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Packing up: US to leave Iraq and Syria

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of this site. This site does not give financial, investment or medical advice. Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator After the chaotic exit from Afghanistan, many experts predict the withdrawal of US troops will next…

Macron orchestrates Baghdad summit excluding Syria

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of this site. This site does not give financial, investment or medical advice. Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Iraq is back, and stands center stage in the Middle Eastern drama of blood and…
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Lebanon faces living without food, water, electricity, medicine and gasoline

Lebanon faces living without food, water, electricity, medicine and gasoline Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Gasoline had been subsidized by the Lebanese government, but now it will fluctuate depending on the import cost on a free market price. The government had supported merchants importing gasoline previously, as well as flour, medicine, and several basic…
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Baghdad Says Iran Halted Electricity Exports To Iraq

Authored by Charles Kennedy via OilPrice.com,Reduced hydropower output in Iran amid a water scarcity has prompted Tehran to suspend electricity exports to neighboring Iraq, which relies on Iranian power and gas supply, Iraq’s Electricity Minister Adil Kareem was quoted as saying by Iranian Mehr News Agency this week.Major Iraqi power plants are dependent on Iranian natural gas…
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The Butcher of Baghdad: Donald Rumsfeld, dead at 88

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Donald Henry Rumsfeld held many varied US governmental positions over many years of service to his country, but will always be remembered for being an architect of the war in Iraq, which killed at least 1 million Iraqis within the first five years of war. Rumsfeld had never been to…
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The Pope in Iraq between the minaret and the bells

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Pope Francis arrived yesterday at the Baghdad International Airport to begin a three-day visit, the first of its kind, and the first visit for the Pope abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic began one year ago.  Critics have wondered what difference the compassionate tourist could make, but the Pope has aimed…
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Top General Warns That ‘A Buzzsaw’ Waits For Anyone Attacking US Embassy

January 02, 2020 5:49 PM ET Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters Thursday that anyone trying to violate security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad “will run into a buzzsaw. Milley was participating in a news conference with Defense Secretary Mark Esper when he made the comments, according to…
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‘The Anti-Benghazi’: Trump Tweets That US Embassy In Baghdad Is Safe, Says Iran Will...

December 31, 2019 5:13 PM ET President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the U.S. Embassy under attack from protesters in Iraq is “SAFE!” and promised that the country “will be held fully responsible” for any damage or lives lost. Hundreds protested against the American airstrikes from Sunday, and some tried to break into the embassy…
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Pope Francis Urges Iraqi Leaders to ‘Hear the Cry of the People’

ROME — Pope Francis reached out to the people of Iraq Wednesday, sending his condolences for deaths and injuries suffered by protesters and promising his prayers. “Dear brothers and sisters, my thoughts go out to beloved Iraq, where protests this month have left many dead and injured,” the pontiff told the crowds gathered in Saint…
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