Iraq postpones its general election to October 10

Iraq’s cabinet decided on Tuesday to postpone the general election to October 10 from June, the state news agency INA said. The government last year set a general election for June 6, 2021, roughly a year ahead of when it would normally be held, but Iraq’s Independent High Election Commission (IHEC) on Monday proposed it… Read More Iraq postpones its general election to October 10

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse some policies of previous administration during his first days

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send sweeping bills to Congress in his first days in office, aiming to roll back some of Donald Trump’s signature policies on immigration and climate change while taking action to ramp up the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Here is a list… Read More U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to reverse some policies of previous administration during his first days

Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants

Iraq is tightening security along its 600 km (400 mile) border with Syria to curb the movement of Islamic State militants, drug smuggling and other illegal activities. Iraqi commanders on Monday toured the remote desert frontier controlled by various different forces, including the Iraqi military, Iran-aligned militias, the Syrian army, anti-Damascus rebels, and U.S.-backed Kurdish… Read More Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants