The Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced plans to expand its domestic presence, as well as open branches in Lebanon and Turkey to tap growing trade between the countries, Reuters has reported. TBI is awaiting approval from the Lebanese authorities and plans to apply soon for a licence in Turkey, Hamdiyah al-Jaff, president and chairwoman of the bank told the news service. The bank has 16 ...
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday to express concern over the recent rise in violence, including bombings. The White House says Biden pledged continued U.S. support for Iraq in its fight against terrorism. A statement says Biden and Maliki agreed on the importance of reaching out to all political leaders in Iraq and the need for a ...
Members of the Iranian opposition group Mujahedin Khalq in a street in Tirana, Albania. The exiles have been moved to Albania from a camp in Iraq as part of a relocation ...
Egyptian oil minister Sherif Haddara has said negotiations with Qatar over a gas swap deal and Iraq over oil imports are ongoing and will "soon" be finalised, Ahram has reported. "Communications are open with them," Haddara said. "These are big deals and need time. Soon we will hear that they are ...
GENEVA -- The United Nations refugee agency is appealing to nations to keep borders open to refugees fleeing worsening violence in Syria. With Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq already hosting more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warns the number is expected to grow as the conflict intensifies. Responding to reports that Syrians ...
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A British government investigation into claims that Iraqi civilians were abused by British forces fell short of expectations, a court said. The British Defense Ministry established a panel to investigate claims that British forces mistreated Iraqi civilians. One of the claims involved the death of Baha Housa, 26, who died while in British military custody in 2003. British forces were accused ...
Net2TV Corporation (www.net2television.com) is offering two award-winning movies on its Portico connected-TV service through Friday, June 7. The feature-length films -- "The Conscientious Objector" and "Inside Iraq: the Untold Stories" -- are critically acclaimed and have won awards at CINEQUEST Film ...
judgment that could have an impact on how the British military is able to conduct operations among civilians in the future, the court ruled on Friday that up to 161 deaths should be the subject of hearings modelled upon coroners' inquests.In practice, a series of hearings - possibly amounting to more than 100 - are likely to be held as a result of the judgment, which follows a three-year ...
The British government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq was inadequate, the High Court has ruled. Lawyers representing 180 Iraqi civilians had called for a full public inquiry in Britain. The court stopped short of ordering such an inquiry, but said there should be a series of further investigations into the allegations. It said ...
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Ominous ties are emerging between skyrocketing sectarian violence in Iraq and Syria's civil war. Analysts say al-Qaida-linked militants are flowing back and forth from both countries and are seeking to use religious differences to bring down the government, not only in Damascus, but also in Baghdad.
Iraqis are witnessing the worst violence to rock their country in five years.
Bombings and other attacks against Sunni Muslim and Shi'ite targets are stoking sectarian tensions.
One major reason is the civil war next door in Syria.
"It is no accident that we are seeing more bombings in Iraq now because of the money and the weapons that are going to the Syrian Free Army, some factions of which are aligned with al-Qaida,rdquo; said Douglas Ollivant of the New America Foundation.
Amateur video posted online shows rebel fighters in Syria from the al-Nusra Front pledging allegiance to al-Qaida.
The group receives support from al-Qaida in Iraq, and militants frequently cross the porous Iraqi-Syrian border.
"The Iraqis are scared to death about the backlash and the back flow of some of these militants and al-Qaida related groups,rdquo; said Michael Rubin, who is with the American Enterprise Institute. ...
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