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"Sinjar and the United States expect that any operations in Iraq would be done with the approval of the Iraqi Government," said State Department's Spokesperson, Heather Nauert. "So if Turkey is coming into Sinjar, they need to coordinate that with the Government of Iraq." Turkish President Recep ...
"It is necessary that the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) have a strong stance on respecting the sovereignty of these countries [Turkey] and the sovereignty of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region's territories not be trespassed," the PUK spokesperson said. "We will advise Turkey ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani on Wednesday expressed his government's readiness to cooperate with the Iraqi government in the disputed areas outside of the KRG's administration. Prime Minister Barzani and ...
SULAIMANI -- Iraqi government has deployed a large number of troops equipped with heavy weapons to Sinjar, an Iraqi official said on Sunday (March 25), just a few hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of operations in the district. A member of the Nineveh ... Sinjar
Erbil-Kirkuk road to be reopened by Iraqi government ... The KRG unilaterally reopened all its roads on March 2, and expected the same step from Iraqi government. ... The reconstruction of the bridge will cost an estimated 700 million dinars ($588,000), but the Iraqi government has said it will not pay for it.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi insists that Iraq has defeated terrorism, including ISIS and other militia. However, this is still wishful thinking as the developments of the past few weeks have clearly demonstrated. Of course, Abadi wants to have a strong ace up his sleeve before the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - An Iraqi government spokesperson on Monday said an agreement on outstanding issues between the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) had reached its "final stages." Saad al-Hadithi, the Iraqi government spokesperson, revealed that ...
TEHRAN - Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri said on Thursday that Iran is ready to stand beside the Iraqi government and people in post-Daesh time to help reconstruction of the country. Iran has always stood beside the Iraqi people and government in difficult times, he said during a meeting with ...
Fresh protests erupted in Iraq's southern Karbala province on Saturday against the arrest of Shia cleric Hossein Shirazi in Iran. Scores of demonstrators waved banners calling for Shirazi's release amid calls for the Iraqi government to intervene to free the Shia cleric. “The Iraqi government should intervene ...
A religious cleric slammed the Iraqi government for not even registering Tuz Khurmatu's displaced as IDPs. Dr. Fakhir Abbas added that even if they return to their troubled city, they will not be compensated by the Iraqi government, while IDPs from other parts of Iraq are compensated when returning home.
Turkey has long been urging Iraqi government to take action against the PKK presence in northern Iraq, but for several years no Iraqi government did so. Al-Abadi was against Turkey's military intervention into his country as bilateral relations hit new lows after the Turkish army deployed troops in Bashiqa ...
Iraqi Government, UN Launch Joint Humanitarian Plan – The Government of Iraq and the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq launched their 2018 plan for the country: the Plan for Relief, Shelter and Stabilization of Displaced Persons and the Humanitarian Response Plan. Jasim Aljaf, Iraq's Minister of Migration ...
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — The KRG education minister said they were promised by Kurdistan's finance ministry that Kurdish teachers will be paid their wages before the Newroz break, and this coupled with the promises by the Iraqi government are "very promising." "A few days ago and even ...
He wrote that he cared deeply about Iraq after spending a career trying to shape a stable, Democratic Iraqi government. He was very critical of Gen. Zuhair al-Gharbawi, who was director of Iraq's intelligence service, at the time, and said the United States supported appointing Dr. Mosdeq Al-Janabi in his ...
Baghdad; Iraq. 06 March 2018 – On 6 March, the Government of Iraq as well as the United Nations and its partners launched their 2018 plans for Iraq – the Plan for Relief, Shelter and Stabilization of Displaced People and the Humanitarian Response Plan. With the end of large-scale military offensives in ...
The KRG used to export 300,000 barrels of oil through its pipeline to Turkey's Ceyhan port before the October 16 events and in return Kirkuk province received $10 million as a petrodollar payment. But now, the Iraqi government has benefited from the province's oil through tanker trucks without paying the ...

