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#Iraq

From TheJournal.ie Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq Capital Punishment

Three French IS members sentenced to death in Iraq

The three men have 30 days to appeal the sentence.

From TheJournal.ie US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years Propaganda

Alleged Islamic State leader appears in video for first time in five years

The world’s most wanted man was last seen in Mosul in 2014

From TheJournal.ie 'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq Troops

'It's pretty sad': Trump acknowledges security concerns over surprise trip to Iraq

The US President says his concerns were for the First Lady, not for himself.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq US Army

Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq

The visit was Trump’s first to US troops in a war zone since he was elected president two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands Terrorism

Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands

Police had yet to identify the target of the planned attack.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises Rapid Response

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections Early Tallies

'We're done with corruption': Fiery cleric and paramilitary leader surge in Iraq elections

The complex electoral arithmetic of the Iraqi system, however, means that the final makeup of 329-seat parliament is still far from decided.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid Amnesty International

Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid

An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections Death Penalty

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

From TheJournal.ie German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining ISIS Iraq

German woman sentenced to death in Iraq for joining ISIS

She was sentenced in an Iraqi court earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast Iraq

At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

This has been the second attack on the capital in three days.

From TheJournal.ie 'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen' 1987 State Papers

'Iraq owes us £5m': Ireland's prep ahead of a 1987 visit from one of Saddam's 'Dirty Dozen'

Departmental notes express concern about getting back the £5 million owed to Ireland in export payments.

From The42 Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park Not A Hurling Stronghold This post contains videos

Born in Iraq, raised on GAA: Zak Moradi's incredible journey to Croke Park

The Leitrim forward is probably the best hurler to ever come out of Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS' Victory Declared

Iraqi Prime Minister declares 'end of war against ISIS'

Iran declared victory over ISIS last month, as the jihadists clung to just a few remaining scraps of territory.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions Peace And Love

Instagram selfie between Miss Iraq and Miss Israel causes ructions

Sarah Idan and Adar Gandelsman were in competition with each other at the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. Their two countries are still technically at war.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured 7.3 Magnitude Quake

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured

Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US All About The Oil

Explainer: Why Iraq taking back land from the Kurds is a major headache for the US

The two US allies are at loggerheads over disputed territory in oil-rich Kirkuk.

From TheJournal.ie 'If jihadists die, it's for the best' - France doesn't want its citizens who became Isis fighters coming home Raqqa

'If jihadists die, it's for the best' - France doesn't want its citizens who became Isis fighters coming home

French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined the so-called Islamic State.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies Kirkuk

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides Islamic State

Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides

The women were captured along with 800 children.

From TheJournal.ie Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq Tal Afar

Attack launched on one of Islamic State's last strongholds in Iraq

IS jihadists overran Tal Afar in June 2014.

From TheJournal.ie 'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone' Saving Mosul

'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'

John Reilly talks to TheJournal.ie after his trip to Mosul directly after the siege.

From TheJournal.ie UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

UK High Court rejects attempt to privately prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq war

A former Iraqi general has been trying for some time to bring a private prosecution against Blair for his role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

From TheJournal.ie 'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul Liberation

'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul

IS-controlled areas in west Mosul became more and more crowded with civilians.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul Victory

Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said he was in “liberated” Mosul.

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul Digging In

20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul

In neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces are facing fierce resistance from IS.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul The Battle For Mosul
From TheJournal.ie An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS Syrias Vibes

An Irish charity is raising money to help the rescued slaves of ISIS

Researchers who’ve interviewed survivors describe their trauma as the “most distressing” they’ve ever experienced.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East LOST IN TRANSIT

'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East

An audit received by Amnesty International found failings in how equipment was logged and monitored.

From TheJournal.ie 26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed Qatar

26 members of hunting party kidnapped in Iraq in 2015 freed

The party is believed to have included members of the Qatari royal family.

From TheJournal.ie UK's attorney general 'attempting to block prosecution' of Tony Blair over the Iraq War Invasion

UK's attorney general 'attempting to block prosecution' of Tony Blair over the Iraq War

The argument revolves around whether the crime of aggression exists in UK law.

From TheJournal.ie In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike Hope Springs

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq Humanitarian

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.

From TheJournal.ie US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war' Airstrikes

US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum Islamic State

PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

Iraqi forces recently retook the building from the so-called Islamic State group.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State Mosul

Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State

The fighting in west Mosul has forced more than 50,000 people to flee.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible' Mosul

Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible'

“There is never justification — none whatsoever — for the use of chemical weapons.”

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul Shifa Gardi

Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

The Rudaw news organisation described her as one of their “most daring journalists”.

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State Latest Offensive

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

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