Archive for the ‘Iraq’ Category

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 […]

Tunisia releases Ennahda’s Habib Al-Louz

Latest News / Tunisia releases Ennahda’s Habib Al-Louz / Netanyahu accuses Lapid of surrendering to Hezbollah over Karish gas field / Iran president: Israel’s ‘savagery is not ending’ / Jordan Islamic Action Front warns of settlers escalations at Al-Aqsa / Algeria launches bid for UN Security Council / Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop […]

Tunisia releases Ennahda’s Habib Al-Louz

Latest News / Tunisia releases Ennahda’s Habib Al-Louz / Netanyahu accuses Lapid of surrendering to Hezbollah over Karish gas field / Iran president: Israel’s ‘savagery is not ending’ / Jordan Islamic Action Front warns of settlers escalations at Al-Aqsa / Algeria launches bid for UN Security Council / Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop […]

Tunisia releases Ennahda’s Habib Al-Louz

Latest News / Tunisia releases Ennahda’s Habib Al-Louz / Netanyahu accuses Lapid of surrendering to Hezbollah over Karish gas field / Iran president: Israel’s ‘savagery is not ending’ / Jordan Islamic Action Front warns of settlers escalations at Al-Aqsa / Algeria launches bid for UN Security Council / Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop […]

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop interfering in others’ affairs

Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council, Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh, has called on Iran to cooperate and stop meddling in the domestic affairs of others and stop “exploiting” the Houthis in Yemen “Saudi Arabia calls on Iran, as a neighbour with whom our people share religious and cultural ties, to cooperate with the countries of […]

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop interfering in others’ affairs

Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council, Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh, has called on Iran to cooperate and stop meddling in the domestic affairs of others and stop “exploiting” the Houthis in Yemen “Saudi Arabia calls on Iran, as a neighbour with whom our people share religious and cultural ties, to cooperate with the countries of […]

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop interfering in others’ affairs

Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council, Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh, has called on Iran to cooperate and stop meddling in the domestic affairs of others and stop “exploiting” the Houthis in Yemen “Saudi Arabia calls on Iran, as a neighbour with whom our people share religious and cultural ties, to cooperate with the countries of […]

Saudi Arabia calls on Iran to stop interfering in others’ affairs

Speaker of the Saudi Shura Council, Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Sheikh, has called on Iran to cooperate and stop meddling in the domestic affairs of others and stop “exploiting” the Houthis in Yemen “Saudi Arabia calls on Iran, as a neighbour with whom our people share religious and cultural ties, to cooperate with the countries of […]

Iraq Slides Ever Closer to Chaos and the Abyss

Ayed al-Hilali, one of the leaders of the Coordination Framework Alliance (CFA), in an interview with Shafak News, said his supporters were determined to form a new government in Iraq. He categorically rejected Imam Muqtada al-Sadr’s call for the current Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qazimi and his cabinet to retain the authority to oversee new parliamentary […]

Iran: non-oil exports to neighbouring states surge since March

Iran’s non-oil exports to neighbouring countries have surged in the five months since the start of the Persian calendar year on 20 March, Press TV has reported. There has been a 27 per cent year-on-year increase to $10.7 billion, according to government figures. The spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Association (IRICA), Ruholah […]

US concerned about Iraq political situation: news agency says

The US Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Barbara Leaf said yesterday that the current political situation in Iraq is concerning for the US administration. “Washington, National Security, the Secretary of State and Defence Ministry and others are closely following the Iraqi scene, and the latest events that took place last week indicate […]

Turkish military helicopter crashes in northern Iraq

A Turkish military helicopter crashed in northern Iraq, the National Defence Ministry said early on Monday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Seven of the eight personnel on board were rescued, while a search operation is under way for the remaining individual, the Ministry said in a statement. The Sikorsky helicopter was on a supply mission and […]

Iraq groups hold 2nd round of dialogue to resolve political crisis

Iraq’s rival political groups held a second round of national dialogue on Monday in an effort to resolve the country’s months-long political crisis Anadolu News Agency reports. The office of Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, reported the news, without providing any further details. The first round of the dialogue was held on 17 August, but was […]

Moqtada Al-Sadr will not be absent for a long time

Almost two decades ago, the US invasion of Iraq took place and overthrew the dictator, Saddam Hussein, uprooted the Ba’ath Party, dismantled its oppressive security system and dissolved the official army. However, it did not establish a new political mechanism for an alternative democratic system, despite the promise of US President, George W. Bush, at […]

For 18 months, as ISIS advanced, the US did nothing to stop them

September 02 2022 Source Photo Credit: The Cradle By William Van Wagenen In 2017, US and allied Kurdish forces bombarded the city of Raqqa, the bastion of ISIS in Syria and the de-facto capital of the terror group’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Concurrent to this, US forces conducted massive air strikes on the Iraqi city of Mosul, […]

