All posts tagged iraq

  • Current Affairs
    Tikrit capture: A significant loss for ISIS?‏

    On Wednesday, Iraqi defence minister Khalid al-Obeidi announced that the government had regained control of the city of Tikrit, describing the security forces as having “accomplished their mission”. The Iraqi government is now highlighting the fall of Tikrit as the beginning of the end of ISIS, with vocal plans to recapture the rest...

  • Current Affairs
    350 Yazidis released from IS captivity

    Approximately 350 Yazidis have been released from IS captivity after t...

  • Current Affairs
    Fresh US air strikes target IS leaders near Mosul in Iraq‏

    A supposed gathering of Islamic State comm...

  • Current Affairs
    Amnesty criticises IS of ethnic cleansing in Iraq

    Amnesty International has accused the Islamic State (IS) of acts of ethnic cleansing “on a historic scale” in parts of northern Iraq, according to a report produced today. The report is based on field investigations conducted by the charity and describes an array of first-accounts provided by citizens within the affected areas...

  • Current Affairs
    Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki resigns to end Baghdad crisis

    Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has announce...

  • Theatre
    The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes at the Arcola

    The Nightmare of Carlos Fuentes, by Ra...

  • Current Affairs
    Iraq government blocks all social networking sites

    The Iraqi government has blocked access to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, as well as other social networking sites following the rise in militant violence in the country. Internet users wishing to access these sites, along with Skype, Viber and Instagram, are met with a message informing them that the Ministry of Communications...