Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

Iraq: New Times, Old Problems

Despite the breakthrough after a year of domestic crisis, now that all the top leadership of Iraq has been elected and appointed, including the Parliament, the President, the Prime Minister, and the government, political stability in the country is far from certain this year. And to a large extent, the United States is to blame […]

Two Spanish women married to Daesh fighters arrested

Two Spanish women who married Daesh fighters have been repatriated to Spain and arrested, AFP reports. According to the report, two women, Spanish nationals, arrived at Torrejon de Ardoz Military Airport near Madrid last Monday. They lived in Syrian refugee camps with 13 children. 4 of the children were orphans, the report added. The women […]

Iran calls on Iraq to apologise over ‘Arabian Gulf’ Cup 

Iran has objected to Iraq's reference to the Persian Gulf as the "Arabian Gulf", as it hosts the regional football tournament, the Arabian Gulf Cup in the southern city of Basra. On Saturday, a day after the 25th Gulf Cup kicked off, the Iranian football federation announced that they will be lodging a protest to […]

US killing of Soleimani ‘brazen attack’ on Iraq sovereignty: Iraqi PM

6 Jan 2023 Source: News websites By Al Mayadeen English  The Iraqi prime minister emphasizes that his government is working to lay a solid foundation for Iraqi sovereignty. Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani has paid tribute to top Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed three years ago in a US […]

Iraq, Saudi Arabia discuss ways to boost relations

Iraqi President, Abdul Latif Rashid, met with Saudi Ambassador, Abdulaziz Al-Shammari, in the capital, Baghdad, on Tuesday to discuss ways of strengthening relations between the two countries, Anadolu News Agency reports. A statement by Abdul Latif's office said the Iraqi leader underlined the depth of relations between Baghdad and Riyadh and the need to bolster […]

Palestinians of Iraq suffer from deteriorating conditions

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees live in difficult circumstances during the winter season in light of the rundown of services provided to them in the neighbourhood of Al-Baladiyyat in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, The Palestinian Information Centre reports. An activist in the neighbourhood told the Palestinian Information Centre that the neighbourhood, which is located east of the […]

General Suleimani, as Alive as Olive

 January 2, 2023 Mohammad Salami On the third anniversary of his martyrdom, the former chief of IRGC’s Al-Quds Force General Qassem Suleimani is mistakenly depicted as a fallen commander. No! He has never fallen. General Suleimani is as alive as an olive tree. On January 3, 2020, a US drone targeted Martyr Suleimani’s convoy near […]

US promises only last as long as they suit Washington

During his recent visit to the White House, US President Joe Biden promised Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the Ukrainian leader would "never stand alone". The grinning Zelenskyy reminded me of a football manager who gets the full public endorsement of his club chairman days before being sacked. The likely reality is that the public expression of […]

Leader: Gen. Soleimani empowered, equipped and revived resistance front against Israel, US

Sunday, 01 January 2023 11:23 AM   [ Last Update: Sunday, 01 January 2023 12:13 PM ] Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has lauded sacrifices made by late commander General Qassem Soleimani, saying the anti-terror icon’s great work was to protect, empower, equip and revive the resistance front against Israel and the US. The item is […]

Explosion in Northern Iraq Kills Two Soldiers, Injures Three

BEIRUT—Two soldiers were killed and three were injured in an explosion in northern Iraq, Iraqi state news said Thursday. The soldiers were traveling in an army vehicle a day earlier in the Makhmour district when an explosive device detonated, the state Iraqi News Agency reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. It was […]

Iraq: Kirkuk blast kills at least 9 police officers 

A bomb blast near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least 9 federal police officers and left several others injured today, according to reports citing security sources. According to Iran's Mehr news agency, the death toll has since risen to 12, including two high-ranking officers. The blast targeted a police convoy southwest of […]

Dear followers, your ‘influencers’ seem ignorant about Israeli crimes

December 17, 2022 Source: Al Mayadeen English By Aya Youssef  The world of ‘influencing’ and ‘content creation’ seems to be tone-deaf to “Israel” killing, bombing, and assaulting the people of Palestine. So a mere handshake or even a simple eye contact will eventually initiate some sort of disruption unless you are ‘okay’ with the crimes that […]

استراتيجية الأسْرَلة… هكذا وقع الأكراد في الشّرك

Posted on December 8, 2022 by uprootedpalestinians الخميس 8 كانون الأول 2022 وليد شرارة   ترسّخت قناعة في دول المنطقة، بأن الغرب أصبح يعتمد «الورقة الكردية» كوسيلة لزعزعة استقرارها وتهديد وحدتها (أ ف ب) «نحن حلفاء أميركا الأكثر إخلاصاً في سوريا. لا تنسونا». يعكس هذا العنوان، الذي اختاره مظلوم عبدي، قائد «قوات سوريا الديموقراطية»، لمقاله المنشور […]

كردستان الكبرى: الحلم الأسود

 الخميس 8 كانون الأول 2022 مع تصعيد إيران حملتها ضدّ الأحزاب الكردية المعارضة في شمال العراق، وتلويح تركيا بعملية عسكرية جديدة ضدّ القوى الكردية في شمال سوريا وشرقها، وتتالي الأزمات التي يواجهها حُكم آل برزاني في كردستان، تعود القضية الكردية إلى الواجهة، مُجلّية عقم الرهانات التي لجأت إليها القيادات الكردية على مرّ السنوات الماضية. صحيح أن […]

