Iraq frees 14 pro-Iran fighters held over rocket fire Jun 30, 2020 0 25 12345 Baghdad More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters arrested in an unprecedented raid by elite Iraqi forces were released Monday and the case against them dropped, their group’s spokesman said.Counter-terrorism forces detained the Kataeb Hezbollah members late Thursday for allegedly planning a rocket attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the US and other embassies as well as state buildings are located.But the 14 accused were soon handed over to the Hashed al-Shaabi, the umbrella organisation of Iraqi paramilitary groups that has been nominally incorporated into the state.On Monday, an Iraqi judge ordered the case dropped, Kataeb Hezbollah’s military spokesman Jaafar al-Husseini told AFP.A Hashed security source confirmed the fighters’ release. (AFP) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Nine bodies found in new Libya mass grave: Pro-government forces Jun 30, 2020 0 1084 Israel’s annexation plans ‘illegal’: UN rights chief Jun 30, 2020 0 237 ‘It’s my dam’: Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project Jun 30, 2020 0 235 Iran asks Interpol to help arrest Trump for killing general AFP Tehran Iran said Monday it has called for Interpol to help arrest President Donald Trump and 35 other US officials for the January killing of its top general in an American drone strike. Tehran prosecutor Ali Qasi Mehr, .. Iran reports daily record of over 160 COVID-19 deaths Tehran Iran on Monday reported over 160 Covid-19-related deaths in 24 hours, a record number and one that has led to serious concern in the Health Ministry. The death toll has now risen to 10,670, with 225,205 infections .. Record number of Syrians going hungry, aid groups warn AFP Beirut Leading aid groups called Monday for increased access and funding for millions of Syrians at risk of starvation, on the eve of a key conference in Brussels. More than nine years into the conflict, the fighting .. Fire in Egypt hospital kills 7 coronavirus patients Cairo A fire at a hospital in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria on Monday killed seven coronavirus patients, security and medical sources said. Seven other people were injured in the blaze, believed to be caused by a .. South African state corruption probe resumes after 3 months AFP Johannesburg A South African judicial commission probing state corruption during former president Jacob Zuma’s nine-year tenure resumed hearings on Monday after a three-month interruption casued by the ..