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US VP arrives in Cairo

US VP arrives in Cairo

US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Cairo on Saturday, leading a delegation within the framework of a several-day tour of the region.
1/20/2018 10:12:07 PM
Series of earthquakes hit Iraqi Mandali city

Series of earthquakes hit Iraqi Mandali city

A series of earthquakes hit the Iraqi city of Mandali, in Diyala province on Saturday morning, according to Iraq's meteorological organization.
1/20/2018 10:00:44 PM
1,000 Kurdish troops deployed in Syria's Tal Abyad

1,000 Kurdish troops deployed in Syria's Tal Abyad

Nearly 1,000 Kurdish troops have been deployed in the town of Tal Abyad in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah on the border with Turkey following stepped-up US reconnaissance activity in the area.
1/20/2018 9:41:16 PM
120 cases of suffocation after sand storm hit Wasit

120 cases of suffocation after sand storm hit Wasit

Over 120 cases of suffocation have been recorded in Wasit governorate as a result of a sand storm that hit Wasit governorate, Wasit Health Directorate announced on Saturday.
1/20/2018 9:18:43 PM
Barzani-Abadi meeting first step to solve Baghdad-Erbil Crisis – Masum

Barzani-Abadi meeting first step to solve Baghdad-Erbil Crisis – Masum

Iraqi President Fuad Masum asserted on Saturday that the efforts to solve the crisis between Baghdad and Erbil are still ongoing.
1/20/2018 8:57:03 PM
Iran to dominate many Tillerson conversations in Europe next week

Iran to dominate many Tillerson conversations in Europe next week

Iran will dominate many of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's conversations in Europe next week, when he is visiting London, Paris, Warsaw and Davos, Switzerland, CNBC quoted a senior US State Department official as saying.
1/20/2018 8:39:31 PM
IMIS bar Sunni IDPs from returning to their homes – politician

IMIS bar Sunni IDPs from returning to their homes – politician

The Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) are barring Sunni internally displaced persons from returning to their homes in four governorates with Sunni majority, Iraqi Forces Alliance top leader Zafir al-Aani said on Saturday.
1/20/2018 8:22:44 PM
On Iran’s protests, Europe must find its voice

On Iran’s protests, Europe must find its voice

As protests recently began to consume Iran, European capitals were at a seeming loss for words. After several days of silence, Europe’s leaders issued curt statements of sympathy for the protestors — but with a notable tinge of moral equivocation. A European Union statement and Britain’s foreign sec
1/20/2018 7:45:18 PM
Frozen Syrian refugees death count rises to 15

Frozen Syrian refugees death count rises to 15

15 Syrian refugees - some of them children - have been found frozen to death while trying to cross the mountainous border into Lebanon, BBC reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 7:32:48 PM
US judge doubtful over 9/11 claims against Saudi Arabia

US judge doubtful over 9/11 claims against Saudi Arabia

?A judge who previously rejected arguments that Saudi Arabia was behind the Sept. 11 attacks expressed doubts again after claims were revived by congressional action, Al Arabiya reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 7:07:04 PM
Depression cuts across Iran, new revolt is nearing

Depression cuts across Iran, new revolt is nearing

Depression cuts across Iran, new revolt is nearing
1/20/2018 6:56:48 PM
Germany weighs new sanctions against Iran - Der Spiegel

Germany weighs new sanctions against Iran - Der Spiegel

Germany is lobbying among European allies to agree new sanctions against Iran in an attempt to prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from terminating an international deal curbing Tehran’s nuclear programme, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 6:41:18 PM
Abadi to KRG: Int'l borders control 'exclusive' to Baghdad's gov't

Abadi to KRG: Int'l borders control 'exclusive' to Baghdad's gov't

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Saturday with the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) counterpart Nichervan Barzani and other high ranking officials, according to a statement by Abadi's media office.
1/20/2018 6:38:47 PM
Iran’s Elites Are Far More Fragile Than They Look

Iran’s Elites Are Far More Fragile Than They Look

An Islamic Republic divided against itself cannot stand.
1/20/2018 6:08:51 PM
Reception of Mullahs’ officials in EU Parl't 'unacceptable' - NCRI

Reception of Mullahs’ officials in EU Parl't 'unacceptable' - NCRI

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Mullah’s regime Majlis, will be heard at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
1/20/2018 6:06:42 PM
1.3 million Iraqi children displaced by war against ISIS - UNICEF

1.3 million Iraqi children displaced by war against ISIS - UNICEF

About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with ISIS terrorists are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, Reuters quoted the United Nations as saying on Saturday.
1/20/2018 5:37:16 PM
French Consul asserts Paris participation in Iraq reconstruction con.

French Consul asserts Paris participation in Iraq reconstruction con.

