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Aliph Announces Project to Restore Assyrian Monastery in Iraq

Photo of St. Behnam Assyrian Monastery, in north Iraq, being destroyed by ISIS.Aliph, a Geneva-based global fund to protect cultural heritage in war zones, spearheaded by France and the United Arab Emirates and chaired by the American billionaire Thomas Kaplan, has revealed its first projects.
Tags: News, France, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Geneva, Thomas Kaplan, ALIPH, St Behnam Assyrian Monastery, ISIS Aliph


Iraqi Assyrian Border Villages Bear the Brunt of Turkish Air Strikes

A church in the Assyrian village of Araden. ( MEE/Kainoa Little)The village of Araden sits amidst gorgeous countryside not far from the main tourist attractions of Iraq's Kurdish region.
Tags: News, Iraq, Araden MEE Kainoa Little, Araden


2 US Service Members, 2 US Civilians Killed In ISIS-Claimed Syria Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the morning attack, which local groups said killed 16 people in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij. The claim calls into questi...
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, America, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nato, State Department, Donald Trump, Beirut


Blood, thunder but no goals as Iran, Iraq share spoils

Dubai (AFP) – Iran finished top of their Asian Cup group on Wednesday after a hard-fought but goalless draw with arch-rivals Iraq at a packed Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai. The latest instalment in one... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Iraq, Sport, Soccer, Dubai, Afp, Iran Iraq, Dubai AFP Iran, Al Maktoum Stadium


Trump was warned that ISIS was not defeated in Syria

Military commanders warned President Donald Trump on December 26 during his surprise visit to Iraq that -- despite his claims to the contrary -- ISIS was not entirely defeated in Syria.
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Syria, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Blood, thunder but no goals as Iran, Iraq draw at Asian Cup

Dubai (AFP) – Iran claimed bragging rights over arch-rivals Iraq on Wednesday as they finished top of their Asian Cup group after an engrossing but goalless draw at a packed Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Iraq, Sport, Soccer, Dubai, Afp, Iran Iraq, Dubai AFP Iran, Al Maktoum Stadium


Trump was warned in Iraq that ISIS was not defeated in Syria

Military commanders warned President Donald Trump on December 26 during his surprise visit to Iraq that -- despite his claims to the contrary -- ISIS was not entirely defeated in Syria.
Tags: Isis, Iraq, Syria, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


I survived combat in Iraq and a suicide attempt at home. But many veterans aren't so lucky.

Sometimes, trauma can be more deadly than war itself. But the VA's existing mental health services are woefully inadequate for a growing problem.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
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New Fund To Restore And Protect Heritage Sites In War Zones Announces Its First Projects, In Iraq And Mali

The organization — called Aliph, based in Geneva, chaired by billionaire Thomas Kaplan, and funded with $60 million so far — will work on restoring the museum in Mosul and the fourth-century Mar Behnam monastery in Iraq, both wrecked by ISIS, and the 15th-century Askia tomb, a victim of Boko Haram, in the Malian city of Gao. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Isis, Iraq, Boko Haram, Mali, Geneva, Visual, GAO, Mosul, Thomas Kaplan, ALIPH, Mar Behnam, 01.16.19, Askia


Commercial Bank of Iraq

Trading in the shares of the Commercial Bank of Iraq will commence on Thursday, 17/1/2019 after the General Assembly meeting of the company on 13/1/2019, which includes its decision to distribute cash dividends by (3.5%) of the company's capital of (250) Billion dinars.
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Stock Exchange, General Assembly, Commercial Bank of Iraq


As U.S. Troops Leave Syria, Allies Talk To Iraq About ISIS Fight

The U.S. decision to pull troops from Syria has led to a scramble in neighboring Iraq, where the French foreign minister and Jordan's King visited to see how the region has to adjust.
Tags: News, Iraq, Syria, Jordan


Experience Jordan: 6 Nights of Ancient History, Beautiful Scenery and Adventure!

