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Tag: Iraq

  • Friday, October 26th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Controversy in Westminster over “legal witch hunt” of British troops that served in Ulster

    Defense Secretary Williamson warned of a “witch hunt” over government plans on setting up of an historical investigations unit in Northern Ireland

    More than one third of Tory Members of Parliament, including a former Defense secretary - have written to the prime minister to demand an end to “legal witch hunts” of military veterans. Signatories to a letter delivered to Theresa May on Tuesday also include more than 50 members of the House of Lords, including four former chiefs of defense staff.

  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 14:34 UTC

    Key Naseed-Jaber, Quneitra crossings reopened as Syria reaches out to neighbours

    Vehicles begin to again pass through the Nasseb-Jaber crossing between Syria and Jordan

    The strategic Naseeb crossing between Syria and Jordan on the Damascus-Amman international highway was reopened Monday, just one day after both countries agreed to it. The crossing had been closed since 2015 when the rebels took over that area in Syria's southern province of Daraa. Also Monday the only crossing point near the Syrian border town of Quneitra between Syria and the Golan Heights, under Israeli occupation since 1967, was reopened for United Nations observers, four years after closing due to the civil war, following a deal between Israel, Syria and the UN.

  • Friday, July 6th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    The new oil cartel threatening OPEC

    China and India account for 17% of global oil consumption and they are the ones that would be the hardest hit if prices rise as a result of OPEC's actions.

    When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers' club, OPEC was probably too busy with its upcoming June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 17:39 UTC

    “Uniting the world against terrorism”: OP-ED on the United Nations conference on counter-terrorism

    With the military defeat of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, large numbers of these ideologically-driven mercenaries are relocating to other theatres of conflict or returning home, passing on their battlefield

    NEW YORK — Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities. The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological or radioactive weapons.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2018 - 15:58 UTC

    Oil Market Fears: War, Default And Nuclear Weapons

    Verisk Maplecroft surveyed a long list of countries, and produced its Government Stability Index (GSI), which uses some predictive data and analysts forecasts to take stock of geopolitical risk in var

    The U.S. is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world. At the same time, outside of the U.S., there is a deterioration of stability in many oil-producing regions, aggravating risks for both oil companies and the oil market, according to a new report.

  • Wednesday, September 27th 2017 - 20:09 UTC

    UK does not support referendum being held in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

    Johnson said UK and allies proposed an alternative plan: negotiations between the Iraq government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to address all issues

    The United Kingdom does not support the referendum held in the Kurdish Region of Iraq and continues to back the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, underlined Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who insisted any referendum should be agreed with the Government of Iraq.

  • Monday, January 30th 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    Iraq furious with the Trump ban: Bagdad recalls that they are in the front line combating the IS

    The order stirred angry reactions in Iraq, where more than 5,000 U.S. troops are deployed to help Iraqi and regional Kurdish forces in the war against IS insurgents.

    Iraq will lobby against new travel limits to the United States by Iraqis, arguing both countries need to uphold their fight against Islamic State (IS), Iraqi parliamentarians said on Sunday. The Iraqi government has so far declined comment on an executive order signed by new U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that suspends the entry of travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days.

  • Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:54 UTC

    Why America invented Ahmad Chalabi

    Chalabi was less a cause of the Iraq war than a convenient enabler of it. He was an answer to US’s problems, not Iraq’s

    The following piece by Gideon Rose (*) was published in The New York Times Opinion page and helps to understand much about the Iraq war and ongoing instability.

  • Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:00 UTC

    PM Cameron promises to hunt down IS murderers of British hostage

    “We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.”

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Sunday under growing pressure to sanction air strikes after an Islamic State video showed the beheading of a British hostage.

  • Thursday, January 9th 2014 - 18:45 UTC

    Violence threatens to thwart Iraqi oil resurgence

    PM Nouri al-Maliki seems unable to hold the country together while the Al-Qaeda challenge expands

    By Nicholas Cunningham - A wave of violence has swept parts of Iraq at the start of 2014 as the central government fights back against Al-Qaeda aligned militants in Anbar Province. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly took control of Ramadi and Fallujah, bombing police headquarters and killing dozens.

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