French Consul Adel al-Kinzawi asserted on Saturday that France will participate in the Donors' Conference to rebuild Iraq, which will be held in Kuwait.
1/20/2018 5:13:21 PM
Iranian MP urges Mullah's regime to let the legislators visit prisons

Iranian MP urges Mullah's regime to let the legislators visit prisons

?Tehran’s outspoken MP, Mahmoud Sadeghi has responded to threats by the Iranian Mullah’s regime Prisons Agency, Radio Farda reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 4:45:20 PM
Justice Min. investigates whereabouts of Peshmergas abducted by ISIS

Justice Min. investigates whereabouts of Peshmergas abducted by ISIS

Iraqi Justice Minister Haider al-Zamli has pledged to open an investigate the fate of abducted Peshmerga soldiers apprehended and abducted by ISIS terrorists, Parliament's Human Rights Commission Member Ashwaq al-Jaf said on Saturday.
1/20/2018 4:27:36 PM
Turkey shells Syrian Kurds as full military offensive looms

Turkey shells Syrian Kurds as full military offensive looms

Turkey intensified its shelling of Kurdish fighters in neighboring Syria as it ramped up threats to launch a full military offensive across the border, a move that would stoke tensions with the United States, CNN reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 4:01:59 PM
Over 140 displaced families return to their homes in western Anbar

Over 140 displaced families return to their homes in western Anbar

More than 140 displaced families have returned to their homes in Rawa, al-Qa'im, and Anah towns in western Anbar governorate, Mazen Khaled, an advisor to the governor, told The Baghdad Post on Saturday.
1/20/2018 3:05:37 PM
Saudi Air defense intercepts Iran-backed Houthi missile over Najran

Saudi Air defense intercepts Iran-backed Houthi missile over Najran

Saudi Air defense intercepted Iran-backed Houthi's missile in Saudi city of Najran, located near the border with Yemen, local media reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 2:22:23 PM
UNICEF calls for immediate investment in education to save Iraqi kids

UNICEF calls for immediate investment in education to save Iraqi kids

At the upcoming Kuwait conference, UNICEF calls for immediate and massive additional investment in education; a key for lasting peace and progress in Iraq, ReliefWeb quoted Statement by UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, following his visit to Iraq as saying.
1/20/2018 2:03:48 PM
3 ISIS guesthouses destroyed in Diyala

3 ISIS guesthouses destroyed in Diyala

Three ISIS guesthouses, two boats and four motorcycles have been destroyed in a raid on ISIS pockets in Diyala, military intelligence directorate said on Saturday.
1/20/2018 2:03:03 PM
Terrorist arrested in Tikrit

Terrorist arrested in Tikrit

Iraqi security forces arrested a terrorist involved in killings against civilians in Tikrit, Salahaddin provinces, a security source told The Baghdad Post on Saturday.
1/20/2018 1:56:02 PM
Jabouri proposes delaying local elections

Jabouri proposes delaying local elections

The Speaker of Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri on Saturday proposed to hold the parliamentary elections in may and postpone the provincial elections, a source told The Baghdad Post on Saturday.
1/20/2018 1:28:01 PM
Claiming ignorance of Iran’s actions is no longer viable

Claiming ignorance of Iran’s actions is no longer viable

Earlier this month, President Trump decided extend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran Deal, but warned that he will terminate the agreement unless members of Congress and our European allies work to strengthen the agreement. Since the Iran Deal was signed in 2
1/20/2018 1:27:58 PM
Iraqi MPs secretly vote on date of upcoming elections

Iraqi MPs secretly vote on date of upcoming elections

Iraqi MPs secretly vote on the date of upcoming elections, local media reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 1:12:08 PM
Iranian espionage in Germany is witnessing unprecedented surge - politician

Iranian espionage in Germany is witnessing unprecedented surge - politician

German politician Reinhold Robbe said that the Iranian intelligence agency spied on him for months, Deutsche Welle reported.
1/20/2018 12:51:48 PM
Vandals damage employee buses of Apple, Alphabet in California

Vandals damage employee buses of Apple, Alphabet in California

Vandals damaged Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc charter buses carrying employees to and from work in California’s Silicon Valley in recent days, Reuters quoted police as saying.
1/20/2018 12:21:22 PM
Turkey, US discuss fight against "all kind of" terrorism in region

Turkey, US discuss fight against "all kind of" terrorism in region

Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster discussed the fight against terrorism over the phone, Anadolu News Agency reported on Saturday.
1/20/2018 11:51:41 AM
Iran nuclear deal is on trajectory for collapse - sanctions expert

Iran nuclear deal is on trajectory for collapse - sanctions expert

Iran nuclear deal is on life support and on a trajectory for collapse, many policy experts believe, despite US President Donald Trump's current continuation of sanctions relief, CNBC News reported.
1/20/2018 11:35:46 AM