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News Iraq » Politics: 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

Some Sunni groups are seeking to establish a unified religious leadership, setting Sunnis up to play a stronger role in the upcoming elections. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily Sunni Muslims attend prayers at a mosque during Eid al-Fitr as they mark the end of ...

News Iraq » Politics: 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

The Sadrist-Communist alliance appears to be a reversion to older patterns in Iraq's political history based on civic and national issues, and a repudiation of the sectarian politics that took root after 2003. Iraqi communists were active in Iraq during ...

News Iraq » Politics: 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

Syria and Iraq, being at the bottom of the list ... it mentioned, “serious and genuine political will for change and reform,” would be important and, “Without serious reform, corruption will continue to flourish, further exacerbating the political ...

News Iraq » Politics: The Militias In Iraq: From Popular Mobilization To Political Interference

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/14022018-the-militias-in-iraq-from-popular-mobilization-to-political-interference/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Shaabi in Arabic, formed in 2014 following a fatwa by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, played a major role in countering the expansion of the Islamic State and in bringing about its ultimate demise in Iraq.

News Iraq » Politics: The Largest Protest Ever Was 15 Years Ago. The Iraq War Isn’t Over. What Happened?

News channel or source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-happened-to-the-antiwar-movement_us_5a860940e4b00bc49f424ecb
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

The clearest political impacts of the global protests occurred outside of the United States. In Spain, which saw one of the highest-attended protests on Feb. 15, 2003, conservatives who backed the Iraq War lost the next election. In Britain, where 1 ...

News Iraq » Politics: Allies promise Iraq $30 billion, falling short of Baghdad's appeal

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-reconstruction-ku/kuwait-to-lend-iraq-1-billion-commit-further-1-billion-of-investment-idUSKCN1FY0TX
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

The United States and United Nations say that failure to help Iraq rebuild could unravel its gains against Islamic State since economic and social problems that bred sectarian conflict, creating political space for jihadists, would persist. For his part ...

News Iraq » Politics: With ISIS defeated, Iraqi prime minister vows to end sectarian politics as elections loom

News channel or source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/18/munich-security-conference-iraq-pm-calls-for-an-end-to-sectarian-divides.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

"This is the first time we're sending a very very powerful message to everyone, our political system must reform itself," he said. With elections just months away, Iraq's prime minister has called on the country's political system to reform itself and move ...

News Iraq » Politics: Beyond Iraq and Syria: World split over Daesh remnants

News channel or source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/291523/World/Region/Beyond-Iraq-and-Syria-World-split-over-Daesh-remna.aspx
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

When reports surfaced last month that two French women awaiting trial in Iraq over accusations of joining IS could ... which is already being hampered by national political and security calculations and interests. Some 30,000 to 40,000 foreign fighters ...

News Iraq » Politics: What Iraq’s Reconstruction Conference Revealed About Its New Friends and Partners

News channel or source: https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/24217/what-iraq-s-reconstruction-conference-revealed-about-its-new-friends-and-partners
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

... transition from the more tepid support for Iraq in the recent past to a more robust appreciation that a stable Iraq with strong political and economic ties to its Arab neighbors is vital for regional security, and for containing Iranian influence ...

News Iraq » Politics: Iraq prime minister calls for an end to sectarian divides: 'Our political system must reform itself'

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iraq-prime-minister-calls-for-an-end-to-sectarian-divides-our-political-system-must-reform-itself/ar-BBJhNRl
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

With elections just months away, Iraq's prime minister has called on the country's political system to reform itself and move away from its divided past. Load Error Haider al-Abadi, who belongs to the Islamic Dawa Party, said the country was previously ...