For 18 months, as ISIS advanced, the US did nothing to stop them

September 02 2022 Source Photo Credit: The Cradle By William Van Wagenen In 2017, US and allied Kurdish forces bombarded the city of Raqqa, the bastion of ISIS in Syria and the de-facto capital of the terror group’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Concurrent to this, US forces conducted massive air strikes on the Iraqi city of Mosul, […]

For 18 months, as ISIS advanced, the US did nothing to stop them

September 02 2022 Source Photo Credit: The Cradle By William Van Wagenen In 2017, US and allied Kurdish forces bombarded the city of Raqqa, the bastion of ISIS in Syria and the de-facto capital of the terror group’s self-proclaimed caliphate. Concurrent to this, US forces conducted massive air strikes on the Iraqi city of Mosul, […]

Iran-backed Iraq militia closes its offices after Basra violence

The leader of Iraq’s Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-Haq militia, Qais Al-Khazali, yesterday ordered the closure of the militia’s offices across the country following violent clashes that erupted in the southern city of Basra during which four people were killed. In a statement posted on Twitter, Al-Khazali ordered the closure of the militia’s offices until further […]

The rise and fall of Muqtada al-Sadr…again

While Muqtada al-Sadr may be this week’s biggest loser in Iraq, the country’s battle for influence is still in full swing September 01 2022 Photo Credit: The Cradle By The Cradle’s Iraq Correspondent On Monday at noon, Kazem al-Haeri, a prominent Shia authority (marjaa) in Iraq – particularly among supporters of firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr – announced […]

The rise and fall of Muqtada al-Sadr…again

While Muqtada al-Sadr may be this week’s biggest loser in Iraq, the country’s battle for influence is still in full swing September 01 2022 Photo Credit: The Cradle By The Cradle’s Iraq Correspondent On Monday at noon, Kazem al-Haeri, a prominent Shia authority (marjaa) in Iraq – particularly among supporters of firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr – announced […]

Clashes in Iraq’s Basra kill four as crisis flares in oil-rich south

Clashes among rival Shia Muslim militants in the Iraqi city of Basra have killed at least four people, security officials said on Thursday, as violence from a worsening political crisis hit the south of the country, Reuters reports. The unrest began with two days of intense street fighting in Baghdad earlier in the week, the […]

Attacks on gas field in Iraqi Kurdistan force US contractors to leave

The Iraqi Kurdistan debt currently stands at about $38 billion as oil exports accounted for 85% of the region’s budget August 30 2022 (Photo Credit: Azad Lashkari/Reuters) ByNews Desk  Several missile attacks on a gas field in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) prompted US contractors working on the field’s expansion project to leave, spreading frustration […]

Attacks on gas field in Iraqi Kurdistan force US contractors to leave

The Iraqi Kurdistan debt currently stands at about $38 billion as oil exports accounted for 85% of the region’s budget August 30 2022 (Photo Credit: Azad Lashkari/Reuters) ByNews Desk  Several missile attacks on a gas field in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) prompted US contractors working on the field’s expansion project to leave, spreading frustration […]

30 Dead In Iraq After Moqtada al-Sadr’s Militia Opens Fire On Security Forces

The Iraqi Capital, Baghdad, was once again turned into a war zone this Monday night, after militia groups aligned with popular Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, opened fire on Iraqi security forces and attacked rival group offices. This Monday, supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, took over the Baghdad ‘green zone’ area, occupying government buildings and chanting in […]

Clashes Erupt After Iraqi Shiite Cleric Sadr Resigns, 5 Dead

BAGHDAD—An influential Shiite cleric announced Monday that he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry followers to storm the government palace, sparking clashes with security forces. At least 15 protesters were killed. Protesters loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pulled down the cement barriers outside the government palace with ropes and breached the […]

Iraq Heads Towards Chaos As Sadr Supporters Revolt

Popular Shia cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, declared on Monday that he had withdrawn from political life completely, closing down most of his party’s offices. Soon after Sadr supporters stormed Iraqi government buildings and fears have grown of a large-scale violent conflict erupting. The Joint Operations Command of the Iraqi security forces announced a 15:30 curfew in […]

UAE, Sudan express support for Saudi comments on OPEC oil cuts

The United Arab Emirates and Sudan have expressed their support for comments made by Saudi Arabia regarding the possibility of introducing production cuts to balance an oil market it described as schizophrenic, Reuters reported. Sudan Eenergy and Petroleum Minister Mohamed Abdallah said in a statement his country supports OPEC+ efforts to maintain market stability in the face […]

UAE, Sudan express support for Saudi comments on OPEC oil cuts

The United Arab Emirates and Sudan have expressed their support for comments made by Saudi Arabia regarding the possibility of introducing production cuts to balance an oil market it described as schizophrenic, Reuters reported. Sudan Eenergy and Petroleum Minister Mohamed Abdallah said in a statement his country supports OPEC+ efforts to maintain market stability in the face […]

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