Following the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terrorist group announced Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, as their new leader. Despite limited information regarding the identity of al-Qurayshi, what do we know about him so far?
As Egypt's cultural season starts in September, many Egyptian festival organizers worry that they will be unable to go on after recent additional bureaucratic measures and cuts in state aid. In the past, some concerts and cultural events in Egypt have been subject to suspension or crackdown due to their content.
The advisor for the Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Shirwan Waeli said that the President has set the 3rd of September as the date that the new parliament will convene. This comes after the Iraqi Federal Court ratified the results for the May elections after IHEC's manual recount.
In the midst of intensive negotiations by the winning parties in the elections to form a new government in Iraq, the Independent High Electoral Commission has completed the process of manual counting, without expecting a significant change in the results.
On Thursday, the Kurdish party, New Generation party sent a delegation to Baghdad to meet with a delegation from the Sairoon Coalition headed by Muqtada al-Sadr. The Sairoon Coalition gained the most seats in Iraq's Parliamentary election, and will play a crucial role in forming the upcoming government.