Noticias

The Saudi-Iranian struggle in Iraq

15 Jun 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Al Arabiya

What is happening today in Iraq and Syria is due to decades of conflict between two major axes, Iran and the Arabs. It began with the 1979 Iranian revolution, and continued with threats to export the revolution throughout the region, and with the Iran-Iraq war that lasted eight years. Things only calmed down for two years, then Iraq invaded Kuwait, triggering international intervention.

Iraq says IMF deal "on track" as cabinet approves reform package

13 Jun 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
REUTERS

Iraq has approved measures requested by the International Monetary Fund to unlock loans that should help the country overcome a cash crunch caused by declining oil revenue, a senior government official said.

The agreement, reached last month between Iraq and the IMF, "is on track", Mudher Salih, an adviser on financial policy to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, told Reuters late on Sunday.

El Estado Islámico lucha por su supervivencia en Irak y Siria

01 Jun 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Público

La ofensiva de los últimos días contra el Estado Islámico amenaza a los yihadistas con expulsarlos de dos ciudades clave que han estado en su poder desde hace años, la iraquí Faluya y la siria Raqqa, y pone en peligro la continuidad del califato instaurado por Abu Bakr al Bagdadi y que ha servido de talismán para un gran número de musulmanes radicales de todo el mundo.

Iraqi MPs quit session aimed at replacing speaker

16 Abr 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Al Arabiya

A group of Iraqi lawmakers announced their withdrawal on Saturday from a session of parliament aimed at selecting a replacement for the speaker, apparently leaving it without the necessary quorum.

Iraq was on course to have two rival claimants to the speakership, further increasing chaos in parliament, which has already seen a vote to sack speaker Salim al-Juburi, a fistfight among MPs and a sit-in this week.

Sadr Calls For Time-Frame To Form Technocrats Government

21 Mar 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
National Iraqi News Agency

Najaf / NINA / The leader of the Sadrist movement called to determine timeframe for forming technocrat government, stressing the continuing sit-ins and emphasized on the protesters to abide by the commandments, which were issued to them.

Muqtada al-Sadr warned of economic disaster in the event of failure to respond to the demands of the protesters and all the Iraqi people, calling to activate dialogue in the political disputes, accusing political leaders of the three presidencies what he called "ignoring reality during recent meetings."

Thousands of Iraqis stage anti-government protest

12 Mar 2016
Iraq
Fuente: 
Al Jazeera

Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets of Baghdad for the third week in a row to demand a political overhaul.

Gathering on Friday in the capital, protesters heeded a call to gather by powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al- Sadr, who is pressuring the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to push on with a plan to form a cabinet of independent ministers.

Iraq’s House of Cards: The Primary Mission

23 Jun 2014
Iraq
Fuente: 
New Yorker Blog

On Friday, a new report by the International Crisis Group, an independent research and policy institute, bluntly warned of both the political and military challenges in Iraq. Under Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the report declared, “Parliament has been rendered toothless, independent state agencies shorn of their powers. Ministries, to an unprecedented extent, have become bastions of nepotism and other forms of corruption; the severely politicized judiciary represents anything but the ‘rule of law,’ with even the Supreme Court doing the government’s bidding.”

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