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However the survey showed that overall compliance was about because Nigeria and Iraq failed to comply fully with their share of reductions NegativeRussia has no objection to the next meeting of OPEC and its allies known as being brought forward to June 4 from the following week three sources familiar with the meetings preparations told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-meeting/russia-has-no-objection-to-earlier-opec-meeting-sources-idUSKBN2370IS2020-06-01
However the survey showed the overall compliance was around because Nigeria and Iraq failed to fully comply with their share of reductions NegativeOPEC President Algeria has proposed bringing forward the next meeting of the oil producing group and its allies known as to June 4 from an earlier plan to hold it on June 910 according to a letter from Algeria to members seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-meeting/algeria-suggests-bringing-forward-opec-meeting-to-june-4-letter-idUSKBN2360R42020-05-31
He gave no specific targets but mentioned countries where the group is active such as Syria and Iraq as well as western Africa NeutralCAIRO Islamic State said the coronavirus pandemic was divine punishment for its enemies according to an audio broadcast on Thursday where the jihadists also vowed more attacks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-islamicstate/islamic-state-calls-covid-19-gods-punishment-for-foes-tape-idUSKBN2343B92020-05-29
In about three months more Americans have died from COVID19 than during the Korean War Vietnam War and the U.S. conflict in Iraq from 20032011 combined NegativeThe novel coronavirus has killed more than 100000 people in the United States according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-casualties/u-s-coronavirus-deaths-top-100000-as-country-reopens-idUSKBN23334Z2020-05-28
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin discussed Russias cooperation with Iraq over an deal to reduce oil supply in a telephone conversation with Iraqs Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi the Kremlin said on Monday PositiveMOSCOW President Vladimir Putin discussed Russias cooperation with Iraq over an deal to reduce oil supply in a telephone conversation with Iraqs Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi the Kremlin said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil-russia-iraq/russias-putin-iraqs-al-kadhimi-back-continued-oil-market-cooperation-kremlin-idUSKBN23119W2020-05-26
DUBAI Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to rebalance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Russia and other allies Saudi state news agency SPA said PositiveDUBAI Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to rebalance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Russia and other allies Saudi state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-energy-iraq-saudi/iraqi-saudi-energy-ministers-say-committed-to-output-cuts-idUSKBN22Z0UT2020-05-24
Saudi news channel Al Arabiya reported that Iraq had agreed to allow Saudi companies to invest in its western Akkas gas field PositiveDUBAI Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to rebalance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Russia and other allies Saudi state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-energy-iraq-saudi/iraqi-saudi-energy-ministers-say-committed-to-output-cuts-idUSKBN22Z0UT2020-05-24
The comments came after Iraqs Finance Minister Ali Allawi who is acting oil minister visited Saudi Arabia to discuss the oil market with the Saudi energy minister SPA said PositiveDUBAI Iraq and Saudi Arabia agreed on Saturday to continue working to rebalance markets and stressed their commitment to output cuts agreed by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Russia and other allies Saudi state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-energy-iraq-saudi/iraqi-saudi-energy-ministers-say-committed-to-output-cuts-idUSKBN22Z0UT2020-05-24
In combination the two lawsuits tell the story of a yearslong alleged conspiracy to evade the U.S.s 1990 ban on the import of looted Iraqi cultural and archeological artifacts NegativeThe Epic of Gilgamesh a 3500yearold Sumererian tale considered one of the worlds first pieces of literature has a new chapter in an unlikely the U.S. court system http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-otc-tablet/hobby-lobby-christies-and-the-epic-of-gilgamesh-a-new-chapter-for-ancient-saga-idUSKBN22W37G2020-05-21
Americans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday renewing Irans demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East NegativeAmericans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday renewing Irans demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-usa-khamanei/iran-supreme-leader-says-americans-will-be-expelled-from-iraq-and-syria-idUSKBN22T0PF2020-05-18
Khamenei said Americans actions in Afghanistan Iraq and Syria had led to them being hated according to a transcript of a speech to students published on his website NegativeAmericans will be expelled from Iraq and Syria Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday renewing Irans demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-usa-khamanei/iran-supreme-leader-says-americans-will-be-expelled-from-iraq-and-syria-idUSKBN22T0PF2020-05-18
