19 November 2018
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Baghdad (AIN) –The President of Iraq, Fuad Masoum, assured his support for the efforts exerted by the Parliamentary Integrity Committee for confronting corruption.Presidency of the Iraqi Republic mentioned in a statement received by AIN "President Masoum received in Salam Palace in Baghdad the head and members of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee on Sunday," noting that "President Masoum highlighted the important role of this committee," describing its tasks as "Patriotic and noble to preserve the Iraqi funds and spend it on…

Casualty Figures for November 2014 Monday, 01 December 2014 16:32

UNAMI, Baghdad, 1 December 2014 – According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 1,232 Iraqis were killed and another 2,434 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in November 2014.The number of civilians killed was 936 (including 61 civilian police), while the number of civilians injured was 1,826 (including 71 civilian police). A further 296 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside Iraqi Army / not including…
Middle East Online, BAGHDAD - When Islamic State group fighters swept into northern Iraq's second city Mosul in a lightning June offensive, their propaganda trumpeted a better life for the people under jihadist rule.Now, nearly six months later, residents there are suffering from a lack of clean water and also a shortage of medicine to treat illnesses caused by it.The very name "Islamic State" is a clear pointer that the group seeks to rule as well as to conquer: IS has…
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Sunday an investigation had found a list of “ghost soldiers” in the Iraqi military and vowed to widen a crackdown on graft in the country.“In terms of reforms in the military establishment, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi uncovered the presence of 50,000 fictitious named in four military units,” a statement from Abadi’s office said.Abadi also denied “the presence of foreign forces on [Iraqi] territory except for military training purposes.”A parliament statement said Abadi scrapped the 50,000…

Iraq's economy in tatters amid ISIL war Sunday, 30 November 2014 22:38

Al Jazeera, Baghdad - Iraq's financial sector is facing a recession because of the war between the country's security forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), whose fighters have seized one-third of Iraq's territory and displaced up to two million Iraqis.Experts say the massive deterioration in the country's overall security situation and ongoing instability in Baghdad have particularly impacted the country's financial sector. The sector is comprised of 55 banks, of which 32 are private-sector enterprises,…
Al - Monitor - A video of Iraqi peasant Umm Imad from the city of Ramadi, 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of Baghdad, has been circulating online among Iraqis. The video reveals the inability of the elderly woman to understand school lessons. Although the video reflects the difficulties that those who have missed their chance of education face when returning to school at a later age, it also shows the willingness of some to learn how to read and write, at a…
Baghdad (AIN) –The British Government announced its readiness to provide the surveillance cameras to Iraq and train the Iraqi officers.  A statement by the Ministry of Interior received by AIN "The Interior Minister, Mohammed al-Ghabban, received the British Ambassador to Iraq at his office in Iraq where they discussed the mutual relations and the security support to Iraq."  "The British Ambassador assured that the British Government is ready to provide the surveillance cameras to Iraq and train the security officers…

Fierce fighting rages in Iraq's Anbar Saturday, 29 November 2014 14:19

The Iraqi army says it has held off a fierce assault by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the city of Ramadi. The claim comes amid an announcement by the Iraqi government that it will triple its defence budget in an effort to defeat the group.  Ramadi is one of the last major urban areas in the crucial Anbar province under Baghdad's control. ISIL holds thousands of kilometres of territory across Iraq, posing a threat to…
Middle East Online, BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen were battling Wednesday to defend the governor's office in Anbar province capital Ramadi from an attack by the Islamic State jihadist group, officers said. Kurdish peshmerga forces also engaged in hours of heavy fighting in Kirkuk province in northern Iraq against IS, which spearheaded a major offensive in June that overran key parts of the country. "We are defending and protecting the governmental complex" in Ramadi, said police Colonel Hamid…

Iraqi probe delves into Speicher Camp massacre Saturday, 29 November 2014 14:12

Al Arabiya - Iraq’s initial report by a committee tasked with investigating the June massacre in Spiecher Camp found that there were no military orders to withdraw and that “criminals” helped militants to kill 276 soldiers, a local news website reported Thursday. While other news outlets previously reported that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group killed at least 1,566 Iraqi Air Force cadets in an attack on Camp Speicher in Tikrit city on June 12, al-Sumaria News reported…

Hezbollah arrives in Iraq Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:01

Al - Monitor - For years, Iraqi Shiites have been immune to the Iranian copy of Shiism; the chemistry didn’t work. Iranians strained for years during the post-Saddam Hussein era to establish a solid footprint, but they always failed to reach their goals due to differences in mentality, ethnicity, the approach to political Islam and the de facto hostility that ruled the relationship between both nations. That is not to say Iran wasn’t influential, but that it failed all this time to win…

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