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  • Iraq's major Dawa Party rethinks course after electoral fumble / Omar SattarIraq's major Dawa Party rethinks course after electoral fumble / Omar Sattar

    For the first time since 2005, the Islamic Dawa Party finds itself far removed from the head of Iraq’s federal government. The number of seats it holds in the new parliament dropped dramatically from those won in the previous elections in 2014, which saw a major split in the party.

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  • Referendum deepened Kurds’ disputes, university professor tells KurdpressReferendum deepened Kurds’ disputes, university professor tells Kurdpress

    A professor at the University of King in Canada told Kurdpress that officials and political parties in Kurdistan Region have come to the conclusion that the independence of the region is not possible at the current situation and so the case has been neglected, adding that the independence referendum of the region, held in September 2017, flamed disputes among the political parties in the Kurdish semi-autonomous region.

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  • KDP Peshmerga calls for peaceful withdrawal of Iraqi forces from KirkukKDP Peshmerga calls for peaceful withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kirkuk

    A commander of the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga called for the peaceful withdrawal of the Iraqi forces from the northern disputed province of Kirkuk.

    12:12 AM
  • India, Iran or Turkey: Iraqi students look abroad for post-grad studies / Sara al-Qaher

    There are no easy options for Iraqi graduates who want to continue their education with post-graduate studies. If they have good grades, they may try to obtain one of the few free spots at a public university in the country. If their grades are not good enough to take that path, they could try to find a private university in Iraq to attend or opt to study abroad, which could be cheaper. Given this situation, a growing number of post-graduate students are choosing to leave Iraq, bound for neighboring countries or India, where numerous post-graduate programs are taught in English.

    08:13 PM
  • Will Nadia Murad’s Nobel Prize help Iraqi minorities? / Saad SalloumWill Nadia Murad’s Nobel Prize help Iraqi minorities? / Saad Salloum

    Nadia Murad, the Iraqi Yazidi, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. This has raised the expectations and hopes of Iraqi minorities, especially Yazidis, since she is the first Iraqi to win the prize.

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  • Adil Abdul Mahdi to submit name of ministral teamAdil Abdul Mahdi to submit name of ministral team

    Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi will next week submit the names of his nominees for ministerial positions in the new cabinet, his office said on Wednesday, October 17.

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  • Iraq against US sanctions on Iran: MalikiIraq against US sanctions on Iran: Maliki

    Former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki expressed his country’s opposition to the US’ sanctions against Iran.

    09:17 AM
  • Sadr urges Kurds to keep corrupt people away from positionsSadr urges Kurds to keep corrupt people away from positions

    Leader of Iraq’s Sadrist Movement Muqtada Al-Sadr yesterday called on Kurdish leaders in the Kurdistan Region to keep all “corrupt” people away from the state’s senior positions.

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  • Iraq will become first destination for Iran exportsIraq will become first destination for Iran exports

    The secretary-general of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce stated that Iran exports to Iraq has raised 45% in the first half of the Iranian year and the neighboring country will become the first destination for Iranian exports.

    03:25 PM
  • KDP announces demands for taking part in governmentKDP announces demands for taking part in government

    The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced on Tuesday that it is seeking to include a clause on the disputed areas in the government program for Adel Abdul Mahdi.

    03:08 PM
  • Syrian President, Iraqi FM discuss latest developments Syrian President, Iraqi FM discuss latest developments

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the accompanying delegationin Damascus where the two sides discussed the latest developments at the Syrian and Iraqi arenas and the regional and international situations, SANA reported.

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  • The US never supported Kurdish secession, either in Syria or Iraq / Paul IddonThe US never supported Kurdish secession, either in Syria or Iraq / Paul Iddon

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently accused the United States of plotting to establish a Kurdish entity in north-eastern Syria. 

    08:11 AM
  • Nechirvan Barzani, US offcial discuss Erbil- Baghdad tiesNechirvan Barzani, US offcial discuss Erbil- Baghdad ties

    US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in Erbil on Monday, October 15.

    08:00 AM
  • Outgoing Abadi signs blow to Turkish exports / Fehim TastekinOutgoing Abadi signs blow to Turkish exports / Fehim Tastekin

    While Turkey was eagerly anticipating a new government in Baghdad to sort out many problems with Iraq, a last minute decision by the outgoing prime minister has added a fresh item to the list of ongoing disagreements between the two countries.

    03:20 PM
  • Population growth in Iraq raises concerns / Adnan Abu ZeedPopulation growth in Iraq raises concerns / Adnan Abu Zeed

    British Ambassador Jonathan Wilks warned at a press conference last month that, at its current rate of growth, Iraq's population would increase by a million people per year. Iraq's Central Statistical Organization announced soon after, on Oct. 1, that the country’s population had reached about 38 million in 2018, and that Baghdad’s population had reached more than 8 million.

    03:44 PM
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