King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

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Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

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UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

:: Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial More »

Who is Abdullah Al Thani, descendant of ruling family which built modern Qatar?

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Tag Archives: Iraq

US ties with Iranian opposition strengthening

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: The Iranian opposition is gaining momentum due to a growing consensus in the US Congress over the necessity for regime change in Iran. A senior delegation of US senators went to

Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

:: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said on Thursday a unit of the security forces committed “abuses” against civilians during the offensive to oust ISIS insurgents from the city of Mosul. His government began an investigation

Iraq seeks UN resolution to investigate ISIS

:: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called upon the international community to gather and preserve evidence of crimes committed by ISIS organization, stressing that the Iraqi government wants to prosecute ISIS militants before Iraqi judiciary. Baghdad is

Baghdad urges international community to gather evidence of ISIS’s crimes

:: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called upon the international community to gather and preserve evidence of crimes committed by ISIS organization, stressing that the Iraqi government wants to prosecute ISIS militants before Iraqi judiciary. Baghdad is

Battle of Tal Afar: Snipers deployed, rest of the Iraqi forces getting ready

:: Iraqi police announced on Tuesday the deployment of snipers on the outskirts of the district of Tal Afar in preparation for the military operation against ISIS. The commander of the federal police, Raid Jawdat, said in

Extremists kill 7 Iraqi security personnel

:: ISIS suicide bombers killed seven members of Iraq’s security forces in an attack on an Iraqi police and army base Wednesday in Baiji, north of Baghdad, the interior ministry and a local official said. “Five Daesh

Saudi Arabia affirms it has never requested Iranian mediation

:: A Saudi official on Wednesday said that the Kingdom has never requested Iranian mediation in its affairs. Any news that says otherwise is false, he added. According to an SPA report, the official said: “Saudi Arabia

Turkey warns Iraqi Kurdish referendum risks ‘civil war’

:: Turkey on Wednesday warned that a plan by the leadership in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region to hold a referendum on independence next month could lead to civil war, in Ankara’s strongest warning yet against the poll.

Iran chief of staff in Turkey for talks on Syria, Iraq

:: Iran’s chief of staff arrived in Ankara Tuesday for “unprecedented” talks with Turkey’s leadership reportedly aimed at narrowing differences on the Syria crisis and coordinating policy on Iraq. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri is due to meet

Iraq announces start of air bombing campaign on ISIS-held Tal Afar

:: Iraq has begun an aerial bombardment of Tal Afar, a town under ISIS control west of Mosul, Baghdad-based al-Sumariya TV said on Tuesday, citing an Iraqi Defence Ministry spokesman. The ground attack to try to take

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization militia: Without us, Assad would have been toppled

:: Iraq’s Popular Mobilization militia spokesman, Ahmad al-Asadi, said that without the Popular Mobilization militia alongside the Assad regime, the Syrian president would have fallen into the hands of those he described as terrorists, stressing that the

Saudi Arabia to launch joint trade council with Iraq

:: Saudi Arabia and Iraq are to launch a joint trade commission, the Saudi cabinet announced Monday. “The cabinet has decided to approve the establishment of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordinating Commission and to delegate the Saudi minister of

Independence? Iraqi Kurds should be careful what they wish for

Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi

By : Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi :: The people of Iraqi Kurdistan will vote next month in a referendum on whether to remain part of Iraq, or choose the independent state that has been the dream of every

Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr arrives in UAE on official visit

:: Influential Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has reportedly arrived in the United Arab Emirates on an official visit. During his visit, al-Sadr is expected to meet with UAE officials to discuss regional developments as well as the

Saudi official: Fall of Iraqi lady from balcony of hotel in Madinah was accident

:: Saudi Undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Visit Affairs in Madinah Mohammed Bejawi said that investigations in the incident of the fall of an Iraqi woman in her fifties off a balcony of

How can Saudi Arabia prioritize and obtain its strategic interests?

Faisal Al-Shammeri

By : Faisal Al-Shammeri :: It has been said that “Great Powers do not have friends, they have interests.” As valid as this statement is, it is applicable up and down the ladder in multiple aspects in

Washington relies on Moscow to influence Tehran

Raghida Dergham

By : Raghida Dergham :: Kurdish national ambitions are hitting Iranian, Turkish and Arab roadblocks — all for different reasons. Tensions and radical differences are growing more intense between conflicting projects, amid a clamor regarding partition and

Iraq’s Kurds stick to independence vote despite US call to delay it

:: Iraq’s Kurds are sticking to a plan to hold an independence referendum on Sept. 25, despite a US request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on Saturday. The United States and other Western

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