17 August 2018
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Al Arabiya - The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has executed three Iraqi tribal leaders outside a government building in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights reported on Friday.The ministry said the three leaders were from al-Jabour tribe and were executed for allegedly plotting a rebellion against the terrorist groups that controls the city.The extremist group was also reported to have burnt Islamic text books assigned by Iraq's ministry of education.Last week, the ministry…
Baghdad (AIN) –The conclusion statement of Brussels conference stressed the necessity of providing the real support for Iraq in combating terrorism forces.An informed source told All Iraq News Agency ''The conclusion statement of Brussels conference stressed the necessity of providing the real support for Iraq by sending experts and missions to train the Iraqi security forces.'' \End\Read more: http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php/political-news/61482-brussels-conference-conclusion-statement-stresses-necessity-of-providing-real-support-for-iraq.html
BAGHDAD / NINA / US official announced that 2,000 fighters of the sons of the tribes in graduated in western Anbar Assad base to fight the Islamic State (IS).He said in a press statement that "this group of fighters were trained by US and Iraqi forces in order to fight (IS)."He added that "these fighters will form, eventually the force of the National Guard, which likely be formed during the coming period."Political and tribal forces in Anbar province previously demanded…
BAGHDAD / Nina /-- Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi discussed with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, on the sidelines of the anti-terrorism conference held in Brussels, ways to develop relations between the two countries to serve the interests of the Iraqi and Saudi peoples.A statement by his office said : ' Abadi met on the sidelines of the anti-terrorism conference held in Brussels, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal . / Endhttp://ninanews.com/english/News_Details.asp?ar95_VQ=HIHDGM
Al Arabiya - In Iraq, about 23,000 “retired fictitious” soldiers and officers received salaries mounting to $1 billion over the past five years, a member of the country’s Parliamentary Integrity Committee said Wednesday in a television interview.“I am dealing with a dangerous file regarding these retired ‘space men.’ There are 23,000 who were unlawfully receiving salaries for the past four or five years,” Mishaan al-Jubouri of the committee, tasked with tackling corruption, told al-Sumaria News, adding “their salaries reached $1 billion.”Iraqis…
Al - Arabiya - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday ordered the speedy release of all those illegally detained without judicial orders and banned the detention of any person without the relevant authorities' orders.Abadi also stated that all illegally detained prisoners ordered to be released within six months should have the process sped up.The order also included the following legal measures:"No man shall be detained or arrested unless there's an order from the relevant judge, court or unless there's a…
AFP - President Francois Hollande said Wednesday France was ready “to step up actions” against Islamic State militants in Iraq, as the United States said international airstrikes were finally stopping the jihadists’ advance.“We will continue to provide military support to Iraq, which is the victim of a large-scale terrorist attack,” Hollande said in a joint statement with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.France was quick to join the military action of the US-led coalition but Paris has so far refused to…

Global human rights getting better and worse Wednesday, 03 December 2014 21:44

Al Jazeera - The 2015 Human Rights Risk Atlas (HRRA) reveals a divided world. More nations are now safer - while more are at "extreme" risk of violations.Drawing on a combination of expert research and annual human rights reports, the HRRA is a mapping tool which assigns a rank from one to 198 (one being the lowest ranking) according to the overall risk a country's citizens face to their human rights.Maplecroft, who specialises in GIS mapping and qualitative research, evaluates…

Iraq's phantom army Tuesday, 02 December 2014 18:40

Deutsche Welle - A corruption scandal has rocked the Iraqi army after it was found to have been paying wages to tens of thousands of non-existent soldiers. This also explains its defeats at the hands of the “Islamic State.”The Iraqi army did not cut a good figure in June 2014. In the battle for the city of Mosul, 60,000 soldiers surrendered to around 1,200 fighters of the terrorist group “Islamic State” with no significant resistance. The militiamen simply stormed in…

US, Iraq train Sunni fighters to defeat IS Tuesday, 02 December 2014 18:37

Middle East Online, BRUSSELS - US forces and their Iraqi counterparts have trained about 2,000 Sunni fighters in Iraq as part of efforts to defeat the Islamic State extremist group, a senior US official said Tuesday.Iraq's Shiite-led government, trying to reverse the marginalisation of Sunnis, is seeking to form a "bridging entity" where Sunnis tribesmen defend their provinces before they are brought into an Iraqi national force, the State Department official told reporters on condition of anonymity.The official disclosed the…
AFP, Baghdad - Iraq’s government and the autonomous Kurdish region have reached an agreement resolving a longstanding dispute over the budget and oil, in a move seen as a key step in improving cooperation against jihadists.A statement from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office Tuesday said the deal was approved during a cabinet meeting also attended by Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani.According to the deal, which is due to come into effect at the start of 2015, 250,000 barrels per…

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