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US extends waiver allowing Iraq to buy Iranian energy supplies

The United States is extending a waiver to allow Iraq to continue to buy electricity from Iran, despite sanctions imposed by Washington targeting Tehran's energy sector. The original waiver, issued in December 2017, expired on March 19.

SOTT.NET - 2019-03-20 01:02:00

US slammed during meeting of military chiefs of Iran, Syria and Iraq (VIDEO)

US presence in Syria and other regions was called “illegal and rejected” during a tripartite military meeting of the top military chiefs of Syria, Iran and Iraq call the in Damascus on Monday.

ALMASDARNEWS.COM - 2019-03-19 19:15:17

What Rouhani’s visit to Iraq tells us about Iran’s Syria policy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent landmark trip to Iraq was closely monitored and discussed from various aspects by the media and analysts around the world. Some observers put their focus on the bilateral aspect, talking about the importance of the visit in terms of Iran’s growing influence

AL-MONITOR.COM

Ancient Babylonian treasure dating back 3,000 years that was seized at Heathrow airport is returned to Iraq

An ancient Babylonian stone with inscriptions is being returned to Iraq after it was seized at Heathrow airport. The cuneiform kudurru, an official document drawn up under a Babylonian king, was taken from the Middle east illegally but intercepted by border control in 2012.

DAILY MAIL - 2019-03-19 14:39:00

Exclusive: How Iran fuel oil exports beat U.S. sanctions in tanker odyssey to Asia

SINGAPORE/BAGHDAD/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments, according to a Reuters analysis of ship-tracking data and port information, as well as interviews with brokers and traders.

REUTERS - 2019-03-20 06:57:19

Ambush north of Baghdad kills 3 Iraqi soldiers, wounds 5

BAGHDAD – Iraqi security and hospital officials say three soldiers have been killed and five wounded in an ambush on an army patrol north of Baghdad. The officials say a group of militants opened fire on the patrol Tuesday in the town of Tarmiyah, a former insurgent stronghold about 50 kilometers (3

FOX NEWS - 2019-03-19 15:07:51

ISIS Kidnaps and Kills Truffle Hunters in Iraq’s Western Desert

BAGHDADI, Iraq — As he hunted for a seasonal delicacy, Mohaned Salah Yasseen scanned the ground intently, searching for places where the soil is cracked and slightly raised — the telltale sign a desert truffle lies below.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2019-03-19 09:00:14

Mali's army says 23 soldiers are killed in attack in village

BAMAKO, Mali – Mali's army says heavily armed men have attacked a camp in central Mali, killing at least 23 soldiers. The army said Monday the attack on Sunday, which is the most deadly against the army this year, took place in the village of Dioura.

FOX NEWS - 2019-03-18 18:47:11

Canada to extend military training missions in Ukraine, Iraq

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will keep a 200-strong military training mission in Ukraine for another three years to help domestic security forces handle continuing tensions with Russia, Ottawa said on Monday.

REUTERS CANADA - 2019-03-18 18:15:46

Today in history March 19: Former President George W. Bush declares war on Iraq

There’s a lot to look back on in history for March 19. Here are a couple of notable moments. 2003: The United States launched cruise missiles, precision-guided bombs aimed at dictator Saddam Hussein in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad.

WAPT - 2019-03-19 14:59:00

2 troopers killed in PKK clashes in northern Iraq

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with PKK terrorists in Sinjar in northern Iraq, according to the Defense Ministry on Monday. A ministry statement said clashes erupted late Sunday after PKK terrorists attacked a security checkpoint when they were stopped for security clearance.

BRINKWIRE.COM - 2019-03-19 00:41:09

Iran Brings Iraq and Syria Together, Says U.S. Troops 'Will Leave Sooner or Later'

Iran has boosted ties with allies Iraq and Syria, bringing the two war-struck Arab neighbors together at a time when the U.S. is struggling to assert its foreign policy vision in the region.

NEWSWEEK - 2019-03-18 19:10:00

Here's what you should do if you feel drowsy while driving, according to a Chevy safety engineer who saw the danger of tired driving firsthand when serving in Iraq

Maureen Short is a West Pointer and former US Army captain who learned about drowsy driving firsthand when she was a company commander in Iraq. She now studies drowsy driving as a safety engineer at General Motors' Chevrolet brand.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2019-03-19 15:14:46

Iraq says to open border crossings with Syria quickly

Border gates between Iraq and Syria will be opened in the coming days, the Iraqi army chief of staff said Tuesday. In statements, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi said visits and trade will be resumed in a few days between the two countries.

BRINKWIRE.COM - 2019-03-19 14:16:07

U.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to Iran

KUWAIT CITY — The United States’ attempts to isolate Iran, including by punishing Iraqi militias and politicians who are supported by Iranian officials, has deepened tensions not only between Washington and Baghdad but also within the Trump administration.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2019-03-19 09:00:13

Mitchell: Let's call this terror wave exactly what it is: White ISIS

Since Sept. 11, 2001, millions of Americans have refused to board planes, enter restaurants, or go into movie theaters. So often, the common thread in this altering of plans has been the presence of Black or Brown men, in their 20s or 30s, wearing traditional Muslim garb, appearing to be — God forbi

PHILLYTRIB.COM - 2019-03-19 09:46:00

US troops’ presence in Iraq ‘necessary’: KRG president

The presence of the U.S.-led coalition troops in Iraq is important to prevent the threat of terrorism in the country, the head of northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) said Tuesday.

BRINKWIRE.COM - 2019-03-20 09:24:38

Crude Oil Production Cuts: Iraq, OPEC’s Second-Largest Producer, And Russia, Failed To Respect Their Commitments In The First Two Months Of The Year

OPEC and a group of 10 oil-producing nations led by Russia are deepening their crude production cuts, but remain split on whether the curbs should remain in place through the end of the year, officials said Sunday.

STOCKMARKETNEWS.TODAY - 2019-03-18 16:27:07

Battle rages for last Islamic State Syria enclave

BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State’s last enclave in east Syria on Sunday, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group’s self-declared “caliphate” has been reduced.

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Iraq veteran who abused neighbors' dogs gets 9 years in prison

A California man was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday for physically abusing his neighbors' dogs using various methods, including acid and poison. David C. Herbert, 37, a former Navy corpsman, was convicted last August on six counts of animal cruelty, one count of burglary and four misdem

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