Iraq Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. UN Chief Ban Visits IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on March 30 for talks with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and other senior officials. Ban's spokesperson said on Twitter that the UN chief would "convey UN support" for the people and government of Iraq "in these challenging times."


  2. UN chief Ban to meet with Iraqi leaders in BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for meetings with Iraq's leaders, a UN official confirmed. "The secretary general will meet Iraqi leaders to discuss the political and security developments in the country," the official said, who was not authorized to speak about the UN chief's visit.


  3. Syria's Assad says Islamic State has expanded since start of US air strikesRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | UAport

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, has been gaining recruits since the start of U.S.-led air strikes against the militant group.


  4. Tikrit a key test of U.S., Iraq efforts to drive out extremistsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    The battle for Tikrit has produced an important turnabout in the Iraqi campaign against extremists: Iranian-backed Shiite militias appear to have stalled there after three weeks of intense fighting, leading Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to request U.S. airstrikes to complete the mission. The Tikrit campaign appears to be the first significant overreach in Iraq by the Iranians and their field commander, Gen.


  5. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to meet with Iraqi leaders in BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | DNA India

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for meetings with Iraq's leaders, a UN official confirmed. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on Monday for meetings with Iraq's leaders, a UN official confirmed.


  6. If Shi'ite militias beat Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq will still loseRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Reuters

    Iraqi security forces cover their ears as a rocket is launched during clashes with Islamic State militants at a frontline in Tikrit, March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani Here is a new Iraqi paradox: whatever progress the Shi'ite Muslim-dominated Baghdad government makes against jihadi insurgents occupying large swathes of north-western Iraq, it is simultaneously undermining what is left of the Iraqi state, whose frailty and malfunctions created the environment in which jihadism was able to surge in the first place.


  7. Iran says U.S. drone killed 2 advisers in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | USA Today

    Iran says U.S. drone killed 2 advisers in Iraq Iran says March 23 strike during campaign to retake Tikrit killed two of its advisers. Check out this story on BAGHDAD - Iran's Revolution Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.


  8. Promising signs in Iraq mission: DefenceRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    It's estimated 9500 IS or Daesh fighters have been killed as coalition forces bomb key defences and facilities, and Iraqi and other ground forces seize back and hold territory. Chief of joint operations Vice Admiral David Johnston said on Monday the deaths were a warning to any Australians who might be influenced by Islamic extremists.


  9. [Investigation] Polish airport used by CIA obtains millions in EU fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | EUobserver

    A small airport in north-eastern Poland used by the CIA to fly in kidnapped detainees for torture at a nearby intelligence training camp has received over €30 million in EU funds. The EU money is part of a larger €48.5 million sum to turn the former military airstrip into an international commercial airport known as Szymany.


  10. Iraqi Ground Forces, U.S. Air Strikes Focus On IS-Held TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    ... fighters, led by Sunni extremists, stormed into Tikrit in June 2014 during a rapid advance across northern and western Iraq.


  11. 30 IS militants killed in IraqRead the original story

    22 hrs ago |

    ... and cars. Since March 2, some 30,000 Iraqi troops and thousands of allied Shia and Sunni militias have been involved in Iraq's biggest offensive to recapture the northern part of Salahudin province, including Tikrit and other key towns and villages, ...


  12. Boehner, McConnell backing up Israel PM Netanyahu on Iran nuclear deal sanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    ... for it, Iran is getting a prize. Instead of issuing an uncompromising ultimatum to stop its support for terror - from Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon to the Palestinians, the Far East, Europe, Africa, and North America - the West is welcoming Iran to the ...


  13. 'We must respond,' declares UNESCO chief, launching #Unite4Heritage campaign in BaghdadRead the original story

    23 hrs ago |

    Taking an innovative step to support Iraqi youth and to mobilize young people worldwide for the protection of cultural heritage, Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization launched on Saturday at Baghdad University #Unite4Heritage, a social media campaign to counter the propaganda of cultural cleansing in Iraq and other crisis-torn counties. "Today, we send a clear message," said said Bokova at the campaign's launch, which took place in front of students, government ministers and university officials at the Faculty of Arts.


  14. United Nations cultural body chief Irina Bokova vows to step up Iraq heritage protectionRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Art Daily

    UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova speaks during a press conference at the National Museum in Baghdad on March 28, 2015 as she visits the Iraqi capital to boost global efforts to preserve Iraq's heritage, which has been systematically targeted by the Islamic State group. AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR.


  15. US Army Issues Troop Safety Instructions Following ISIS Threat: Urges Caution On Use Of Social MediaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | International Business Times

    ... the list specifically targeted military members who are pilots or aircraft crew members in retaliation for airstrike in Iraq and Syria," the Army message said. The security message urged the personnel that "it is likely that social media will ...


  16. on Target: Short-sighted solution on SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Chronicle Herald

    In this image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Friday, which has been confirmed by The Associated Press, fighters take their positions against Syrian government forces in Idlib province, north Syria. Prime Minister Stephen Harper simply steamrolled over any resistance from the opposition parties by announcing Canada would not only be extending the military mission in Iraq but also expanding it to include bombing targets inside Syria.


  17. Iraq Isn't the Right FrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Foreign Affairs

    Smoke rises after a shell fell on a building that was held by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, March 28, 2015. The battle to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has been a serious test of the United States' current strategy in Iraq.


  18. Stumbling through historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Politico

    Yemen is in flames, ISIL is on the march, Syria is apocalyptic, Iran is racing through Iraq, anarchy reigns in Libya, Jordan is on the brink, Turkey is slipping away, and America's relationship with the Middle East's only democracy has hit an all-time low. When academics look back to survey the wreckage of U.S. foreign policy at the start of the 21st century, many will wonder how a superpower with unrivaled military, economic, and cultural dominance lost that historic advantage so quickly.


  19. A front-row seat to the rise of ISIS: Canadian diplomats saw trouble...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | National Post

    Canadian diplomats in the Middle East recognized the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham as a threat to the region and started working to keep it from moving into Iraq and Jordan a year before the U.S., Canada and other allies went to war against the terrorist group. But nobody predicted how strong ISIS was, or how fast it would move.


  20. a Whose side are we on?aRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | New York Post

    ... Arabia and other Sunni nations against pro-Iranian forces in Yemen and allied with Iran against Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria. It's a good question - and at the heart of the answer is the president's seemingly random global decision-making. On ...