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A previous IS minister of war, Abu Omar al-Shishani, was killed last year. the Pentagon said Shishani was likely to have been killed in a U.S.
Iraq's provincial elections were postponed from April until Sept. 16 and could be delayed until next year given the ongoing struggle with the Islamic State (IS).
An elite Iraqi police unit participating in the campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State is being investigated for alleged abuses that include rape, torture and targeted killings, an Iraqi official said. The allegations were first published last ...
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has yet to say anything about Monday's heinous, nihilistic suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
Even Libya and Nigeria could be asked to cut production at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) meeting in Vienna on the 25th, when the bloc is expected to review the terms of the November agreement to cut production by 1.2 million ...
The Saudi minister told a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart Jabar Ali al-Luaibi that Iraq had given the "green light" to a proposal for a nine-month extension that would be presented to the meeting in the Austrian capital.
HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani reiterated Qatar's continued support for Iraq in all its actions in order to maintain its territorial integrity and people and to achieve full control over the country and eliminate terrorist groups and armed ...
While in Baghdad, Al-Falih also met with his Iraqi counterpart, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi, and discussed with him aspects of cooperation between the Kingdom and Iraq in various fields, foremost of which are joint efforts to stabilise and ...
"The days of so-called ISIL caliphate in Iraq are numbered, thanks to the bravery and patriotism of the Iraqi security forces, including the popular mobilization forces, the peshmerga and the tribal volunteers, as well as the endurance of the Iraqi ...
Germany urges Iran to stop supporting militants in Syria and Iraq. Reuters | Published - Monday 22 May 2017. German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and new French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attend a press ...
Baghdad ( The number of Syrian refugees in Iraq has reached 200.000, according to Iraqi Minister of Health, Adila Hammoud, who said those are included in services provided to the country's internally-displaced population.
Mosul ( Iraqi government forces are in control over 97 percent of territories at the western side of Mosul, a municipal official said Sunday as battles against the Islamic State near a total recapture of the city. Hossam al-Abbar, a ...
... an Iraqi official said Friday. "Most of the displaced have sought refuge in government-run camps in the city's [army-held] southern, western and eastern quarters," Jassem Mohamed al-Jaf, Iraq's minister of displacement and migration, said in a ...
The Islamic State militant group (ISIS), on the back foot in Iraq and Syria, is bringing together its top chemical weapons experts in the border area between the two countries with the aim of creating an elite "chemical weapons cell," U.S.
Baghdad ( The number of Iraqi refugees displaced by battles between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi government troops in Mosul has reached 670.000 since encounters broke out in October, the government said Wednesday.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraq's oil ministry has stated that the Black Force units deployed to the Kirkuk's state-run oil company in early March are seeking "political" gains and are complicating problems in the oil-rich province.
Ahmed al-Asadi, the spokesperson of the Shia paramilitary Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), on Tuesday rejected reports by Kurdish media that there is no coordination between the PMU and peshmerga forces in northern Iraq. "The coordination between ...
"Our intelligence obtained information on presence of mass graves for Iraqi Yazidi civilians in the villages of Kujo and Tal al-Banat," Jawad al-Tulaibawi, an official from Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), told AlSumaria News on Tuesday ...
In a press release on the sidelines of meeting with Ambassador of the European Union to Iraq Patrick Simonnet and the accompanying delegation at the ministry headquarters in Baghdad, Minister of Migration and Displacement Jassim Mohammed al-Jaff ...
The current controversy revolves around Blair's decision when prime minister to take Britain into the invasion of Iraq in 2003, which was led by the United States and sparked huge opposition. In November 2016, a British court ruled against an ...
"When [Trump] put the first travel ban in place, the lobby firm sent letters to a variety of Trump administration officials to set up an appointment between the [Iraqi] prime minister's representative and these Trump administration officials ...
Kuwait: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at BAYAN Palace yesterday Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipality Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri, and visiting head of the Iraqi ...
The U.S. will maintain its military and humanitarian support for northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, according to a high-ranking U.S.
Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to extend a six-month deal to cut output into 2018. The plan could get derailed by another oil producer like Iraq, which initially balked at cutting production last year, RBC capital markets' Helima Croft said. Russia and ...
