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After ISIS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

After ISIS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world

Rûdaw - 2019-04-15 23:07
Iraqi politicians “need to put country before sect and act as statesmen” ...
After ISIS war, Iraq seeks to reclaim status in Arab world - Rûdaw

Baghdad needs to be clever in talks with Iran, Saudi Arabia: Analyst

Rûdaw - 2019-04-21 17:10
Devastated by years of war, Iraq needs all the friends it can get ...

Iraq sentences to death 4 ISIS fighters handed over by SDF

Rûdaw - 2019-04-21 17:10
They were sentenced to death by hanging ...

TUAY-DER: Action needed to prevent death in prison

ANF - 2019-04-20 12:25
TUAY-DER spokesperson Abdulmenaf Kur said the health situation of the hunger strikers is getting worse. “Steps should be taken in order to avoid death in prisons.” ...

Iraq seeks multibillion dollar fee to receive Isis prisoners | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-04-11 06:11

Iraq Ready to Try IS Prisoners Held in Syria for Multi-billion Dollar Fee

BAS News - 2019-04-11 01:27
ERBIL - Iraq has showed readiness to try tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners held in neighboring Syria by the US-backed Kurdish forces, with Iraqi officials seeking a multi-billion dollar fee in return, reports revealed on Wednesday. Accord ...

Iraq offers to try all Islamic State foreigners for a fee: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 00:29
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has offered the US-led coalition to put hundreds of accused foreign Islamists on trial in Baghdad in exchange for millions of dollars, three government sources have told AFP. Western countries have been rocked by fierce public debate over ...

Sinn Féin seeks to enshrine neutrality in the constitution

ANF - 2019-04-10 08:34
Sinn Féin TD’s prepared to table a bill seeking a referendum that, if passed, would see Ireland’s policy of neutrality enshrined in the constitution. ...

Iraq seeks to reassure over reservoirs and dam pressures

Rûdaw - 2019-04-09 22:06
Rains, compounded by melting snow in Turkey and Iran, have almost filled Iraq's four central reservoirs and swelled the Tigris and Euphrates ...

New Batch of Russian T-90 Tanks Delivered to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-09 15:01
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Tuesday that it has received another batch of T-90 battle tanks from Russia. This was the fourth shipment of the T-90s that Russia has delivered to the defense ministry of Iraq, according to Maj. Gen. Walid Khali ...

US Increasing Troops in Iraq to Protect IS Leader Baghdadi: Iraqi Expert

BAS News - 2019-04-08 23:13
ERBIL - The United States' aim in increasing its forces in Iraq is to protect the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi expert was quoted as saying. Al-Maalomah news agency quoted Kazzem al-Haaj as claiming that Washington is tryin ...

WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF Reiterate Commitment to Support Iraq’s Health Sector

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
BAGHDAD — Today, as the world commemorates World Health Day with the theme, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF recommit to supporting the Government of Iraq ensure that every person in Iraq has access to quality health care services, ...

Iraq to Appoint New Vice Presidents after Prolonged Dispute

BAS News - 2019-03-28 11:09
ERBIL — The positions of first and second vice presidents of Iraq are to be filled after months of political disputes that has left even the Iraqi government incomplete. MP Alia Nusaif said on Thursday that appointing the vice presidents is already overd ...

Ousted party seeks to reclaim Kurdish heartlands in Turkish vote

Reuters - 2019-03-27 09:05
Actor Kemal Ulusoy and the rest of his Kurdish theater group lost their jobs along with thousands of others in southeast Turkey after the state seized control of about 100 town councils won by the main pro-Kurdish party at the last local elections. ...

Iraq: IS Member Sentenced to Life in Jail

BAS News - 2019-03-25 20:13
ERBIL - A court in Iraq has given an Islamic State (IS) member a life imprisonment after finding the militant guilty of being involved in terrorist activities in the country. The court found the jihadist guilty of making bombs for the IS group in the Ira ...

Iraq, PKK Deploy Reinforcement to Sinjar as Relations Sour

BAS News - 2019-03-25 11:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi army and affiliated groups of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have significantly increased their forces in Sinjar after a recent confrontation. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Wais Naif, head of Sinjar Mayor Council, confirmed the arr ...

Iraqi army sends reinforcement to Yazidi Sinjar district after YBS clashes

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 21:01
SINJAR, northwest Iraq, The Iraqi army dispatched more than 50 armoured vehicle to the Yazidi Sinjar city and its outskirts on Friday. More than 50 military vehicles belonging to the Iraqi army’s infantry Brigade 9 have been deployed to the area, NRT TV ...