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US urges Iraq PM-designate to protect its troops ahead of vote

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday urged Iraq's designated prime minister to protect US troops and meet grievances of a months-long protest movement ahead of a parliamentary confidence vote. In the first substantive US comment on Mohammad Allawi since he was named on February 1 as a consensus candidate, Pompeo said he told him by telephone that the United States backed a "strong, sovereign and prosperous" Iraq. Pompeo "stressed Iraq's obligation to protect US and coalition diplomats, ...
Tags: News, Iraq, US, United States, State Department, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Iraq Pompeo, Morgan Ortagus, Mohammad Allawi

Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

If it wasn’t for Mike Bloomberg, the alleged perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in American history would likely have been convicted of mass murder by now.According to all the evidence available both at the time and in the nine years since Bloomberg’s intervention, a federal court almost certainly would have convicted the five co-defendants. A judge would have had to reckon with the torture the CIA inflicted on them, barring the prosecution from using tainted evidence—and showing, for th...
Tags: New York, News, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Justice, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Fbi, Afghanistan, Gop, New York Times

Assyrian Town Destroyed By ISIS Rises Again

Batnaya is a town in the north of Iraq, some 24 km from Mosul. Before ISIS arrived there were 950 families living here, all of them Chaldean Catholics. It was used by the terrorist group as its frontline while it shelled Kurdish troops.
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Mosul, Batnaya

POTD: Danish Soldier in Operation Task Force Dragon – Iraq 2020

The camera loves the light, and in Iraq there’s plenty of sunshine. Today we look at a Danish soldier, scanning his sector of fire during a base defense exercise supporting Operation Task Force Dragon at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. He’s using a Colt from Canada and the optics is an ELCAN. You can see “CANADA” […] Read More … The post POTD: Danish Soldier in Operation Task Force Dragon – Iraq 2020 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Iraq, Canada, Denmark, Daesh, Photo of the Day, Elcan, Colt Canada, Colt Canada C8, Al Asad Air Base Iraq, Colt C8 Carbine

Iran COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 8, With 43 Confirmed Infection Cases

(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s health ministry raised the death toll from the new coronavirus to eight Sunday, amid concerns that clusters there as well as in Italy and South Korea could signal a serious new stage in its global spread. There were now 43 confirmed cases of the illness in Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told state TV. That’s a jump from a Saturday’s total of 28 confirmed cases and six fatalities. The outbreak in Iran has centered mostly on the city of Qom, but spr...
Tags: South Korea, News, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Uncategorized, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Italy, Mecca, Tehran, Lebanon, Kuwait, Medina, Baluchistan

Idlib’s despair won’t end bloodshed in Syria. It will provoke a rebel fightback | Hassan Hassan

Freed from the need to defend their last stronghold, the jihadists there will be well placed to regroup and take the struggle undergroundOutsiders can be forgiven for being tired of the Syrian conflict. After all, the violence has lasted for nearly a decade and the worst chapters – for outsiders, at least – have come and gone: Islamic State (Isis) seized almost half the country, in addition to one-third of Iraq and launched a global network of terror in 2014. But the world has now caught its bre...
Tags: Europe, Iraq, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Turkey, Syria, United States, Middle East and North Africa, Bashar al-Assad, Damascus, Islamic State ISIS, Idlib, Hassan Hassan

Iraq's Sadr warns MPs against rejecting new government

Populist cleric Moqtada Sadr returned to Iraq Saturday with a threat to organise protests outside parliament unless lawmakers back the government of prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi in a confidence vote. The Shiite cleric with a cult-like following in Iraq has thrown his weight behind the appointment of Allawi, despite the premier's rejection by a protest movement Sadr once backed.
Tags: News, Iraq, Sadr, Allawi, Moqtada Sadr, Mohammad Allawi

