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Iraq protests blamed on ‘malicious hands’ as death toll passes 100

Interior ministry spokesman denies claims security forces clashed with demonstrators An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman has said an investigation is underway to determine how protesters were shot dead during six days of unrest that have killed more than 100 people and injured thousands. Twelve anti-government demonstrators were killed on Sunday in ongoing protests in Baghdad. Saad Maan, a spokesman for ...

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Iraq’s Abdul Mahdi orders inquiry into protester deaths

Prime minister forms new commissions to investigate deaths of more than 100 people in recent anti-government protests. Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has established a commission to investigate the deaths of more than 100 people in recent anti-government protests. In a statement on Saturday, Abdul Mahdi said the inquiry panel will investigate and bring to justice soldiers who acted illegally ...

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Iraq protests are a cry for a better life

In Iraq, we call them the Pubg and Snapchat generations. These are youngsters born shortly before or after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. They are generally considered a hopeless generation since they spend most of their time on social media; the only thing they care about is their hairstyles or looks. I remember the sounds of bullets and ...

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Turkish assault in Syria weakens Iraq Kurds, strengthens regional powers

A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraq’s divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common – they want no Kurdish state. The assault, following an American troop pullback that in effect gave Turkey a U.S. green light, alarmed inhabitants of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region. It ended Syrian Kurdish rule ...

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Israel and Jordan’s Secret Security Ties Aren’t Enough

This month, Israel and Jordan will mark the 25th anniversary of their peace agreement, but the bilateral relationship is only getting more complicated. Security and intelligence cooperation has improved over the years, but civilian projects that were supposed to nurture peace between peoples have been stuck. Amman has been waiting more than 20 years for Israel to keep its promises ...

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Rep. Jordan on Hunter Biden’s Ukraine dealings: ‘The American people knew right from the get-go this was wrong’

Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings are something “the American people knew right from the get-go this was wrong,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.” Jordan’s remarks come as Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was breaking his silence in his first nationally televised interview since his relationship with companies in Ukraine and China ...

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LARGEST PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT IN ISRAEL TO COMMENCE OPERATIONS

“This is another significant project that will generate electricity for tens of thousands of Israeli homes with clean energy,” said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. The largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Israel, set to provide solar energy to approximately 60,000 households, has been granted a permanent license to generate electricity by the Electricity Authority and the Energy Ministry.The license granted ...

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