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Moscow(Sputnik) - Lebanon is no longer taking in refugees and will only be able to accept residents of Iraqi Mosul where a military offensive is currently underway only under exceptional circumstances, Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said ...

IRBIL, Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of military operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants on Monday, launching the country on its toughest battle since American troops left nearly ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announces the start of an operation to clear the northern city of Mosul of Islamic State militants early Monday morning.
Iraq's military has launched an offensive aimed at wresting control of Mosul from Islamic State militants, according to the country's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi. In a televised speech, Abadi said he would keep an earlier promise to defeat ISIS by ...

"The time of victory has come and operations to liberate Mosul have started," Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said during a televised meeting with journalists and political analysts.
"The time has come for the greatest victory," Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced late Sunday on state TV.
Iraqi State TV: Iraqi Prime Minister Announces Start of Operations to Liberate Mosul From IS. By The Associated Press.
Riyadh: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saudi issued a royal order appointing former Ambassador to Iraq Thamer bin Sabhan bin Ali Al-Sabhan as Minister of State for gulf Affairs at the Foreign Ministry. Al-Sabhan was replaced by Abdulaziz Al ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi narrowly missed being killed by mortar fire yesterday when shells hit an area that he had left just minutes earlier, the Anadolu Agency reported.
A recently emerged video with the watermark of Iraq's defense ministry shows Iraq's former Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi visiting Bashiqa camp and moralizing the soldiers trained by the Turkish military. The Iraqi Parliament decided last week to ...
Baghdad - Iraq's federal court ruled on Monday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's move to abolish the largely ceremonial posts of the country's vice president and deputy prime minister is unConstitutional. Under Iraq's constitution, abolishing the ...
Baghdad (Reuters) - Iraq's oil minister has urged oil and natural gas producers operating in the country to continue increasing output next year, the oil ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
Iraqi oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi comments in a statement released today 9 Oct. calls on local and foreign companies operating in Iraq to continue increasing oil and natural gas output in 2017. No further detail. Posting for info. Certainly goes ...

