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Millions of Shi'ites express suffering in Ashura ritual in Iraq
An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim man gashes his forehead with a sword during a ceremony marking Ashura in Baghdad's Sadr City, Iraq September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
Unhappy Iraq, Buffeted from Within and Without
Syria is getting most of the attention these days as a Middle Eastern cockpit of competition among outside powers, with one of the latest moves being the Trump administration’sindefinite extensionof the U.S. military presence there. Syria’s problems should not divert attention, however, from similar
UK ambassador in Iraq meets Iranian counterpart, discuss new government
Iraq’s parliament elections, the first since the defeat of Islamic State militants, were held last May amid judicial challenges that prompted a recount of votes. Each of the winning political alliances had claimed securing the majority required to form the next cabinet.
Barham Saleh won Barzani's blessing for his Iraq presidency nomination
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Kurdish politician Barham Saleh has obtained approval from the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masud Barzani, to be the Kurdistan Region’s nominee for the presidency of Iraq.
Pompeo speaks with Halbousi amid ongoing problems in Iraq
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke on Wednesday with Mohammed Halbousi, the newly-elected speaker of the Iraqi parliament.Pompeo congratulated Halbousi and “underlined” that the US “looks forward to working with him in this most important new role,” according to a
Turkeyâ€™s presidency submits motion on Iraq, Syria
The motion, which was submitted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, had previously allowed the Turkish military to carry out cross-border operations from Oct. 31, 2017 until Oct. 30, 2018.
Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi to Die By Hanging - Iraq Court - Politicoscope
Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi was hunted down, caught and extradited after a joint operation involving Turkish, Iraqi and US intelligence agencies, according to the Iraqi authorities.
Parliament speaker values Kuwaiti support for Iraq
During a meeting with Kuwaiti Ambassador in Baghdad Salem Ghassab Al-Zamanan, the parliament speaker thanked the Kuwaiti government for its efforts to improve the situation in Basra, particularly in the fields of electricity and water.
Strong blast jolted Kirkuk in Iraq
Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA – News sources reported that a strong explosion caused by a bombed vehicle rocked the city of Kirkuk, in north of Iraq, late on Wednesday evening. ...
Army captain surprises daughters at school after serving in Iraq for nearly a year
Capt. Cynthia Jones, a Chinook pilot with the U.S. Army, made a surprise appearance at the Galt Adventist School in Galt, Calif., just before her daughters Mary and Naomi were let out of class,Fox 40reported. Arriving in full uniform, Jones first met with the principal – herself on the verge of tear
Kuwait advises nationals not to travel to Iraq by road during Muharram
Each visitor, according to the statement, should carry an ID card bearing the phone number of the campaign and the hotel’s name, while also adhering to health standards in handling food and beverages.
Iraq gives 7 year sentences for scam involving famed Al-Askari Shrine
Workers completed renovation on the shrine, including its characteristic golden dome and minarets, in 2009.
Iraq Court Condemns to Death 'Deputy of IS Leader'
"The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the most prominent leaders of IS, who served as a deputy of Baghdadi," judicial spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said.
Most wanted PKK member killed by Turkish forces in northern Iraq
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – A high ranking member of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was reportedly killed by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Iraq this past weekend.According to the Turkish Army media account, their air force killed Murat Akdogan (AKA Ali Gever) in an airstrike over the Ava
With Renewed Support from Allies, Iraq is on Track for the Next Phase to Defeat Daesh
The ubiquitous trend in journalism on Iraq has been for a while and continues to be imminent danger and impending doom. Nonetheless, taking a step back from the overdramatized commentary and simplified Iranian-American proxy war lenses, Iraq is continuing along the course it has been set on since th
Yemen separatist leader says Hodeidah offensive will not stop
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - A campaign to drive the Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, which resumed this month after peace talks failed, will not be halted again until the city is captured, a Yemeni commander leading southern separatist forces said on Thursday. Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, lead
Iraq Shi'ite paramilitary leader al-Amiri withdraws candidacy for PM
ERBIL (Reuters) - Shi'ite militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of the most powerful figures in Iraq, withdrew his candidacy for prime minister on Tuesday, putting the country one step closer to forming a government after months of political stagnation. FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Conquest Coalition and
Pompeo overruled State Department experts to back U.S. military support of Saudis in Yemen
Getty ImagesPresident-elect Donald Trump's nominee for the director of the CIA, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) attends his confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Navy SEAL in brig while agents probe killing in Iraq
A SEAL assigned to Naval Special Warfare in California is in the brig pending an ongoing investigation into allegations that he was tied to the 2017 execution of a detainee in Iraq with a blade. The chief special warfare operator has not been charged with a crime, but Naval Criminal Investigative
Iraq sentences senior ISIS leader to death
A court in Baghdad sentenced to death a senior Islamic State figure and former deputy to its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Ismail Alwaan al-Ithawi was sentenced on Wednesday, September 19 to death by hanging, said Judge Abdul Sattar Birkdar, spokesperson for the Supreme Judicial council. Ithawi, who