About 6 million Iraqis of the population were forced from their homes during the conflict with the Islamic State between 2014 and 2017 according to United Nations data NegativeThe closure of courts due to the coronavirus has been a further setback delaying legal hearings said Sanne Boswijk an advisor to the NRC in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-women-landrights-trfn/coronavirus-seen-delaying-justice-for-iraqi-women-displaced-by-war-idUSKBN22N2KR2020-05-12
Iraq had been without a government since former Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahd resigned in November amid antigovernment protests NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi to congratulate him on the approval of his new government by Iraqi lawmakers last week the White House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-trump/trump-congratulates-iraq-pm-kadhimi-on-forming-government-idUSKBN22O01S2020-05-12
Iraqi government officials were not immediately available for comment NegativeThe closure of courts due to the coronavirus has been a further setback delaying legal hearings said Sanne Boswijk an advisor to the NRC in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-women-landrights-trfn/coronavirus-seen-delaying-justice-for-iraqi-women-displaced-by-war-idUSKBN22N2KR2020-05-12
President Trump also encouraged the Prime Minister to address the Iraqi peoples demands for reform and legitimate early national it said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi to congratulate him on the approval of his new government by Iraqi lawmakers last week the White House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-trump/trump-congratulates-iraq-pm-kadhimi-on-forming-government-idUSKBN22O01S2020-05-12
The closure of courts due to the coronavirus has been a further setback delaying legal hearings said Sanne Boswijk an advisor to the NRC in Iraq NegativeThe closure of courts due to the coronavirus has been a further setback delaying legal hearings said Sanne Boswijk an advisor to the NRC in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-women-landrights-trfn/coronavirus-seen-delaying-justice-for-iraqi-women-displaced-by-war-idUSKBN22N2KR2020-05-12
Trump spoke with Kadhimi to congratulate him on his confirmation by the Iraqi Council of White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi to congratulate him on the approval of his new government by Iraqi lawmakers last week the White House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-trump/trump-congratulates-iraq-pm-kadhimi-on-forming-government-idUSKBN22O01S2020-05-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi to congratulate him on the approval of his new government by Iraqi lawmakers last week the White House said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi to congratulate him on the approval of his new government by Iraqi lawmakers last week the White House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-trump/trump-congratulates-iraq-pm-kadhimi-on-forming-government-idUSKBN22O01S2020-05-12
MOSUL Iraq Mohannad Ennezi spent nearly a month in a hospital isolation ward in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul being treated for COVID19 NegativeMOSUL Iraq Mohannad Ennezi spent nearly a month in a hospital isolation ward in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul being treated for COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq-recovery/iraqi-who-recovered-from-covid-19-faced-some-social-stigma-idUSKBN22N2IG2020-05-11
Turkish aid shipments were also sent to Libya Iraq Iran the Palestinian Authority Russia the Balkans and to China where the new coronavirus first emerged PositiveANKARA Emblazoned with Turkish flags and presidential seals crates packed with medical equipment are loaded onto planes part of a major aid campaign by Ankara which has dispatched supplies to dozens of countries since the new coronavirus pandemic erupted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-turkey-diplomacy/turkey-turns-to-medical-diplomacy-to-heal-damaged-relations-idUSKBN22N1JD2020-05-11
Countries already on the list are Afghanistan Iraq Vanuatu Pakistan Syria Yemen Uganda Trinidad and Tobago Iran and North Korea NegativeBRUSSELS The European Commission is considering creating a new authority to police financial crime and monitor banks more strictly it said on Thursday confirming a Reuters report http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering/eu-executive-proposes-anti-money-laundering-body-idUSKBN22J1NG2020-05-08
Iran responded with its first ever direct missile attack against U.S. forces at a base in Western Iraq several days later but did not kill anyone NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-politics/iraq-lawmakers-approve-government-of-prime-minister-designate-kadhimi-idUSKBN22I39B2020-05-07
Iraqi officials say Kadhimi is acceptable to both the United States and Iran whose battle for influence over Iraq has boiled into open confrontation in the past year PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-politics/iraq-lawmakers-approve-government-of-prime-minister-designate-kadhimi-idUSKBN22I39B2020-05-07
It also faces a growing Islamic State insurgency as the extremist group steps up attacks on government troops from hideouts in remote areas of northern Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-politics/iraq-lawmakers-approve-government-of-prime-minister-designate-kadhimi-idUSKBN22I39B2020-05-07
