September 25, 2023

20 years on, Human Rights Watch says US failing Iraq torture survivors

Twenty years after invading Iraq, the United States is failing the survivors of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison by not offering any path to compensation, Human Rights Watch said Monday."Twenty years on, Iraqis who were tortured by US personnel still have no clear path for filing a claim or receiving any kind of redress or recognition from the US government," said Sarah Yager, Washington director at Human Rights Watch.
September 23, 2023

Jordan's King Abdullah: You can’t parachute over Palestine to make peace with Israel

At the inaugural Al-Monitor/Semafor Middle East Global Summit, King Abdullah II emphasizes the centrality of the Palestinian issue; Iraqi PM Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani describes vision for natural gas; and more excerpts and coverage of summit. 
September 22, 2023

In war-scarred Iraqi city, food business gives women independence

Abir Jassem is busy preparing stuffed vegetables at a kitchen in Iraq's Mosul, where after years of unrest a women-run catering service has helped single mothers like her achieve financial security.The 37-year-old, who lost her husband while the city was under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group, said she had to get a job to put food on the table for her and her children."If I didn't work, we wouldn't have anything to eat," said Jassem.
September 21, 2023

Al-Monitor/Semafor summit: Iraq’s Sudani says 'solution is in Baghdad’ to issues with KRG

The prime minister also pleaded for more US investment in Iraq’s energy sector amid the oil dispute with Turkey, and addressed Iraq’s balancing act between the US and Iran.
September 20, 2023

Live blog: Al-Monitor/Semafor Middle East Global Summit

NEW YORK — The Al-Monitor & Semafor inaugural Middle East Global Summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings on Wednesday is bringing together the region’s leaders, newsmakers and business heads, including the King of Jordan and the prime ministers of Iraq and Lebanon, to discuss the Middle East’s transformation and global impact.Here are live updates from the event in New York City.
September 19, 2023

The War We Could Not Stop : The Real Story of the Battle for Iraq: Ramesh, Randeep: 9780571221103: Books

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September 19, 2023

Iran demands Iraq disarm Kurdish opposition as deadline expires

An agreement between Tehran and Baghdad stipulated that Iraqi authorities would disarm and relocate the Kurdish opposition groups along the Iranian border.
September 19, 2023

Iraq condemns 'repeated Turkish attacks' after Kurdish officers killed

Iraq's President Abdel Latif Rashid condemned on Tuesday "repeated Turkish attacks", a day after a drone strike on a northern airfield killed three Kurdish counterterrorism officers."The Turkish ambassador will be called in to receive a letter of protest addressed to the Turkish president", Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rashid's office said in a statement."Mercy be on the martyrs of Iraq, the civilian and military heroes killed by repeated Turkish attacks."
September 18, 2023

3 dead in drone strike on Iraqi Kurdistan airfield: statement

Three members of Iraqi Kurdistan's anti-terrorism forces were killed Monday in a drone strike that hit an airfield near Sulaimaniyah, the autonomous northern region's anti-terrorism services said in a statement."Unfortunately the bombing killed three of our Peshmerga comrades from the anti-terrorist services" and wounded three others, the statement said, without identifying those behind the attack.The drone strike targeted anti-terror forces at the Arbat airfield, southeast of Sulaimaniyah, which is mainly used by crop-spraying aircraft.
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