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In Iraq’s parliament, Shi’ite militia leaders plan to call the shots

Members of Shi'ite group Asaib ahl al-Haq walk outside their premises in Basra, Iraq November 8, 2018. The text on the flag reads: 'Asaib ahl al-Haq Movement'. Picture taken November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani


NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq's Defense Institutions | American Military News

The nature of the mission will be noncombat, he said. It will consist of advisors working closely with officials of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the Office of the National Security Advisor “to help Iraq build a more effective, sustainable, inclusive and transparent defense sector.”


Iraq 'Extremely Contaminated' With Hidden IS Bombs

A former British Army bomb disposal officer who is helping rid Iraq of thousands of hidden explosive devices says the country is "extremely contaminated".Dave Parker, who served for 24 years, is working for the United Nations Mine Action Service.The UK has been one of the biggest supporters of the i

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Outgoing UN official praises Iraq’s ‘exemplary peaceful transfer of power’ at the top

“The new Government intends to start immediately, particularly on the delivery of services and jobs, on reforming and energizing the economy, fighting corruption and administrative red-tape,” he said, calling on the international community for its continued support. “We must not let them down.”


Explainer: Why are Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields so important?

FILE PHOTO: Flames emerge from flare stacks at oilfields in Kirkuk, Iraq October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani/File Photo


Iraq War Veteran Helps Roseville 7th Graders Make Sense Of History

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) —Jeffrey Bibeau teaches seventh grade social studies at Roseville Area Middle School. Along with teaching duties, he has also juggled active duty in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.


Iraq recovers property worth millions after illegal sale - Breitbart

“The Baghdad-Karakh appeals court issued a decision to seize the property, which amounts to 12,642 square metres, from the wife of a leading official in the previous government and re-register it in the name of the Mayorality,” the statement said.


Iraq PM says IS militants seeking to cross to Iraq from Syria

Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi attends the opening of Baghdad International Fair in Baghdad, Iraq, November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani


"Mother of Satan" explosive materials found in Florida home

The substance was used in the 2017 Manchester bombing, the 2015 Paris attacks and by "Shoe Bomber" Richard Reid, according to Sheriff Mike Chitwood.


America's 'war on terror' has cost the US nearly $6 trillion and killed roughly half a million people, and there's no end in sight

The US will have dished out nearly $6 trillion on the war on terror by October 2019, and there's no end in sight to the convoluted, ill-defined conflict.


Anger is simmering among Iraq's Kurdish youth

Erbil, Iraq -It has been more than a month since Iraq's Kurdish region held its parliamentary election, and a new Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) is yet to be announced. Currently, intense negotiations are taking place between the two main political players in the region - the Kurdistan Democratic


Medical professionals ready to help the people of Iraq amid fight with ISIS

"We're focusing in on teaching a lot of the female nurses in Iraq. It’s one of the most humbling, awesome experiences to give back to humanity because my capacity, in which I’m operating now, is of health and wellness and to bring humanity back to a place that has seen the worse that this world has


U.S. senators alarmed if China gets control of Djibouti port

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asks a question of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during Pompeo's appearance before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing titled "An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance Our National Security Strategy" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July


Former Iraq War Refugee, Entrepreneur to Speak on ‘Rewriting Tragedy: Empowering the Displaced’

The Nonfiction Reading Series of the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition is hosting a lecture and reading withAhmed Badron Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 319 Sims Hall. Badr is an Iraq War refugee and a United Nations Young Leader from the Office of the Secretary General’


Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG for Iraq Ján Kubiš, New York, 13 November 2018 - Iraq

Following the certification of the election results on 19 August, the government formation process moved forward with the election of Mohammad al-Halbousi as Speaker of the Council of Representatives on 15 September, and Barham Salih as President of Iraq on 2 October, who then nominated Mr. Adel Abd


U.S. Partner Spirit of Soccer Recognized for Innovative and Lifesaving Work in Iraq

The non-governmental organization Spirit of Soccer uses the game of football, or soccer as it is called in the United States, as a medium to teach Iraqi children about the dangers posed by explosive remnants of war (ERW), as well as measures that they can take to mitigate the threat posed by these d


Implementing parenting programmes in humanitarian crises - Iraq

On a chilly Thursday afternoon in late November 2017, Sandra Maignant, a technical advisor for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), visited a parenting class in the Nargazilia displacement camp in north-west Iraq. The tent where the class was being held was unheated and had flooded, causing Mai


Iraq’s So-Called “ISIS Families”: Rounded up, Vilified, Forgotten

Across Iraq, there are men, women and children – perhaps over 100,000 if one extrapolates from statistics the government has issued on people detained on terror charges - that society has labeled “ISIS families.” In some cases, their fathers, husbands or sons are alleged to have picked up arms with


VIDEO: IS kills 10 people in Iraq’s Ramadi, including Sunni militia commander

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A group of armed militants of the Islamic State (IS) killed 10 people, among them a Sunni militia commander working with Iraqi government forces, in an attack on a house east of Ramadi, Iraqi security sources said on Tuesday.The attack took place on Monday night in the distric


Iraq rail service back on track after war with Islamic State

BAGHDAD/FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - At Baghdad’s grand but half-empty railway station, a single train is sputtering to life. It is the newly revived daily service to Falluja, a dusty town to the west once infamous as a Sunni insurgent stronghold.