The Iraqi government has issued a decree ordering the seizure of property and assets that belonged to Saddam Hussein and the officials who served under his rule. Saddam's name tops the list, which also includes “his children, grandchildren, relatives,” according to AFP. Notably, the expropriation list ...
A statement by the parliament said that the lawmakers voted in favor of a decision that expresses “appreciation to all countries that stood with Iraq in its fighting against the terrorist Daesh (IS), and calls on the (Iraqi) government to set a timetable for the foreign troops' withdrawal after announcing the final ...
On Monday, the Iraqi government extended its international flight ban on the Kurdistan Region's airports through May. Talabani blamed Iraqi government, saying the KRG has provided complete assistance to the committees sent by Baghdad but the ban remains. Talabani has spearheaded reforms in the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The KRG and Iraqi government are expected to reach an initial agreement on exporting oil from Kirkuk to Turkey via the Ceyhan pipeline, as the Iraqi premier is describing ... "The Iraqi government previously demanded that Khurmala [oil field in the Kirkuk block] is handed over.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said Baghdad had reached an agreement with Kurdistan Region authorities to resume the export of oil from Kirkuk Province. The Iraqi government has agreed with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials to resume Kirkuk oil ...
An infrastructure development deal comprising two projects that will improve the living conditions of Iraqi citizens was signed between the World Bank Group and the Iraqi Government. The $510m agreement is the latest project the World Bank is embarking on in Iraq, and raises its total commitment to ...
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop insists Australia must continue to help the Iraqi government "win the peace" otherwise there's a risk of armed groups morphing ... "To break the cycle of violence, it is vital that the Iraqi government wins the peace as effectively as it has won the war," Ms Bishop said in a speech.
SULAIMANI – A group of farmers protested in Sulaimani on Tuesday (February 6) against the delay of the payment for their wheat harvests from the Iraqi government. The group who said it was representing farmers from the Sulaimani province gathered in front of the office of the Iraqi parliament on Tuesday ...
An Iraqi government spokesman has confirmed that the drawdown of American forces from Iraq has begun following Baghdad's declaration of victory over Islamic State (IS). Government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said: "The battle against Daesh (IS) has ended and so the level of the American presence ...
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi government spokesman confirms to AP that drawdown of US forces from Iraq has started following victory over IS. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
"The Iraqi government is incapable of ensuring them fair trials; we do not expect it to do so. Three French women will be facing trial [soon], and we fear they will be sentenced" before France can reach a satisfactory solution with the Iraqi government. "We are against the death penalty,” the official said.
Baghdad demands that oil exported to Turkey - and on to the global market via the Turkish Mediterranean port in Ceyhan - do so under the auspices of the Iraqi government. After an Iraqi oil pipeline to Turkey was damaged years ago by ISIS, however, the Kurds built their own pipeline and exported oil on ...
Jahangiri stated “the Iraqi government and nation resisted well against terrorism and proved to the international community that a nation could defeat terrorism through resistance and unity.” Referring to upcoming elections in Iraq, Iran's first vice president said “the Iraqi state is one of the democratic ...
BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government has been urged to seize the assets of dozens of relatives and cronies of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, in a letter seen Sunday (Mach 4) by AFP. The letter from the Accountability and Justice Committee was sent to the prime minister's office as well as to the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson on Sunday said Erbil was ready to allow the Iraqi government to export oil from Kirkuk to international markets via the Kurdistan-Turkey pipeline. KRG Spokesperson Safeen Dizayee told Kurdistan 24 the Iraqi government had ...
Relations between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and the Shia-dominated Iraqi government have been tensional over the past few years due to Saudi Arabia's opposition to the involvement of Iraqi Shia paramilitary forces in the fight against Islamic State militants. Saudi Arabia has always been irritated by the ...
Since the Government of Iraq announced the defeat of IS, over two million Iraqis remain in displacement. Around 9,000 people were forced from displacement camps back to their homes in Anbar between November and December 2017 and other displaced people in Baghdad governorate have been ...
