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News Iraq » Baghdad: Will Iraq's Sunnis get own political-religious authority?

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/iraq-sunni-marja-kubaisi-humim.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily Sunni Muslims attend prayers at a mosque during Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad, Iraq, June 25, 2017. The visit of prominent Sunni cleric and Islamic preacher Ahmad al-Kubaisi to Iraq ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: 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

While technically they have been under Baghdad’s command since 2016, in reality, they answer to their sponsors in Tehran. These groups have long exploited conflict and disorder in Iraq since the toppling of the Baath regime, while also expanding Iran’s ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: Militias in Iraq's Security Forces: Historical Context and U.S. Options

News channel or source: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/militias-in-iraqs-security-forces-historical-context-and-u.s.-options
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The question is whether the current period of empowered militias is uniquely dangerous in historical context, and whether the United States can help Baghdad break the cycle for good. The problem of arms outside state control is as old as Iraq itself.

News Iraq » Baghdad: Militants in army uniforms ambush Iraqi troops near Baghdad, 27 dead

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/19/militants-in-army-uniforms-ambush-iraqi-troops-near-baghdad-27-dead.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Militants disguised as Iraqi soldiers ambushed paramilitary troops Monday north of Baghdad, leaving at least 27 dead ... that the alliance will expand its military training mission in Iraq and help the conflict-ravaged country develop new academies ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: 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

Baghdad declared victory over the jihadist group last December ... and of the thousands who have gotten away but remain stuck in poorly serviced camps in Iraq. "They need help, they need treatment, and they are not getting that" in the camps, she said ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: Fates vary of foreign terrorists arrested in Iraq and Syria

News channel or source: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1253191/middle-east
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

QAMISHLI, Syria: Iraq and Syria’s Kurds have netted foreign terrorists by the thousands but while the former is expediting trials, the latter would rather send them home. A Baghdad court on Monday sentenced Frenchwoman Melina Boughedir to seven months in ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: Kansas soldier dies in non-combat incident while supporting ISIS fight in Iraq

News channel or source: http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article201348794.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Christina Marie Schoenecker, an Army Reserve soldier from Arlington, Kan., died Monday in Baghdad, Iraq, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday. She was 26. Schoenecker was the third soldier to die since the beginning of 2018 in the ongoing ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: Unfair ISIS Trial in Iraq Hands Women Harshest Sentences

News channel or source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/21/unfair-isis-trial-iraq-hands-women-harshest-sentences
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

which carries the penalty of life in prison or death under Iraq’s counterterrorism law. In January, Baghdad’s Criminal Court sentenced a German woman to death. Two days ago, the same court convicted 11 Turkish women and an Azeri. One of the Turkish ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: 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. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday night that American forces will stay in Iraq in order to defeat the Islamic State group, even if the government in Baghdad requests the U.S. leave. The 2001 war authorization, or AUMF, lets U.S. troops use ...

News Iraq » Baghdad: UPDATE 1-Iraq southern oil exports around 3.5 mln bpd so far in Feb -sources

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-oil/update-1-iraq-southern-oil-exports-around-3-5-mln-bpd-so-far-in-feb-sources-idUSL8N1QC4WY
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

BAGHDAD, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Iraq’s crude oil exports from its southern ports on the Gulf stand at 3.5 million barrels per day so far in February, two oil industry officials told Reuters on Thursday. “Despite repeated bad weather issues this month we ...