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(Human Rights Watch ) Four years after being forced to flee their battle-scarred town, the families of al-Baghdadi are finally home. Authorities have allowed a group of families back into al-Baghdadi, a town in Anbar governorate 180 kilometers ...
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(The Independent) Iraq has put to death 13 people convicted of terrorism offences hours after the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, ordered the execution of hundreds of prisoners on death row in retaliation for the killing by Isis of eight ...
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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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