Following the launch of a Katyusha rocket on Baghdad's Green Zone near the American embassy, Iraqi Politicians, clerics and militia chiefs say Iraq does not want a war between Tehran and Washington on its soil.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are preparing to launch its offensive in the Greater Idlib Region, which is expected to start in the near future. The Syrian Regime has placed a deadline of September 10th for negotiations over the future of the region.
The head of the Turkey-based Syria's National Coalition (SNC), Abdulrahman Mustafa, said that the rebels would not turn against Hayy'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the wake of a government assault on Idlib.
With neighboring Iran diverting rivers and building dams, Kurdish farmers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq are in the midst of an already severe water crisis that threatens to get even worse, thanks to national and regional governments failing to acknowledge the urgency of the problem.
Amidst tensions between the two countries over the issue of US sanctions, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cancels his trip to Tehran but confirms his trip to Turkey. The official reason given for the cancelation is the PM's "busy schedule" according to the Iraqi PM's media office.
Victory for veteran nationalist Moqtada al-Sadr's Marching Towards Reform alliance in the Iraqi election would be a clear rejection of Iraqi elite that has run the country since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in 2003.