US forces pulled out of the strategic Qaim area on the Iraqi-Syrian border in mid-March, citing success in preventing IS resurgence; locals agree that the Islamic State presence has been significantly weakened but warn the move may lead to nonstate actors gaining more power over official Iraqi security forces.
Iraq's religious establishment is supporting and working closely with the government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic's spread, though a minority of clerics are disregarding precautions and spreading ... Read more
The COVID-19 outbreak is dealing a blow to farms and fisheries, particularly straining their supply plans for school feeding. In efforts to support the agro-fishery industry, the country’s major ... Read more
The mother of a premature baby visiting her son in hospital, a special needs teacher and restaurant staff are among the victims of Sadiq Khan's refusal to increase Tube services across London today. Read more
Pope Francis gave his homily as he spoke via webcam from the chapel of his Vatican residence Tuesday, urging Christians not to indulge in the 'evil' of self pity but to instead make positive changes. Read more
To find out why the virus has progressed at different speeds in different places, regional teams must take charge of tests Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Since the start ... Read more