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Security Measures Tightened Around Embassies in Baghdad: Source

Security Measures Tightened Around Embassies in Baghdad: Source

BAS News - 2019-06-30 16:06
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities have decided to tighten the measures around the foreign diplomatic missions in the capital city of Baghdad, a security source said. The decision was made at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi who has made it cl ...
Security Measures Tightened Around Embassies in Baghdad: Source - BAS News

Iraqi government starts planning for a census, says PM Adel Abdul Mahdi

E-Kurd - 2019-07-30 15:34
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi announced on Monday that the federal government has begun planning for a countrywide census, noting that it has been more than 30 years since the last count. Citing the 50th anniversary of the United Nation ...

Replace security forces with federal police in Kirkuk, Khanaqin: Iraqi MPs

Rûdaw - 2019-07-06 12:56
Many different forces and units have created huge confusion in the disputed areas ...

Hashd al-Shaabi ‘tightening noose’ around ISIS in Khanaqin

Rûdaw - 2019-07-04 23:41
The operation was launched Thursday to fill the security vacuum ...

Iraq PM ordered Hashd al-Shaabi to join formal armed forces

ANF - 2019-07-03 11:47
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi issued a decree ordering the integration of the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia forces into the formal armed forces of the country. ...

Iraqi PM Orders Hashd al-Shaabi to be Part of National Army

BAS News - 2019-07-01 23:51
ERBIL - In an attempt to curb the power of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has ordered the Shi'ite militias to be an indivisible part of the national army. Based on the decree issued by the premier, there will be no ...

Diyala: Iraqi Soldier Killed by Unknown Armed Men

BAS News - 2019-07-01 02:07
ERBIL - Unknown armed men attacked a security checkpoint on Saturday night in the Iraqi province of Diyala, killing one soldier. The gunmen raided the checkpoint near the village of Hussein al-Hamadi, in southwest of Baqubah, a source was quoted by Baghd ...

Kurdistan President Meets with Iraqi Counterpart in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 16:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih in Baghdad on Saturday where they reiterated commitment to resolve remaining disputes between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani arrived in the Iraqi capital city ea ...

UN Security Council delegation lands in Baghdad for first time in nearly 30 years

Gulan Media - 2019-06-29 14:36

Kurdistan President Meets with UNSC Delegation in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-29 13:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met on Saturday with a delegation from the United Nations Security Council in Baghdad. The meeting was also attended by Kurdistan Region Parliament Speaker Vala Farid, Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, ...

Bahrain Recalls Envoy after Protestors Storm Embassy in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-28 12:31
ERBIL — The government of Bahrain has recalled its ambassador to Iraq after angry protestors stormed the Bahraini embassy in Baghdad and took down its flag. The crowd attacked the embassy in reaction to a US-sponsored "workshop" in Manama on Palestine, w ...

Protesters take down Bahrain flag in Baghdad over Trump peace conference

E-Kurd - 2019-06-28 11:44
BAGHDAD,— More than 200 demonstrators broke into the courtyard of Bahrain’s Embassy in Baghdad and took down the kingdom’s flag on Thursday night to protest a U.S.-led meeting in Bahrain on Israeli-Palestinian peace. Police used live rounds to disperse t ...

KDP Supports Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi to Stay In Charge

BAS News - 2019-06-28 01:29
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the Iraqi Parliament has decided to support Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to stay in charge as certain sides have reportedly been attempting to remove him from the post. "There is an attempt by ce ...

Baghdad: Demonstrators Raid Bahraini Embassy over Middle East Conference

BAS News - 2019-06-27 23:23
ERBIL - Protesters on Thursday evening raided the Bahraini Embassy in Baghdad to protest a US-led peace conference aimed to secure the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which was hosted by Bahrain. The demonstrators were carrying the Palestinian flags, while ...

Adel Abdul Mahdi handed the names of candidates for parliament

Waar Media - 2019-06-24 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK A MP for the Fatah Alliance Haneen Qado, on Sunday, that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sent the names of the candidates of the four remaining ministries to the presidency of the House of Representatives, on Monday’s meeting will continue all ...

ISIS claims responsibility for Shiite mosque attack in Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2019-06-23 22:29

Kurdistan president Nechirvan Barzani arrives in Iraqi capital

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
BAGHDAD,— The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region Nechirvan Barzani on Thursday arrived in Baghdad to meet senior Iraqi officials. Barzani has met with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Iraqi Leaders in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-20 16:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani traveled to Baghdad on Thursday where he met with Iraqi leaders to discuss a range of issues, including the Erbil-Baghdad relations. Barzani was first received by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi where ...

No Foreign Forces Allowed to Use Iraqi Territory to Threaten Neighbors: PM

BAS News - 2019-06-18 23:43
ERBIL - Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who is also Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, made it clear on Tuesday that no foreign forces are allowed to use the Iraqi territory for threatening its neighbors. Abdul-Mahdi pointed out in a statemen ...

Iraq to Recover Thousands of Antiquities from US: PM

BAS News - 2019-06-11 23:20
ERBIL - Iraq in the near future will recover 15,000 antiquities from the US, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday. "Iraq was and will always remain a cultural and historical center, and we must make use of this great legacy to build the presen ...

Abdul Mahdi: electing Nechirvan Bazrani the relations will be strengthen

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 20:34
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi congratulated Najirvan Barzani in a congratulatory statement for his election as president of the Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Parliament elected Nechirvan Barzani as the new presdient of Kurduistan ...