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Cleric Sadr backs Iraq protests, calls for delay in government formation

BAGHDAD - Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq's May 12 election, called on all politicians to delay efforts to form a new government until the demands of protesters seeking better services in the south are met.

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-07-19 15:45:00

Aug. 18 fishing tournament benefits Florida soldiers who served in Iraq, Afghanistan

The tournament slated for Aug. 18 atManatee Island Bar and Grillin Port Salerno includes $2,500 in prize money, dinners, live music, auction items, and a raffle for a grand prize: a customized Bonito Blast golf cart.

TCPALM - 2018-07-19 14:38:00

More turmoil in Iraq as deadly protests ravage oil-rich south 

AHMAD AL-RUBAYE | AFP | Getty ImagesAn Iraqi protester gestures near a burning tyre during a demonstration in Basra on July 15, 2018.Protests that began last week in Iraq are continuing amid widespread anger over abysmal public services provision by the government.The unrest threatens to delay forma

CNBC - 2018-07-19 09:03:52

ISIS is making a comeback; will Iraq ever see peace?

Iraqi riot police prevent protesters from storming the provincial council building in Basra, Iraq, on Sunday. Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs have been taking to the streets in this southern oil-rich province, as well as in the capital of Baghdad, as authorities put security forces

THE BULLETIN - 2018-07-19 07:24:08

Dog escapes foster family’s yard while Army veteran owner is on deployment in Iraq

Her owner, Herman Haynie, is a serviceman in the Army and is stationed at Fort Carson near Colorado Springs. In May, he was deployed to Iraq for his fifth tour.

KDVR.COM - 2018-07-19 04:12:06

Kurdish-Iranian Activist Assassinated; Five Killed in Iraq - Antiwar.com Original

Large-scale demonstrations areexpected to resumeon Friday. Meanwhile, Khaled al-Saadi, a member of the Executive Office of theAsaib Ahl al-Haqmilitia groupthreatenedany of the protesters who approach militia offices; several offices were attacked earlier in the week. Also, Special Representative of

ANTIWAR.COM - 2018-07-19 03:58:35

The UN Outline Activities under Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme [EN/AR/KU]

Baghdad, 19 July 2018 – A meeting of the United Nations Country Team and development partners convened today to present activities under the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme (RRP), a bridging strategy to transition UN work from an intense focus on humanitarian and immediate stabilization activ

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Texas set to pass Iraq, Iran as world's third-largest oil producer

"It's remarkable. The [Permian Basin oil field] is nothing less than a blessing for the global economy," Bob McNally, president of Rapidan Energy Group, told CNN.

MSN.COM - 2018-07-18 18:24:01

Duncan Hunter Calls Out ‘Pentagon Bureaucrats’ For Ignoring Military Valor In Iraq War

“We have new information thatshows that [Manion] stayed in thefront of his humvee, evenwhile he was running out ofammunition, and kept firing atthe enemy so that his Marines andcorpsmen would be safe,” Hunter, a former Marine officer, said on “Fox & Friends.” “Hedid not pull back when hecould.He was

THE DAILY CALLER - 2018-07-18 16:19:00

Iraq War veteran joins gubernatorial ticket

No stranger to leadership roles in the U.S. Army, 40-year-old Katrina Lewison is hoping to use her experience in the realm of politics.A Hutchinson native and West Point graduate, Lewison led a Blackhawk helicopter platoon in the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was awarded

EMPORIA GAZETTE.COM - 2018-07-18 13:26:00

Businessman pleads guilty to bribing Army officials during height of Iraq war

Finbar Charles, who worked with former contractor Terry Hall, will be sentenced in November, the paper reported. The Justice Department announced Charles' plea earlier this week.

ARMY TIMES - 2018-07-18 13:00:00

Turkish airstrikes ‘neutralize’ six militants in Siirt, northern Iraq

On Twitter, the Turkish General Staff said fighter jets had conducted airstrikes on July 17 against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants located in northern Iraq’s Hakurk region as well as in Eruh inTurkey’s southeastern province of Siirt, which lies near the Syrian and Iraqi borders.

HURRIYETDAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-07-18 12:23:00

Iraq extends bid deadline for Diwaniya oil refinery project

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has extended the deadline for foreign companies and investors to bid for the construction of a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, the oil ministry said on Wednesday.

REUTERS - 2018-07-18 11:08:34

Report: Camp Pendleton general reprimanded for inappropriate use of aide in Iraq

Uribe was found by the Pentagon’s Inspector General to have used his aide-de-camp, an unidentified junior officer, for personal tasks such as picking up his laundry while deployed in Iraq from 2016-2017.

AMERICANMILITARYNEWS.COM - 2018-07-18 09:30:38

Rob Reiner’s Iraq War Movie Is Box Office Stink Bomb

Reiner Movie Earns Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend…— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT)July 16, 2018

DOWNTREND.COM - 2018-07-18 06:05:57

ISIS BEGINS, a Novel of the Iraq War

Frontpage’s guest today is Ken Timmerman, author of several New York Times best-sellers and a frequent contributor to Frontpage. His new book isISIS BEGINS, a novel of the Iraq War.FP:Ken Timmerman, welcome to Frontpage Interview.Timmerman:Thanks for having me, Jamie. It’s always a pleasure.FP:Let’s

FRONTPAGE MAG - 2018-07-18 04:06:00

Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Najaf after day of…

According to police sources who spoke toReuters, Iraqi police fired into the air on Thursday to disperse the protesters at one of three protests outside the oil fields in the Basra province, which is home toIraq'sbiggest oil fields and whose oil exports account for more than 95 percent of Iraq's sta

ALONG THE BOARDS - 2018-07-18 00:44:00

Iraq: Humanitarian Bulletin, June 2018 | Issued on 18 July

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix has recorded as of 30 June 2018 just over two million displaced persons, while the number of returnees has increased to 3.9 million. The largest return population was found in Ninewa governorate (almost 1.5 million), followed by Anbar governorate (almost 1.3 millio

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-07-18 00:00:00

Iraq police break up oilfield protest

Since demonstrations began nine days ago, protesters have attacked government buildings, branches of political parties and powerful militias and stormed the international airport in the holy city of Najaf.

GDNONLINE.COM - 2018-07-18 00:00:00

Islamic State making a comeback in Iraq

By Liz Sly and Mustafa Salim | Washington PostBAGHDAD – The Islamic State is creeping back into parts of central Iraq just seven months after the government declared victory in the war against the group, embarking on a wave of kidnappings, assassinations and bombings that have raised fears a new cyc

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-07-17 18:13:50