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Shifa Gardi, Rudaw's reporter and anchor, was killed by a roadside bomb in February 2017 while covering the war between Iraqi forces and ISIS militants in Mosul. The network praised ... The party said it hopes the people of Kurdistan, including the Kurdish parties, will walk towards "unity and brotherhood."
Saddam Hussein's 35-year rule over Iraq is characterized as a patronage driven state. It was branded as a violent and oppressive government resistant to any rule of law. The judicial system was seen as nothing but an instrument for torture, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detentions, and enforced ...

"There are corrupt people in every party," she added. "The war will be hard and it will need international and domestic support" - including from political parties which themselves have corrupt members. Some fear that little can be done to tackle the issue. One politician told journalists that stolen sums of ...
Emboldened by their victories, strengthened by Iranian-backing and wildly popular among Iraqi society, some militias have announced their intention to become political parties and run in elections scheduled for next year. Some figures in Iraq are calling for the militias to disband, others for the militias to be ...

Two opposition parties, the Gorran and the Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal), have withdrawn from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional government (KRG), party sources said. The withdrawals came Wednesday after two days of violence in the region, as Kurdish demonstrators protest years of ...
Iraqi prime minister Haider Al Abadi has assured the nation that parliamentary and provincial elections will be held in Iraq in May as scheduled. ... Iraq's Sunni political parties claim that displaced people should have the chance to return to their homes before the elections so they are given the chance to ...
Iraqi parliamentary elections are scheduled for May 2018, while the crisis in relations between Baghdad and Erbil -- which was the result of the Kurdistan Region's referendum for separation from Iraq --remains unresolved as sanctions imposed by the Iraqi central government on the region are still in place.
Sulaimani - Iraqi Shia political leader Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday (December 11) called on the Shia militias, including his own, to lay down and return their ... Moreover, he cautioned against the participation of any party under the banner of the Hashid al-Shaabi in the country's upcoming elections.
Since the US invasion, Iraq has been led by conservative Islamist Shia political parties, while the country's streets are controlled by religious militias, ... in which the dominant political culture was left wing anti-imperialism, notably that of the Iraqi Communist Party, in which women's organisations were active.
Abadi speech incompatible with new Iraq, Constitution Kurds voted for: Kurdish parties ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - The Kurdish political bloc in Baghdad on Sunday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to apologize and revise his speech which announced the end of the war against the Islamic ...
Under al-Abadi, Iraqi is regaining its Arab identity; yet, there should be many changes at the political spectrum in order for Iraq to be off Iranian control which ... be able to free Iraq of uni-polarity and dominance of one party, opening the door wide open for other parties and blocs to joint in efforts to build Iraq.
The September vote by Iraqi Kurds to create an independent Iraqi Kurdistan raises the question of Iraq's continued territorial integrity. The splintering of the two major Shia-dominated parties, the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq and the Sadrist Movement, adds an additional layer of complexity. Iraq's ...
The diplomatic hush was only amplified as, one by one, all of the neighbours of northern Iraq's Kurdistan regional government vociferously ... the majority of whose members are Kurdish - unequivocally slammed the move, despite placing itself in the same ranks as the ruling AKP party which has strived to ...
However, it seems some parties of the Shiite National Alliance insist on holding the elections on time. The State of Law Coalition, headed by Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, said, "Postponing the elections will threaten the political process in Iraq and lead to a constitutional vacuum." Maliki stressed the need ...

