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An Iraqi lawmaker says Baghdad has received intelligence on the whereabouts of a number of senior Daesh terrorists inside Syria, and that it is planning to carry out airstrikes on those targets to eliminate the Takfiri outfit's ringleader known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Abdel Aziz Hassan, the rapporteur of the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Turkmen Front in the Kurdistan Region is hopeful that unity within the Turkmen population will send one of their lawmakers to Baghdad for the first time. Turkmen officials in Erbil have said they have nearly 50,000 voters. But the Turkmen Front hasn't yet had any ...

WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) - Dr. Amy Austin Holmes, a professor at the American University of Cairo, is spending the academic year as a Fellow at Washington's prestigious Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Holmes hosted Dr. Najmaldin Karim last week, when the former Governor of Kirkuk spoke at ...
Baghdad ( – An Iraqi civilian was wounded on Tuesday when a bomb exploded near an electric utility in southeastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “An explosive charge went off near a privately-owned electric facility in Jisr ...
10 Qs: CDJ 'fights to end Kurdish subordination in Baghdad, for constitutional rights' ... “Baghdad and Kurdistan need to enjoy close ties,” Majeed said. “We work with Iraq ... The CDJ hopes to send a strong Kurdish team to Baghdad to regain the power and influence enjoyed by Kurds after 2003. “We have ...
Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft. The Baghdad government was showing a "lack of constructive position and interest" about Rosneft's offer to develop southern Iraqi ...

Baghdad ( Two Iraqi civilians were wounded on Saturday when a bomb blast hit an area west of the capital, according to a security source. Alghad Press quoted the source saying that the blast occurred near a popular market in al-Zeidan, Abu Gharib, west of Baghdad, leaving two civilians ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud will visit Iraq in April in the first official visit to the country by a Saudi official since 1989. During his visit, Prince Mohammed will help inaugurate the new Saudi embassy in Baghdad, a Saudi consulate in Najaf and a new border crossing between the two ...
PYT artistic director of five years Karen Therese said Little Baghdad: Cafes and Gardens will showcase the vibrancy of the local Iraqi community. “By hearing these personal stories, we hope it challenges people to see beyond the headlines and spark intelligent conversations around the refugee debate in ...
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 9, 2018, a Christian family of three living in Baghdad was found dead in their home. An investigation showed that they had been stabbed to death the previous day by an armed group and their valuables were stolen. The victims are Dr.
The crisis between Iraq's central government in Baghdad and the Kurdish headquarters in Erbil appears to have laid waste to all other internal and external attempts to resolve the repercussions of the Sept. 25 Kurdish independence referendum. Baghdad's latest salt in Erbil's wounds came March 4, when it ...
"It was the first time that I've gone to such an event in Baghdad. It was just beautiful," Haddad says. "I think it's the first [startup incubator] in all of Iraq, to be honest with you. It's a great initiative that was established by a bunch of twentysomethings. You know, they're basically getting loads [of money] to make ...
Kurdish authorities have agreed that the airports should come under federal control and report to Baghdad's interior ministry, the decree said. "The opening of Kurdish airports to international flights is an important step," Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani told a news conference according to Kurdish ...
The Iraqi government confirmed in early February that the US military presence in the country will be drawn down following Baghdad's declaration of victory over ISIS in December. However, some Shiite politicians like Muqtada al-Sadr have called for all US troops to leave, citing Abadi's declaration of the ...
Ahmed Saadawi's International Prize for Arabic Fiction winner, Frankenstein in Baghdad, has been announced as one of the 13 books to make the Man Booker International Longlist. The Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, is awarded ...
Baghdad ( – Four civilians were killed and injured Monday as a bomb exploded near a popular market in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Alghad Press news website, the source said, “A bomb placed near a busy street market went off at al-Tarmia ...
BAGHDAD — On March 4, the Iraqi parliament completely disregarded the principle of consensus in place since 2003 and approved the general budget law by majority amid a Kurdish boycott and Shiite and Sunni objections to some sections. The budget, which was supposed to be approved before the ...

