Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts

Friday, June 29, 2018

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution of death row jihadists

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the immediate execution of hundreds of convicted jihadists on death row, in swift retaliation for the ISIS's execution of eight captives.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

‘You can smell the bodies’: Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after ‘liberation’ by US-led coalition

‘You can smell the bodies’: Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after ‘liberation’ by US-led coalition
Nearly a year after Mosul in Iraq was declared “liberated” from ISIS terrorists, UNHCR envoy Angelina Jolie said the stench of dead bodies buried under the rubble was still present, amid the “worst devastation” she has ever seen.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Turkish President Puts All Kurdish-Held Towns in Syria, Iraq on "Notice"

Turkish President Puts All Kurdish-Held Towns in Syria, Iraq on "Notice"
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced just a day after pro-Ankara forces seized Afrin that Turkey’s military "operation"/invasion in Syria will target other Kurdish-held towns – and may even spill over into Iraq.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Turkey to carry out cross-border "operation" against PKK in Iraq

Turkey to carry out cross-border "operation"
Turkey said Thursday it could launch a cross-border military operation against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) elements in Iraq in cooperation with the Iraqi army.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Iraq MPs call for timetable for foreign troop pullout

Iraq MPs call for timetable for foreign troop pullout
Iraq's parliament called for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country in a resolution passed Thursday, the speaker's office said.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

UNICEF Appeals for $17 Million to Rebuild Iraq Health Facilities

The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF appealed on Wednesday for $17 million to help rebuild Iraq's health facilities, ahead of an international conference to support the country's reconstruction due to convene next week in Kuwait.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Abadi tells Tillerson: PMF is hope of Iraq and region

Iranian-backed fighters
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has rejected a call by Washington for Iranian-backed fighters to leave Iraq at a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Baghdad.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UN concerned over fate of civilians in Kirkuk province of Iraq

Kirkuk province of Iraq
The United Nations has expressed deep concern for the safety of the civilian populations in the Hawiga region of Kirkuk Governorate after the Iraqi military secured the area from Islamic State terrorist fighters over the weekend.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Iraq, Iran, Turkey agree to counter Kurds' independence referendum

Kurds' independence referendum
Iraq, Iran and Turkey agreed on taking countermeasures if the semi-autonomous Kurdish region insisted to hold an independence referendum in northern Iraq, said an official statement on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Civilians Pay $300 to Terrorists to Cross Iraq's Border with Syria

ISIL terrorists do not allow anyone to leave the regions
ISIL terrorists are blackmailing anyone willing to leave the regions at Iraqi's border with Syria and ask $300 for each travel permission, an Iraqi source said Wednesday.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

US-led forces confirm ‘unintentional killing’ of 61 more civilians in Iraq, Syria

unintentional killing
The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has confirmed another 61 “unintentional civilian deaths” caused by its strikes in Iraq and Syria, raising the number of civilians it has acknowledged killing since 2014 to at least 685.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mosul's orphans facing unknown fate

Scores of children have lost their parents
Abdallah, Mariam and Rahma are younger than 1 year old and their identities are unknown. They were rescued from the rubble as Iraqi forces battled to wrest control of Mosul's old city from Islamic State militants. The three toddlers were given names at the orphanage where tens of children left orphaned by the 9-month-long war to end IS's con­trol of Iraq's second-largest city are harbored.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

US court throws out Blackwater murder conviction

usa Blackwater firm
A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater contractor who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killings of at least 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007.

Trump et Macron évoquent leur coopération en Syrie et Irak

Trump et Macron évoquent leur coopération
 Le président américain Donald Trump et son homologue français Emmanuel Macron ont discuté vendredi par téléphone de la façon d'accroitre la coopération en Syrie et en Irak, faisant également un tour du monde des crises comme en Libye, en Ukraine ou au Venezuela.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

ISIS/ISIL blow up Mosul's historical al-Nuri mosque

The extremist Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up Mosul's historical al-Nuri mosque and its leaning minaret, as Iraqi forces are pushing near the Mosque area in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

35 killed in ISIS attacks in Iraq

Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the so-called Islamic State militant group have killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more, officials said this morning.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Wave of ‘more dangerous, skilled’ ISIS jihadists bound to hit Europe : UN counterterrorism chief

Europe will have to come to grips with an exodus of “dangerous and disillusioned” Islamic State jihadists, defeated in Syria and Iraq earlier this year and possibly seeking revenge, the head of the UN Security Council's counterterrorism agency has warned.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.