Hurricane Harvey, which hit the United States at the end of August, caused major destruction. Rains, which reached an all time high, made it impossible to use numerous basic services such as transportation, health, supermarkets and waste treatment. Some people tried to save themselves by leaving the area. Immediately following this, even while these lines are being written, Hurricane Irma hit the US state of Florida as "the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane" in history.
Daily Arabic newspaper of Iraq, Az-Zaman is based in Baghdad and is published in London, Baghdad and Beirut simultaneously. Az-Zaman is the most read daily paper of Iraq and the prominent news resource. It was founded in 1997 and has weekly English edition as well.