Expeditionary Advising: Enabling Iraqi Operations from the Gates of Baghdad through Eastern Mosul ... Additionally, there was a reluctance to dedicate forces towards Mosul as the ISF remained a Baghdad-based force with 60% of the Iraqi combat power and 100% of the logistics focused around the capital due to security ...
Iraq has angered leaders of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) by approving a federal budget that cuts allocations to the autonomous region after September's controversial independence vote, writes Nassir Shirkhani. Iraq's parliament adopted an $88.5 billion budget for 2018 with Kurdish ...
Baghdad ( Four people were wounded as a bomb blast took place in south of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday. Speaking to Ikhnews website, the source said, “a bomb placed near a market in al-Sayyid Abdullah region in al-Mahmoudiya district, went off leaving ...
Baghdad ( – A bomb explosion near a popular market in southern Baghdad left three civilians wounded on Wednesday, according to a security source. “An explosive charge placed near a busy street market went off today at Yusufiyah town in southern Baghdad, leaving three civilians ...
BAGHDAD, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri arrived Wednesday in Baghdad on an official visit to hold talks with Iraqi leaders on developing bilateral ties. A statement by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said that Abadi received Jahangiri in Baghdad airport and the two ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A senior Kurdish official on Wednesday charged Baghdad with multiple constitutional violations in its policies and practices when dealing with the Kurdistan Region. “The Kurdistan Region cannot remain silent if constitutional violations continue [by the Iraqi federal ...
Baghdad ( – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has stressed that troops of his military alliance is staying in Iraq at Baghdad's request. “We are here because Iraq wants us to be here, we are not here without the consent and without an invitation from Iraq,” Stoltenberg told AFP on the sidelines of ...
Baghdad ( – A traffic cop was killed and five citizens were injured in separate attacks in Baghdad on Monday, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, the source said, “A bomb exploded today near the industrial district in al-Taji district in northern ...
Baghdad ( The Iraqi Interior Ministry has announced arresting two Islamic State members as they fled Diyala province toward Baghdad to hide from security troops. In a statement on Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, the ministry spokesperson, said, “the intelligence of the federal troops ...
Erbil and Baghdad have each provided different figures for the Region's oil exports. In January, KRG spokesperson Safeen Dizayee said the Kurdistan Region was exporting an average of 265,970 barrels after losing the Kirkuk oil fields in October. He was responding to an earlier claim by Abadi that the ...
Baghdad ( Eight people were killed and wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Monday. Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “ a bomb went off near stores at al-Dawanem region, southwest of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The top Kurdish official on Sunday expressed concerns post-2003 Iraq is straying further away from principles of power-sharing and consensus as Baghdad passed the 2018 budget bill despite a Kurdish boycott in Parliament in defense of the Kurdistan Region's ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) may consider suspending domestic flights between the Kurdistan Region's airports and the rest of Iraq due to financial issues and Baghdad's international flight ban, an official from the airport in Erbil stated. Talar Faiq, the ...
Erbil would likely oppose Baghdad forcing Coalition trainers presently based there to withdraw. Orton reckons that while the Kurdistan Region "is in a much weaker position now," it could "probably find some legalistic work-around to continue hosting American forces independent of Baghdad's writ, should it ...
In every discourse there are various narratives. Academicians try hard to explore a dominant narrative that can explain any phenomenon in international relations, foreign policy decisions and in matters of governance. This search for 'dominant narrative' keeps journalists, writers, thinkers, activists, policy ...
This adroitly written work of literary fiction ingeniously blends absurdist horror with a mordantly funny satire about life in a war-torn city where carnage is the norm. Translated nimbly by Jonathan Wright, the macabre yet surreal Frankenstein in Baghdad won Ahmed Saadawi the 2014 International Prize for ...
After four months of closure, the KRG last week held preparations to open the road, but it was unclear if they would do so, and in doing, defy Baghdad's demands. On Friday, Kurdish Peshmerga Commander Kamal Kirkuki announced in a press conference that the KRG had indeed that day opened all the ...
