Poverty in Iraq forces refugees back to camps

Poverty and a lack of services are preventing rebuilding in Mosul, forcing thousands to choose the lesser of two evils and return to the camps. Over 2 million have yet to go back home. Judit Neurink reports from Mosul. “My … Read More

Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq hold intelligence committee meeting

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TEHRAN – Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq held a quartet intelligence committee meeting in Baghdad on Thursday, the Mehr news agency reported. The meeting was primarily aimed at sharing intelligence in campaign against terrorism. Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami … Read More

Iran, Turkey dam projects drying up Iraq’s water

Dubai: Iraq, the land of the ancient Assyrian and Sumerian civilisations, had, until recent years, abundant water sources. But, not anymore. Its neighbours, including its ally Iran, are carrying out ambitious plans that leave Iraq with less water day by … Read More

Syria: Americans Withdraw, Iranians Stay

Apart from defeating Daesh, the presence of American troops has had no critical role in the Syrian war. However, their withdrawal would make it easier for the Iranian regime to complete ‘the final chapter’ of its full takeover of Syria, … Read More

John Bolton and Washington’s Iran policy industry

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Bolton is only a by-product of a general policy environment in Washington continually primed to directly confront Iran. In a social media post late on March 22, Trump announced that Bolton will replace Lieutenant General HR McMaster as his chief … Read More

U.S. Evolving Middle East Operations of Carrier Strike Group as ISIS Loses Ground, Iranian Drones Make Daily Appearances

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An F-18 lands aboard carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during flight operations in the Persian Gulf on March 10, 2018. USNI News photo. ABOARD CARRIER USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN THE PERSIAN GULF — The rollback of ISIS forces in Iraq … Read More

After ISIS campaign, Iran-backed fighters in Iraq vow to drive out US troops

  BAGHDAD –  Now that they’ve helped vanquish the Islamic State from much of Iraq, a battle-hardened militia with close ties to Iran may be training its sights on the remaining U.S.-led coalition troops scattered across the country. At least … Read More

Germany ties Iraq aid to peaceful resolution of conflict with Kurds

Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani casts his vote during Kurds independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari BERLIN – 18 December 2017: Germany on Monday said its continued support for Iraq and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government … Read More

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 450

The Iranian city of Pol-e Zahab was particularly hard hit by the earthquake that struck on Sunday near the Iraqi border. CreditPouria Pakizeh/Iranian Students News Agency, via European Pressphoto Agency  TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for … Read More

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