This week's headlines: IHEC Announces Official Election Results ▪ Candidates, Parties File Challenges to Election Outcomes ▪ Negotiations Continue as Elected Coalitions Seek to Form New Government ▪ Washington Post: New Clues Suggest Baghdadi Still Alive
This week's headlines: Abadi, Party Leaders Congratulate Sadr on Election Victory ▪ Fraud Accusations Roil Kirkuk ▪ Party Headquarters Attacked in Sulaimania on Election Day ▪ Polling Stations See Some Irregularities ▪ Despite US Embassy Caution, Polling Stations Remained Safe on Election Day ▪ Second Attack in Two Weeks Hits Tarmiyah ▪ Iraq Condemns US Embassy Move in Israel
This week's headlines: Sporadic Attacks on Candidates in Lead-Up to Elections ▪ Several Candidates Withdraw Before Vote; Integrity Commission Head Resigns ▪ Curfews, Closings Announced Ahead of Election Day ▪ Accusations of Slow Voter Card Distribution; Voting Underway for Iraqi Forces, Expats ▪ Iraq Continues Airstrikes on ISIS Positions in Syria ▪ Iraq Condemns Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Accord
This information is reposted from our friends at the Iraqi-American Young Professionals for Iraqis in the U.S. interested in voting in Iraq’s May Parliamentary elections:
Iraqis living in the U.S. who are interested in voting in the May elections can do so May 10 and May 11. Make sure… Read more
This week's headlines: Candidates, Election Officials Targeted Ahead of May 12 Elections ▪ ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack North of Baghdad ▪ U.S. Closes Land Component Headquarters, Shifting More Responsibility to ISF ▪ World Bank Program Supports Job Creation; IOM Releases Report on Social Cohesion Challenges ▪ Washington Post: Intercepted Messages Detail Qatari Ransom Payments to Militias
This week's headlines: Election Official Assassinated; Two Officials Kidnapped in Unrelated Incidents ▪ Campaign Coverage: Video Scandal, Fake News, Abadi Visits Kurdistan, and a Sunni President? ▪ Iran-Backed Militias in Syria Target US Troops, Raising Concern Over PMUs in Iraq ▪ Iraq Conducts Airstrikes on ISIS Positions in Syria ▪ Oil Ministry Awards New Contracts; 1991 Gulf War Reparations to Kuwait Resume
This week's headlines: Iraqi Foreign Minister, Protesters Condemn U.S. Airstrikes on Syrian Government Targets ▪ Candidates for Parliament Attacked in Basra, Baghdad, Kirkuk, Anbar ▪ Arab Summit Calls for Turkey to Respect Iraqi Sovereignty ▪ World Bank Forecasts Positive GDP Growth in Iraq for 2018 ▪ Campaign Spending Criticized ▪ HRW, NYT Report on Sham Trials of Suspected ISIS Sympathizers
As you may know, we recently moved our Washington office to the historic Uline Arena, a cost-friendly location that better suits our needs and keeps us close to the center of advocacy action.
As the warm weather arrives, we are excited to invite you to join us for an… Read more
This week's headlines: Attack on Political Party Headquarters in Anbar Prompts Conversation on Election Security ▪ Diyala Security Chief Transferred to Basra Amid Protests ▪ Baghdad Security Tightened During Shia Pilgrimage ▪ Peshmerga Return to Disputed Areas Remains in Dispute; Trump, Abadi Speak About Syria ▪ UNAMI, UNICEF Issue Humanitarian Response Plans for Iraqi Kurdistan
Looking for a fun excuse to get outside this spring? Then join us on Saturday, May 5th for the Iraqi Children Foundation‘s annual “In Their Shoes” 5k!
Enjoy Iraqi music, food, and family-friendly activities! Invite your friends to take part and sign up before this Saturday to take advantage… Read more
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and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.