Washington, D.C. — The Iraqi government tends to make promises with regard to outstanding issues with the Kurdistan Region, but only to later not honor ... The Iraqi government on Monday extended the ban on international flights to and from the Kurdistan Region until May 31, a decision described as ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said Baghdad had reached an agreement with Kurdistan Region authorities to resume the export of oil from Kirkuk Province. The Iraqi government has agreed with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials to resume Kirkuk oil ...
Thus, we have to issue a complaint in court against the steps that the Iraqi government has taken.” Kirkuk is one of the disputed territories between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq. Historically claimed by the Kurds, it was under the protection of Kurdish Peshmerga forces from ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson on Sunday said Erbil was ready to allow the Iraqi government to export oil from Kirkuk to international markets via the Kurdistan-Turkey pipeline. KRG Spokesperson Safeen Dizayee told Kurdistan 24 the Iraqi government had ...
While it can be expected that Iraqi Ambassador to the US Fareed Yesseen would mouth Iraqi government talking points, the statements from RAND Corporation ... rebuilt Iraq, the world does not trust what is happening and fears the return of ISIS or some variant based on the actions of the Iraqi government.
The promised funds, however, were significantly short of the Iraqi government's target of $88 billion. The International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq brought together 74 countries and international organisations to generate funds to rebuild areas devastated in the 3-year war against the Islamic ...
An Iraqi government delegation will visit Turkey to discuss the country's water share amid environmental concerns over Turkey's Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River. Iraqi Water Resources Minister Hassan al-Janabi told the al-Sabaah newspaper on Saturday that the planned visit will take place soon. “All regions ...
The World Bank estimates that Iraq needs nearly $88 billion to reconstitute damaged infrastructure, housing, and vital services — much of which is supposed to come from Iraqi government oil revenue. In the end, additional support pledged at the conference in Kuwait raised roughly $30 billion in a complex ...
With last week's announcement by Iraqi government officials of a drawdown of United States troops in Iraq, despite reports of ISIS' continued presence in the Levant region, there are concerns the withdrawal could repeat a mistake made by the Obama administration in Afghanistan. Following Baghdad's ...
In early 2014, a few months before Daesh took over Mosul and most of Anbar province, with Iraq's armed forces nowhere to be seen, several news reports alluded to a several hundred million-dollar weapons purchase by the Iraqi government from Iran. Nouri Al-Maliki's cabinet initially confirmed the deal.
Today, Kuwait assumes the leadership in convening the conference in solidarity with the people and the Government of Iraq. ... This to demonstrate that the whole of the international community needs to be mobilized to go on fully supporting the Iraqi Government and the Iraqi people to guarantee the full ...
The Iraqi government is doing its best to face the drought that hit the southern provinces due to the lack of water flowing from Turkey, which is the source of the Euphrates River. Most areas of the south and the middle Euphrates depend on the water flowing from the Euphrates. Majid al-Gharabi, a sheikh in ...
An infrastructure development deal comprising two projects that will improve the living conditions of Iraqi citizens was signed between the World Bank Group and the Iraqi Government. The $510m agreement is the latest project the World Bank is embarking on in Iraq, and raises its total commitment to projects in the country ...
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop insists Australia must continue to help the Iraqi government "win the peace" otherwise there's a risk of armed groups morphing into ISIS 2.0. ... "To break the cycle of violence, it is vital that the Iraqi government wins the peace as effectively as it has won the war," Ms Bishop said in a speech.
Large parts of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, which was long held by ISIL fighters, are still in ruins more than six months after it was retaken by the Iraqi government. "The US role is always key in any process, especially in Iraq. This whole thing started back in 2003 with the American invasion in Iraq and ...
They discussed the upcoming elections, the negotiations between the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and the Kuwait Conference. The Foreign Secretary urged progress on the talks between Baghdad and Erbil and encouraged restarting international flights to the Kurdish ...


 

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