sushma swaraj, indians missing in Iraq, sushma swaraj missing indians, sushma swaraj iraq External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said her sources are still saying that the boys are fine and working at some place there. (Source: PTI Photo). relatives ...
Kurdish peshmerga troops will not enter Mosul if allied forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group recapture the northern Iraqi city, Falah Mustafa Bakir, the foreign minister of Iraqi Kurdistan told France 24. The pledge is significant, since ...
Ankara (AFP) - Turkey insisted Thursday that its troops will remain in Iraq despite Baghdad's growing anger ahead of a planned operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State jihadists. Baghdad has accused Ankara of ... "No matter what ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari is set to appear before parliament on Thursday on charges of corruption, following impeachment of two other ministers since August and the resignation of a third.
As you are aware, Human Rights Watch has raised concerns in previous reports regarding the failure of Iraqi government forces to abide by international humanitarian and human rights law during operations to retake territory from the extremist group ...
Getting ever so slightly sidetracked during a press conference to announce the construction of a real-life, modern day airport in Dhi Qar, southern Iraq, Finjan suggested spacecraft launched from the same area in 5,000 BC discovered pluto and the ...
He said the plan will be presented to Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to determine the exact date for the offensive. "The Defense Ministry is currently finalizing the military build-up near Mosul," Rasool said.
Members of parliament, emboldened by the ousting of finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and exploiting ongoing political infighting within and between major political blocs, seek similar votes of no confidence ...
Zebari said in his press conference: "The State of Law Coalition and al-Maliki, who not only hold hostile positions against Kurdistan but also against the Iraqi government headed by Abadi, seek to make ministers step down in the light of the war ...
The operation to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) is set to begin soon, France's defense minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian declared on Friday, the same day that the French air force conducted strikes ...
A machete and gun-wielding Iraqi grandmother has reportedly boasted of beheading ISIS fighters and cooking their bodies. And if you doubt ... Wahida, aka Um Hanadi, is said to brag that she is "more wanted than the Prime Minister" by the terrorist group.
Najaf, Iraq - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is facing stiff opposition from within his parliamentary bloc, the State of Law Coalition led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. So far, this group has achieved the sacking of two ministers ...
... using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. "The removal of Daesh propaganda minister Dr Wa'il has disrupted the illusion that things are going well for the group in Mosul," Dorrian said.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Islamic State (ISIS) has elected a former military official of Iraq's defunct Baathist regime as its new war minister, to replace its dead commander, Abu Omer Shishani. Yasin Salam, known as Abu Taha, the new minister of ...
Iraq's highest oil production is over 4.7 million barrels a day, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Ali Hussein Al-Luiebi said.
Istanbul (AFP) - Washington is making progress in addressing Turkey's concerns that the US plans to use Kurdish militia to help dislodge jihadists from Iraq and Syria, a senior US diplomat said in an interview broadcast Wednesday. US Deputy Secretary ...
... petroleum Minister Jabar Laibi stressed Tuesday in Algiers that his country backs any "consensual" solution leading to an increase in oil prices.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari speaks to reporters during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq December 30, 2015. Reuters/Khalid al Mousily.
The dismissal of a prominent Kurdish minister from the Iraqi government has put at risk the future of the 9-year-old Shia-Kurdish Alliance, AlKhalieejonline reported on Monday.
According to the army official, coalition warplanes have recently carried out a total of 341 airstrikes against Daesh-held petroleum sites in Iraq, which, he asserted, would cut into the funds available to the terrorist group. Coalition warplanes have ...
Kathmandu, Sept 26: Minister for Labor and employment Suryaman Gurung on Monday said that the government is preparing to lift the ban on Nepali workers for Afghanistan and Iraq. According to him, a next meeting of the Council of Ministers will take a ...
"Iraq supports all actions aimed at boosting oil prices in world oil markets," Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Hussein Ali al-Luaibi told Al Arabiya English.
The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, lashed out at the British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson after he claimed in an interview with the BBC that Russia is "guilty of protracting" war in Syria and potentially of committing war ...
5, unidentified gunmen attacked the home of Ann Nafaa Awsei, the newly appointed minister of construction, housing and public Municipalities, in the Iraqi capital, which resulted in material damages. Following the attack, Awsei issued a statement ...
During the talks, al-Jaafari reiterated Iraq's rejection of foreign interference in Yemen's affairs, according to the official Saba news agency. The Iraqi government "does not recognize the political council formed by the Houthis and [former president ...
"I think on sixth of October the foreign minister will go before the parliament. He may as well go (be ousted)," said Hussein, adding he believes there is a campaign in the Iraqi Parliament to sack the whole cabinet and then go after Prime Minister ...
Baghdad - Prior to his dismissal Sept. 21, Iraqi finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari ran successful negotiations with international banks to obtain financial support for Iraq. His last achievement was a $3 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund ...
"Protect yourself, don't be human shields for the enemy, leave the town immediately," said a leaflet shown by the Iraqi military to CNN. "We have a schedule," Abadi said. "And this schedule is on time. And we are progressing very rapidly." "There is a ...
... campaign ultimately against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
In a statement to Ayn al-Iraq news agency Sept. 4, Assadi said, "We believe that Abadi is waiting for the Federal Court decision on Obeidi's appeal before nominating a new candidate.
US Official Says IS Has Lost Half Its Territory in Iraq. By The Associated Press ... Iraqi forces aided by the U.S.
For some time now I have refrained from commenting on the oil and gas scene in Iraq because the state of the industry is not really encouraging and change is very hard to come by.
Commenting on the meeting between Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Jaafari and Yemeni Deputy Yahya Badreddine al-Houthi on Monday, Asbahi said that the Iraqi ministry was keen to stress on its official website that it has welcomed Houthi as ...





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