06 May 2021
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SULAIMANI — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday (November 22) that his country has been in Iraq for two things, to defeat Islamic State (ISIS) and buttressing the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s government. “We want a free, independent Iraq.  You can see it.  You can see it in the protests in Iraq.  What do they want?  They want freedom.  They want independence.  They don’t want to be under the jackboot of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Pompeo said during an interview with…
GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 50 prisoners in Iraq face possible execution on Monday following conviction on terrorism-related crimes in unfair trials, United Nations human rights experts said on Friday. The independent experts urged the Baghdad government to immediately halt all mass executions, noting that 21 prisoners had been executed in October, followed by a further 21 last week in Nasiriyah Central Prison, also known as al Hoot. The wave “seems to be part of a larger plan to execute all…
Hundreds of temporary employees working for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity yesterday demonstrated in the capital Baghdad demanding the government pay their outstanding salaries, Anadolu reported. The agency said the demonstrators gathered in front of the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance and raised banners calling on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to intervene and pay their salaries. One protester, Mahmoud Al-Hamidi, told the agency that the ministry's temporary employees had not received their salaries since March. "Our living conditions are very difficult.…
The scandal erupted when Australian police arrested a man in connection with US$78 million in bribes used to secure lucrative Iraqi oil contracts linked to an alleged international corruption ring. BAGHDAD – A bribe scandal involving an Australian man, officials from Iraq’s oil ministry and government officials in the South Oil Company of Iraq, revealed on Wednesday the extent to which corruption plagues the Arab country and its state institutions. The scandal erupted when Australian police arrested a man in connection…
WASHINGTON: The US will slash troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to their lowest levels in nearly 20 years of war after President Donald Trump pledged to end conflicts abroad, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said around 2,000 troops would be pulled from Afghanistan by January 15, and 500 more would come back from Iraq, leaving 2,500 in each country. The moves reflect Trump's policy "to bring the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a successful and…
Iraq has one of the highest disappearance rates in the world Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Iraqi government to find people who have been subject to enforced disappearance and to bring the perpetrators to justice. The group singled out Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, who had pledged to deal with the illegal abductions. Iraq has one of the highest numbers of missing people in the world, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Enforced disappearance is a…
BAGHDAD (AP) — Rockets struck Iraq’s capital Tuesday with four landing inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, Iraq’s military said, killing a child and wounding at least five people, signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October. Two Iraqi security officials said one of the rockets that hit the Green Zone struck close to Iraq’s National Security Service, just 600 meters (2,000 feet) from the American Embassy. Some of the rockets were intercepted by the…

Iraq: No Justice for Enforced Disappearances Tuesday, 17 November 2020 23:08

(Beirut) – Iraqi authorities should fulfill a commitment to locate victims of enforced disappearance and ensure that those responsible are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said today.Since taking office in May 2020, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announced that his government was creating a new mechanism to locate victims of enforced disappearances, but authorities appear to have done little follow-through. Iraqi authorities did not respond to a November 5 letter from Human Rights Watch requesting information about eight disappearances that occurred between December…
At a time when militia attacks on supply convoys for the U.S.-led coalition and against other U.S. interests have been on the rise, the sharing of this information — including names, addresses and license plate numbers — could present a heightened threat to hundreds of Iraqis who have long worked with American forces, in particular as translators. The U.S. military provides this personal information to the Iraqi security forces, as required by Iraqi authorities, to secure permission for the translators…
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday passed an emergency spending bill to allow the cash-strapped government to borrow abroad as the economy reels from low oil prices, although they approved less than a third of the original amount requested. Under the new law, the finance ministry will be allowed to borrow $10.1 billion from international markets and local banks, much less than the $35 billion originally sought by the government. Due to infighting, parliament has failed to approve a…
Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke late on Tuesday and agreed to enhance bilateral relations and co-operate to stabilise oil prices, which have plummeted on the international market. The two countries, which severed diplomatic ties for 25 years when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, held an online meeting to review and endorse deals signed in different areas in recent days. Both sides stressed the importance of “expanding and enhancing co-operation to serve the…

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