Eight years after ISIS overran Sinjar district in northern Iraq and killed, kidnapped or displaced thousands of Yazidis, their plight continues.
Journalism organisations have voiced concern over threats against journalist Dima Sadeq and intimidation of photojournalist Hassan Shaaban.
Strapped for cash amid sanctions and isolation from the international community, Iran is making efforts to replace foreign currencies with cryptocurrencies.
Shipments coming from Lebanon or Syria, where Hizbullah is a mainstay of the illicit drug industry, are regarded as suspicious and are thoroughly inspected.
Iran claimed the plot was a 'work of fiction' despite a mountain of evidence exposing the IRGC's botched plan to kill two prominent former US government officials.
Rather than paying the salaries of state employees with the revenue from al-Hodeidah port, the Houthis are using it to serve Iran's agenda.
As silos at the port collapse, families of the victims say they are still searching for truth and justice after the investigation was halted months ago.
Local organisations have been working to clear mines from areas once ruled by ISIS and raise awareness about the dangers they present.
Oil smuggled out of Iraq amounts to half of the country's total oil exports. Much of the proceeds from these illicit transactions are lining the pockets of Iranian backed, mafia-like entities.
Opposition fighters in Sweida found 'machines and presses for the manufacture of Captagon pills' in the headquarters of a pro-regime armed group.