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Iraq’s political landscape in disarray

January 22, 20183:27 pm Iraq officially declared victory over the so-called Islamic State  (IS) – but was this a little hasty? Many Iraqis are concerned that could be the case, a fear the country’s politicians are quick to dismiss. Theses worries testify to just how uncertain the future of Iraq really is. …

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The legacy of the ‘Islamic State’

January 16, 201810:30 am The terrorist “Islamic State” (IS) militia is mostly defeated in Syria and Iraq. According to the US military, the jihadis have pulled out of 98 percent of the areas they used to control in both countries. And Syrian, Iraqi and US forces plan to take the remaining …

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Twin blasts kill dozens in Baghdad

January 15, 201810:27 am Two suicide bombers detonated explosive vests at a busy square in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 and wounding more than 80 others. General Saad Maan from the interior ministry said two men targeted Tayyaran Square, a commercial and transport hub where day laborers are …

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Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote

January 14, 201810:35 am Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister. Abadi, a Shi‘ite Muslim who led the country in the four-year war against Islamic State, said he will seek to form a cross-sectarian block called …

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Iraq returning displaced civilians from camps to unsafe areas

January 7, 201811:10 am Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, exposing them to death from booby-traps or acts of vigilantism, refugees and aid workers say. Managing more than two million Iraqis displaced by the war against Islamic …

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