His roughly 20 million Shia followers say he strives to keep religion separate from politics and supports an inclusive Iraqi democracy. Sistani is increasingly viewed as ... They went to the Actors in Iraq that existed, the different parties, and tried to establish good links with them. And the reason that they have ...
Baghdad, 6 December 2017 -The United Nations pressed at a meeting in the context of the 16 Days of Activism for expanding the space for women in State institutions, political parties, economic and social life and for enhanced and effective protection of their rights. The meeting in Erbil on 4 December was ...
With about six months to go, Iraqi parties including the ruling Dawa Party headed by the former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have not yet revealed ... Iraq's Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni leader, has said that PM Abadi should form his own party-leave Maliki's party-if he wants to have a fair ...
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on all parties in Iraq to dismantle militias, including the government-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Macron made the comments in Paris on December 2 during a meeting with Iraqi Kurdish region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his deputy, ...
The last three years dramatically reshaped the oil map in Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer. The dust from the military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) will take weeks if not months to settle, and the Iraqi government's grip on disputed and oil-rich Kirkuk ...
I wanted to record how the Iraqi federal government shows its responsibility for the past, present, and future of Iraq. ..... What link together these Kurdish political parties with the the Islamic Dawa party in Baghdad, are their political translation of "Kurdish and Shīʿīte victimhood" and their unaccountable ...
President Masum Visits Kurdistan Region, Disputed Territories - Iraqi president Fuad Masum spent the week traveling through the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Kirkuk Province, where he met with leaders from the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan and Kurdish Democratic party, as well as Head of the Kurdistan ...
Parliamentarians with the ruling political party in Iraqi Kurdistan--the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)--are among 13 Kurdish observers who arrived in northern Syria this week to monitor ... In Syria, supporters of pro-KDP political parties accuse the PYD of political repression, and vice versa in Iraq.
Proposed sanctions against factions of the Shiite-dominated Popular Mobilization Units would place the Iraqi government squarely in the middle of a tug .... in 2016 that disassociates all PMU factions from their leaders and affiliated political parties and brings them under the leadership of the prime minister.
Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters pose for a photo next to a military vehicle ... Baghdad -- Now that Iraq's central government in Baghdad has retaken ... are unknown, who were kidnapped by security forces run by Kurdish parties." ... and disappearances in Kirkuk and the disputed areas on "the party that ...
The Kurdistan and the Arab political entities are very much ... international allies to fight against the ISIS' invasion into Iraq and Syria. ... It became clear to the leadership in the Kurdistan Region as well as the leadership in the Iraqi government, ... Needless to say, all political parties must be united and stand ...
Baghdad: Iraqi Sunni political parties have requested that the ... it," Bahaa Al-Deen Al-Naqshbandi, deputy head of the Iraqi Islamic Party, told Arab News. ... Iraq's Electoral Commission began updating voter records and ...
Koufa (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi religious and political leader Muqtada al-Sadr has ... for political reform and to demand a neutral government in Iraq. ... that the next government is "not affiliated with a militia or a political party".
Iraq's Kurdistan Region's President Massoud Barzani speaks during an ... Despite political parties in Baghdad welcoming Iraqi Kurdistan ...
Former Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani at a news conference in Irbil ... It was a collective decision by all the political parties in Kurdistan.
Abadi should form own party to secure pan-Iraqi support: Sunni VP ... WASHINGTON, United States - Iraq's Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi ... but advised him to form an independent political party if he wants to establish a ...
The Hashd is formally recognized by the Iraqi government and nearly $60 million dedicated for its operations. Additionally, a bill was passed by parliament in November 2016 which recognized the group as a government entity alongside Iraqi's military units and stated it "will represent and defend all Iraqis, ...
"The Iraqi government should provide the public with real evidence and ... dispute between political parties in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Erbil, Iraq -- During a meeting Oct. 22 of the opposition's Movement for ... Region that is under influence of Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). ... "The five main political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan are part of the KRG, ...
Statements from the Christian clergy and political blocs in Iraq show a conflict between the church and Christian political parties on controlling the Christian ... Yaku asked, "Would a cleric be OK with the head of a political party ...
Iraq President Fuad Masum signing a book of condolences at the graveside of Jalal Talabani, PUK founder and former Iraqi president. ... Kurdistan Region - President of Iraq Fuad Masum is visiting the Kurdistan Region to try to rebuild relations between Erbil and Baghdad and within his own political party.
Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Front forces fighters on June 20, 2017 on the ... "There must be a clear separation between political and armed groups ... The Kurdistan Democratic Party - one of the main ruling Kurdish parties - has ...
fish KHABBOUR, Iraq -- Turn on a television or scroll social media in Iraq over the last .... Those include Iraqi Shiite politicians close to the Popular ... along with federal forces and Kurdish forces loyal to his father's party.
Iraq's top diplomat is reiterating its government's opposition to Iraqi Kurds' ... power peacefully as a party to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
Turkey's political and military leaders met to consider possible ... All other parties, including the main opposition Republican People's Party, voted for it. ... The Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK has its headquarters in Iraq's ...
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who defied their party ― and the majority of the ... I mean very top uniform political leaders, and tell me they thought it was ...
Some of Iraq's Turkmen are Shi'ite and affiliated to political parties close ... Kurdish and northern Iraqi fields to world markets, carried through a ...
It appears Iran is trying to draw Iraqi Shiites together, but many religious leaders ... the leader of the Islamic Dawa Party and a vice president of Iraq. ... in Iraq and called for a common vision among Iraq's Shiite political parties.
The Iraqi Parliament has voted to sack the governor of Kirkuk province ... Three months ago, top officials and political parties in the Kurdistan ...
While the political incentive for 2020 prospects to support Sanders' ... but rather is a statement about where the Democratic party wants to go.
The PUK however maintains great influence in the Kurdish politics mainly ... and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), has been trying to mediate and ... by both the Kurdish government and the Iraqi government in Baghdad. ... Barzani: Committing to Iraq post-Saddam was mistake, now is time to leave.
Iraq's Shiite political scene is witnessing significant shifts ahead of ... to send an envoy to Iraq last week on a mission to unite the disputing parties. ... as leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, the dominant party in Iraq's ...
Iraqi Kurdistan, an oil-rich enclave in northern Iraq, may be their best .... who were battling the Iraq Government then led by the Baath party, ...


 

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