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Posts Tagged: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

March 16, 2018 10:21 am

US Accuses Iran of Trying to Influence Iraq’s Election

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Iran on Thursday of "mucking around" in Iraq's May parliamentary election, in which Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is seeking another...

March 15, 2018 9:51 am

Iraq PM Abadi Orders Reopening of Kurdish Airports for International Flights

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered on Thursday the reopening of the airports of Erbil and Suleimaniya, in the Kurdistan region, for international flights, a...

March 13, 2018 11:17 am

Iraqi PM Agrees to Lift Ban on International Flights to Kurdistan Region

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi agreed to lift a ban on international air traffic to the Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, in a decree which said...

March 9, 2018 10:08 am

Iraq’s Shi’ite Militias Formally Inducted Into Security Forces

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued a decree on Thursday formalizing the inclusion of Shi'ite paramilitary groups in the country's security forces. According to the decree,...

February 6, 2018 10:12 am

Iran-Backed Iraqi Groups Urge Full US Withdrawal, Hardliners Threaten Attacks

Two major Iraqi Shi'ite groups backed by Iran are demanding all US forces leave Iraq, opposing plans by Baghdad and Washington to keep some there...

October 26, 2017 10:04 am

Baghdad Refuses Kurdish Offer to Freeze Independence Vote

Baghdad on Thursday dismissed an offer from Iraqi Kurdish leaders to freeze the outcome of a vote for independence last month in a bid to...

October 22, 2017 10:16 am

Secretary of State Tillerson Pushes for Saudi, Iraqi Alliance Against Iran

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday promoted a Trump administration goal of uniting Saudi Arabia and Iraq in common cause to counter Iran’s...

August 31, 2017 10:13 am

Iraqi Prime Minister Declares Key City Is ‘Liberated’ From ISIS

Iraqi forces have seized the strategically important city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday. A US-backed operation to retake the northwestern...

April 4, 2017 9:47 am

Jared Kushner Pays Surprise Visit to Iraq for Briefing on ISIS Battle

President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner paid a surprise visit to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other officials here Monday, receiving...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Study: Latest Palestinian Textbooks Show Increased Indoctrination to Jihad and Martyrdom - In July 2017, the Palestinian Authority (PA) schoolbooks for the...

Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...


France Urges Tough EU Approach on Iran to Save Nuclear Accord

France urged the European Union on Monday to consider new sanctions on Iran over its involvement in Syria's civil war and its ballistic missile program, as Paris tries to persuade Washington to...


Israel Accuses French Consulate Employee of Smuggling Guns to Palestinians

Israel said on Monday it had arrested a French citizen, an employee of France's consulate in Jerusalem, on suspicion of using a diplomatic car to smuggle guns from the Hamas-controlled...

Middle East

Iraq Sends Money to Pay Kurdish Salaries for First Time Since 2014

Iraq sent money to pay salaries of state employees in the Kurdish region on Monday for the first time since 2014, the Baghdad government said, although a dispute over how...