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Iraq’s federal court recognizes parliament decision of manual recount in elections

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD, June 21 (Xinhua) — The Iraqi federal court Thursday said that the parliament’s earlier decision to manually recount votes of the country’s parliamentary May 12 election is constitutional. Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court also annulled the parliament’s cancelation of the votes of displaced people and the votes of Iraqis outside Iraq. The court decision came […]

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Iraq court rules cancelation of some votes in May election was unconstitutional

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancelation of overseas, displaced, and Peshmerga ballots was unconstitutional. Parliament, which had mandated the recount after a number of political parties alleged fraud, had canceled some results such as overseas and […]

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Iraq rejects notion of forcibly repatriating refugees

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: The Iraqi government on Wednesday renewed its rejection of forcibly repatriating refugees currently residing abroad, saying it was coordinating with refugee-hosting countries based on the principle of voluntary repatriation. “The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement is coordinating with several [refugee-hosting] countries through the UN with a view to encouraging the voluntary repatriation of Iraqis […]

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Security forces clash with Iraq’s Hezbollah in Baghdad

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces have imposed a cordon around the Baghdad headquarters of Iraq’s Hezbollah Brigades (which is distinct from its better-known Lebanese counterpart) after group members targeted a police patrol, according to a local police source. “Armed clashes erupted today along ​​Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad between local police and Hezbollah fighters as a result […]

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Daesh abducts 3 civilians in western Iraq

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ANBAR, Iraq : Three Iraqi civilians were abducted by suspected Daesh militants in the western Anbar province, according to a local police officer on Tuesday. The three were kidnapped in the Rutba city, west of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar province, and were taken to an unidentified location, Capt. Ahmed al-Dulaimi told Anadolu Agency. “Government […]

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Turkish air strikes kill 26 militants in southeast Turkey, Iraq

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

ISTANBUL: Turkish air strikes killed 26 militants and destroyed their gun positions, shelters and ammunition stores in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq this week, Turkey’s armed forces said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement released on its Twitter account the air strikes were carried out on Sunday and Monday in Turkey’s Diyarbakir and […]

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Iraq slams US raid on Hashd al-Shaabi near Syria border

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned a U.S. airstrike on a post of the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi forces near border with Syria. “We condemn the act of targeting forces fighting the Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq,” the ministry said in a statement. “Targeting forces that battle terrorism, regardless of their name, means [providing] […]

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Iraq’s next gov’t depends on resolution of poll dispute

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD: Formation of Iraq’s next government will depend on the outcome of the ongoing dispute over results of recent parliamentary polls, according to Raed Fahmi, a member of Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon coalition, which dominated the May 12 election. The largest parliamentary bloc, which will have the right to draw up the next government, must control more […]

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In Iraq, Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conflict prevention

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

IRBIL, Iraq: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency. “I hope that we can find the strength to find a better way forward together: so that we move into a new era of […]

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Iraq steps up Baghdad security for Eid al-Fitr holiday

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD : Security measures have been stepped up throughout Iraqi capital Baghdad for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday that began Thursday evening, according to a local security source. “Anti-terrorism forces, local and federal police, army units and the intelligence apparatus were all mobilized across the capital this morning,” Baghdad Police Captain Ahmad Khalaf told Anadolu Agency. […]

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