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In an increasingly interconnected world and with the rise of massive social media corporations and “big data” analytics, digital privacy and data security have never been more important. While in many advanced democratic societies the debate often revolves around the citizen’s right to a private space, in countries such as Iraq the lack of privacy …

Here’s what you need to know: Pope Francis arriving at Baghdad International Airport on Friday.Credit…Andrew Medichini/Associated Press Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad on Friday for a three-day visit to Iraq, undeterred by suggestions that his trip might fuel a surge in coronavirus cases, undaunted by the precarious security situation and committed to offering support to …

Breaking overnight, rockets have targeted an Iraqi military base with U.S. troops BAGHDAD (KLKN)- At least 10 rockets targeted an Iraqi military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops. The rockets hit the airbase around 7 a.m., local time. It was not immediately known if there were any casualties. It was the first attack …

Baghdad, Iraq, 21 February 2021 — The World Health Organization (WHO) today handed over a shipment of medical supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Health in Iraq, with the aim to support the national preparedness and response efforts to COVID 19 pandemic, amid a flare in numbers of infection and concerns over the emergence …

Seventeen Iraqi civilians, including 9- and 11-year-old boys, were killed when private contractors from the US security firm Blackwater opened fired in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007. Fourteen of those killings were unjustified under the rules of the use of deadly force by security contractors, according to an FBI investigation. In 2014, a US federal …

Acting US Defence Secretary Christopher Miller has announced plans to reduce US troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying the decision fulfills President Donald Trump’s pledge to bring forces home even as Republicans and US allies warn against a rash withdrawal. The new plan will accelerate troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan in Trump’s final …

Falak Selo knows what the sudden loss of home, country and loved ones can do to a person’s mental wellbeing. She was studying philosophy at the University of Damascus in 2013 when Syria’s civil war reached the area where her mother and sister were living. She abandoned her studies to flee with them to the …

Stone by stone, digital artists and game developers from Mosul are rebuilding Nineveh’s heritage sites in the digital world. By looking through a virtual reality headset, a person can see the wonders of ancient Iraq. Via VR, it’s possible to fly over Nergal Gate, built 2,700 years ago, and see two winged bulls at its …

Iran’s deputy health minister said he has contracted the coronavirus and placed himself in isolation, a day after appearing feverish at a press conference in which he downplayed its spread in the shrine city of Qom and said mass quarantines were unnecessary. Iraj Harirchi posted a video on social media on Tuesday acknowledging he had …

India will never forget their sacrifice, Rajnath Singh remembers CRPF personnel martyred in Pulwama attack Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid his tributes to the CRPF personnel who were martyred in the Pulwama attack on this day last year. Rajnath Singh said that the entire nation stands against terrorism and added: “We are committed to …