A Friday meeting of top Iraqi officials failed to bridge the gap between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) over Iraq's national budget, according to a Kurdish official. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s official website quoted presidential adviser Abdullah al-Yawaii as saying that ...
Hulusi Akar met with his Iraqi counterpart Gen. Othman al-Ghanimi in Baghdad on Thursday. After Akar was received by Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali at the Defense Ministry building in Baghdad, the three reportedly discussed regional security and means of enhancing bilateral military relations.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Kurdish delegation visiting Najaf urged senior Shia clerics on Friday to intercede on their behalf with Baghdad leadership, in the interest of resolving current disputes between Iraq's federal government and the Kurdistan Region. "The delegation discussed the ...
The security forces in Iraq are reported to have been preventing citizens who live in Mosul from entering the capital, Baghdad, and subjecting them to ill-treatment as they try to pass through checkpoints, Al-Quds Al-Arabi news website has reported. According to one resident from Mosul, Umm Rasha, ...
A Friday meeting of top Iraqi officials failed to bridge the gap between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) over Iraq's national budget, according to a Kurdish official. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s official website quoted presidential adviser Abdullah al-Yawaii as saying that ...
Frankenstein in Baghdad begins with an explosion in Baghdad's Tayaran Square, the full significance of which doesn't become clear until later, when the junk dealer Hadi tells his story to a group of journalists at a coffee shop. One, a German documentary-maker, leaves halfway through, laughing off Hadi's ...
Baghdad ( Six people were killed and injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday. “A bomb went off near stores in al-Maalef district, southwest of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and four others wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Residents and politicians in the Kurdistan Region have begun to call on Kurdish parties to withdraw from Baghdad following the announcement of an extension of a flight ban imposed on Kurdistan's airports and the continued failure to release funds for salaries. The Prime Minister ...
BAGHDAD — Along one of Baghdad's oldest streets, a new bookstore is making waves — not for the titles it sells but for who owns it. Bara'a Abdul Hadi Mudher al-Biyati is the first woman to run a shop and publishing house on al-Muntanabbi Street, home to the Iraqi capital's historic book market.
Christina Marie Schoenecker, an Army Reserve soldier from Arlington, Kan., died Monday in Baghdad, Iraq, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. She was 26. Schoenecker was the third soldier to die since the beginning of 2018 in the ongoing, U.S.-led fight against ISIS called Operation ...
This rate of rainfall brings flash-flooding down wadis in the Middle East and flooded roads in towns and cities. Baghdad, Iraq's capital, suffered flooding in the city on Friday as 42mm of rain fell in 30 hours of continuous downpour. The average rainfall expected in Baghdad in the month of February is 19mm.
This rate of rainfall brings flash-flooding down wadis in the Middle East and flooded roads in towns and cities. Baghdad, Iraq's capital, suffered flooding in the city on Friday as 42mm of rain fell in 30 hours of continuous downpour. The average rainfall expected in Baghdad in the month of February is 19mm.
Since Baghdad Power Plant is the main recipient of Iranian gas, more Iranian gas volume will be exported to this neighboring country if demanded, he maintained. To conclude his remarks, Managing Director of Iranian Gas Transmission Company Saeed Tavakkoli said, “as it had been already announced, ...
Baghdad ( Five people were wounded on Monday as a bomb blast took place in Baghdad. “A bomb went off near a spa center in Karrada region in central Baghdad,” Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Baghdad Operations Command, said in a statement on Monday evening.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — An international conflict prevention and resolution NGO has called on Baghdad to stabilize the Yezidi homeland of Shingal by ... The ICG report urged Baghdad to "lead the way" to restore local governance in Sinjar by relying on Yazidis in order to reduce "their dependence on ...
Iraq must stabilise the northern region of Sinjar to help the Yazidi minority brutalised at the hands of the Islamic State group return home, the International Crisis Group said on Tuesday. A report by the conflict analysts said that Baghdad must set up a local administration and mediate between factions who ...



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