Baghdad ( Iraq's oil production surged by 36% in 2017 compared to 2014, an Iraqi Cabinet official said in statements quoted by Qatar News ...
The revised order limits travel from six, instead of seven Middle Eastern countries. Iraq is no longer included on the list thanks to the efforts of Stuart W. Bowen Jr.
"We chose Erbil since most of the Mosul refugees are in Kurdistan Region, it would have been difficult to meet in Baghdad because of political and security issues that most of our members could face in the Iraqi capital," said party official Khalid ...
While much of the international attention is focused on large offensives to rout IS from Mosul in northern Iraq, and Raqqa, the IS de facto capital in Syria, IS activities in Iraq's Anbar Province are now drawing additional attention from Iraqi and ...
The inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Greg Abbott Thursday, following questions from Texas Monthly about his consulting work related to the Iraqi government.
The former watchdog over U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq has been forced out of a powerful Texas job after he moonlighted as a consultant for the Iraqi government. Stuart Bowen was asked to resign as inspector general of the sprawling Texas Health ...
Austin, Texas (AP) - The former watchdog over U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq has been forced out of a powerful Texas job after he moonlighted as a consultant for the Iraqi government. Stuart Bowen was asked to resign as inspector general of the ...
But figures close to Mr Corbyn said pulling the close to 1,000 British troops on training missions out of Iraq and Afghanistan would more gradual.
Documents show that Bowen was introduced to Trump administration officials in recent months as a senior adviser to a Washington law firm representing the Iraq Government. He previously was special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction under ...
Security personnel here successfully foiled an attempt to assassinate Health Minister Adela Hamoud, officials said Wednesday.
A video recording has been making the rounds on Iraqi social media of a lively celebration welcoming health minister Adilah Hamoud, member of the State of Law Coalition and current ruling Iraqi National Alliance, back to work after she was questioned ...
Following a controversial March 17 strike in Mosul that killed more than 100 civilians, al-Araji took a rare public position for an Iraqi politician: he defended the U.S.-led coalition and the use of airstrikes in Mosul on the floor of Iraq's ...
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) announced on Sunday (May 7) a team of military professionals from Germany, the U.S.
After six months of intensified repairs, Iraqi officials claim the massive Mosul dam has been saved from impending disaster.
Saad al-Hadithi, the spokesman for the Iraqi prime minister, told Al-Monitor, "The participation of any Iraqi faction in the battle against IS and the liberation of Tal Afar is bound to a sovereign decision, which has nothing to do with any external ...
According to the prime minister, any troops that stay on in the country will be advisers for training purposes only, though details have not been finalized.
A US official and an official from the Iraqi government told the AP this week that talks about keeping US troops in Iraq were ongoing. The US official emphasized that ... In his statement, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi emphasized that there are no ...
Iraqi Defence Minister Irfan Al-Hayali said yesterday that the Iraqi Army would be re-equipped and retrained after it eliminates Daesh from its soil, Egyptian news site Masr Alarabia reported.
Sulaimani - Iraq's Minister of Transportation and Communications has said the government will create domestic airports in all the provinces of Iraq including an airport at Dukan Lake in Sulaimani. The Civil Airports, Tourism and Air Cargo Forum was ...
Officials: Iraqi prime minister in talks with Trump administration to keep US troops in Iraq after IS fight is over.
"If the future Iraqi Army is to be indoctrinated that there is a threat in the mountains of Kurdistan that threatens Iraq...then the difference between the present and former [Iraqi soldiers] is that the former ones did not say their prayers, while the ...
Baghdad - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in talks with the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group in the country is concluded, according to a U.S.
Mosul (Reuters) - Mosul's wrecked roads, bridges and broader economy will take at least five years to repair and need billions of dollars of development that Iraq's government will struggle to afford, officials returning to the battle-scarred city said.
... security apparatus differentiates between youths radicalized by the carnage in Syria they blame on Syrian President Bashar al Assad's violent crackdown on the opposition, and those hardliners more influenced by Islamic State's ideology, the ...
Amman (Reuters) - Around 900 Jordanians are fighting for Islamic State and al-Qaeda-inspired groups in Syria and Iraq but recruitment numbers have fallen sharply to their lowest ever levels, a senior Jordanian official told Reuters on Tuesday. Those ...





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