Sweden extradites PKK member to Turkiye, as it continues to seek NATO membership 

Sweden has extradited a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to Turkiye, as part of Stockholm's efforts to gain Ankara's approval for accession into the NATO alliance. According to media reports, the man was previously sentenced to over six years imprisonment in Turkiye for his membership in the PKK, an armed Kurdish separatist […]

Time Running Out to Save the Kurds in Syria

NOVEMBER 28, 2022 Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360° Steven Sahiounie The Kurds in northeastern Syria have established their semi-autonomous administration which they call “Rojava”. They are now under threat of an increased invasion and occupation by Turkish ground troops, which could end in ethnic cleansing and mass casualties. Turkish President Erdogan has demanded for years that the […]

China slams US stationing in Syria, oil and grain looting as illegal

December 2, 2022 Source: News wesbites By Al Mayadeen English  The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson slams US hypocrisy, accusing it of continuously violating international laws and rules while claiming that it advocates “the rules-based international order.” The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, opened fire on the US’ illegal presence in Syria, shedding light on the […]

Will the US try to pull off a “Grenada” in Serbia?

November 29, 2022 Remember the 1983 US invasion of Grenada aka “Operation Urgent Fury”? It all began on October 23, 1983 when two truck bombs blew up the buildings housing the US and French  “Multinational Force in Lebanon”.  This attack resulted in  307 people killed including 241 U.S. and 58 French military personnel.  Following the […]

Related Stor11 years on… UK gets what it was always after; Libya’s oilies

29 Nov 2022 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  British oil giants BP and Shell are returning to the oil-rich north African country just over a decade after the UK took part in destabilizing the nation with the 2011 military intervention. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) agreed last month for BP to begin drilling for and […]

Fresh IRG Attacks Hit PAK Positions in Iraq

November 23, 2022 By Staff, Agencies The Islamic Revolution Guard [IRG] Ground Force started a new round of attacks on the positions of terrorist groups, including PAK [Kurdistan Freedom Party], in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on Tuesday. The new strikes have targeted the strongholds of the PAK terrorist and separatist group in the Kurdistan […]

Turkey’s Erdogan Threatens Ground Invasion Of Syria After Unclaimed Attack In Istanbul

After firing a series of strikes against Kurdish armed groups in both Syria and Iraq, Turkish President, Recep Tayip Erdogan, has threatened a ground invasion into north-eastern Syria. The strikes have been painted as a response to a terrorist attack in central Istanbul, but what else factors into this decision? On Sunday, the Turkish military […]

Revisiting the fall of Mosul: Who was to blame?

November 18 2022 Source Mosul’s surrender to ISIS has commonly been attributed to corruption and sectarianism by Baghdad, yet further investigation reveals the role of neighboring Turkey in the city’s fall. By William Van Wagenen On 5 June, 2014, hundreds of ISIS militants launched a lightning assault on Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. As a result of […]

Drone Strikes Hit Fuel Tankers Along Syria-Iraq Border, What Really Happened?

Drone strikes were launched against a convoy of trucks, carrying fuel, along the Syria-Iraq border this Wednesday morning, reportedly causing up to 25 deaths. Despite the possible implications of the attack, it has gone largely underreported in Western media. A fuel convoy, consisting of around 22 trucks, came under attack from Israeli drone strikes this […]

Brain Freeze: Joe Biden Refers to Ongoing War in Iraq Because ‘That’s Where My Son Died’

“I’m thinking of Iraq because that’s where my son died,” he added, as an excuse for the verbal slip. Source

Iraq: A glimmer of light at the end of the political tunnel

Iraq has taken the first steps toward forming a new government, but whether it can achieve lasting peace in the country remains questionable. Mohammed Shia’ Sabbar Al-Sudani, a former minister who has unexpectedly emerged as the new leader of the Shiites, is poised to take power as prime minister after forming a new coalition government […]

Debt agony throws the US against the Arab world

Due to the US administration’s policy of continuous borrowing, including to finance the armed conflict in Ukraine, amid record inflation and fears of an impending recession, public debt exceeded $31 trillion for the first time. The Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates, but tighter lending policies are causing the federal government to spend $500 […]

Iraq: some light in the “political clouds”

Almost a year after Iraq’s last parliamentary elections in October 2021, no government has yet been formed. There is a fierce power struggle to form a government between the Sadrist movement, led by populist Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and the Coordination Framework (CF) alliance, which includes a number of Shiite parties largely united in their opposition […]

Iraq: Drought pushes 3,000 families to leave homes

At least 3,000 families in eight Iraqi governorates have been forced to leave their homes due to the drought and the low flow of river levels, the High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq announced on Friday. Diyala Governorate, which extends to the northeast of Baghdad as far as the Iranian border, was the most affected […]

Iraq Parliament Speaker Muhammad Al-Halbousi resigns

Iraqi Parliament Speaker, Mohammed Al-Halbousi, yesterday submitted his resignation. Parliamentarians are due to vote on whether or not to accept Al-Halbousi's resignation tomorrow, details issued by the parliament's media office showed. Tomorrow's session will also include a vote on electing the first deputy parliament speaker to replace Hakim Al-Zamili of the Sadrist movement, who resigned […]

From Exodus to Marvel: A brief history of Hollywood’s justification of Israeli war crimes

The introduction of an Israeli Mossad agent as the latest Marvel movie character crosses the line, even by Hollywood’s poor moral standards. However, the Israeli superhero, Sabra, must be understood within the rational progression of the Israelification of Hollywood, a phenomenon that is surprisingly new. Sabra is a relatively old character, dating back to Marvel […]

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