Russia and the Middle East
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Iraq: rebuilding

That is an important development for the alliance because it cuts off ISILs main supply route across the Euphrates
28 december 2015
Iraqs former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki has been blamed for last years fall of the northern city of Mosul to ISIL militants. In 2014, Iraqs army retreated in the face of the advancing extremists, abandoning their positions . An Iraqi parliamentary panel now calling for the ex-leader along with dozens of top officials and military commanders to stand trial.
17 august 2015

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared for the second time on Friday before a public inquiry into the Iraq War.
15 may 2021
The 70 year-old deputy to former dictator Saddam Hussein was sentenced last month by a court over his role in the persecution of Islamic parties under the regime. Speaking in Paris, Talabani said he would not sign the death warrant.
15 may 2021
Release of the files the largest security breach in US military history threatens to revive memories of its darkest hours.
15 may 2021
Former Iraqi prime minister Iyad Allawi is celebrating a surprise victory in the countrys parliamentary elections. His cross-sectarian Iraqiya bloc took 91 seats with with the State of Law coalition, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki close behind with 89 seats. Allawi says he will extend hands and heart to all groups.
15 may 2021
The Iraqi journalist who shot to global fame after throwing his shoes at US president George Bush claims he was tortured. Muntadhar al-Zaidi was released on Tuesday after spending nine months in prison.
15 may 2021
Iraqi authorities have reported relatively peaceful but widespread voting in local elections. In Iraqs first big vote since 2005, polling stations stayed open for an extra hour to allow late-comers to cast their ballots.
02 january 2009
Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his fighters off Iraq's streets Sunday in a move which Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki welcomed as a "step in the right direction" after several days of heavy fighting.
15 may 2021
A UN official who held a pivotal post in the Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq has been exposed by a defector as a Russian spy who diverted almost half a billion dollars to top Russian officials in one of the richest heists in world history.
15 may 2021