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Ahead of the Kurdish new year festival on Wednesday, Iraqi politicians announced an agreement capping months of back-room negotiations aimed at alleviating the political fallout and the Kurds' economic hardships and ultimately at bringing Iraq's Kurdish region back into the fold. Prime Minister Haider ...
As soon as U.S. troops withdrew from the country in 2011, Iraqi politicians resumed their zero-sum contest for power and influence against one another—a game Iraq's current prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, is struggling to tame to this day. Fifteen years removed, it is incredibly difficult to point to anything ...

The rampant sectarianism cannot last, the ineptitude of the government and Iraqi politicians will eventually lead to palpable popular fury, and the influence of Iran will one day diminish. Many Iraqi Shia will not want to play second fiddle to Iranian ayatollahs, and Iraqi Shia fighting Iranian theocrats is nothing ...
BAGHDAD, March 19 (KUNA) -- Iraqi politicians are set to slowly scrutinize and reassess the 100 orders by Paul Bremer, former Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the eventual ousting of Saddam Hussein on April 9 of the same year, Bremer, who ...
Without solid action to remedy the most pressing problems facing normal people, Iraqi politicians may once again be leading their people into a quagmire of conflict and deprivation. Iraq reclaims Saddam-era assets. One of the main topics of contention in the Middle East is precisely how wealthy various ...
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Iraqi politicians like then Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Christian as well as Sunni and Shia Muslim clerics, the Council of the Churches of the Middle East are but some of those who expressed deep condolences at the time of his disappearance. During his captivity, the then ...

Dealers said many of their regulars are assistants to Iraqi politicians and military officers who come to sell the valuable SIM cards gifted to their bosses. But for many, the desire for a distinctive number is less nefarious. Small businesses and start-ups covet them because the repetitive number combinations ...
Economist Salam Samesm believes that Iraqi politicians are exploiting budget issues for their own interests in the upcoming elections. If the budget is not passed soon, Samesm warned it will have economic impact on the population, "especially civil servants" and those who benefit from the social care ...
As some Iraqi politicians voice anti-US sentiment and others call for continued US support for Iraq as it struggles to rebuild in the post-IS period, and amid jostling for votes ahead of the May 12 elections, clarity on how such an incident was able to occur may prevent more widespread discontent. Found in: ...
As if that wasn't sufficient to make Iraqi politicians take notice, he finished by saying, “It is time to declare the Persian Empire in the region.” The remarks caused outraged responses from parties across Iraq's many political divides, some criticizing Iraq's Foreign Ministry for not immediately addressing them. A senior official of ...
National Coalition bloc MP Abdul Karim Abtan slammed Velayati and said Iraqis do not work for him. “We do not work for Velayati or anyone else. We are Iraqis and our national project is Iraqi. Velayati may have power over one or two Iraqi (politicians) but this power will not last,” Abtan told Al-Hadath ...
Reconstructing Iraq is part of this and a good thing in itself; the recent Kuwait conference was important, as is the outreach by Saudi Arabia and others to key Iraqi politicians and to Najaf. But this will take sustained attention, a lot of money and even more time. And Iran will still take its cut. The same goes for ...
Iraqi politicians are in for a tremendous shock when donor countries insist on economic reforms. They will be shocked because they will not be able to siphon one single cent of the donated funds. It is a shame that the country that these politicians looted is otherwise capable of being reborn without having ...
However, after various Iraqi politicians spoke out on the matter and the government was confronted with the fact that such purchases constituted a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1747, the official position changed. A series of unconvincing denials and contradictory statements by Iraqi officials ...
Hamoudi, who is representing the United Iraq Alliance (UIA) in Iraqi parliament, was one of the many Iraqi politicians that attended a ceremony at Iran's embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the victory of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution on Sunday. KI/IRN82830031. Facebook ...
Abadi was the Great American Hope in 2014 to do the same as American troops flowed back to Iraq to fight the IS. Mr Abadi, a Shia backed by a group close to Iran, says he is running as the head of a cross-sectarian bloc. He took over from Mr Maliki, also a close ally of Iran widely blamed by Iraqi politicians ...
That is a job for Iraqi politicians and community leaders, not Syrians. As for Iran's influence in Syria, it arose as a result of the civil war and the threat posed to Bashar al-Assad's rule by IS and other opposition forces. Before the war, in the decades when Syria was a powerful and normally functioning state, ...

