A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).
L'Orient Le Jour reports that tens of thousands of refugees from all over Iraq have settled in the open between Erbil and Mosul. Moreover, ethnic Kurds have abandoned the city of Mosul. The new refugee camp at Khazir, is already overwhelmed, with temperatures in the triple digits and little sanitation or power.