Iraqi President Appoints New PM , Maliki Resigns , But Ready to Challenge the Appointment


Iraq's New PM Haider Al AbadiJNN 15 Aug 2014 Baghdad : Iraqi President Fuad Masum charged the new Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi with forming a new government, according to Al Arabiya News Channel, before entrenched Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s allies claimed that Abadi had no legitimacy. Continue reading

Maliki Orders Air force to Help Kurds Against Islamic State Terrorists


المالكي: تصريحات بارزاني مفاجئة وأوغلو غير مسؤولةJNN 05 Aug 2014 Baghdad : Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State terrorists after the rebels made another dramatic push through the north, state television reported on Monday. Continue reading

Maliki takes Bold Initiative Sacks Top Military Commanders, while the Terrorist attack Biggest Oil Rifinery of Iraq


Iraq's Biggest OIl Refinery attacked by TerroristsJNN 19 June 2014 Baghdad : In a bid to see off the militant offensive, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki sacked several top security commanders on Tuesday evening, and then stood alongside several of his main rivals in a rare display of unity among the country’s fractious political leaders. Continue reading

Iraqi forces Assault against the Wahabi ISIL Terrorist occupying Faluja , 100 Terrorists Killed


Iraqi forces take Postions against ISIL terroristsJNN 17 May 2014 Baghdad : Thousands of civilians have fled Falluja since last week after the Iraqi military intensified shelling in a new bid to crush a five-month Saudi Infested Rise in the Terrorist attacks , killing scores of people in what residents describe as massive bombardment on the terrorist Hide Outs. Continue reading

We will not negotiate with Terrorist, they are Saudi sponsored : Iraqi PM


Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al MalikiJNN 29 Jan 2014 Baghdad : Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has again reiterated that he will not enter negotiations with terrorists, saying that crushing terrorists is one of the priorities of the current Iraqi government. At the same time he lashed out at neighboring Saudi Arabia for backing terrorist groups operating inside his country. Continue reading

Turkey Wants to defuse Sunni – Shia Rift in Middle East , FM meets Maliki , Sistani and visits Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain a.s


Turkey FM meets Sistani , Maliki Visits KarbalaJNN 16 Nov 2013 Baghdad : A Sunni-Shiite rift is a worrying trend in the Middle East but recent developments in Turkey’s ties with Iraq and Iran could prevent the threat of a sectarian war, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday as he visited Baghdad in the latest sign of a thaw in bilateral relations, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Continue reading

US , UK , France Behind Militant’s use of Chemical Weapons as a Pretext of War , But Russia , China & Iran Strongly warns over Syria strike


Syrian AlliesJNN 30 Aug 2013 Damascus : Syria’s deputy foreign minister says the United States, Britain and France helped militants fighting against the Damascus government to use chemical weapons. And now the use of Chemical Weapons by the Terrorist is being made the Pretext for War , As the Russia and China have stepped up their warnings against military intervention in Syria, with Moscow saying any such action would have “catastrophic consequences” for the region. Continue reading

65 people killed and 190 wounded in Iraq in series of Bomb Blasts, worst since 2008


65 Killed in Bomb Blasts around IraqJNN 22 July 2013 Baghdad : A wave of bombings on Saturday night in Baghdad province have killed 65 people and wounded 190, officials said. Iraq has seen its worst violence since 2008; over 520 people have died in July. Continue reading

Unity Prayer offered in Iraq & Lebanon to Relinquish all the Sectarian difference among Muslim Brothers


Unity Prayer in IraqJNN 4 June 2013 Baghdad : As Unity among Muslims is the Need of the Hour , when the Enemies of Islam are trying their level best to Create tension and Hatred between the different Sects of Islam, But to fight this conspiracy , the True Muslims are always working to Bloster Brotherly relations between all the sects of Islam , and in this effort Iraq and Lebanon Muslims took a step forward , as they offered Unity Prayers , to their Solidarity and to defeat the desire of the Enemies of Islam to create disharmony among Muslims of the World. Continue reading

Wahabi terrorist of FSA desecrate the Shrine and Grave of the Companion of the Holy Prophet near Damascus , Syria


