along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq, with the threat of cutting water supplies to the Shia population, south of the country.

Militants in ISIS demanded Christian residents convert to Islam, pay a tax, or be killed. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

An ultimatum issued by ISIS militants is causing Mosul's Christians to flee by the hundreds.