“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.” A quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson, still holds true to this day and the days yet to come. We often limit ourselves to see the beauty of the world in accordance to what we know about it. Surprisingly enough, the many wonders of the world are no secret to those that realize that even places we may not have thought to visit are hosts to some of the most beautiful destinations,...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Earth, Middle East, Treasury, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Jordan, Artemis, Wadi Rum, Petra, Amman, Red Sea, Vic, Dead Sea


Kurdistan Tourism to “Double” by 2025

By John Lee. The head of Iraqi Kurdistan’s Board of Tourism has reportedly said that tourism is expected to “approach” 15 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. Mawlawi Jabar Wahab told Rudaw that this would be roughly double the sector’s current size. Visitor numbers are now beginning to climb once more, topping three million in 2018. More here. (Source: Rudaw) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your commentary below.
Tags: News, Iraq, Iraq Business News, John Lee, Rudaw, Iraqi Kurdistan s Board of Tourism, Mawlawi Jabar Wahab


7m Iranians, Iraqis Visit Each Other’s Country Annually

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the fact that each year, 7 million Iraqis and Iranians visit each other’s country is a sign of the two neighboring countries’ close ties. Speaking at a meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed Al-Halbousi in Baghdad on Monday, attended by the chairmen of the Iraqi parliamentary factions, Zarif hailed the relations between the two countries, the parliamentary ties in particular. The fact that seven million Iranians and Iraqis visit each othe...
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Daesh, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Mashhad, Zarif, Tasnim, Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, Iraqi Parliament, Karbala Najaf, Mohammed al Halbousi


Jordan’s Contractors see New Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Business leaders in Jordan have reportedly welcomed increased access to Iraq’s $88.2-billion reconstruction efforts. According to a report from Jordan*Tmes, a recent agreement to grant Jordanian construction contractors equal status to their Iraqi peers was described as “a God-sent miracle” by engineer and board member of the Jordan Construction Contractors Association (JCCA) Abdel Haleem Bustanji. “It has only been two days since we signed the agreement, but I already received call...
Tags: News, Iraq, Jordan, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Adil Abd Al Mahdi, Abdullah II, John Lee Business, Jordan Tmes, Jordan Construction Contractors Association, Abdel Haleem Bustanji, Jordan Tmes Media


Genel Energy posts strong Trading Update

Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company’s full-year 2018 results, which are scheduled for release on 20 March 2019. The information contained herein has not been audited and may be subject to further review. Murat Özgül, Chief Executive of Genel, said: “2018 was a very positive year for Genel, which saw us generate material free cash flow and further transform the balance sheet. An expected year-on-year increase in production means we are set...
Tags: News, Iraq, Genel Energy, Genel, Iraq Business News, Field, Company, KRG, Tawke, Miran, Bina Bawi, Genel Energy Source, Murat Özgül, Somaliland, Capex, Sidi Moussa


France Pledges 1bn EUR Loan to Rebuild Iraq

By John Lee. France has reportedly agreed to lend Iraq 1 billion euros to help in the reconstruction efforts. According to Reuters, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the agreement to reporters following a meeting on Monday with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim in Baghdad. The cost of reconstruction in Iraq is estimated at $88 billion, of which around $30 billion was pledged at a donor conference early last year. (Sources: Reuters, AP) Source: Iraq-BusinessNews.com. Post your c...
Tags: News, France, Iraq, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Reuters, Jean Yves Le Drian, Mohammed al Hakim, John Lee France


India must turn 'Sorrow of Sharjah' at Asian Cup into fuel for fire

After failing to find the all-important winning goal against Jordan, Palestine must wait to find out their Asia Cup fate. Tom Rogic's injury-time winner over Syria confirmed Australia's place in the Asia Cup knockout rounds. After an opening Asia Cup defeat to Jordan, Australia looked much more comfortable in a 3-0 win against Palestine. Uzbekistan prevailed 2-1 over Oman in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup opener courtesy of Eldor Shomurodov's late winner. ...
Tags: Japan, Australia, Iraq, India, Football, Blog, Qatar, Sport, Syria, Oman, Blog Post, Afc Asian Cup, Sharjah, Tom Rogic, Samurai Blue, Ritsu Doan


Rivalry and revenge: Iran face Iraq at Asian Cup

Dubai (AFP) – One of football’s great rivalries takes centre-stage at the Asian Cup on Wednesday when Iran play Iraq still smarting from their controversial exit four years ago. Iran played most of the classic... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Iraq, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Dubai, Afp