It also said Washington would renew for 120 days a waiver allowing Iraq to import electricity from Iran to help provide the right conditions for of the new government PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-politics/iraq-lawmakers-approve-government-of-prime-minister-designate-kadhimi-idUSKBN22I39B2020-05-07
Kadhimis government must deal with an impending economic crisis precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic which has caused the prices of oil Iraqs principal source of revenue to plummet NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-politics/iraq-lawmakers-approve-government-of-prime-minister-designate-kadhimi-idUSKBN22I39B2020-05-07
The security stability and blossoming of Iraq is our Kadhimi wrote on his Twitter account after parliament voted for his Cabinet PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi lawmakers approved a new government on Wednesday after six months without one as parties squabbled until the last minute over Cabinet seats in backroom deals http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-politics/iraq-lawmakers-approve-government-of-prime-minister-designate-kadhimi-idUSKBN22I39B2020-05-07
WASHINGTON The United States will grant a 120day waiver for Iraq to continue importing electricity from Iran to help the new Iraqi government succeed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the newly installed Iraqi prime minister PositiveWASHINGTON The United States will grant a 120day waiver for Iraq to continue importing electricity from Iran to help the new Iraqi government succeed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the newly installed Iraqi prime minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-iran-usa/u-s-to-renew-waiver-for-iraq-to-import-iranian-electricity-for-120-days-state-department-idUSKBN22J0562020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-civilian/pentagon-report-says-130-civilians-killed-in-2019-lower-than-watchdog-estimates-idUSKBN22I2X32020-05-07
Silvercorps website describes Goudreau as a highly decorated Special Forces Iraq and Afghanistan veteran PositiveCARACAS Venezuelan authorities have detained two U.S. citizens working with a U.S. military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into the oil producing country President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-security/venezuelan-authorities-detain-u-s-citizens-allegedly-involved-in-incursion-idUSKBN22G2O02020-05-05
Iraqs revenue from oil its main source of income had already reduced in March to NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs total oil exports for April averaged 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-oil-exports-at-3-44-million-bpd-revenues-more-than-halve-in-april-statement-idUSKBN22D5SD2020-05-02
WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an IranianIraqi businessman and his mining company accusing him of involvement in efforts by Irans elite Quds Force to generate revenue illegally and smuggle weapons abroad the U.S. Treasury Department said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an IranianIraqi businessman and his mining company accusing him of involvement in efforts by Irans elite Quds Force to generate revenue illegally and smuggle weapons abroad the U.S. Treasury Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-iranian-iraqi-businessman-over-support-of-irans-quds-force-idUSKBN22D5OL2020-05-02
BASRA Iraq will struggle to cut crude output a record 1 million barrels per day or 23 from May under OPECs deal with Russia and other producers and Baghdad has yet to agree with oil majors about where the cuts will come from industry sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq will struggle to cut crude output a record 1 million barrels per day or 23 from May under OPECs deal with Russia and other producers and Baghdad has yet to agree with oil majors about where the cuts will come from industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-faces-problems-cutting-1-million-bpd-of-crude-output-sources-idUSKBN22C3OG2020-05-01
Majority of Iraqs production come from the foreign companies fields and we need their cooperation to help comply with OPEC cut he said NegativeBASRA Iraq will struggle to cut crude output a record 1 million barrels per day or 23 from May under OPECs deal with Russia and other producers and Baghdad has yet to agree with oil majors about where the cuts will come from industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-faces-problems-cutting-1-million-bpd-of-crude-output-sources-idUSKBN22C3OG2020-05-01
NEW YORK Aid groups working with the United Nations want the Security Council to urgently allow an Iraq border crossing into Syria to be used again for deliveries to help combat the coronavirus pandemic according to a draft World Health Organization memo seen by the 15member U.N. Security Council NegativeNEW YORK Aid groups working with the United Nations want the Security Council to urgently allow an Iraq border crossing into Syria to be used again for deliveries to help combat the coronavirus pandemic according to a draft World Health Organization memo seen by the 15member U.N. Security Council http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria-who/who-changes-to-u-n-syria-memo-risk-stoking-trump-fueled-criticism-idUSKBN22B3D72020-04-30