Grave of slain Iraq commander, a new anti-US magnet

Clad in black, they joined wailing women and men beating their chests in grief at Wadi al-Salam (valley of peace), an ever expanding cemetery. All eyes were on the grave of Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Killed alongside top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3, Muhandis is now revered as a martyred icon of anti-American resistance.
Tags: News, Iraq, US, Baghdad, Abu Mahdi, Qasem Soleimani, Wadi al Salam

toni morrison on good and evil in literature

Graphic viaStudents Exploring Inequality in Canada For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by stories of forgiveness and redemption. I believe endlessly in the human capacity for redemption, and that belief that has only been strengthened as I've seen more of the world.The stories that interest me the most are when people who suffer loss do not seek vengeance.I first came upon this idea in the book Dead Man Walking, the 1994 book by Sister Helen Prejean. Prejean is foundatio...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, China, Iraq, US, Canada, Aclu, New York Times, Death Penalty, Norway, Toni Morrison, September 11, Morrison, Harvard Divinity School, What I'm Reading, North Korea Iran

Mission First Tactical Glock 43x/48 IWB Holster – Review

Mission First Tactical Glock 43x/48 IWB Holster U.S.A. –-( Many months ago, Mission First Tactical's Vice President sent a box of review goods, and he tossed a few extra items in that he wanted some feedback on.  One was MFT's Glock 43x/48 IWB Appendix holster.  Having used a couple Mission First Tactical holsters in the past, I had a feeling I knew what to expect.  One problem, I still didn't have the Glock 43x I'd wanted for so long!  Having this and a few other G43x review pr...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Oregon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gear, MFT, RMR, Firearm News, Mission First Tactical, Glock Holster, Glock 43X, Rex Nanorum, Rex Nanorum Rex Nanorum, Custom Patterns Colors, Mft Holster

Feb 2020

Parliamentary finance proposes solutions to alleviate the budget deficit[/size] [rtl]16 views[/rtl] [...] Follow-up - Direction Press Today, Friday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee proposed solutions to reduce the deficit in the public budget. Member of the Committee, MP Haneen Al-Qaddo said in an interview with the Iraqi News Agency, that "the budget faces major challenges unless the government puts real outputs," noting that "controlling border crossings, as well as collecting electri...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraqi Dinar Speculation & News, Committee, Parliamentary Finance Committee, Iraqi News Agency, Direction Press Today, Haneen Al Qaddo

We’ll Need Bold Imaginations to Make a Lasting Peace in Afghanistan

Having fought in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I am often asked what I think distinguished the two wars from one another. The answer is imagination, and I believe this is the critical element upon which an imminent peace deal between the U.S., Afghan government, and Taliban will depend. When I served in Iraq, starting in 2004, I spent a great deal of time discussing the burgeoning insurgency with local leaders. When the question of peace came up—what it might look like, or how we might get the...
Tags: News, Obama, Islamic State, Iraq, Uncategorized, America, World, Afghanistan, Ideas, Taliban, Kabul, Saddam Hussein, Trump, Bowe Bergdahl

Violence In Syria Stokes Fears Of A Coming ‘Bloodbath.’ Will Trump Act?

Nearly a decade into a conflict defined by mass carnage and war crimes, Syria is suffering through what may be the worst humanitarian crisis in its blood-soaked civil war. For months, the Syrian military, backed by Russian air strikes, has been trying to wrest control of the northern territory of Idlib, the last province held by opposition forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of 1,964 civilians there over the last year, as daily bombing runs have blown ap...
Tags: Isis, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, Obama Administration, Washington, White House, Iraq, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Turkey, Iran

Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains that are resistant to all known antibiotics. It also cleared infections in two different mouse models.The computer model, which can screen more than a hundred million chemical compounds in a matter of days, is designed to pick out potential antibiotics that kill bacteria u...
Tags: Health, Biology, Medicine, Iraq, Mit, Bacteria, Afghanistan, Harvard, Medical Research, Innovation, Fda, Health Care, Collins, Stokes, James Collins, Broad Institute of MIT

President Trump Can Expect a Warm Welcome on His India Trip. Other U.S. Leaders Saw Chillier Relations

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the U.S. last year, he was greeted by a massive crowd at a Texas rally, billed as one of the biggest-ever receptions for a foreign leader. India is now preparing to return the favor ahead of President Donald Trump’s first official visit to the country on Feb. 24 and 25. About 100,000 people are expected to attend the “Namaste Trump” event planned in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in Modi’s home state of Gujarat. Modi and Trump will also lead a ...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, China, Iraq, India, Uncategorized, Narendra Modi, US, Barack Obama, Pakistan, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama

