Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa
The United States-led coalition is "deeply in denial" about the number of civilians killed during an offensive it launched to remove the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group from Syria's Raqqa last year, Amnesty International has said.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Iraq: Protests rage over poor public services, unemployment

Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protests against high unemployment and a lack of basic services in the country's southern provinces spread to the capital, Baghdad.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"Campaign" in Iraq: Turkey Accuses Israel of Selling Ankara Defective Drones

Heron-model UAV
Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli accused Tel Aviv of selling Ankara defective drones in a 2005 deal which affecting the country’s campaign against Kurdish militias in Iraq.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi Vows Response to Deadly Syria Strike

Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi Vows Response to Deadly Syria Strike
The Iraqi voluntary and pro-government Popular Mobilization Units pledged to get revenge for a deadly air raid on their fellow fighters in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor earlier this week, blaming the United States or Israel for the attack.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Syria, Iraq discuss efforts to reopen border crossing

Syria, Iraq discuss efforts to reopen border crossing
Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem sent a message to his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari dealing with intensifying the two countries' efforts as to reopen the border crossing between Syria and Iraq which is located between Iraq's al-Qaem city and the Syrian city of al-Boukmal.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Turkey seeks to reassure Iraqis over upstream dam

Turkey seeks to reassure Iraqis over upstream dam
Turkey said Tuesday that Iraqis have nothing to fear from the filling of an upstream reservoir on the Tigris River, saying "sufficient quantities of water" would continue to flow to the neighboring country.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Iraqi Air Force Stages Massive Bombing of ISIL's Positions in Eastern Syria

Iraqi Air Force Stages Massive Bombing of ISIL's Positions in Eastern Syria
The Iraqi Air Force carried out fresh combat flights over ISIL's strongholds in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, imposing major losses on the terrorists on Friday, the Iraqi army’s Joint Command said in a statement.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pentagon Says Moscow 'Not Doing Enough' to Fight Terrorism Within Borders

Washington would continue working with its Afghan partners
The US Department of Defense criticized Russia for not putting enough efforts into combating radicalization and terrorism within its own borders, Pentagon representative Lieut. Col. Kone Faulkner told Sputnik on Saturday.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Iraqi VP's coalition calls for re-vote over low turnout, irregularities

Iraqi VP's coalition calls for re-vote
An Iraqi political coalition, led by Vice President Ayad Allawi, on Sunday called for a re-vote of the May 12 parliamentary election due to low turnout of Iraqi voters and irregularities.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Iraqi Popular Forces Attack Daesh in Syria

Hashid al-Shaabi
The Iraqi voluntary forces, known as the Popular Mobilization Units or Hashid al-Shaabi, launched a surprise strike on members of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.

Friday, March 16, 2018

US helicopter crashes in western Iraq, killing all on board

Iraqi western province of al-Anbar
A United States helicopter crashed in western Iraq, near the border with Syria, killing all people on board, Iraqi and American military sources announced on Friday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Iraqi PM Reopens Kurdish Airports to International Flights

Kurdish Airports to International Flights
Iraq is reopening airports in the country's Kurdish region to international flights after federal authority was restored at the hubs, according to a statement from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Iraqi Parliament Adopts Year's Budget Amid Protests of Kurds

Iraqi Parliament
The Iraqi parliament adopted amendments to the country’s budget for 2018 despite protests of the Kurdish lawmakers, member of the Iraqi parliament’s finance committee Masud Haidar said.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

No Permanent US Military Base Allowed on Iraqi Soil: FM Jaafari

No Permanent US Military Base Allowed on Iraqi Soil
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari stressed that Baghdad, under no circumstances, will permit the United States to build permanent military bases on the Arab country’s soil.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kuwait Pledges $2 Billion for Iraq's Reconstruction

Iraq's Reconstruction
Kuwait will lend $1 billion to Iraq and commit a further $1 billion of investment to the country, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah told an international conference on Iraq’s reconstruction on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Turkish base in Iraqi Kurdistan attacked

Turkish base in Iraqi Kurdistan attacked
A Turkish base in Iraqi Kurdistan came under attack Tuesday, a witness and the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said, without claiming responsibility.

US Dispatches More Military Aid to Kurds in Syria

US Dispatches More Military Aid to Kurds in Syria
Washington has sent another military convoy to the Kurdish forces in Northeastern Syria after the US Department of Defense allocated a hefty amount of budget for training and equipping Kurdish militias, a militant-affiliated website reported on Tuesday.

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