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Each week, a team of 25 Albasheer researchers trawl through 72 Iraqi television channels and innumerable YouTube videos searching for false promises, contradictory comments and risible interviews to produce satirical clips exposing the true face of Iraq's political candidates. "On every ... army youth
But if in the past, harassment of women candidates was rare, this time it's clear that Iraqi women are perceived as a political threat that makes them a target for harassment. This is a major headliner in the Iraqi media and is stirring public debate. Some Iraqi pundits have said they consider the harassment ... Politics

Last July's staged performance was led thematically and sonically by the late Iraqi radio broadcaster Bahjat Abdulwahed, who occupies a mystical position as a kind of spiritual godfather of Iraq, representing the country's progressive era during the 1960s. Abdulwahed was the original impetus behind ... Military
The federal government's eight-year-long pursuit of Steve S. Jabar ended Wednesday with a judge who refused to send the Iraq native to prison and suggested the prosecution against him was punishment enough. The long-awaited sentence, delivered in a federal courtroom downtown, means the ...
Russian state media reports citing Iraqi television said three women from Azerbaijan were sentenced to death at the same hearing, as was a woman from Kyrgyzstan. Details about those women could not be immediately confirmed. AFP reported that five women from Azerbaijan were sentenced to death ... Islamic State

BAGHDAD, April 2 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Journalists Syndicate (IJS) organized a gathering late Sunday in honor of a visiting Kuwaiti media delegation in Basra. The event was attended by Kuwait's Consul General in Basra Youssef Al-Sabbagh, IJS President Moayad Al-Lami and Iraqi Journalists. During the ...
I recalled sitting in my family's living room with my aunt when I was a teenager, watching Iraqi television and seeing Donald Rumsfeld visiting Baghdad as an emissary from Ronald Reagan and shaking hands with Saddam. That memory made Mr. Rumsfeld's words in 2002 about freedom and democracy ...
It was not immediately clear whether the strike hit any of the targets, but Hussein wasted little time going on Iraqi television to show the world he was alive and well, and as bellicose as ever. But it could not be determined whether the broadcast was live or recorded before the attack. "The criminal junior Bush ...
“There is an agreement between the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Region,” Hadithi told Iraqi Media News Agency. He added that the resumption of international flights at the Erbil and Sulaimani airports was “close,” stating that the meetings between Erbil and Baghdad on lifting the flight embargo have been ...
Saad Maan, spokesperson for Iraq's Interior Ministry, said on Saturday evening that they have “arrested a band which is responsible for killing a Christian family” in Baghdad, according to state-run Iraqi Media Network. Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, 61, his wife Shaza Malik, and his mother Khairiya Dawood were stabbed to ...
The attack was carried out by an unknown group of armed people, Iraqi media reported. The attackers also stole some money and expensive items from the ... happened on Friday citing the Christian leader Rayan al-Kldani. This has now been changed to Thursday following credible reports of the incident by Iraqi media.
But Mahmoud al-Sawadi, an Iraqi magazine journalist, stays and listens closely, because what Hadi's telling him is genuinely weird, even for Baghdad: how after the explosion he'd picked up someone's nose off the street and sewed it onto the face of a corpse he'd been building in his shed. Then how ...
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Media News Agency quoted Hisham al-Hashimi, an expert on terrorist groups affairs, as saying that Jizrawi was killed in a joint operation by the Iraqi intelligence and the U.S.-led Coalition as they launched an airstrike in al-Hijin region, east of Syria, on January 20. “The airstrike is ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two Iraqi civilians were killed on Tuesday when a landmine exploded in an area in the western side of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying. Iraqi Media News Agency quoted a security source in Nineveh province saying that a civilian and his son died when a landmine ...
Abdel Aziz Hassan, the rapporteur of the Iraqi parliament's security and defense committee, was quoted by Iraqi media as saying on Monday that Baghdad is in possession of information about the presence of a number of Daesh militant leaders at a border area between Iraq and Syria. Hassan ...
Other similar incidents continue to be covered by Iraqi media. Anbar province makes up about one-third of Iraq's total land area, and its inhospitable and extensive rural terrain has proved exceedingly difficult to control, militarily, especially given the substantial influence of local tribes. It shares borders with Jordan, ...