Iran's leaders warn low turnout in election will boost Trump

Voters set to shun Friday’s parliamentary poll in sign of protest or indifferenceIran’s senior leaders flooded the media with eve-of-poll warnings that abstentions in Friday’s parliamentary elections – either through indifference or as a protest – will only encourage Donald Trump to step up economic sanctions against Tehran.The one-week period of officially sanctioned campaigning for a seat in the next five year parliament ended on Wednesday night, 24 hours before voting started amid the first s...
Tags: Asia, News, Iraq, US, America, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tehran, Donald Trump, Baghdad, David Petraeus, Trump, Islamic Republic, Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iraq's Protests Shook The Government. Now The Movement Is Nearly Crushed

The powerful protests, which led a prime minister to resign, are reeling since influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr turned on the movement.(Image credit: Jane Arraf/NPR)
Tags: News, Iraq, Muqtada al Sadr

How to Suffer Well: Three Ways to Prepare Now

Suffering well, like doing anything well, requires careful preparation. “One of the major causes of devastating grief and confusion among Christians is that our expectations are false,” writes Don Carson. “We do not give the subject of evil and suffering the thought it deserves until we ourselves are confronted with tragedy” (How Long O Lord?, 11). No one falls into the stunning ability to be “sorrowful” and yet, at the same time, “always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10) without first...
Tags: China, Iraq, Religion, Kenya, Jesus, God, Heaven, Christ, Matthew, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Peter, PAUL, Randy Alcorn, Don Carson

More New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Agricultural machinery factory, State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI)Sprinkler irrigation factory, State Company for Automotive Industry (SCAI)Housing, Commercial and Entertaining Resort, Ministry of Oil (Source: National Investment Commission) Source: Post your commentary below.
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, John Lee, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, National Investment Commission, The National Investment Commission NIC

Iraq Stock Market Report

Advertising Feature Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) market report (week ending: 20th February 2020). Please click here to download a table of listed companies and their associated ticker codes. The RSISX index ended the week at IQD597 (+1.5%) / $637 (+1.9%) (weekly change) (-9.5% and -9.1% YTD change, respectively). The number of week traded shares was 6.0 bn and the weekly trading volume was IQD4.4 bn ($3.6 mn). ISX Company Announcements Asiacell (TASC) reported revenue growth of ...
Tags: News, Iraq, Cbi, Iraq Business News, Agm, EBITDA, Rabee Securities Iraq Stock Exchange ISX, RSISX, Cross, Zain, Zain Iraq, Karbala, Trans Iraq Bank for Investment BTRI, Al Manafaa for Money Transfer MTMA, International Islamic Bank BINT, Credit Bank of Iraq BROI

Launch of Iraqi Innovation Alliance

A group of organizations supporting start-ups in Iraq have joined forces to create the Iraqi Innovation Alliance (IIA). The initiative, which includes Fikra Space, Kapita, The Station, 51Labs, Basra Science Camp, and Re:Coded, aims to empower and support technology and entrepreneurship communities around the country. The process to create its brand identity was led by CrazyTown X Solo Creative Studio, which worked together with the alliance members to present an identity that interprets the valu...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Iraqi Innovation Alliance, Basra Science Camp, CrazyTown X Solo Creative Studio

Execution for a Facebook post? Why blasphemy is a capital offense in some Muslim countries

Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer in Pakistan, had been imprisoned for six years when he was sentenced to death in December 2019. The charge: blasphemy, specifically insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. Pakistan has the world’s second strictest blasphemy laws after Iran, according to U.S. Commision on International Religious Freedom.Hafeez, whose death sentence is under appeal, is one of about 1,500 Pakistanis charged with blasphemy, or sacrilegious speech, over the last three decades. No ...
Tags: Facebook, News, China, Iraq, Southeast Asia, India, Iran, West, Egypt, Pakistan, Italy, Middle East, Islam, Imran Khan, Muslim, Bangladesh

