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Iran Army Chief: Saudi Role in Acts of Sabotage in Iraq, UAE

Tehran (TNA) – Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said Saudi Arabia had a role in the recent acts of sabotage in Iraq’s capital Baghdad and in the United Arab Emirates. Addressing a cultural meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Major General Mousavi said if the evidence were to be revealed, it would show […]

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US Issues Security Alert Ordering Non-Emergency Staff to Depart Iraq

Washington (MEMO) – The US State Department has issued a security alert and ordered staff to evacuate Iraq amid escalating tensions with neighboring Iran. The alert posted on the US embassy in Iraq today read: “The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad […]

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US Extends Sanctions Waiver for Iraq to Trade with Iran

Bagdhad (TNA) – The US has extended a waiver to let Iraq keep buying power from Iran, despite Washington’s campaign of sanctions, a State Department official said. The State Department issued a second three-month exemption from Iran sanctions for Iraq, mindful not to destabilize the war-torn country increasingly reliant on Iranian gas and electricity to cope […]

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Iraq Rejects Iran Sanctions and US Troop Presence

Baghdad (GPA) – In another blow to US control on Iraq, the country’s foreign minister warned that Baghdad would ignore US sanctions on Iran. Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim laid out the latest step on the path to independence for Baghdad from the US concerning sanctions on Iran by Washington. Although Iraq […]

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Iraqi Election Recount Results Ratified, Paving Way for Government Formation

Bagdhad (MEE) – A recount of votes cast in Iraq’s disputed parliamentary elections were backed by the country’s supreme court on Sunday, making the results official and finally paving the way for the formation of a government after months of delay. Supreme court spokesman Iyad al-Samouk announced it had ratified the results of a manual recount announced last […]

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Insight Media Press Release on Censorship by Facebook

United States (IM) – In a Friday morning surprise, Insight Media founder Ali Salaam woke up to find that several posts on his personal Facebook page had been removed due to being “spam or violating Facebook’s community standards.” Salaam then came to find that on the Insight Media Facebook page itself, a huge percentage of posts, photos, and videos had also been deleted. On […]

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Iraq Building Border Fence with Syria to Block Militants

Baghdad (TNA) – Iraq has begun building a fence along its border with Syria in order to stop Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) militants crossing into the country, an Iraqi border guards spokesman said. “Ten days ago we started to set up a barbed wire security fence with surveillance towers along the border with Syria,” Anwar Hamid […]

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US Official Says Israel Behind Attack on Syria-Iraq Border

Washington (MEMO) – Israel is behind an attack on the Iraq-Syria border that left dozens of militia fighters dead, CNN reported yesterday, citing a US official. An airstrike on Sunday night targeting pro-Assad forces fighting Daesh was initially blamed on the US by Syrian state media. The strike took place in Al-Hari military base, southeast of Albu Kamal, with the death […]

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Turkish Army Says Qandil Strike Killed 35 PKK Members

Ankara (MEE) – President Erdogan recently warned of a potential ground offensive against the PKK in Iraq. Turkish warplanes reportedly killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq’s Qandil mountain region on Friday, the Turkish military said. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said on Saturday that Turkish warplanes had struck […]

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Erdogan Prepping New War Pitched as an Anti-PKK Operation

Ankara (GPA) – Turkey’s military and Prime Minister have announced a new illegal ground campaign said to be an ‘anti-PKK operation’ in Iraq. On Friday, the Turkish government announced yet another illegal incursion into a neighboring country. This time the target isn’t Syria but Iraq, more specifically, the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – a […]

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