Posts Tagged ‘iraqi’

Iraqi-Kurdish MP’s divided on Damascus-Afrin agreement

nsnbc : Politicians in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) stand divided on the arrival of pro-Syrian-government forces into Afrin in northern Syria’s predominantly Kurdish […]

Iraqi court ordered deportation of French female jihadist after 7-year jail term

nsnbc : An Iraqi criminal court ordered on Monday the deportation of female French jihadist Melina Bougedir to France after she has been serving […]

BBC: Iraqi WMDs Were Not ‘Fake News’

The BBC have forgiven themselves and other mainstream media outlets over their false reports about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in 2001, insisting the reports were not ‘fake news.’ According to a BBC-hosted panel at the Davos Economic Forum on Wednesday, the same US intelligence agencies that fed mainstream media outlets the lies about Iraqi […]

Iraqi Kurdistan PM meets top Iranian officials

January 22- The Iran Project – Iraqi Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his accompanying delegation arrived in Tehran Saturday night (Jan. 20), and their visit marks normalizing relations between Iran and the Iraqi Kurdistan region since the controversial independence referendum in September last year. Barzani stay in Tehran witnessed talks with Secretary of the […]

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan call for closer trade ties

IFP- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani have urged the private sectors of both sides to take part in mutual development projects. In a Sunday meeting in Tehran, President Rouhani touched upon the historical and deep-rooted relations between Iran and the Iraqi Kurds, and said, “Every effort should […]

Iraqi Federal Government and Kurdistan Autonomous Region to jointly manage airports and borders

nsnbc : Delegations from Iraq’s Federal Government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have agreed to jointly manage airports in the Kurdistan […]

Forgotten in hell: Half of abducted Iraqi Yazidi girls remain in ISIS captivity & sex slavery

Nadi is one of thousands of Yazidi girls, captured and then enslaved by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists who would turn the girls – often no older than 10 years – into forced laborers, sex slaves, and send them on suicide missions. With the self-proclaimed IS caliphate crumbling, the slave trade has become a […]

Iraqi Christmas Bells Ring Again in Liberated Mosul, Iraq

Nineveh PMUs protect Christians attending church on Christmas Eve in Mosul, Iraq. For many years now, Christians in Iraq have been living in constant fear of bomb attacks, murder and abduction – at the hands of both ISIS and al Qaeda, exacting brutal attacks on Christians, Yazidis, Shias and other religious minorities in Iraq. ISIS […]

Major Protests Erupt In Iraqi Kurdistan Over Corruption, Salaries — Iraq Gov’t Warns KRG

December 21, 2017 By Brandon Turbeville Only a few months after a failed “independence referendum” which saw the Iraqi government reassert its control over the Kurdish areas, the KRG is doing what surprises absolutely no one who is familiar with the situation on the ground – it is launching a massive crackdown on […]

Iraqi parliament speaker due in Tehran

IRNA – Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri left Baghdad for Tehran on Monday to attend IPU Palestine Committee meeting. Parliament speakers of Iran, Iraq, and Mali participated in the committee meeting. The event is underway due to the recent developments about Palestine following US President Donald Trump’s Decemeber 6 announcement to recognize occupied […]

Volunteer forces must be under Iraqi government control: Ayatollah Sistani

Press TV – Iraq’s most senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says the volunteer forces, who helped the army eradicate Daesh terrorists from the homeland, should be “incorporated” into state bodies. In a message delivered at the Friday sermon in the holy city of Kerbala through one of his representatives, Ayatollah Sistani said all weapons used […]

US troops may become targets after US Jerusalem decision – Iraqi paramilitary group

“Trump’s stupid decision… will be the big spark for removing this entity [Israel] from the body of the Islamic nation, and a legitimate reason to target American forces,” said Akram al-Kaabi, the Iraqi organization’s leader, as cited by Reuters. Trump’s Jerusalem recognition: Fears of global backlash READ MORE: Hamas leader calls for ‘new intifada in […]

Iraqi forces liberate last Daesh-held town near Syria border

Press TV – Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of the Daesh terror group, hours after they launched the offensive. Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement from the Joint Operations Command on Friday that Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP and Gorran meet to discuss unified front

nsnbc : The Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP) and the Gorran (Change Movement) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region are meeting on Thursday in Sulaimani to […]