Abadi took over the premiership in 2014 from Maliki, who was widely blamed by Iraqi politicians for the army's collapse as IS seized a third of Iraq. Maliki, who holds the ceremonial position of vice-president, remains one of the most influential majority community politicians in his capacity of leader of the ...
The Islamic State group's attacks in the heart of Iraq's capital come as Iraqi politicians gear up for elections later this year, and Prime Minister Abadi's opponents will seek to use the lack of security in Baghdad to destabilise him and his allies. Both Abadi and his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki, will be running ...
Abadi took over the premiership in 2014 from Nuri al-Maliki, a close ally of Iran widely criticized by Iraqi politicians for the army's collapse as Islamic State militants swept through a third of Iraq. Maliki, who heads the Shiite Dawa party, announced Saturday he will be running in the elections. Abadi is a Dawa ...
Alsumaria News quoted him saying that the embassy was scheduled to meet Iraqi politicians within the coming period to push for dialogue with Kurdistan. He said the U.S. encourages Baghdad to pay the salaries of Kurdish public servants, and to coordinate with Erbil in security and border issues.
The Obama administration failed to honor the results of the election, which would have permitted Allawi to form a stable government. Instead, Maliki remained Iraq's prime minister, contrary to the Iraqi constitution and the strong opposition from Iraqi politicians. The Obama administration turned to nationalist ...
Some pundits argue that Iraqi politicians are using relations with the Kurdistan Region as a political card with a view to elections scheduled for May 12. The central government, however, has begun paying salaries for the KRG's dam employees and has formed a committee to audit the payroll lists from the ...
Notably, Maliki was one of the first Iraqi politicians to protest Abadi's mistreatment of the Kurds, and he has done so twice. Maliki is very close to Tehran, and he would not speak out on behalf of the Kurds and against Abadi without at least consulting Tehran, an informed Kurdish source told Kurdistan 24.
Some Sunni politicians, and at least one foreign government, France, has called on Baghdad to disarm and eventually dismantle the Hashd al-Shaabi, a call that was strongly rejected by the Hashd commanders and some Iraqi politicians, including Vice President Nouri al-Maliki. Maliki, who portrays himself ...
And despite the apparent end of the war against IS in Iraq, they are resisting pressure from the West and other Iraqi politicians to disband - the group's leaders insist they are here to stay. "We need this force and insist on maintaining it to eradicate and destroy terrorism in Iraq," said Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, ...
Some Iraqi politicians and at least one foreign government, in France, have called for the Hashd be disbanded. “There is a law for the Hashd. The Hashd cannot be cancelled unless by the power of law. The parliament itself does not allow cancelling the Hashd,” Maliki asserted. Even the prime minister ...
He made, as promised, a solemn video clip in which he appeared before important Iraqi politicians while wearing a three-piece suit, his hair well-coiffed. He called for the end of terrorism and for the creation of a government equal to the beauty of Iraq. Nasrat Al-Bader and his staff in his studio in Baghdad.
Influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called for the leaders of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces not to take part in upcoming parliamentary elections, and to hand over their weapons to state forces. He also called on his own militia, Saraya al-Salam, to disarm and give their weapons to the government, ...
He also called on Iraqi politicians to shoulder their responsibilities in maintaining security and stability and preventing the return of terrorism again. "I appeal them all to refrain from returning to provocative and sectarian discourse, which was a major cause of human tragedies that enable the extremist ...
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al Abadi regularly stresses the importance of fighting corruption; he most recently spoke at the Teachers Union Council and called for a new anti-corruption culture in Iraq. Several Iraqi politicians have fallen to such scandals, including the former governor of Mosul and Majid ...
But terrorist groups weren't the first to target the community. Queer Iraqis have long been ostracized by their society and even murdered in brutal honor killings. The government has done little to address the human rights violations, with Iraqi politicians even failing to mention, let alone condemn, the violence ...
Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi added “it is vital that their stealing the wealth of the country and their penetration to all economic, military and even political sectors end." He asked all the patriot Iraqi politicians to act regarding the expelling of the American forces from Iraq through fast adoption of clear positions.
In his early 40s, small of stature and with an easy smile, Halbusi cuts a more personable figure than many Iraqi politicians. His social media pages show him meeting with constituents and public officials, in suits as well as more traditional blue dishdashas and a black leather bomber jacket, hair slicked back ...
He called the 17 percent a "political agreement" used by Iraqi politicians to receive favours from the Kurdish parties, adding that this era is over under his watch. A session of Iraqi parliament failed to convene on Wednesday to debate the budget draft for 2018 because of a boycott by Kurdish and Sunni MPs.
While other Iraqi politicians worry about their positions in parliament and engage in a 'tit for tat' war between each other, Dr. Hanan stood in the forefront of the battle against ISIS and its occupation of Iraq. It's safe to say that no other politician campaigned for the freedom and liberation of Iraq from ISIS, like ...
Notably, Maliki was one of the first Iraqi politicians to protest Abadi's mistreatment of the Kurds, and he has done so twice. Maliki is very close to Tehran, and he would not speak out on behalf of the Kurds and against Abadi without at least consulting Tehran, an informed Kurdish source told Kurdistan 24.
Al-Hashemi believes that some Iraqi politicians are now suggesting changes to the constitution and a complete removal of the clause about ...
More than a few Iraqi politicians have come to chafe under Iran's thumb in recent years. Those like Sadr won't take orders from Tehran. Abadi ...
Many Iraqi politicians say Abadi has all but assured his reelection next year by moving forcefully to reclaim disputed territory after the Kurdish ...
They are also seen as an attempt by Iraqi politicians to gain regional and domestic support ahead of elections early next year. Talks between ...
A draft law which would allow girls to get married from the age of nine has been put forward for discussion in Iraq's parliament.
Iraqi politicians are also considering an order for the central bank to block international transfers in and out of banks in the KRG. Some analysts ...
Key Iraqi politicians and parties, including Abadi, have been in constant contact with Turkey, Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia as well as ...
Iraqi politicians speak of closing its airspace. Fearing that the referendum will stir separatist sentiments among their own Kurds, Turkey and Iran ...
The decision -- taken in the absence of Arab and Turkmen council members -- triggered an uproar in Baghdad and calls by Iraqi politicians and ...
Iraqi politicians are now talking openly about what many security officials have feared for some time: IS is planning to carry out more significant ...
Despite the warnings of several Iraqi politicians regarding the consequences of the Iranian interference in Iraq, still the provocations continue.
Many senior Iraqi politicians have confided to me in private that they believe the KRI is slowly and irreversibly becoming an independent state.
Iraqi politicians and media personalities linked to Shia Islamist militant groups have accused an array of Iranian allies and proxies – nominally ...


 

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