MIT algorithm discovers antibiotic that can fight drug-resistant diseases

A deep learning algorithm developed at MIT has discovered new antibiotics that can treat drug-resistant diseases by killing 35 powerful bacteria. The pathogens that the halicin antibiotic has targetted include Acinetobacter baumannii, which was nicknamed “Iraqibacter” after it infected thousands of US service personnel returning from the war in Iraq. In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) named it the bacteria that poses the greatest threat to human health — because of its resistance to an...
Tags: Startups, Iraq, US, Mit, Financial Times, Insider, World Health Organization WHO, Neural

Trade Bank of Iraq reports 68% Jump in Net Profit

By John Lee. The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has reported that it has achieved a “robust growth” in revenues and in key financial areas during 2019, for another consecutive year with its consistent performance, preliminary report released by the bank for the financial year during 31/12/2019. In a statement, the bank said it posted a net profit of USD 556 million in 2019, an increase of 68% from 2018, on revenues of USD 673 million, which grew by 12% over the previous year. It continued: “Financial ...
Tags: London, News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, TBI, Ksa, Riyadh, John Lee, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Trade Bank of Iraq, Trade Bank of Iraq TBI, Faisal Al Haimus

Registration Now Open for IBBC Spring Conference

Registration is now open for Tenth Iraq Day at the Mansion House on 30 March 2020 Tenth Iraq Day at The Mansion House IBBC Spring Conference 2020 ‘Iraq – Open for Business’ 30 March, The Mansion House, London This could be the year Iraq gets serious about reform and investment. For too long, Iraqi Governments have tinkered with reform, but with the protests, a growing population and a new government forming, there is a head of steam demanding change and jobs for young people. At this time in res...
Tags: UK, News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Mansion House, Iraq UK, Eversheds Sutherland, Mansion House London, Finance Energy, University Tech in Iraq Women 's Group, Kurdistan Investment Forum, DIT BEIS

PM-Designate faces Pressure on Cabinet Choices

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi prime minister-designate faces pressure on Cabinet choices There are multiple challenges keeping Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, recently named Iraq’s prime minister-designate, from forming the government of independent technocrats that he pledged. The first major hurdle is that some political blocs want to continue to hold onto their current level ...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Iraq BusinessNews com Post, Omar Sattar, Allawi, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi

Is Al Faw Port Project Really Necessary

By John Lee. An article for Port Strategy has questioned whether Iraq’s huge Al Faw port project is it really necessary, or is just a ‘rice bowl’ for a select few enabled by dysfunctional government? “It appears to be a text book case study in a government and civil society short on technical and commercial competence as well as oversight and “checks and balances” but inventive and “entrepreneurial” when it comes to kickbacks and corruption“, the report suggests. Click here to read the full arti...
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The Legacy of ISIL on Access to Education

A United Nations report published today finds that some children in Iraq are still unable to receive education in the aftermath of the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant over two years ago, saying they cannot access schools or obtain key civilian documentation necessary for enrolment in state schools. The Right to Education in Iraq: The legacy of ISIL territorial control on access to education is jointly released by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and t...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, United Nations, Un, Iraq Business News, Levant, Ministry of Education, United Nations Assistance Mission, IDP, Michelle Bachelet, UN Office, Danielle Bell, Ninewa Governorate, UNAMI Human Rights Office

What it's like inside the CIA during Donald Trump's "Deep State" purge

One of the strangest contradictory sensations of the Trump era is the man's relationship towards and with the various U.S. intelligence agencies. In many cases, Trump's broad criticisms about the unaccountable and seemingly limitless scope of intelligence gathering are valid. Or would be, anyway, if the man actually cared about those issues for any reason beyond his larger tantrum over the way those agencies have undermined his ego. Or if he wasn't simultaneously trying to use that same wide jur...
Tags: Post, Isis, London, News, Nsa, White House, Iraq, Russia, Barack Obama, Syria, Surveillance, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, Fox News, Cia

Solo Female Travel in Turkey — Is Turkey Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Turkey? With the right preparation and research, absolutely. While I’ve done a lot of solo female travel in Turkey, I’m not an expert — that’s my friend Katie Nadworny, who has been living in Istanbul since 2013 and has traveled Turkey more extensively than anyone I’ve ever met. I love Turkey. The jagged landscapes, the steam-filled hamams, the warm hospitality, the blue Mediterranean, the endless tulip-shaped cups of tea. I wish more people realized ...
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