Comedian and journalist Ahmed Al-Basheer and a troupe of performers have been attacking the "Islamic State" terrorist organization with satire, making fun of Jihadists and religious fundamentalism on an Internet show.
Al-Qaida's leader has urged sympathizers to wage war against the US for opening an embassy in Jerusalem. Experts say the move is an attempt to capitalize on the demise of its main competitor, the "Islamic State."
The men were found guilty of aiding five militants who attacked the parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's mausoleum. Eighteen people died in the assault last year.
Just under half of Iraq's voting population cast a ballot to choose 329 parliamentarians. Higher turnout was observed in areas that were freed from "Islamic State" occupation.
The women and their three children were allowed to return from northern Iraq and will not be arrested. German federal prosecutors say their request for a warrant was denied by the Federal Supreme Court.
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