She explained that she first sought sanctuary with the United Nations in Jordan before travelling to the UK in 2009 and making Norwich her new home. Afrah Alwassiti on the front cover of an Iraqi magazine in 1979. Picture: Courtesy of Afrah Alwassiti. "Lost the time, lost the money, lost everything ...
Meanwhile, the Iraqi Media News Agency quoted Hisham al-Hashimi, an expert on terrorist groups affairs, as saying that Jizrawi was killed in a joint operation by the Iraqi intelligence and the U.S.-led Coalition as they launched an airstrike in al-Hijin region, east of Syria, on January 20. “The airstrike is ...
22 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi authorities said that more than 1,500 women and children from families of Islamic State (IS) militants are held by the Iraqi authorities, and the Iraqi government is coordinating with their countries to decide their fate, an Iraqi newspaper reported on Thursday. "We are holding 500 wives ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two Iraqi civilians were killed on Tuesday when a landmine exploded in an area in the western side of Mosul, a security source was quoted saying. Iraqi Media News Agency quoted a security source in Nineveh province saying that a civilian and his son died when a landmine ...
President Michel Aoun traveled on an official two-day visit to Iraq on Tuesday at the invitation of his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Fouad Masum. Aoun arrived at Baghdad International Airport where he was welcomed by Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Culture Minister Firyad Rawanduzi and ...
ISIS militants opened fire on Hashd al-Shaabi fighters between villages of Sahdunia and Shahria in the sub-district of Riaz, 45 km southwest of Kirkuk, according to statements made by security forces to Iraqi media. This has led to heavy clashes between the two. Ali Husseini, the spokesperson for Hashd, ...
Pir's family were caretakers of a shrine in a northern valley, and if he read something disparaging about Yazidis in an Iraqi newspaper he would cool off in its stone rooms. If a neighbor returned from Mosul to Khanasour, Pir's home town, saying that he had been mocked by Arabs or Kurds for wearing traditional Yazidi robes, ...
According to Iraqi media sources, behind the scenes talks in the Kurdistan region of Iraq have led Saudi Arabia to offer $10 million to support the Shiite TV station Al Forat. Further reports indicate that media personnel from the station were sent to Saudi media offices in the United Arab Emirates for training.
But even a dealer with Mohsen's clout has a white whale — a number so rare and beautiful that he says he has been commissioned by the owner of an Iraqi television station to acquire it for $120,000. The phone number has seven consecutive zeros and belongs to a policeman in the city of Kirkuk.
Last month, the Iraqi Media News Agency quoted Farhan Mohamed al-Duleimi, member of the Anbar provincial council as saying that intelligence information from Syria confirmed presence of IS members near al-BuKamal region in Syria to launch attacks against Qaim, located near Iraqi-Syrian borders, ...
Iraqi media reports on Thursday indicated that a delegation from the Ministry of Transport would travel to Jordan next week to hold official meetings on the entry of commercial trucks to both countries through the Turaibil border crossing. Prime Minister Hani Mulki told lawmakers on Thursday that the process ...
But even a dealer with Mohsen's clout has a white whale — a number so rare and beautiful that he says he has been commissioned by the owner of an Iraqi television station to acquire it for $120,000. The phone number has seven consecutive zeros and belongs to a policeman in the city of Kirkuk.
The capture of the two remaining members of the jihadist “Beatles” have raised hopes of justice for the families of the hostages killed and the possibility of learning the whereabouts of the last one held, the British journalist John Cantlie. Sources close to the hostages' families said they were delighted by ...
Last month, the Iraqi Media News Agency quoted Farhan Mohamed al-Duleimi, member of the Anbar provincial council as saying that intelligence information from Syria confirmed presence of IS members near al-BuKamal region in Syria to launch attacks against Qaim, located near Iraqi-Syrian borders, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Widespread anti-corruption demonstrations took place in the capital Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces on Friday as protesters demanded reforms to combat rising corruption in government institutions. According to Iraqi media, thousands of people poured into Baghdad's Tahrir ...
Razzaq al-Haidari, a member of the Iraqi parliament, publicly threatened Jordan, saying that Amman is "playing with fire" if it refuses to cooperate on the issue. But the Iraqi media, who are, according to Al-Quds al-Arabi, loyal to former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's bloc, a movement aligned with Iran, ...
But when Moulton was serving in the Marine Corps in Iraq, he was a low-key celebrity, creating an Iraqi television program, “Moulton and Mohammed,” with his translator abroad. “I used to get fan mail. I used to have to sign autographs in the street. I mean, no one asks me for my autograph now, so this is a ...