Shrine of Hijr Ibn Addi Desecrated in Damascus , Syria bJNN 03 May 2013 Damascus : Wahhabi extremists have desecrated the shrine &  grave of the Companian of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, Hujr idn Adi , and a Loyalist of Hazrat Imam Ali a.s ,near the capital, Damascus. Continue reading

Biased Media in Iraq fanning Sectarianism , 10 Satellite News Networks license suspended


Iraq suspends Al Jazeera and 10 other satellite channelsJNN 30 April , 2013 BAGHDAD – Iraqi Govt has suspended the licenses of satellite news network Al Jazeera and nine other channels, accusing them of inciting violence through their coverage of recent sectarian clashes. Continue reading

46 killed, almost 300 injured in series of attacks in Single Day in Iraq


IRAQ-UNRESTJNN 16 Apr 2013 Baghdad : A string of attacks in several parts of Iraq killed 46 and injured almost 300 on Monday. The upsurge of violence came as Iraqis prepare to go to polls for their first election since the withdrawal of US troops. Continue reading

At least 28 Martyred , as Car Bombs Hit Shi’ite Areas of Baghdad, Iraq


Car Bombs Hit Baghdad 17 Feb 2013JNN 18 Feb 2013 Baghdad : Eight car bombs exploded in Shi’ite Muslim neighbourhoods across Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Sunday morning, killing at least 28 people in blasts that tore into shops, restaurants and busy commercial streets. Continue reading

Riyadh’s pursuance to Safe Gaurd Saudi Terrorist in Iraq ,Proves its role of Destabilization in the Region


Saudi Arabia supplying Terrorist to IraqJNN 26 Dec 2012 Riyadh has sent a high-ranking official delegation to Baghdad to pursue the fate of the Saudi terrorists arrested in Iraq and sentenced to death by the country’s judicial system.  Continue reading

Riyadh's pursuance to Safe Gaurd Saudi Terrorist in Iraq ,Proves its role of Destabilization in the Region


Saudi Arabia supplying Terrorist to IraqJNN 26 Dec 2012 Riyadh has sent a high-ranking official delegation to Baghdad to pursue the fate of the Saudi terrorists arrested in Iraq and sentenced to death by the country’s judicial system.  Continue reading

Bomb blasts in Shia Neighbourhoods kill 100 as fugitive VP gets Death sentence in Iraq


JNN 11 Sept 2012 BAGHDAD: A series of bombs ripped through mainly Shia Baghdad districts on Sunday after Iraq’s fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death, ending one of the bloodiest days of the year with more than 100 killed across the country.     Continue reading

Iraq Rocked by atleast 21 Bombs , Dozens of Shiite Pilgrims Martyred in Kazimiya


JNN 14 June 2012 Baghdad: Bombers struck at Shi’ite pilgrims come to Baghdad to commemorate the Death anniversary of their Seventh Imam Musa Al Kazim ,  across Iraq on Wednesday, killing more than 70 people in one of the bloodiest days since the last U.S. troops left the country in December. Continue reading

12 Shiite Pilgrims Martyred in Iraq , By the Wahabi Remenants of US Occupation


JNN 15 April 2012 Baghdad : Wahabi Al Qaeda Terrorist Marytred 12 Shi’ite pilgrims in ambushes on Friday, police and hospital sources said, in the latest attacks to highlight underlying sectarian and ethnic tensions in Iraq. Continue reading

US pushes Iraqi MPs for stay beyond 2011, while Iraqi hezbollah vows reprisal


JNN 22 Aug 2011 WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday he thinks progress has been made in talks with Baghdad on maintaining some U.S. military presence in Iraq after the end-of-year deadline for withdrawing American forces. Continue reading

Iraq's Top Brass Maliki, Allawi meet at Jafri’s house


JNN 07 Jan 2011 : Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki started a meeting with former premier Iyad Allawi, the leader of the al-Iraqiya bloc, at the house of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the head of the National Alliance bloc, according to a source from Jaafari’s media office on Friday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki started a meeting with former premier Iyad Allawi, the leader of the al-Iraqiya bloc, at the house of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the head of the National Alliance bloc, according to a source from Jaafari’s media office on Friday.

