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UN Envoy To Iraq Says Mosul Liberation Imminent, IS ‘Caliphate’ Days ‘Numbered’ – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

UN Envoy To Iraq Says Mosul Liberation Imminent, IS 'Caliphate' Days 'Numbered'
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The United Nations envoy for Iraq says the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in the city of Mosul is "imminent" and that its so-called "caliphate" in Iraq will soon end. Jan Kubis, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq, told the
The Future of Iraq's Shiite Militias After ISIS' Defeat Letter From MosulForeign Affairs (subscription)
UN Official: Islamic State's Days Numbered in IraqVoice of America
World must focus on dual task of defeating ISIL, rebuilding Iraq, UN envoy tells Security CouncilUN News Centre
Human Rights Watch –Iraqi News
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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 3:50 am

And So It Begins: Trump, Syria, and The Lessons of Iraq – Defense One


Defense One

And So It Begins: Trump, Syria, and The Lessons of Iraq
Defense One
America's limited desire to participate in the fight and the rebuild remain overshadowed by the memory of Iraq and Afghanistan. Military leaders want no exclusive American ownership of the war. Even civilian leaders insist the post-war reconstruction

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 2:15 am

Brooks travels to Afghanistan, Iraq – The Herald Bulletin


The Herald Bulletin

Brooks travels to Afghanistan, Iraq
The Herald Bulletin
“It was encouraging to hear that women in Afghanistan and Iraq are continuing to gain respect in their country and hold prominent roles in society, and that is due, in part, to the presence of our female troops,” Brooks said. “They are role models for

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 12:15 am

Australia: Protect Civilians in Iraq and Syria | Human Rights Watch – Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

Australia: Protect Civilians in Iraq and Syria | Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch
(Sydney) – As civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria rise in the battle against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), the Australian government should take all …

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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 11:11 pm

Oil prices whipsaw in wild trading as potential holdout Iraq supports OPEC deal – CNBC


CNBC

Oil prices whipsaw in wild trading as potential holdout Iraq supports OPEC deal
CNBC
The Saudi oil minister flew to Iraq to convince his counterpart to agree to a nine-month extension of output curbs. Iraq had reportedly favored rolling over the policy only through the second half of 2017, but the country's oil minister said he
Iraq to back Opec-led output cut extensionFinancial Times
OPEC on Verge of 9-Month Cuts Extension After Iraq BackingBloomberg
Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to extend support for OPEC cut on oil outputRudaw
Reuters –Arkansas Online
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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 4:40 pm

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities – Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities
Chicago Tribune
In this file photo taken on Friday November 18, 2016, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand at one of their positions over a sand barrier created by Kurdish forces to demarcate their border, at an open field in the Nineveh plain, northeast of Mosul, Iraq. A

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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 2:55 pm

Iraq, Saudi Arabia in Last-Minute Summit to Salvage OPEC Cuts Extension – Wall Street Journal (subscription)


Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Iraq, Saudi Arabia in Last-Minute Summit to Salvage OPEC Cuts Extension
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
VIENNA—Iraq has become a potential obstacle to OPEC's efforts to continue cutting output into next year, representatives of the cartel said Monday, prompting Saudi Arabia's energy minister to fly to Baghdad for meetings. The Organization of the

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 12:55 pm

Kurdistan Region hosts Iraq’s first international sporting event – Rudaw – Rudaw


Rudaw

Kurdistan Region hosts Iraq's first international sporting event – Rudaw
Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Around 20,000 people from other parts of Iraq will flock to the capital of the Kurdistan Region on Monday night, as Erbil hosts Iraq's …

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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 12:15 pm

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq – Department of Defense


Department of Defense

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 22, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 22 strikes consisting of 72 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials …

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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 12:03 pm

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities – ABC … – ABC News


Colorado Springs Gazette

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities – ABC …
ABC News
FILE – In this file photo taken on Friday November 18, 2016, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand at one of their positions over a sand barrier created by Kurdish …
Iraq Divided LandColorado Springs Gazette

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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 6:38 am

Iraq – BingNews

Iraq’s inflation rate 0.6% higher in April: government

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq’s inflation indices moved up by 0.6% during the month of April compared to the preceding month, according to the Iraqi government, which said the change represents a 1% surge from April 2016. Spokesperson of the Iraqi …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 5:00 am

Iraq backs output cuts into 2018, putting OPEC near agreement

OPEC and its allies were poised to continue their production cuts for another nine months after Iraq backed an extension, removing one of the last remaining obstacles to an agreement. The proposal is the latest attempt by oil producers from Saudi Arabia to …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 4:57 am

Iraq, Saudi Arabia in Last-Minute Summit to Salvage OPEC Cuts Extension

VIENNA—Iraq has become a potential obstacle to OPEC’s efforts to continue cutting output into next year, representatives of the cartel said Monday, prompting Saudi Arabia’s energy minister to fly to Baghdad for meetings. The Organization of the …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 4:16 am

Brainwashed jihadi brides are returning to the streets of Britain in fresh security risk following MEN bomb attack as their ISIS husbands prepare for last stand in Iraq and Syria

Jihadi brides who fled to join ISIS in Syria are now returning to the UK as widows, it has been reported. Up to ten British women and their children are said to have left the group’s so-called caliphate in Syria and could join around 350 extremists …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 1:00 am

UN Official: Islamic State’s Days Numbered in Iraq

The United Nations’ top diplomat in Iraq said the so-called Islamic State’s days “are numbered” in that country and the liberation of the city of Mosul is “imminent.” “The days of so-called ISIL caliphate in Iraq are numbered, thanks to the bravery and …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 10:24 pm

Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities

ABU JARBUAH, Iraq (AP) — As Omar Rashad’s combine clutters down the barley field in northern Iraq, the farmer shields his eyes from the scorching sun and points at the tall berm at the end of his land, just past a cluster of agricultural buildings.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 9:46 pm

Saudi Arabia, Iraq agree oil output cut needs nine-month extension

BAGHDAD/VIENNA OPEC heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iraq agreed on Monday on the need to extend a global cut in oil supply by nine months in an effort to prop up crude prices, removing a potential stumbling block as producing countries prepare to meet this week.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 1:09 pm

Football: fans glad international football returning to Iraq

After a years-long absence predominantly due to security concerns, international football will return to Iraq when the country hosts a second-round match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 7:39 am

Iraq: Dozens killed in wave of suicide car bomb attacks

More than 50 people have been killed in a string of suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, and the southern province of Basra, police have told Al Jazeera. At least 33 people were killed on Friday in two separate blasts at checkpoints on a …

Posted on 20 May 2017 | 2:46 pm

Iraq’s special forces shrink IS stronghold in western Mosul

Iraq’s special forces declared their aspect of the mission to reclaim Mosul completed on Saturday. However heavy fighting still looms between other Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group as IS clings to a dwindling portion of Iraq’s second largest city.

Posted on 20 May 2017 | 11:05 am

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