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Members of Iraq's electoral commission material at the commission's warehouse in the holy city Najaf ahead of the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections. ... In the May 12 polls, Iraqis will be voting in 329 new members of parliament, who in turn will elect Iraq's president and prime minister. What is ...
Three Shiites lead field for Iraq election ... An incumbent prime minister, his ousted predecessor and a paramilitary chief instrumental in defeating the Islamic State group are the three ... He offers a narrative as a statesman and he is not tarnished by corruption," said Iraqi political scientist Essam al-Fili.

The HRW official called on the Iraqi Prime Minister to conduct a “transparent and public” investigation and “take concrete steps to protect possible evidence of war crimes,” especially if he wants to change “Iraq's culture of impunity for forces committing the most horrific abuses.” Iraqi troops, with the help of Kurdish ...
Even then, relations got off to a rocky start with Iraq demanding the replacement of the kingdom's first ambassador, Thamer al-Sabhan, after he publicly criticised Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and the alleged persecution of Iraqi Sunni Muslims. The emergence in 2014 of Iraqi prime minister Haider ...
Sinjar ( An Iraqi Yazidi official has said their area west of the country needs thousands of fighters to protect the borders with Syria, predicting hundreds to be incorporated in the Iraqi army. Xudeda Cuke, mayor of Sanoni, Sinjar, told Ayn AlIraq news website that Sinjar region “needs 10.000 ...
"My biggest post is being a pure Iraqi woman," Jassim said. Al-Adily didn't want to talk about the alleged sex tape or elaborate, citing the issue's sensitivity. The Iraqi Constitution requires at least one quarter of the 329 Council of Representatives' members to be women. Parliamentary elections are set for ...

Iran's defense minister has visited a joint intelligence center in the Iraqi capital operated by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Russia. Iran's official IRNA news agency says Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami met with Iraq's interior minister and other officials, and praised their victory over the Islamic State group. Gen. Saad al-Alak ...
Jaafari, during the meeting, made an invitation to his Cuban counterpart to visit Iraq, said the statement. The minister said “Cuba contribute to Iraq's reconstruction efforts and benefit from the investment opportunities the Iraqi government is promoting”. Iraq fought since 2014 against Islamic State militants ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan – Iraq's contentious 2018 budget was published in the republic's official state gazette, Al-Waqa'i' al-'Iraqiyah, on Monday, meaning the ... The budget bill, fiercely opposed by Kurds and at times by Sunnis, was sent back to the Iraqi parliament by the Iraqi president on March 13, as it was ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji announced that his government is expanding cooperation with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to increase security across the countries' shared borders. According to the minister, enhanced collaboration, including intelligence-sharing, will be boosted ...
The US Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a day-long conference on the future of Iraq and Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State, Washington DC, United .... A senior Iraqi official told Hamasaeed that there are 90,000 arrest warrants for people accused of having links to IS, even as the official acknowledged that not all of ...
The head of district state administration of the Iraqi city of Sinjar, Mehma Xelil, told Sputnik that members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) officially left the territory of Sinjar, near Iraq's northern border, April 1. According to Xelil, the PKK has now officially retreated from Sinjar. "[On April 1], the PKK ...
In February, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the first visit to Iraq by a senior Saudi official in 27 years. The visit was reciprocated by Abadi visiting Riyadh in June and Iraqi Interior Minister Qasim al-Araji visiting in mid-July to discuss security and intelligence cooperation. More recently, Saudi ...
Last month, Masum has rejected the budget bill, and ordered it back to the parliament, citing several constitutional and legal violations in the document. The Iraqi parliament voted in favor of the USD88 billion draft on March 3rd amid a boycott from Kurdistan Region representatives who objected to reducing ...
Iraq's Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Al-Jaafari, has called on Cuba to cooperate in tackling its debt to Baghdad, not least because his country is experiencing exceptional circumstances due to low oil prices and the cost of the war against terrorism. Al-Jaafari received the new non-resident Cuban Ambassador ...
Members of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces in the city of Basra watch a televised statement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Dec. ... Had no senior official in the U.S. government bothered to mention to Abadi that while we may not expect him to rid Iraq of the IRGC's most dangerous proxies ...
Then came Trump, who aligned himself with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – a veritable Three Stooges in the world of Mideast geopolitics. One was an unsavoury prime minister who enforces apartheid, is disliked by allies and faces corruption ...

