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Multiple car bombings rock Baghdad Wednesday, 22 October 2014 17:11

AFP - Three car bombs have exploded in a Shia area of the capital, Baghdad, killing at least 18 people and wounding 50 others, Iraqi security and medical officials have said. Two blasts hit the car park of a large restaurant in the Talbiyah area of the capital, while a third exploded near a police patrol on Tuesday. The blasts smashed the front of the restaurant, ripping through an outdoor seating area and leaving behind pools of blood on the ground.…
Al Arabiya - Strong evidence suggests that Iraq’s ethnic and religious minority, the Yazidis, face what could amount to “attempted genocide,” a top U.N. rights official said on Wednesday. “The evidence strongly indicates attempt to commit genocide,” Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said after meeting with more than 30 displaced Yazidis across Iraq in a week-long visit. In an offensive launched in August, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) actions, which now controls large swathes of…
Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Arab league Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said the organization and its members would “defend all countries against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) advance” on Sunday, on a visit to Iraq’s capital.Speaking at a press conference to mark the arrival of an Arab League delegation to Iraq including the foreign ministers of Kuwait and Mauritania, Elaraby also said that Arab countries were joining forces to stem the flow of ISIS sympathizers traveling from across the region to…
Baghdad, Middle East Online - Shortly after midnight, when a curfew usually shrouds the Iraqi capital in silence, the thudding sounds of heavy machinegun fire ripped through the air and echoed across Baghdad. They were not the opening shots of the much-feared attack by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which has been battling government forces a few kilometres (miles) outside Baghdad for months. Instead, they were a reminder of another kind of threat hanging over Iraq -- a rapidly…
Brussels, European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) - Qais Al Khaz’ali, leader of Imam Ali Brigades (also known as Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq) with Iranian Quds Force Commander General Qassem Suleimani. 
Baghdad (AFP) - Shortly after midnight, when a curfew usually shrouds the Iraqi capital in silence, the thudding sounds of heavy  machinegun fire ripped through the air and echoed across Baghdad. They were not the opening shots of the much-feared attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group, which has been battling government forces a few kilometres outside Baghdad for months. Instead, they were a reminder of another kind of threat hanging over Iraq, a rapidly…

Drug use spreads among Iraqi youth Monday, 20 October 2014 15:53

BABYLON, Iraq (Al-Monitor/Iraq Pulse) — Iraqi youths refer to a drug addict as a "moukabsel,” a word originating from “capsule.” Visits to cafes and casinos, makes it readily apparent that many youths cannot make it to the end of their day without taking pills, which are available in markets with sellers trading them discreetly. A young man from Babil province, 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Baghdad, told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that he refuses to called a "moukabsel.” But he said he takes…
Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi lawmakers on Saturday approved the appointment of Khaled Al-Obeidi as Iraqi Defense Minister and Mohamed Al-Ghabban as Interior Minister, ending a political stalemate that had threatened to disrupt Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s new government. Obeidi, a Sunni MP from Mosul is a member of the Iraqi Forces Alliance and is said to be close to Iraqi Vice President and Mutahidoun Coalition leader Osama Al-Nujaifi. His appointment was approved by a vote of 175-85. While Ghabban is a Shi’ite…

Deadly car bombings hit Iraq's Karbala Monday, 20 October 2014 15:44

Al Jazeera - Five car bombings in the revered Iraqi city of Karbala have killed at least 15 people, Iraqi official have said. A police officer said on Monday that the explosives-laden cars were parked in commercial areas and parking lots near government offices. He said 48 others were wounded in the explosions. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures to the Associated Press news agency. Karbala is home to two of the most sacred Shia shrines and is located about…
BAGHDAD, Middle East Online - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is to visit Iran on Monday for talks on Baghdad's battle against the Islamic State group, which holds swathes of the country, his office said. The one-day trip is part of Abadi's bid "to unite the efforts of the region and the world to help Iraq in its war against the terrorist group," it said in a statement issued on Sunday. The visit also aims to strengthen cooperation between the…
Baghdad (AIN) –The Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, will present the names of the candidates who will assume the posts of the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Interior to parliament on Saturday session.Parliamentary source stated to All Iraq News Agency "Abadi will name Ruz Nouri Shawees as Deputy PM, Mohamed al-Ghadban as Minister of Interior, Khalid al-Ubaidi as Minister of Defense, Hoshyar Zebari as Minister of Finance and Adil al-Shirshab as Minister of Tourism as well as Bayan Tawfiq as…

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