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Posted on Nov 18 2014 - 4:56am by admin
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Iraq appoints new security chiefs After months of discreet backroom haggling that characterises Iraq's political dealings, parliament approved Prime Minister Haidar Abadi's nominations of a member of a controversial and powerful Shia militia to...

Iraqi vice president: oil, national security deals 'put on the shelf' Meanwhile Sunni lawmakers like Nujayfi insist upon a national security law that will protect them from the rising influence of...

Iraqi Shias mark mourning period of Muharram and brace for more attacks His prayers complete, the wounded officer moved slowly past other soldiers, bandaged militiamen and civilians, all Shias like...

Five European Banks Sued For Allegedly Facilitating Iran-Backed Attacks On US … The main allegation in the lawsuit is that “Iran funded, trained and armed a number of 'special groups' among the...

Al-Abadi facing familiar problems in divided Iraq But Al-Abadi must also pander to hardline Shias in his parliamentary faction who would not welcome handing any military power to the...

US confirms ISIL brutality from violent weekend in Iraq WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (KUNA) — The US confirmed on Monday additional reports of "ISIL's brutality" from over the weekend and noted that the...

Posted on Nov 17 2014 - 2:43am by admin
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The neighbours Moving targets By drafting in Hizbullah to fight for the Assad regime, Iran also damaged the Shia militia's popularity. And Iran lost its close relationship with...

Are the US and Iran on the same side in Iraq? Iran has been quietly sending in troops and equipment into Iraq, they have been arming and...

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 6:03pm by admin
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What Could Possibly Go Right? The elevation of a Badr leader to — for Sunnis — perhaps the most significant cabinet position of all represents several nails in the...

Glavin: In Iraq and Syria, it's too little, too late Even before the Yazidis arrived in Duhok, the city's population had already swollen from 1.1 million to 1.5 million, mostly people...

Iran Rising: Mullah-Backed Rebels Reach Yemen's Capital The Iranians are the central pillar of the united and cohesive Shia-dominated bloc, which includes the Assad regime in Syria, Hizballah in Lebanon, and...

You Don't See That Every Day: Lion Stopped at Iraqi Checkpoint Saraya Al-Salam is one of several Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting alongside the Iraqi armed forces against ISIS and its Sunni allies....

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 12:02am by admin
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Iran Unmasks The Hydra The Quds Force has been around since the 1980s, and their biggest success has been in Lebanon, where they...

Sunni-Shia Bellum Sacrum Fault Lines Deepen in Lebanon To this observer, the spiraling sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia in Lebanon appears to be coming mainly from Sunni groups and militia who vent a laundry list...

Counter-Terrorism: Iran And ISIL Competing For The Prize Some of these Shia militia have since been accused of going back to their use of...

Posted on Nov 15 2014 - 10:41am by admin
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Yemen rebels seize Qaeda stronghold A new cabinet, including members considered close to the Houthis, was sworn in on Sunday in a bid to resolve the political crisis, despite calls for a boycott from both Saleh and...

To ease Sunni fears, Iraq orders Shi'ite militias back from front line BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi government troops have ordered Shi'ite militias to stay back from the front lines to reduce hostility from villagers as they...

Posted on Nov 15 2014 - 1:51am by admin
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Gloves Come Off in Lebanon To this observer, the spiraling sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia in Lebanon appears to be coming mainly from Sunni groups and militia who vent a laundry list of...

At Iraq refinery, sniper awaits Islamic State Tulaibawi says he is one of the 150 Shia militiamen who, along with Iraqi government forces and security officials were trapped in the Baiji complex after...

These Small, Brutal Shia Armies In Iraq Answer Only To Iran Among the thousands of militia fighters who flocked to northern Iraq to battle militant group Islamic State over the...