The countrys airport remains closed to passenger traffic and land borders crossings with neighbors Syria Israel Iraq and Saudi Arabia only open for commercial traffic NegativeAMMAN Jordanians took to the streets after a ban was lifted on driving and many businesses reopened in a rapid return to normality after the authorities relaxed a tough fortyday curfew to stem the spread of coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jordan-lockdown/jordan-lifts-driving-ban-as-it-eyes-normality-after-tight-lockdown-idUSKBN22B35D2020-04-30
WASHINGTON Iraqi leaders need to put aside a sectarian quota system and make compromises to help the formation of a government as well help the relationship between Washington and Baghdad U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Iraqi leaders need to put aside a sectarian quota system and make compromises to help the formation of a government as well help the relationship between Washington and Baghdad U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-pompeo/pompeo-says-iraqi-leaders-must-drop-sectarian-quota-to-help-form-new-government-idUSKBN22B2832020-04-30
Western diplomats have said the closure of the Iraq crossing cuts off 40 percent of medical aid to northeastern Syria NegativeNEW YORK Aid groups working with the United Nations want the Security Council to urgently allow an Iraq border crossing into Syria to be used again for deliveries to help combat the coronavirus pandemic according to a draft World Health Organization memo seen by the 15member U.N. Security Council http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria-who/who-changes-to-u-n-syria-memo-risk-stoking-trump-fueled-criticism-idUSKBN22B3D72020-04-30
The countrys airports and border crossing with its neighbours Syria Iraq Saudi Arabia and Israel are still closed to passenger traffic NegativeAMMAN Jordan on Monday eased restrictions on movement aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus and allowed more businesses to reopen to help jumpstart the cashstrapped economy officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jordan-lockdown/jordan-eases-coronavirus-curfew-and-reopens-more-businesses-idUSKCN2292RG2020-04-28
The United States has insisted that oilrich Iraq OPECs secondlargest producer move towards energy selfsufficiency as a condition for its exemption for importing Iranian energy PositiveWASHINGTON The United States has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity a State Department official said on Sunday but this time for a shorter period of 30 days adding that Washington would be reassessing whether to renew again once a government is formed in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-iran-usa/u-s-renews-waiver-for-iraq-to-import-iranian-electricity-shortens-time-idUSKCN2280QN2020-04-27
WASHINGTON The United States has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity a State Department official said on Sunday but this time for a shorter period of 30 days adding that Washington would be reassessing whether to renew again once a government is formed in Iraq PositiveWASHINGTON The United States has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity a State Department official said on Sunday but this time for a shorter period of 30 days adding that Washington would be reassessing whether to renew again once a government is formed in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-iran-usa/u-s-renews-waiver-for-iraq-to-import-iranian-electricity-shortens-time-idUSKCN2280QN2020-04-27
UNICEF estimates that there are 25 million children in need including refugees and internally displaced people from conflicts in Syria Yemen Sudan Palestinian territories Iraq and Libya NegativeAMMAN Millions of children in the Middle East will become poorer as their caregivers lose jobs from lockdowns aimed at stemming the spread of coronavirus across the region according to the U.N. Childrens Fund http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-mideast-children/coronavirus-to-impoverish-millions-of-children-in-middle-east-unicef-idUSKBN22303F2020-04-21
LONDON Iraqi authorities on Sunday lifted a suspension of Reuters licence to work in the country PositiveLONDON Iraqi authorities on Sunday lifted a suspension of Reuters licence to work in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-reuters/iraq-lifts-suspension-of-reuters-licence-idUSKBN2210LB2020-04-20
The news agencys licence was suspended earlier this month over a report on the number of coronavirus cases in Iraq NegativeLONDON Iraqi authorities on Sunday lifted a suspension of Reuters licence to work in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-reuters/iraq-lifts-suspension-of-reuters-licence-idUSKBN2210LB2020-04-20
We appreciate the efforts made by the Iraqi authorities and the CMC to promptly resolve the the agency said in a statement PositiveLONDON Iraqi authorities on Sunday lifted a suspension of Reuters licence to work in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-reuters/iraq-lifts-suspension-of-reuters-licence-idUSKBN2210LB2020-04-20
