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Claudio Calia: "In Iraq ho creato ponti con il fumetto" -

Claudio Calia: "In Iraq ho creato ponti con il fumetto" -

DIRE - 2018-02-11 03:02

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Hashd al-Shaabi Tries to Build Local Government in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-19 11:12
ERBIL - Conflicts between the Iraqi Special Operations Forces and the militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi have arisen since the Hashd al-Shaabi tries to build a local government in Iraq and intervene in the political process.According to Al-Ar ...

Shi'ite Factions Dominate Political Process in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-17 21:07
ERBIL — A Sunni lawmaker in the Iraqi council of representatives said that the Shi'ite factions have control over the political process in Iraq. According to a statement released on Saturday by Baghdad Today, the Shi’ite Arab Factions have control over a ...

NATO Agrees on Formal Training Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-15 19:29
ERBIL — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has agreed to organise a formal military training program for Iraq in hopes of helping the country recover from years of security challenges. “We have just agreed to start planning for a NATO training ...

Kurdistan Region: British Embassy in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-13 12:05
ERBIL - The Foreign Secretary of Britain on a phone call urged Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi PM, to halt the ban on the international airports in the Kurdistan Region.According to a statement released by the British Embassy in Iraq, the Foreign Secretary Bo ...

US military requests $1.4bn for Iraq, Syria train and equip in 2019

Rûdaw - 2018-02-13 06:49
Funding request includes $850mn in Iraq, $300mn in Syria, $200 mn for 'border security' ...

‘Dark nights’ are falling upon US troops in Iraq: Shia militia leader

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-02-13 03:25
The leader of the Iranian-backed Shia militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq, claimed the US' presence in Iraq "serves an Israeli project," and vowed to target them if they do not leave the country. ...

French Foreign Minister Arrives in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-12 10:34
ERBIL - French Foreign Minister artived in Iraq on Monday to meet with the high officials of the country.According to Iraqi media outlets, Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Foreign Minister, on Monday visited Baghdad in order to meet with the high military and ...

‘Dark nights’ are falling upon US troops in Iraq: Shia militia leader

K24 - 2018-02-12 01:34
The leader of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a branch of the Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia, Qais al-Khazali, attends the sixth anniversary marking the "defeat of the US in Iraq" held in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo: Social Media) ...

Sectarian violence in southern Iraq threatening oil, gas sector

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 02:10
A general view of an oil field in Iraq. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Another Shi’ite Militia Group Threatens to Use Arms Against US Forces in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-08 01:38
BAGHDAD — Another Iraqi Shi’ite hardliner group on Wednesday threatened to use arms against the US forces in Iraq if they refuse to leave the country. “If the Americans refuse to leave Iraq’s soil, the Nujaba would respond with weapons as we already used ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens to Attack US Forces If They Refuse to Leave Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-06 20:27
ERBIL — A hardliner group within the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi has threatened to target the US forces in Iraq if they refuse to leave the country. "We are serious about getting the Americans out, using the force of arms because the Americans don't u ...

PUK to Participate in Iraq’s Elections Independently

BAS News - 2018-01-18 00:04
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will take part in Iraq’s upcoming elections as an independent electoral list and outside any coalition, said a senior official. “The PUK favours the elections to be held on time, in which it will run alone, ...

Armenia recognises Islamic State genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-01-17 20:13
YEREVAN,— Armenia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution recognising the 2014 genocide of Yazidis by the Islamic State group in Iraq and called for an international probe into the crimes. Jihadists murdered thousands in massacres four years ago. Tho ...

KIU to run independently in Iraq’s May 12 elections

Waar Media - 2018-01-14 17:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The largest Kurdish Islamic party announced it will run independently in Iraq’s May 12 elections, a party official confirmed. “In the beginning, we supported the idea of a joint list for the Kurdistani parties. Since this option did not come ...