26 September 2017
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In Iraq, the United States is pounding the Islamic State with air strikes but losing the airwaves. Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed said Thursday that 80 percent of the news media in Iraq is directly or indirectly controlled by Iranian or Shia Muslim entities. That means the U.S. is getting little credit helping the Iraqi government become more stable and defeat IS militants, he said. "The popular media is significantly influenced by Shia and Iranian opinion," Reed, the top Democrat…
Rise of the militias     By Ned ParkerFiled Dec. 14, 2015, noon GMT Two unpublished investigations show that the United States has consistently overlooked killings and torture by Iraqi government-sponsored Shi'ite militias. ERBIL, Iraq – It was one of the most shocking events in one of the most brutal periods in Iraq’s history. In late 2005, two years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, U.S. soldiers raided a police building in Baghdad and found 168 prisoners in horrific conditions.…

Rocket Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq Thursday, 05 November 2015 19:44

Press Statement John KerrySecretary of State Washington, DC October 29, 2015   The United States strongly condemns today’s brutal, senseless terrorist attack on Camp Hurriya that killed and injured camp residents. Our condolences go out to the families of the victims, and we hope for the swift recovery of those injured. We have been in touch with senior Iraqi officials to ensure that the Government of Iraq renders all possible medical and emergency assistance to the victims. We also urge…
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to raise concerns about the residents of Camp Liberty, whose lives are increasingly at risk as the security situation in Iraq, particularly in Baghdad, continues to deteriorate. “I am writing you to follow-up on the response I received in August to my previous letter concerning the ongoing refugee resettlement process and to discuss my continuing concerns about the residents of Camp Liberty,” writes Senator…
The people at the top should be held accountable for what went wrong' former adviser says of Iraq By Kevin Sylvester, CBC News Posted: Aug 23, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 23, 2015 5:00 AM ET   Emma Sky was in the middle of the storm in Iraq, and she still isn't quite sure how she got there. In 2003, Sky, a British civilian, volunteered to help in the post-invasion reconstruction of Iraq. She ended up spending much of the next 10…
Reuters   August 18, 2015 8:06 AM BEIRUT— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he was cancelling the positions of advisers hired as contractors in ministries and limiting the number of advisers for himself, the president, and the parliamentary speaker to five each. It was not immediately clear how many positions would be affected by the decision, which was announced in a post on Facebook. The sackings are the latest in a sweeping reform campaign launched last week…
By Loveday Morris and Mustafa Salim August 16   BAGHDAD — Iraq’s former prime minister may face criminal charges for his role in the fall of Mosul to Islamic State militants last summer after an investigation named him among officials responsible. Nouri al-Maliki, currently one of the country’s three vice presidents, is among dozens of officials named in a parliamentary report on why the city fell with so little resistance, members of the investigation committee said Sunday. He has been widely blamed for allowing corruption to…
(CNN)A report approved Monday by the Iraqi parliament blames the country's former Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki, and other senior officials for the fall of the northern city of Mosul in 2014. The report will be submitted to the judicial branch of government for possible legal action. Mosul, a city of more than 1 million people about 250 miles (400 kilometers) north of Baghdad, is one of the most important cities in northern Iraq. Its fall to the terrorist group ISIS was followed by…
OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani. Photo: UN Multimedia 14 August 2015 – The United Nations human rights office has welcomed the Government of Iraq's response to mass protests against corruption and social inequality which crippled the country's capital earlier this month. Addressing a press briefing in Geneva this morning, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), lauded the Government's adoption of a reform package aimed at advancing “concrete steps” to reinforce the rule of law,…
It’s believed militant suspects including minors are “severely tortured” at the centres Reuters GENEVA - A UN human rights watchdog called on Iraq on Friday to close what it described as secret detention centres where militant suspects, including minors, are “severely tortured”.The panel of 18 independent experts, who reviewed Iraq’s record in preventing torture and ill-treatment last month, had challenged Iraqi officials to name a single person the country had jailed for torture in a justice system that had “gone…
BAGHDAD | BY AHMED RASHEED AND SAIF HAMEED  REUTERS Iraq's prime minister dismissed his cabinet secretary on Wednesday as part of an ambitious reform drive he said was under threat from corrupt politicians and Shi'ite militia leaders who use their armed followers for political ends. A year in office, Haider al-Abadi has launched the biggest overhaul of the political system since the end of U.S. military occupation, enacting a risky package of measures designed to enhance his own power and strip authority…

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