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Iraq returns to its Arabism

TWO years ago, it would have appeared true if one of the Mullah regime leaders claimed that Iran controlled four Arab capitals. However, the elections in Iraq squashed the Iranian fantasies. In fact, it has put the Mullah regime in a confrontational test with its previous claim that its interference …

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Amir hails Iraq poll – Iran allies round on surprise winner

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables to Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Tuesday to congratulate them on parliamentary elections’ success. His Highness the Amir said the democratic practice and high spirits of the Iraqi …

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Booby-trapped Arab polls

RECENTLY, three countries in the region conducted elections – two parliamentary elections and one municipal council elections. In all the cases, the turnout was low. This is a clear indication of how voters are disgusted with anomalous political practices which have prevailed in recent years. They affirmed their rejection of …

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India says 39 workers abducted in Iraq in 2015 dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s foreign minister says the bodies have been found of 39 Indian workers who were abducted by militants in Iraq three years ago. The abducted workers, mostly from northern India, had been employed by a construction company near Mosul when militants overran the Iraqi city and …

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Iraq MPs demand timetable for foreign troop withdrawal

BAGHDAD, March 1, (RTRS): Iraq’s parliament demanded on Thursday that the government set a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign troops stationed in the country to help fight Islamic State (IS) insurgents, a ruling coalition lawmaker said. A US-led coalition was formed in 2014 and with thousands of troops and …

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Amir condoles on Iraq bombings – 31 killed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 15, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Monday cables of condolences to Iraqi President Fuad Masoum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the victims of a twin suicide attack in Baghdad. In the cables, His Highness the Amir voiced sharp condemnation of …

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Iraq militias man border

BAGHDAD, Dec 23, (Agencies): Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday. There was no immediate word on who opened fire from Syrian territory, …

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Iraq celebrates victory

BAGHDAD, Dec 10, (Agencies): Iraq’s armed forces held a military parade in Baghdad on Sunday to celebrate the victory announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over the Islamic State group. Abadi on Saturday declared victory in Iraq’s three-year war to expel the jihadist group that at its height endangered the …

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Kirkuk oil bound for Iran – Guards oversee Iraq investment

BAGHDAD/LONDON, Nov 14, (RTRS): After helping Iraq stifle a Kurdish push for independence, Iran is now positioning itself to take control of oil exports from the region’s giant Kirkuk field, with the first deliveries expected within days, officials and trading sources said. In the weeks since September’s failed Kurdish independence …

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Shia militia in border clashes with DAESH

BEIRUT, Nov 4, (AP): Clashes have erupted on the Syrian-Iraqi border between Islamic State group militants and Iraqi paramilitary fighters as the extremist group defends its last stronghold in the region, a Syria monitoring group and an Iraqi official said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the …

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