He, in part, attributed the openness between Kuwaiti and Iraqi media outlets to Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij's "authentic Arab and humanitarian approach, deriving from Kuwait's own." This visibly manifested through the designation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah by the ...
Last month, the Iraqi Media News Agency quoted Farhan Mohamed al-Duleimi, member of the Anbar provincial council as saying that intelligence information from Syria confirmed presence of IS members near al-BuKamal region in Syria to launch attacks against Qaim, located near Iraqi-Syrian borders, ...
Iraqi television presenter Ahmad Hassan is pictured on the set of "In the grip of the law" in Baghdad on January 22, 2018. Sabah Arar / AFP. Every Friday in Iraq at peak viewing time, state television beams the alleged confessions of death-row extremists into homes around the country. A weekly programme ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Six members of the Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed on Monday after an armed group attacked their security checkpoint northeast of Baqubah. According to security sources quoted by local Iraqi media, an armed group carried out the attack in the afternoon at ...
Elias Samook, the spokesperson for the Iraqi Federal Court, told Iraqi media on Monday that the court rejected to issue a ruling on the flag issue because it does not fall under the court's "specialty." The court can accept cases only when the there is a disagreement between the provincial council and the ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces found a grave containing the relics of eight people executed by Islamic State militants in Mosul, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday. The Iraqi Media News Agency quoted the source saying that the Federal Police troops found the grave in al-Tayaran ...
Recent reports by Iraqi media outlined how the European Commission was looking into repatriating Iraqis. A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament and head of the parliament's Foreign Relations Committee, Abdul Bari Zebari, earlier this month also warned that the European Union intended to forcibly return Iraqi ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The United States has stopped a maintenance program for the Iraqi-owned Abrams tanks after one of the military vehicles was provided to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi media reported on Sunday. Iraq-based al-Ghad Press revealed that American company General ...
IFJ "expressed its strong concerns following the decision last week by the Iraqi media regulator, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC), to shut down the Erbil-based Rudaw TV and K24 TV, a flagrant violation of Iraqi laws and a politically motivated decision” in late October. Iraq ranks third on ...
As expected, elements of ISIS in the form of a small motorized force and a regional operations room where uncovered and destroyed by government troops. Iraqi media reports that pro-government forces destroyed four pickups, captured another three vehicles and neutralized 4 Islamic State encampments.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi government has earmarked IQD248 billion (USD208.320 million) for the reconstruction of areas damaged by the war against Islamic State militants since 2014. Mostafa al-Hiti, head of the Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations (REEFATO), told Iraqi newspaper ...
Iraqi media reports suggest that the party will likely enter the next parliamentary and provincial elections (scheduled in May although there is increasing pressure mainly by Sunni parties to delay them) with two separate electoral lists. If this is true, that means the party chose to compete with itself rather than ...
“Twenty bodies of women whose bodies bore signs of torture were found during a rubble removal operation in the eastern coast of Mosul,” Hajjar told Iraqi media. “Security forces carried out the full recovery of the bodies with their personal cards, and they were handed over to forensic officials in Mosul,” he added.
In an interview with Iraqi media last month, Maliki called on Baghdad and Erbil “to turn a new page,” stating the tensions and hostility which followed the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum had to end. Maliki also called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government “to come together at a ...
“Baghdad's top authorities are expected to meet next week, during which Masum's calls for the start of dialogue might be discussed,” Kurdish lawmaker Nada Mergasouri was quoted by Iraqi media. “A meeting between Erbil and Baghdad will possibly happen in the near future,” Mergasouri stated, adding the Iraqi ...
According to Iraqi newspaper al-Mada, an Iraqi security source warned of the possible fall of Hawija to remnants of IS. Earlier in December, the US-led coalition warned that militants were moving freely in the desert areas bordering Iraq controlled by regime forces and would be adapting insurgency tactics in the country.


 

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