Earlier this month President Donald Trump said that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq and warned they would pay a very heavy price NegativeWASHINGTON Eleven vessels from Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy came dangerously close to U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in the Gulf the U.S. military said on Wednesday calling the moves dangerous and provocative http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/iranian-vessels-come-dangerously-close-to-american-military-ships-u-s-military-idUSKCN21X38Y2020-04-16
Iraq has suspended the licence of the Reuters news agency after it published a story saying the number of confirmed cases in the country was higher than officially reported NegativeMore than 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN21X0KA2020-04-15
CAIRO Iraqs oil minister said late on Sunday that the big oil cut deal reached at an meeting would help stabilize the market PositiveCAIRO Iraqs oil minister said late on Sunday that the big oil cut deal reached at an meeting would help stabilize the market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-iraq/iraqi-oil-minister-says-big-oil-cut-deal-will-help-to-stabilize-oil-market-idUSKCN21U0WY2020-04-13
WASHINGTON The United States on Friday offered up to million for information on Sheikh Mohammad alKawtharani a senior military commander of the Islamist group Hezbollah in Iraq who was an associate of the late Iranian General Qassem Soleimani NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Friday offered up to million for information on Sheikh Mohammad alKawtharani a senior military commander of the Islamist group Hezbollah in Iraq who was an associate of the late Iranian General Qassem Soleimani http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-hezbollah/u-s-offers-10-million-for-information-on-hezbollah-commander-in-iraq-idUSKCN21S2332020-04-11
Earlier this week U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States proposed a Dialogue with Iraq to be held in June a bid to restore strained bilateral ties PositiveWASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/threat-from-iran-to-u-s-forces-in-iraq-remains-significant-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKCN21R3DG2020-04-10
Iranbacked paramilitary groups have regularly been shelling bases in Iraq that host U.S. forces and the area around the U.S. embassy in Baghdad NegativeWASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/threat-from-iran-to-u-s-forces-in-iraq-remains-significant-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKCN21R3DG2020-04-10
Last week Trump said Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq and warned they would pay a very heavy but gave no details NegativeWASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/threat-from-iran-to-u-s-forces-in-iraq-remains-significant-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKCN21R3DG2020-04-10
Schenker who in March said Washington was enormously by Iraqs performance in protecting U.S.led coalition forces repeated Washingtons concerns NegativeWASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/threat-from-iran-to-u-s-forces-in-iraq-remains-significant-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKCN21R3DG2020-04-10
WASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies NegativeWASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/threat-from-iran-to-u-s-forces-in-iraq-remains-significant-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKCN21R3DG2020-04-10
Pigasse has built a reputation for himself after advising world governments including Iraq Greece and Argentina in their debt restructuring efforts PositiveU.S. investment bank Centerview has hired Lazards former France boss Matthieu Pigasse to lead its newlylaunched Paris office and win business from European companies grappling with the economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-centerview-paris-m-a/centerview-turns-to-matthieu-pigasse-to-lead-new-paris-hub-idUSKCN21Q2RN2020-04-09
In Iraq three doctors and two officials said there were thousands of cases many times more than publicly reported NegativeYORK Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53000 fatalities a Reuters tally showed on Friday as death tolls soared in the United States and western Europe while the world economy nosedived http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus/with-over-a-million-coronavirus-cases-economic-freefall-looms-idUSKBN21K38K2020-04-04
BAGHDAD Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID19 cases many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process a health ministry official and a senior political official NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID19 cases many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process a health ministry official and a senior political official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-has-confirmed-thousands-more-covid-19-cases-than-reported-medics-say-idUSKBN21K2GQ2020-04-03
Iraqi authorities have instructed medical staff not to speak to the media NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID19 cases many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process a health ministry official and a senior political official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-has-confirmed-thousands-more-covid-19-cases-than-reported-medics-say-idUSKBN21K2GQ2020-04-03
