05 December 2019
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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
Al Jazeera - Iraqi forces are making plans for a push into Mosul, Iraq's second city that was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters six month ago, Iraq's Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari told Al Jazeera.The Iraqi government has set up an operations room for the liberation of the city, Zebari said, adding that success of the offensive depended on coordination between Iraqi forces and the US-led international coalition.Zebari, who is from Mosul, said he did…
Deutsche Welle - Germany is reported to be planning to expand a training mission for Kurdish fighters battling "Islamic State" militants in Iraq. Germany is already supporting the Kurds with weapons and other military equipment.According to German media reports, the government is planning to ask the Bundestag lower house of parliament for a mandate to send several dozen more Bundeswehr soldiers to train peshmerga fighters in Irbil in northern Iraq. A handful of Bundeswehr troops are already in the country training…
Al Arabiya - Radical militant group ISIS is in control of 15 villages in the Iraqi province of Anbar, a tribal figure told Al Arabiya News.Sheikh Naeem al-Ku’oud, one of Anbar’s tribal notables, said ISIS recaptured these villages after they were previously liberated by the Western province’s tribesmen.Meanwhile, 35 members of Albu Nimr tribe were captured by ISIS after battles against the radical group in al-Mahboubiya near Heet, west of the province, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported.The captives were reportedly…
BAGHDAD / NINA / The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed on Monday that he would cooperate with the judiciary in order to conduct reforms in the Iraqi judiciary. He said in a press conference in the building of Karbala governorate: "The reform of the judiciary is everyone's responsibility, and there are assurances from the judiciary that the judiciary should be reformed and we will cooperate with them in order to these reforms.Abadi stressed on the need to release detainees who have…
(AFP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday said corruption was no lesser threat than terrorism and pledged to combat it even if that puts his life at risk.Abadi took over at the helm of Iraq in September following an acrimonious process that saw his predecessor Nuri al-Maliki reluctantly step down after two terms.He has since pledged to tackle a wide range of problems, including the system of corruption and patronage that observers say flourished during Maliki's two terms."We…
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations sanctions monitors have said photographs taken inside Iraq appear to confirm that the head of Iran's elite military Quds Force, one of Iran's most powerful people, has been in the country in violation of a U.N. travel ban. Qassem Soleimani, chief of the force which is an overseas arm of the Revolutionary Guards, has been subject to an international travel ban and asset freeze by the U.N. Security Council since 2007. An Iranian general said…
Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—Sunni tribal forces must unite within the framework of a National Guard force in order to effectively confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Nineveh Governor Atheel Al-Nujaifi said.The Nineveh governor, brother of Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker and Mutahidoun coalition leader Osama Al-Nujaifi, spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat on the sidelines of his recent visit to Washington during which he met with senior US State Department figures to discuss anti-ISIS efforts.“We have asked the anti-ISIS coalition for assistance…
The Guardian - The UN has launched a record appeal for $16.4bn (£10.5bn) of aid donations to help almost 60 million people in 22 countries next year, warning that the proliferation of crises in Central African Republic (CAR), Iraq, South Sudan and Syria is stretching humanitarian resources to their limits.Announcing the global humanitarian appeal on Monday, Valerie Amos, UN under secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said 2015 was going to be an incredibly difficult year for…

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