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Water pollution threatens Mandaean religious practices in Iraq

Mandaeans, a minority religious group following the teachings of John the Baptist, have worshipped at the banks of the Tigris River for hundreds of years. Today, industrial chemicals and untreated sewage make it difficult for the Mandaeans to practice religious rites.


Followers of Mandaean faith in Iraq face threat from growing river water pollution - A faith in danger

The close-knit Mandaean community, already reeling from the devastating impact the 15-year-old Iraq war has had on it, is facing a growing threat from the rising river water pollution affecting the religious rites of the community.

ECONOMIC TIMES - 2018-10-17 14:44:00

Siemens may have to share big Iraq power contract with GE - Financial Times

The U.S. government intervened in favor of GE and put pressure on the Baghdad government, the FT said, citing people familiar with the matter.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

Islamic State Ahvaz 'mastermind' killed in Iraq says Tehran

© Provided by Media PrimaIraqi authorities reported that Abu Zahi, d to a deadly attack last month in southern Iran, was killed along killed along with ‘four other terrorists’ in Iraq. - Reuters/File pic

MSN.COM - 2018-10-16 22:50:51

Amid Khashoggi Affair, Fred Fleitz Leaves White House

Some administration allies worry, after Jamal Khashoggi, about a White House poised to take its eye off the ball on Iran and political Islam.

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2018-10-17 17:58:42

Winter provincial elections will be delayed: Iraq's electoral commission

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) on Wednesday announced that the provincial elections, which were to take place on Dec. 22, will not be held on time and need to be re-scheduled to a later date.

KURDISTAN24.NET - 2018-10-17 08:53:00

United States | U.S. Assistance to Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iraq | STL.News

United States– As part of the continued commitment by Vice President Pence, SecretaryPompeo, and USAID Administrator Green to support ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq as highlighted earlier this year at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the United States is proud to ann

WWW.STL.NEWS - 2018-10-16 17:22:52

U.S. Military Spokesman: ISIS Still Poses a Threat in Iraq

Iraqi and Syrian fighters, with support from the U.S.-led coalition, continue to stamp out pockets of ISIS resistance in the desert and in cities where some of the terrorists are still dug in."Overall, ISIS is territorially defeated, and until we achieve an enduring defeat, we will continue the figh

CNS NEWS - 2018-10-17 14:50:34

Australia seeks to develop relations with Kurdistan Region: Ambassador to Iraq

Kurds celebrate at a pro-independence referendum rally ahead of the historic vote, 2017. (Photo: AFP)ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq on Tuesday congratulated the Kurdistan Region on its recent parliamentary elections and expressed her country’s desire to develop relations with

KURDISTAN24.NET - 2018-10-16 17:56:00

Islamic State militants' children now call Iraq's orphanages home

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — In Iraqi orphanages, you find all the ways that war wreaks its destruction, embodied in the most innocent of faces: Children of those killed, children born of rape, children abandoned in the chaos of battle. There are also the children of the enemy.

AOL CORP - 2018-10-17 00:00:00

A strong Kurdistan region is good for US in Iraq

The Kurdistan region is calm and stable one year after a momentous independence referendum led to Iraq’s central government sending tanks into the disputed city of Kirkuk, south of Erbil, and threatening the region with sanctions. Baghdad ordered the Erbil International Airportclosed last Septembera

THE HILL - 2018-10-16 17:30:19

More PMU's DIY Remote MG Mounts in Iraq - The Firearm Blog

Almost two years ago,Mileswrote about the practical remotePKM mount in Iraq, made by PMU. In this article, we will show another three improvised remote-controlled machine gun mounts, in which two of them operates the RussianDShKheavy machine gun in 12.7x108mm and one for thePKM7.62x54mmR light mach

THE FIREARM BLOG - 2018-10-17 14:00:00

Islamic State Ahvaz attack 'mastermind' killed in Iraq’s Diyala, Iran’s Guards says

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – One of the alleged masterminds of the Islamic State-claimed attack in the south of Iran’s Ahvaz last month was killed, along with “four other terrorists,” in neighboring Iraq on Tuesday, the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said in a statement.

KURDISTAN24.NET - 2018-10-17 06:49:00

Cleric Sadr directs message to Kurds, calls for unity to 'save Iraq'

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The leader of Iraq’s national election winner al-Sairoon, Muqtada al-Sadr, directed a message on Monday to the people of the Kurdistan Region urging cooperation to “save Iraq” and turn Kirkuk into a “model of peaceful coexistence.”


Siemens reportedly lost $15bn Iraq power-generation contract to GE

Global technology firm Siemens, which was reportedly a potential contender for a $15bn contract to supply 11GW of power-generation equipment to Iraq, is said to have lost the contract after the intervention of Trump administration on behalf of General Electric (GE).

POWER-TECHNOLOGY.COM - 2018-10-16 23:00:21

Assad says Syria and Iraq have triumphed over terrorism

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and his accompanying delegation, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.


Opinion | Khashoggi’s Killing Isn’t a Blunder. It’s a Crime.

Saudi Arabia’s apparent torture, murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi has been met in some quarters with more lamentation than outrage. Here — so the argument goes — was the most reformist government in the kingdom’s history; and then it did this stupid, awful thing; and now the U.S. runs the

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-10-18 00:00:00

'Iraq is Open for Startup Innovation'

SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq, October 15, 2018 (Newswire.com) -Fourteen visiting investors and CEOs from the United States, United Kingdom, and Dubai landed on October 7th in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) to learn more about the blossoming entrepreneurial and tech ecosystem in the country.Hosted byFive O


Intel: What the US hopes to salvage from its relationship with Iraq

Why it matters:Sullivan, a seasoned bureaucrat, is getting to know Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi and President Barham Salih for the first time while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is preoccupied with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The visit is an opportunity


Media silence as gang rape survivor from northern Iraq wins Nobel Peace Prize

“At just 21 years old, she was kidnapped alongside an estimated 3,000 other Yazidi women and girls, traded as sex slaves from one ISIS fighter to another. She was forced to pray, dress up, and apply makeup in preparation for her rape, which was often committed by gangs,” Kelsey Harkness wrote for Th

WORLD TRIBUNE - 2018-10-17 16:21:16