Khor Abdullah: New Border Crisis

Iraq is fighting a tide of dissent as its lawmakers accuse the government of handing over the Khor Abdullah border canal to Kuwait in an agreement concluded by the countries’ joint committees.

The Cabinet's decision sparked outrage Jan. 26, with some parliament members and Cabinet sources claiming the move was part of a secret deal by which Iraq handed over Khor Abdullah as a gift to Kuwait, resulting in a crisis that government clarifications have failed to end. more

An estuary, Khor Abdullah is at the northern end of the Persian Gulf off the shores of the Kuwaiti islands of Bubiyan and Warbah and the Iraqi Al-Faw peninsula, extending to Khor al-Zubair in Umm Qasr port. more


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Islamic State prohibits red clothes in western Mosul on Valentine’s Day

Nineveh Islamic State extremists have barred wearing red-colored clothes, preparing to prevent Valentine’s Day celebrations, according to local sources.

The group’s media surprisingly distributed warnings saying red colors were not allowed, even for children, a local source told Alsumaria News.

The source presumed the move aimed to prevent Iraqis from marking the occasion, adding that the group fears that the least sign of celebration more


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