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News Iraq: BRIEF-S&P Says Iraq Ratings Affirmed At 'B-/B' Outlook Stable

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-sp-says-iraq-ratings-affirmed-at-b/brief-sp-says-iraq-ratings-affirmed-at-b-b-outlook-stable-idUSFWN1QD1E5
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

* ‍S&P SAYS AFFIRMING ‘B-/B’ LONG- AND SHORT-TERM FOREIGN AND LOCAL CURRENCY SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATINGS ON IRAQ * S&P, ON IRAQ, SAYS STABLE OUTLOOK REFLECTS EXPECTATION THAT FISCAL DEFICITS WILL BE MODEST OVER NEXT FEW YEARS * S&P, ON IRAQ, SAYS ...

News Iraq: ISIL claims attack on pro-government militia in Iraq

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/isil-claims-attack-pro-government-militia-iraq-180219135016632.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

More than two dozen members of a pro-government militia in Iraq have been killed after being ambushed by disguised Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. Twenty-seven members of Hashd al-Shaabi, or the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were ...

News Iraq: Iraq war veteran: 'abuse inquiries nearly drove me to suicide'

News channel or source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/23/iraq-war-veteran-abuse-inquiries-nearly-drove-suicide/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

An Iraq war veteran has told how he was driven to near suicide by a relentless series of Ministry of Defence-funded inquiries over 15 years. The final straw for Joseph McCleary was a probe by the Iraq Fatality Investigations (IFI) team, which is now at the ...

News Iraq: Yazidi survivor won't return to Iraq for fear of new 'genocide'

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/yazidi-survivor-wont-return-iraq-fear-genocide-030318348.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Geneva (AFP) - Farida Abbas Khalaf, one of thousands of Yazidi women abducted, raped and brutalised by Islamic State group fighters, says the jihadists' departure has not made it safe to return to Iraq. "Everything is still the same. The same people who ...

News Iraq: To bring peace to Syria and Iraq, allow them to break apart

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/16/to-bring-peace-to-syria-and-iraq-allow-them-to-break-apart.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The integrity of nation states is an important concept and the idea of breaking them up should not be taken lightly, unless the state itself is the problem. This is the situation in Syria and Iraq today – two countries in name only, where Sunnis, Shiites ...

News Iraq: How Will Iraq Contain Iran's Proxies?

News channel or source: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/the-man-who-could-help-rebuild-iraq/553799/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

In June 2014, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, one of the leading Shiite clergyman in the world, called on all able-bodied Iraqis to defend their country against the Islamic State. Iraq’s U.S.-trained armed forces had collapsed, fleeing the advance of ...

News Iraq: Conference for Iraq draws investors instead of donors

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/kuwait-iraq-reconstruction-investment.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The reported success — and failure — of a fundraising effort for Iraq could become a political football in the May general elections. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari attends the Kuwait International Conference for ...

News Iraq: Joseph Yacoub: In Iraq and Syria, “one of the oldest Christian communities is dying”

News channel or source: https://aleteia.org/2018/02/23/joseph-yacoub-in-iraq-and-syria-one-of-the-oldest-christian-communities-is-dying/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

First holder of the UNESCO Chair of "Memory, Culture and Interculturality" and honorary professor at the Catholic University of Lyon, Joseph Yacoub talks to Aleteia about the future of Christianity in Iraq and Syria. As the situation gets bogged down in ...

News Iraq: Iraq is ranked among the world’s most corrupt countries

News channel or source: https://sofrep.com/100017/iraq-is-ranked-among-the-worlds-most-corrupt-countries/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Transparency International is a Berlin based organization that has bestowed upon Iraq a corruption ranking of 169th out of 180 different countries. The report was filed yesterday and it comes as no surprise given Iraq’s propensity for extortion on any ...

News Iraq: Trump administration: Troops can stay in Iraq, Syria indefinitely

News channel or source: https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2018/02/23/trump-administration-troops-can-stay-in-iraq-syria-indefinitely/
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

U.S. Army Sgt. Kaylin Jones, 25, stands at a guard tower on the perimeter of a small coalition outpost on the western edge of Iraq on Jan. 26, 2018. (Susannah George/AP) WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has the legal authority to keep U.S. forces ...