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Middle East Online/BAGHDAD - Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki, who was widely criticised for sectarian policies during his time as premier, said Sunday that politicians are to blame for the country's Sunni-Shiite strife."There is no problem between the Sunnis and the Shiites as communities, but rather between us the politicians -- we think as Sunnis and Shiites, and we are driving people toward this doom, for which we will bear responsibility before God," he said.Maliki himself pursued policies that marginalised…
Baghdad / NINA / Vice President Iyad Allawi condemned on Saturday the assassination incident of imams in Basra, calling for unity and miss an opportunity to those who want to tear the fabric coherence. He said in a statement today that coinciding with fragrant anniversary and celebrations of the Islamic world on the birth of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his family and companions, the hand of treacherous terrorism came to commit a crime of assassinating a…

Australian PM Tony Abbott visits Iraq Sunday, 04 January 2015 12:31

(AFP) Baghdad - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Baghdad on Sunday for talks on aiding Iraq in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) state television reported. Australia is part of a U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes against ISIS in Iraq and has deployed special forces troops to assist in training the army. "Abbott arrived in Baghdad on an official visit to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two countries and... strengthening support and supplying…
Anbar, Asharq Al-Awsat—A delegation from Iraq’s western Anbar governorate, large parts of which remain under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is preparing to visit Washington to call for more security and humanitarian assistance, the head of Anbar’s Provincial Council Sabah Karhout told Asharq Al-Awsat. The high-level delegation will be headed by Anbar Governor Suhaib Al-Rawi and will include a number of senior local officials. The delegation will meet with US officials and is set…
Middle East Online/RIYADH - Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday it was sending a delegation to Iraq ahead of opening an embassy in Baghdad where its last mission closed nearly 25 years ago. A foreign ministry statement said the delegation would "take the necessary decisions to choose and equip buildings" for an embassy in Baghdad and a consulate in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region in the north. Diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iraq were severed in 1990 but…
Baghdad (AIN) –The Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, congratulates Iraqis on the New Year and confirmed that 2015 will be a year for liberating all Iraqi territories from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant terrorists and a year to bring back all the displaced to their houses and areas in addition to reconstructing the liberated cities. /End/Read more:http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php/component/content/article/40-2011-11-19-15-20-50/62569-abadi-2015-will-be-year-to-liberate-all-iraqi-territories-from-isil.html
Ramadi / NINA / Fallujah General Hospital said it received / 5458 / dead and wounded during 2014 from the city's residents because of the bombing.Dr. Ahmed al-Shami, spokesman of the hospital told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The dead people who were received, during 2014, amounted / 1963 / among them / 150 / women and / 300 / children, while the number of wounded in the same year reached / 3495 / including / 339 /…

Iraq's 2 million IDPs struggling Wednesday, 31 December 2014 08:40

Al - Monitor/ERBIL, Iraq — Since January, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq has reached approximately 1.9 million. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the IDPs are dispersed across 1,928 locations in Iraq and include 450,000 women and girls of reproductive age, of whom an estimated 72,000 are pregnant. Roughly 47% (889,878 individuals) are located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.The Dahuk governorate is the recipient of almost a quarter of Iraq’s IDPs, with more…
Anbar, Asharq Al-Awsat—Anbar residents trapped in territory under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters are facing an escalating medical and humanitarian crisis due to a shortage of medicine and medical assistance and persistent power and water outages, local sources warned.In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, head of the Fallujah Teaching Hospital’s patient support department Dr. Abdul Hadi Aswad said: “Things are getting worse. There is a large shortage of medicine and medical supplies. This shortage is…
Reuters Baghdad - Behind black gates and high walls, Iraqi national security agents watch 200 women and children.Boys and girls play in the yard and then dart inside their trailers, located in aformer U.S. military camp and onetime headquarters for Saddam Hussein’s officials in Babel province’s capital Hilla.The women and children are unwilling guests, rounded up as they fled with their male relatives in October from Jurf al-Sakhr, a bastion of ISIS, during a Shiite militia and military operation to clear…
(Reuters) - The United States and its allies conducted 15 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday, hitting several units of fighters and buildings, the U.S. military said.In a statement from the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force, officials said seven strikes hit in Syria and eight in Iraq.Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/30/us-mideast-crisis-usa-airstrikes-idUSKBN0K80YL20141230

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