Tag Archives | ‘Your Country’ – United States

Iraq Considers Retaliatory Ban on US Visitors

By John Lee. According to various media reports, Iraqi lawmakers have said that they might ban US nationals from entering the country in retaliation against Donald Trump’s executive order to deny Iraqis entry to the United States. The parliament’s foreign affairs committee called on the government to act after Trump controversially ordered that citizens from […]

Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Fighter and remotely piloted […]

Air Force Engineers Repair Runway in Iraq

Three months ago, four Air Force engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking. The engineers were informed their task had never been attempted in Iraq. Their mission: Mitigate runway damage caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

More Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq on Saturrday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Sunday. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Bomber, attack, fighter […]

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Tuesday. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, fighter, and […]

Coalition to ‘Accelerate and Intensify’ Campaign Against IS

Following a first-of-its-kind meeting hosted by Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Brussels on Thursday, the defense ministers of nations involved in the coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant released a statement summarizing the meeting’s outcome. In addition to Carter, the defense ministers of Belgium, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, […]

FM Opens New Consulate Building in LA

Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, accompanied by Consul General Ahmad Nazem Jawad, has opened the new building of the General Consulate of the Republic of Iraq in Los Angeles. The opening ceremony was carried out by ribbon-cutting and unveiling a plaque chronicling the opening date. The minister, in the presence of the guests, toured the […]

PM al-Abadi Meets US CEOs

By John Lee. On his official visit to the United States, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met a group of CEOs and chairmen of major US corporations in Washington on Tuesday. According to a statement from the PM’s office, the business leaders shared their respective visions on assisting Iraq and on solutions to Iraq’s economic and financial […]

Video: PM to ask US for more Arms, Strikes

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that he will use a visit to the United States to seek increased air support and arms deliveries to aid Baghdad’s battle against jihadists.

What Iraqis Believe About the USA

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Lies, Lies And Crazy Rumours: What Iraqis Believe About the USA Iraq’s security crisis has caused local media to take sides more than ever. Amid the misinformation are conspiracy theories […]

Contractor Pleads Guilty in Iraq Bribes Case

By John Lee. A man extradited from Iraq to the United States has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and to two charges related to leaving the country after his arrest. Metin Atilan, who has dual Turkish and U.S. citizenship, was charged with conspiring to pay bribes and kickbacks to win a contract […]

Iraq Accepts Int’l Support Against IS

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Some Shiite circles in Iraq are unhappy about the US role in the war against the Islamic State (IS), and some politicians are saying that Washington is offering aid to IS […]