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IRAQ BANS RICE PLANTING BECAUSE OF WATER SHORTAGES

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SHAFAQNA - Reuters | by Moayed Kenany: Iraq has banned farmers from planting rice and other water-intensive crops in the face of increasing shortages because of drought and shrinking river flows, an agriculture ministry official said on…

Iraq election: some Ballot boxes burned before recount in east Baghdad

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SHAFAQNA - A massive fire broke out Sunday in three warehouses containing ballot boxes of Iraq's parliamentary election in downtown capital Baghdad. According to BBC, the fire hit Iraq's biggest ballot paper warehouse that was being used…

Iraqi PM vows legal action against TV networks supportive of Daesh

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed punitive legal action against television networks that disseminate erroneous and misleading reports in support of the Daesh terror group. Addressing the nation in a live broadcast late…