18 January 2019
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Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights confirmed that "The terrorist gangs of the ISIL have forced hundreds of citizens from Wafa district of northern Haditha city in Anbar province to leave their houses and escape towards the desert."Statement by the Ministry received by AIN cited "The gangs of the ISIL forced the residents of Wafa district to leave their houses under threat of weapons," noting that "Those families, including women and children, are suffering the bad weather in…
Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has begun fortifying its positions in and around the city of Mosul as Iraqi and Kurdish troops gear up for a major offensive to recapture the city, a senior Kurdish official in Nineveh governorate said on Monday.In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official Saeed Mamozeini said that ISIS is fortifying its positions across Nineveh governorate, preparing to defend territory under its control from an expected military offensive…
Deutsche Welle - Attacks and kidnappings of journalists have soared over the past year, the latest Press Freedom Index by Reporters without Borders has said. In all, 66 journalists were killed in 2014.  Reporters without Borders said on Tuesday that there had been a sharp spike in kidnappings of reporters, with attacks on reporters growing more 'barbaric.'In its latest report on press freedom, it said journalists face a new dangerous new threat - as shown by the Islamist militant beheadings…
Al Arabiya - The president of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, Masoud Barzani, blamed on Monday former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the collapse of the Iraqi army in the face of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) earlier this year.In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya's Rima Maktabi, Barzani also said the swift collapse of the Iraqi army came after substantial years of international support to train and equip the military.During the interview, he also said that were…
(Reuters) - Three months after he took office with a mission to unite his broken, warring country, Iraq's new prime minister has swept away the divisive legacy of his predecessor with a burst of rapid and dramatic measures.But Haider al-Abadi faces a huge challenge forging a common front against Islamic State fighters, rebuilding an ineffective army and reasserting a degree of central government authority across Iraq.Time is short and the battle to contain the militants who control swathes of territory is…
Baghdad (AIN) –The Vice-President, Ayad Allawi, called the tribes to participate in combating the ISIL terrorists.A statement by Allawi's office received by AIN cited "Allawi met with a tribal delegation of Madain and Jisr Diyala areas where he assured that the last chance for saving Iraq is to cooperate with the government in fighting the ISIL terrorists and eliminate the corrupted officials within the governmental institutions." /End/Read more: http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php/political-news/61885-allawi-calls-tribes-to-combat-isil-terrorists.html
Anbar (AIN) –"Huge military enforcements reached on Monday to Ein al-Asad Military Camp and the headquarter of Anbar Operations Command," security official told AIN.The source confirmed "The security forces controlled Dulab area as well as several villages close to Hit district of western Anbar province." /End/Read more: http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php/security-news/61909-military-enforcements-reach-ein-al-asad-military-camp-in-anbar-.html
Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have recaptured several villages near Anbar governorate, local officials and tribal figures told Asharq Al-Awsat.Despite recently suffering setbacks in western Iraq, the Islamist group has benefited from a lack of coordination between Baghdad’s central government and the tribal forces, Anbar provincial council member Adhal Al-Fahdawi told Asharq Al-Awsat.The government’s failure to “send sufficient weapons to the tribes fighting there who ran out of ammunition” has led to the fall of…
Al Arabiya - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday made his first visit to the United Arab Emirates since taking office in early September as he seeks to expand cooperation with the wealthy, Western-allied Gulf nation.The Emirates, a seven-state federation that includes the oil-rich capital of Abu Dhabi and the regional commercial hub of Dubai, is among the most prominent Arab members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria.…
Al - Monitor, BAGHDAD — The first rainfall of the season swept Iraqi cities Nov. 21, causing flooding in schools, houses and streets.Siham Ahmed, a 17-year-old student from al-Diwaniya city south of Baghdad, couldn’t get to class since the roads flooded and the school itself was submerged. “The students’ school uniforms and books were ruined in the mud,” she told Al-Monitor.The flooding of schools in al-Diwaniya and other parts of Iraq has become an annual phenomenon that local authorities have failed…

Jordanian PM to visit Baghdad soon Monday, 15 December 2014 12:37

Follow- Up (AIN) –The Jordanian Prime Minister, Abdullah al-Nisour will visit Iraq on top of a governmental delegation.Nisour will discuss with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issues of mutual interest and means of developing Iraqi- Jordanian relations to serve interests of both countries as well as international efforts to confront terrorism. /End/ Read more: http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php/political-news/61794-jordanian-pm-to-visit-baghdad-soon-.html

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