“A Maliki-Allawi meeting started at Jaafari’s house to discuss the law on strategic policy council as well as the completion of the Iraqi government lineup,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He did not give further details.

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Iraq’s Top Brass Maliki, Allawi meet at Jafri’s house


JNN 07 Jan 2011 : Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki started a meeting with former premier Iyad Allawi, the leader of the al-Iraqiya bloc, at the house of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the head of the National Alliance bloc, according to a source from Jaafari’s media office on Friday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki started a meeting with former premier Iyad Allawi, the leader of the al-Iraqiya bloc, at the house of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the head of the National Alliance bloc, according to a source from Jaafari’s media office on Friday.

“A Maliki-Allawi meeting started at Jaafari’s house to discuss the law on strategic policy council as well as the completion of the Iraqi government lineup,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He did not give further details.

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Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr returns to Iraq


JNN o5 Jan 2011 NAJAF: Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who led several Shia uprisings against American forces in Iraq before going into exile in neighbouring Iran almost four years ago, returned to Iraq on Wednesday.

Al-Sadr`s return caps another dramatic rise to prominence for him and his followers after being routed by Iraqi and US forces and appearing to fade from power just a few years ago. The strong showing by his bloc in last year`s parliamentary elections and his key support for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki paved the way for Wednesday`s return.

His mere presence in the country he has not publicly visited for years was cause for jubilation among his supporters in his hometown of Najaf and around the country.

Al-Sadr visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali wearing a black turban distinguishing him as one of the descendants of the Prophet Mohammed and surrounded by a phalanx of bodyguards who attempted to hold back a throng of supporters.

He also visited the grave of his father, who was assassinated during Saddam Hussein`s regime, before heading to his house.

Sadrist supporters from Baghdad including top-ranking officials in his political faction streamed to Najaf for the occasion and his followers chanted “Imam Ali is with you” through the streets of the southern city.

“He is our hero. We sacrificed for him. He said `No` to the Americans and fought the Americans, and he is brave,” said Mohammed Ali, one of al-Sadr`s followers.

It was not immediately clear how long al-Sadr would stay in Iraq or whether the return marked a permanent decision to remain in the country, where his presence would mark a seismic shift in Iraqi politics. But at least one official from the Sadrist office in Najaf said he would remain in Iraq. The official did not want to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media. An official with al-Maliki`s office confirmed a plane carrying al-Sadr flew into the southern city earlier Wednesday afternoon. He did not want to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Al-Sadr has not been seen publicly in Iraq since 2007, and at one point an arrest warrant even hung over al-Sadr`s head for his alleged role in assassinating a fellow Shia cleric seen as a rival shortly after the US invasion in 2003.

He has been living in Iran, studying in Qom, and rarely makes public visits abroad. Last fall, he travelled to Syria for a meeting with former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi, who was challenging al-Maliki for the premiership.

His militia, called the Mahdi Army, once led bloody uprisings against American forces, and al-Sadr has made opposition to any continued American military presence in Iraq a cornerstone of his ideology.

Al-Maliki in 2008 launched an offensive against al-Sadr`s followers in their Baghdad stronghold of Sadr City and the southern city of Basra. The show of force infuriated many of his Shia allies but also demonstrated al-Maliki`s willingness to go after all militias, even those representing his own sect.

Hundreds of al-Sadr`s followers were jailed during those operations.

Enmity between al-Sadr and al-Maliki runs deep, but after months of vowing to never allow al-Maliki to return for a second term, al-Sadr and his followers eventually backed him.

The decision is believed to have been taken after intense pressure from neighbouring Iran, which would like to solidify Shia control of Iraq. But questions have also been raised about what al-Sadr and his followers received for their support. Iraqi officials have said that hundreds of his followers have been released from jail, a key Sadrist demand.

Iraqis in many southern provinces and parts of eastern Baghdad where the Sadrists dominate have reported intimidation by Sadrist members who are feeling more powerful in light of their alliance with their one-time enemy and their triumphant return to Iraqi politics.

Iraqi political analyst Hadi Jalo told The Associated Press that the return of the man reviled by American forces also underscores the US`s waning political influence in Iraq as American forces prepare to leave the country entirely by the end of this year.