Following the Council of Representatives' decision to sack Nineveh Governor Nofal Hamadi al-Aqub last weekend, a warrant for his arrest has subsequently been issued, after a Mosul boat capsized killing over 100 people
When a ferry capsized in Mosul last Friday, Mohammed dived into the water to rescue people. After saving eight people Mohammed died of exhaustion trying to rescue a ninth person. His family, friends and city have labelled him a hero.
According to locals, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has contributed to the further desecration of the 800-year-old Tahera Church in Mosul. They say that UNMAS' use of large bulldozers to clear mines has resulted in the damage of at least two old walls.
A local initiative has been launched in Mosul to help internally displaced people (IDPs) to return to their homes. A family in Mosul share their suffering of living in a tent atop of the rubble of their now destroyed home.
The Governor of Nineveh Province, Nofal al-Akoub, has launched initiatives to clear Old City of Mosul of rubble and provide its residents with food and water. The initiative is in cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement.
As ISIS is losing its influence and presence all over Iraq, the terrorist group has been committing assassinations against community leaders. Many individuals who take on the role of the Mukhtar (local chief) have faced assassination attempts.
Eyewitnesses have said that the Kurdistan Democratic Party's political police, the Asayish have detained and beaten Faiez Abed Jahwareh, the Assyrian Mayor of the city of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains. The Asayish officer reportedly declared that the KDP controls the area and "decides what happens in Alqosh".
The city of Mosul, which was the capital of the Islamic State in Iraq until less than a year ago, is planning to rebuild the historic al-Nouri Mosque and its hunchback minaret with financial support from the UAE and under UNESCO supervision.
The parliamentary election which was held on the 12th of May 2018, brought many new faces to the forefront of Iraqi politics. In the province of Nineveh, which was recently liberated, the new candidates might affect the Iraqi political arena.