France Pledges 1 Billion Euros in Aid to Rebuild Iraq

(AP) -- France is committing $1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) to help Iraq rebuild after its war against the Islamic State group, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday.
Tags: News, France, Islamic State, Iraq, Jean Yves Le Drian, AP France


Pompeo’s Anti-Iran Tour Faces Obstacles of a Fractious Middle East

Touring eight countries in one week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to build a regional coalition against Iran. The obstacles are formidable.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Iran, United States, Egypt, Middle East, Jordan, State, Mike, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, United States Defense and Military Forces


New Facebook Small Business Podcast 3.5 Degrees Launched Today

Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) new podcast exploring the unique interactions of small businesses in our shrinking internet-based world launched today. “Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection,” is named after a 2016 study released by the social media giant that found the internet has brought everyone closer together, halving what was once thought to be the six degrees of separation between people down to three. The inaugural episode “The Power of Social Good” features TOMS founder Blake Myco...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Ge, Iraq, Sales, Startup, Afghanistan, Breaking News, Jake Wood, TOMS, Team Rubicon, McDonald, Bryan, Fischer, U S Treasury Department


5 types of climate change deniers, and how to change their minds

Climate change is easily one of humanity's greatest threats, and a mountain of data and evidence support this assertion.Despite the evidence, only 71% of Americans believe that climate change is real and primarily driven by human activities.People can and do change their minds about climate change. Trying to convince people to change their minds is often more about picking the right target than it is providing the right arguments. None Do facts matter? In an objective sense, yes, of course they ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Identity, Climate Change, Iraq, Environment, Earth, Nature, Innovation, Reddit, North Carolina, Carl Sagan, Don, Michael Shermer, Shermer, Tali Sharot


Mike Pompeo's long, strange tour through the Mideast

What a long, strange trip it has been. US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, flew from the US to Jordan to Iraq to Egypt to the United Arab Emirates to Qatar to Saudi Arabia and finally to Oman.
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, US, Qatar, Cnn, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, State, Mideast, Mike Pompeo


France pledges 1B euros in aid to rebuild Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says France is committing 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) to help Iraq rebuild after its war against the Islamic State group. Le Drian, meeting with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad on Monday, said the aid would go to rebuilding Iraq’s most devastated areas. Iraq’s Planning Ministry […]
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Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court... [Author: [email protected]]
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B-2 Spirit

With its precision, stealth, long-range capability and payload capacity, the B-2 Spirit is one of the most versatile airframes in the Air Force’s inventory. The combination of its unique capabilities enables global reach and allows the Air Force to bypass the enemy’s most sophisticated defenses. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. var player = new...
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Salif Coulibaly: Mali international leaves Egypt's Al Ahly for Iraq

Egyptian giants Al Ahly announce the departure of their Mali international defender Salif Coulibaly after only six months at the club.
Tags: News, Iraq, Egypt, Mali, Al Ahly, Salif Coulibaly


Jordan and Iraq plan to Increase Trade

By John Lee. King Abdullah II of Jordan arrives in Baghdad today on an official visit to Iraq for talks with President Barham Salih, and Prime Minister Adil Abd Al Mahdi and senior officials, with a view to strengthening bilateral relations and regional development. According to a report from The Arab Weekly, the two countries are planning a border industrial zone with a possible 50,000 jobs. It would also facilitate exports of tax-exempted Jordanian goods to the Iraqi market. In recent weeks, t...
Tags: News, Iraq, Jordan, Iraq Business News, Baghdad, Basra, Aqaba, Haditha, Adil Abd Al Mahdi, Barham Salih, John Lee King Abdullah II


Trump Mindful Of Optics As He Decides Which Trips To Take During Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation jaunts and hobnobbing with global elites at a Swiss ski resort are out for President Donald Trump. Visits with troops and farmers are OK. Like some of his recent predecessors, Trump is carefully picking and choosing where he’ll travel during the partial government shutdown. He visited with U.S. troops stationed at a military base in western Iraq the day after Christmas and flew to the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Texas last week to try to buttress his argument for...
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