Iraq Deploys Special Forces to Baghdad Airport to Increase Security

Iraqi authorities have deployed special forces to increase security at Baghdad International Airport. The move follows OCCRP’s December investigation that revealed the company contracted to secure the airport had no previous experience, and many of its staff claimed their salaries were not paid for several months.

Russia: Navalny Jokes At Seeing Familiar Face in Court

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny could only find humor in appearing on Wednesday before a familiar judge who uphold the court’s previous decision for him to remain in solitary confinement in a remote Arctic prison.