Iraqi Kurds Renounce Secession Claims – Will Remain Part of Iraq

On the 25th of September, Iraqi Kurds held a secessionist vote based on the principles of extreme ethno-nationalist, where Kurds voted to separate from Iraq. The referendum was boycotted by Arabs, Assyrians, Armenians and local Turkmen and was doubly controversial as it included areas of Iraq that had been unilaterally occupied by Kurdish militants, which […]

UK COLUMN: Marwa Osman on Saudi Purge, Iraqi PMU’s Defeat ISIS, Paradise Papers & More

A Saudi purge is underway. What will it lead? Also, ISIS is nearly defeated in Iraq thanks to the brave efforts of the People’s Mobilization Units aka Hashed al-Shabbi forces. Meanwhile, the establishment’s media arm mounts another major distraction – a paper tiger drift-out another toothless ‘journalist investigation’ of offshore paperwork under the marketing banner […]

Iraqi Kurdish MPs facing possible death sentences for voting in idependence referendum

nsnbc : Fourteen Kurdish members of the Iraqi parliament are facing the threat of possible death sentences from Baghdad for voting in Kurdistan Autonomous Region’s independence […]

2.3 million Iranians get Iraqi visa for Arbaeen: Official

Tasnim– Iraq has so far granted more than 2.3 million Iranian applicants visas for going on pilgrimage to the Arab country to perform mourning rituals marking Arbaeen, an Iranian official announced. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency in Iran’s western city of Kermanshah on Sunday, Shahriar Heidari, spokesperson for a headquarters handling the Arbaeen travels, […]

Iraqi Kurds proposed 7-point plan on borders and territorial disputes to Baghdad

nsnbc : Jabar Yawar, Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) said the Kurdish military delegation in charge of […]

Iranian, Iraqi central banks to form joint committee

Iranian Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari, in line with his earlier talks with a number of senior Iraqi officials, attended a meeting with Ali Mohsen Al-Allaq, Governor of Central Bank of Iraq. The session aimed at facilitation of trade transactions between the two countries and agreed that a joint commission be formed […]

Iraqi military and Hashd al-Shaabi captured al-Qaim near Syrian border from ISIS

nsnbc : The Iraqi army announced that it together with both Shia and Sunni militia organized in the Hashd al-Shaabi entered al-Qaim, one of the […]

US behind Iraqi Kurdistan’s secession attempt: Iran’s Top General

Tasnim – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said “a secret team” from the US provoked authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum despite Washington’s pretense of opposing the vote. “The US, via a secret advisory team, provoked the leaders of the Kurdistan region to […]

President in a meeting with Iraqi PM: Iran to always support Iraqi gov’t, nation in fighting terrorism, boosting unity

president.ir- The president described unceasing support and devotion of the people, officials and wisdom of the authorities in Iraq in resolving its problems and crises, and stated: “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported the Iraqi nation and government in fighting terrorism, strengthening unity and solidarity, and maintaining Iraq’s territorial integrity and will continue […]

Iraqi Commander Calls For Immediate Withdrawal Of US Troops From Iraq

A senior commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces has called for the immediate withdrawal of US forces from Iraq after the elimination of ISIS terrorists. Qais al-Khazali, head of the Iranian-funded Hashd al-Sha’abi tweeted on Monday night that US troops who are currently in Iraq as part of the coalition against ISIS, must prepare to […]

Iraqi PM meets with Turkish president on Kurds

AP— The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 1 p.m. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on the independence referendum held by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region which both countries strongly opposed. Al-Abadi, who arrived in Ankara on Wednesday, is also scheduled to meet with Prime […]

Iraqi PM Rebuffs U.S. Decree That ‘Foreign Shia Militias’ Should Leave Country

Ever since ISIS appeared in Iraq in 2014, both the policies and strategies coming out of Washington have ranged from confused to inept, as politicians and Pentagon officials spar over whether or not to cooperate with various Iranian-affiliated Shia militias and People’s Mobilization Units (PMF), led by Hash d’ al-Shaabi and Badr Organisation. The driving […]

Netanyahu Very Upset with Iraqi Forces Capturing Kirkuk, Takes Action to Reclaim Oil

Iraqi Shia Hashd al-Shaabi leader asked U.S. to prepare to withdraw troops from Iraq

nsnbc : Qais al-Khazali, the powerful leader of a Shiite group within Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces a.k.a. Hashd al-Shaabi, has asked U.S. Secretay of […]

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes

Iraqi military and Hashd seize Kirkuk and oil fields from Kurdish Peshmerga

nsnbc : Armed clashes, posturing and positioning continues between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi military and security forces as well as Iranian-backed, predominantly Shia Hashd […]

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