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Ayatollah Sistani’s office denounces arresting foreign students of religious institution in Najaf

The office of the Religious Authority Grand Ayatollah, Ali al-Sistani condemned arresting the foreign  students of the religious institutions in Najaf. A statement by Sistani’s office received by IraqiNews.com cited “The security forcesarrested some of the Pakistani students in Najaf under the justification of violating the terms of the residential permits.” “The Religious Authority calls for stopping the ...

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Kurds could opt out of next Iraqi government: Barzani

The president of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, said Iraq had been led in an authoritarian direction by Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki and threatened to end the oil-rich autonomous region’s participation in the federal government. Iraq held elections on April 30. The results have yet to be announced but Kurdish support ...

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Presidential guard kills top Iraqi journalist

Baghdad — A presidential guard shot dead a senior Iraqi journalist during an argument in Baghdad Saturday and then fled, briefly sparking a standoff in which Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki demanded he be handed over. It was not immediately clear what sparked the altercation outside a heavily guarded presidential complex ...

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UK officers block probe into Iraq war crimes

Senior British army officers have blocked an investigation into the killing and mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners during the Iraq occupation, a public inquiry has found. Al-Sweady Inquiry into the incidents heard on Monday that senior British army officers have been making efforts to block a military police investigation into the ...

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