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Posts Tagged: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

June 24, 2018 11:02 am

PM Abadi, Sadr Alliance Brings Iraq Government Closer

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs would enter into an alliance, bringing Iraq one step closer to...

June 11, 2018 9:53 am

After Ballot Box Fire, Cleric Sadr Says Iraqis Should Unite

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for Iraqis to show unity rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, in...

May 13, 2018 11:12 am

Iraq PM Abadi Appears Ahead in Poll, Sadr Strong: Sources

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's list appears to be leading in Iraq's parliamentary election, followed by influential Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's alliance, an election commission source...

April 19, 2018 10:34 am

Iraq Carries Out Air Strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Iraq on Thursday carried out air strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria a week after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country would defend...

March 28, 2018 12:56 pm

Iraq Wants to ‘Keep Away’ From US-Iran Conflict, PM Abadi Says

Iraq wants to "keep away" from the US-Iran conflict, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday. Baghdad wants to maintain a "balance" in its relations with Washington and Tehran, he...

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...


A Brilliant ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Yiddish

Why is this Fiddler different than all others? I’ll tell you. Fiddler on the Roof is arguably the most important Jewish contribution to musical theater....

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent...

The Integration Between Israeli and American Jews in New Jersey - Rather than a classroom setting, New Jersey middle and high school students participating in the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC)...


US Launches Campaign to Erode Support for Iran’s Leaders

The Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant...

Middle East

Jordan Takes in Syrian ‘White Helmets’ Evacuated With Israeli H...

Jordan said on Sunday 800 people including members of Syria's "White Helmets" civil defense group had been evacuated from southwest...