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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday invited Iraq’s political groups to meet after the Eid al-Fitr Muslim holiday and agree on how to move forward in establishing a new parliament and government. May’s parliamentary election ...
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(The Daily Mail ) A suspected ISIS mass murderer has been charged with war crimes in France after slipping into the country as an asylum seeker and being granted a residency card. The 33-year-old, identified only as Ahmed H, is currently in ...
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KARS, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkish forces are stationed 30 km inside northern Iraq and could advance further to target Kurdish PKK militants in their Qandil Mountains stronghold, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. Stepping up Turkish warnings about ...
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish forces are waiting for the right time to carry out an operation in northern Iraq’s Qandil region where high-ranking members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) are located, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said ...
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\ (The Guardian) MPs have called for tougher safeguards to be introduced to prevent a prime minister taking the country to war without adequate cabinet consultation. The Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee said a key finding ...
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(The Independent) The seismic change in last week’s election reflects deep structural shifts in Iraqi society. Muqtada al-Sadr’s party won the most MPs, although not a majority and he himself did not stand. But his apparent transformation from a sectarian anti-Western, pro-Iranian ...
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two homemade bombs targeted the headquarters of the Iraqi Communist Party, which is part of an alliance with cleric Moqtada al-Sadr that won Iraq’s parliamentary election, a party official and security sources said. The explosive ...
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(The Independent ) A populist coalition formed by nationalist Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has taken a surprise lead in Iraq’s election, putting a dent in prime minister Haider al-Abadi’s re-election bid. The country’s electoral commission released results for ...
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(The Washington Post) Iraqis head to the polls on May 12 to vote for their next federal government. This will be the first time they vote since the territorial rise and fall of ISIS. It is also the ...
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(Reuters) A compromise candidate floated after his predecessor Nuri al-Maliki was sidelined in a power struggle, Abadi became prime minister in September that year, two months after ISIS ran rampant across Iraq and declared its so-called caliphate. Four ...
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