Bodies of 39 Indians killed in war-torn Iraq will be brought to India in a week's time, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the families of the ... who were "appreciative" of efforts made by the government, specially by Sawraj and Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, official sources said.
SULAIMANI — Iraqi government has deployed a large number of troops equipped with heavy weapons to Sinjar, an Iraqi official said on Sunday (March 25), just a few hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of operations in the district. A member of the Nineveh Provincial ...
The Iraqi military took control of the Sinjar province in northern Iraq vacated by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) after the government warned Turkey ... Last week, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said that his country had rejected a Turkish proposal to fight the PKK in Sinjar, saying it completely ...
Kurdish officials in northern Iraq on Monday struggled to contain public discontent over unpaid salaries and claims of corruption, using force and tear ... Earlier this month, Iraqi prime minister Haider Al Abadi announced he would lift the international flight ban on Kurdish airports and would send money to ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that an Iraqi official would be in Turkey March 26 to meet with the head of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization, Hakan Fidan, Anadolu Agency reported. The meeting will cover developments in the Sinjar region of Iraq, where Kurdistan Workers' ...
The count is based partially on an analysis of a spreadsheet listing all 27,849 people imprisoned in Iraq as of late January, provided by an official who requested ... Iraq needs a large number of investigators and judges to resolve this issue,” said Fadhel al-Gharwari, a member of Iraqi's parliament-appointed ...
Erdogan announced that Turkey's intelligence chief is to meet an Iraqi official, who is scheduled to arrive in Turkey on Monday, over the Sinjar issue. The president's statement came during a news conference held in the face of his visit to the Bulgarian city of Varna to attend the EU-Turkey summit.
Turkey's president has repeatedly threatened Iraqi Kurds with a military operation, citing the alleged PKK presence as a reason. Earlier in March, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara and Baghdad might undertake a joint action against Iraqi Kurds after the May election in Iraq.
Diyala ( Iraqi security forces have found a mass grave near a river in Diyala province, a municipal official was quoted saying on Saturday. Adnan al-Tamimi, head of Maqdadiah council, told Alsumaria News that a security force found a mass grave near al-Zur Basin (15 Km to the north of ...
ANKARA: Turkey's prime minister said Friday his country was partially reopening its airspace to flights to Iraq's Kurdish region, after the central government restored ... The Iraqi ministry described the attacks as “violations” that led to the death of a number of civilians in a statement released late Thursday.
Some critics, however, say the process lends itself to corruption and raises questions about the timing of the decision and the value of the assets as well as their future use. The Iraqi Accountability and Justice Commission on March 5 said it has completed its list of the people whose assets are to be seized: ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has suggested that Iraq could possibly soon establish a third republic in which a more majoritarian form of governance ... Iraqi Kurds boycotted the vote in parliament on the budget early this month when their portion was arbitrarily slashed from 17 percent to 12.6 percent ...
Andrew Exum, a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq in the first year of the war, wrote achingly of his dismay at its tortured beginning. ... Exum came back to Iraq years later, as a senior government official working on the effort to uproot the Islamic State—a cause that, presumably, would prove more just.
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses a press conference. March 23, 2018. (AA Archive). Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday announced the lifting of a flight ban to northern Iraq's Erbil city. Speaking to media in the capital Ankara, Yildirim said, "We had closed down our airspace following northern ...
PKK terrorists on Friday began withdrawing from the Sinjar district in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, according to a local official. “The withdrawal follows repeated demands [that the PKK leave the district] by the local population,” Sinjar District Governor Mahma Khalil told Anadolu Agency. “Sinjar's local ...
Iraq's neighbors and other outsiders continue to pursue their interests in the country, at times cooperatively and at times in competition. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is seeking reelection in May, but rivals from other factions and movements are running as competitors. While Iraq's major ethnic and ...


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