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News Iraq » Najaf: Najaf’s wax statues kindle meltdown for conservative Iraqi clerics

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/wax-statues-of-najaf-create-controversy-in-iraq.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

QASSEM ZEIN/AFP/Getty Images A tableau of a council meeting with waxwork statues of famous Shiite Muslim religious clerics is on display at one of the main religious schools in Najaf, Iraq, April 26, 2012. NAJAF, Iraq — An exhibit of wax statues ...

News Iraq » Najaf: IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/ambushes-iraqi-shiite-led-force-killing-27-fighters-article-1.3829292
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Mourners pray over the flag-draped coffin of Ismail Mahmoud, 24, a fighter of the Popular Mobilization Forces, who was killed Sunday in an attack southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

News Iraq » Najaf: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/582650/Iraq-urges-FIFA-to-lift-ban-on-hosting-internation
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Iraq hopes that hosting Gulf football friendlies ... and Youth Minister Abdulhussein Abttan told AFP in an interview at the international stadium of Najaf, south of Baghdad. Years of insecurity following the US-led invasion and the Islamic State group ...

News Iraq » Najaf: Iraq elections: The curious case of the Communist-Sadrist alliance

News channel or source: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/iraq-elections-curious-case-communist-sadrist-alliance-1015061566
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

However, an examination of Iraq's history indicates that an alliance between secularists ... cooperated with religious Shia movements in the traditional shrine cities of Najaf, Karbala, and Kadhimiyya. At the outset, it appears incongruous that a religious ...

News Iraq » Najaf: The Limits of EU Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf

News channel or source: https://lobelog.com/the-limits-of-the-eu-diplomacy-in-the-persian-gulf/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

the Saudis have energetically re-engaged with Iraq. They re-opened their embassy in Baghdad and opened a consulate in Najaf, one of the holiest cities of Shia Islam. Regarding Kurdish aspirations, they support the territorial integrity and non-sectarian ...

News Iraq » Najaf: 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

With every inch of territory Iran’s proxies acquire, their influence becomes stronger in the rest of Iraq. Al-Abadi has even contemplated an alliance with Iran’s proxies, a move that has been criticized by Sistani and the Najaf religious establishment ...

News Iraq » Najaf: Doctors forge bond after work in Iraq

News channel or source: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/doctors-forge-bond-after-work-in-iraq/article_b7f61137-ae7f-5e09-b085-91066fecb7d0.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

While there, he met Dr. Firas Egal, who graduated with a medical degree from the University of Kufa in Najaf, Iraq, in 2003, at the onset of the Iraq War. Egal got a job with the U.S. Army, translating for patients and providing medical support.

News Iraq » Najaf: How to Push Back On Iran: The Key Role Iraq Plays

News channel or source: http://www.newsweek.com/how-push-back-iran-key-role-iraq-plays-808105
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Their annual trade exceeds $12 billion, and Iran sends nearly 15 percent of its non-oil exports to Iraq. Millions of Iranians travel to the Shi’a holy cities of Karbala and Najaf for religious pilgrimages each year. And in the 1980s, the two countries ...

News Iraq » Najaf: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban

News channel or source: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1090280.shtml
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

... and Youth Minister Abdulhussein Abttan speaks during an interview at Najaf International Stadium on February 8 in Najaf, Iraq. Photo: IC Iraq hopes that hosting Gulf soccer friendlies, renovating its stadiums and outlawing weapons at matches will have ...