Gulf Times - Hashed-al-Shaabi
US strikes on pro-Iran group in Iraq kill 25, sparking anger

US strikes on pro-Iran group in Iraq kill 25, sparking anger

US air strikes against a pro-Iran group in Iraq killed at least 25 fighters, a paramilitary umbrella said Monday

Iraq protests enter second month, defying pledges of reform

Iraq protests enter second month, defying pledges of reform

Iraq's top cleric warned foreign actors on Friday against interfering in his country's anti-government protests as they entered their second month despite pledges of reform and violence that has left over 250 dead.

Iraqi paramilitaries threaten 'revenge' after offices torched

Iraqi paramilitaries threaten 'revenge' after offices torched

The heads of powerful Iraqi paramilitary factions threatened they would take "revenge" on Saturday after their offices in the south of the country were torched during deadly protests.

Iraq government chiefs, Hashed top brass discuss drone attacks

Iraq government chiefs, Hashed top brass discuss drone attacks

Iraq's top government officials met with leading members of the Hashed al-Shaabi on Monday after a purported Israeli strike on the paramilitary force that risks throwing the country into a proxy war.

Two fighters killed in drone attack: Iraq paramilitary force

Two fighters killed in drone attack: Iraq paramilitary force

Two paramilitary fighters were killed on Sunday in an unclaimed drone attack near Iraq's western border with Syria, the powerful Hashed al-Shaabi force said in a statement.

Iraq forces launch assault to retake IS-held areas near Hawija

Iraq forces launch assault to retake IS-held areas near Hawija

Iraqi forces on Monday launched an attack against jihadist-held areas southeast of the Islamic State group's bastion of Hawija, the operations commander said.

Bangkok ranked world's number 1 travel destination

Bangkok ranked world's number 1 travel destination

Bangkok is the world's top destination city by international overnight visitor arrivals, according to an annual ranking released on Thursday.

Qatar construction promises to be GCC's 'most robust' in 2016: Meed

Qatar construction promises to be GCC's 'most robust' in 2016: Meed

Qatar’s construction market promises to be the “most robust” in the GCC in 2016, as it continues to award major contracts for the construction of new infrastructure to be used for FIFA 2022 World Cup, a new report has shown.

Qatar economy ‘growing’ despite oil price slump, says industry expert

Qatar economy ‘growing’ despite oil price slump, says industry expert

Qatar’s economy continues to experience rapid growth despite falling oil prices, according to the chairman of the Belgian Business Club in Qatar.