Iraq

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

Published 04/09/2018

(Reuters) - More than a quarter of the world’s adults - or 1.4 billion people - take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk [more…]

‘Horrors that can’t be told’: Afghan women report Islamic State rapes

‘Horrors that can’t be told’: Afghan women report Islamic State rapes

Published 30/07/2018

SHEBERGHAN, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A mother of three from a remote area of northwestern Afghanistan remembers the day the head of a local Islamic State [more…]

Security forces end attack on Erbil governorate by suspected…

Security forces end attack on Erbil governorate by suspected…

Published 23/07/2018

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish security forces killed gunmen who had stormed a government building in the Kurdish city of Erbil on Monday and took [more…]

Syrian army seizes border crossing with Jordan – Hezbollah-run media

Syrian army seizes border crossing with Jordan – Hezbollah-run media

Published 06/07/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces seized control of the Nassib border crossing with Jordan on Friday, a military news service run by the Lebanese [more…]

Some southern Syrian rebels to leave to north in Russian deal-rebel…

Some southern Syrian rebels to leave to north in Russian deal-rebel…

Published 06/07/2018

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in Deraa province who are not willing to reconcile with the government will leave to insurgent-held areas of the north [more…]

Turkish operation on Kurdish rebels in Iraq is matter of timing:…

Turkish operation on Kurdish rebels in Iraq is matter of timing:…

Published 04/06/2018

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish forces are waiting for the right time to carry out an operation in northern Iraq’s Qandil region where high-ranking members of [more…]

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Published 07/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its political allies won more than half the seats in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in nine [more…]

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

Published 07/05/2018

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish electrician Sukru Gunduz was out on a job when a friend came running to tell him his house was being [more…]

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

Published 04/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on May 12. Tehran signed the [more…]

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Published 30/04/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army began an intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Homs on Monday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar [more…]