World update: October 16 2017

MIDDLE EAST IRAQ This is obviously the day’s big story. Last night’s Iraqi advance into Kirkuk province appears in the light of day to have ended with Baghdad in control of pretty much all of its targets–oil fields, the K1 military base, and even the city of Kirkuk itself. Aside from a few small skirmishes… Continue reading World update: October 16 2017

Middle East update: October 14-15 2017

IRAQ BREAKING/NOW: Well, you could read everything below, written earlier today. There’s some important material in there. However it’s also been, to say the least, overtaken by events: #BREAKING#Iraqi Prime Minister Haider #Abadi ordered the security forces to strart a comprehensive attack on #Kirkuk – State TV — Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) October 15, 2017 The… Continue reading Middle East update: October 14-15 2017