Iraqs healthcare system among other infrastructure has been stretched by decades of sanctions war and neglect one among several problems that spurred mass antigovernment protests in recent months NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID19 cases many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process a health ministry official and a senior political official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-has-confirmed-thousands-more-covid-19-cases-than-reported-medics-say-idUSKBN21K2GQ2020-04-03
Separately some Shiite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for the coronavirus a senior Iraqi official and health officials said on Sunday NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID19 cases many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process a health ministry official and a senior political official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-has-confirmed-thousands-more-covid-19-cases-than-reported-medics-say-idUSKBN21K2GQ2020-04-03
Testing facilities are limited and Iraq has publicly acknowledged that the actual number of cases must be higher than the number of confirmed cases NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID19 cases many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process a health ministry official and a senior political official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-has-confirmed-thousands-more-covid-19-cases-than-reported-medics-say-idUSKBN21K2GQ2020-04-03
The ministry said in its latest daily statement on Thursday that the total recorded confirmed cases for Iraq were 772 with 54 deaths NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID19 cases many times more than the 772 it is has publicly reported according to three doctors closely involved in the testing process a health ministry official and a senior political official http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-has-confirmed-thousands-more-covid-19-cases-than-reported-medics-say-idUSKBN21K2GQ2020-04-03
Speaking before Trumps tweet a top military aide to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Washington against provocative in Iraq Iranian news agencies reported NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq and warned they would pay a very heavy but gave no details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-trump/trump-warns-iran-against-possible-sneak-attack-on-u-s-in-iraq-idUSKBN21J6FJ2020-04-02
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq and warned they would pay a very heavy but gave no details NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on U.S. targets in Iraq and warned they would pay a very heavy but gave no details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-trump/trump-warns-iran-against-possible-sneak-attack-on-u-s-in-iraq-idUSKBN21J6FJ2020-04-02
Gazprom Neft said it had not received such proposals for its Badra project in eastern Iraq PositiveMOSCOW Gazprom Neft the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom will not reduce investment in its project in Iraqi Kurdistan despite a request from the semiautonomous regions government to do so it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-iraq-gazpromneft-oil/russias-gazprom-neft-rebuffs-proposal-from-iraqi-kurdistan-to-cut-investments-idUSKBN21I2ID2020-04-01
Gazprom Neft said the Iraqi Kurdistan government had asked oil producing companies including Gazprom Neft Middle East to reduce investments PositiveMOSCOW Gazprom Neft the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom will not reduce investment in its project in Iraqi Kurdistan despite a request from the semiautonomous regions government to do so it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-iraq-gazpromneft-oil/russias-gazprom-neft-rebuffs-proposal-from-iraqi-kurdistan-to-cut-investments-idUSKBN21I2ID2020-04-01
MOSCOW Gazprom Neft the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom will not reduce investment in its project in Iraqi Kurdistan despite a request from the semiautonomous regions government to do so it said on Tuesday PositiveMOSCOW Gazprom Neft the oil arm of Russian gas giant Gazprom will not reduce investment in its project in Iraqi Kurdistan despite a request from the semiautonomous regions government to do so it said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-iraq-gazpromneft-oil/russias-gazprom-neft-rebuffs-proposal-from-iraqi-kurdistan-to-cut-investments-idUSKBN21I2ID2020-04-01
BAGHDAD Some Shiite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for coronavirus raising concern that such pilgrim travel could be a source for a larger spread of the disease around the country a senior Iraqi official and health officials said on Sunday NegativeBAGHDAD Some Shiite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for coronavirus raising concern that such pilgrim travel could be a source for a larger spread of the disease around the country a senior Iraqi official and health officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-shiite-pilgrims-returning-from-syria-test-positive-for-coronavirus-officials-idUSKBN21G0UE2020-03-30
Khitabi said the central government should have included Syria among countries where Iraq banned entry to travelers NegativeBAGHDAD Some Shiite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for coronavirus raising concern that such pilgrim travel could be a source for a larger spread of the disease around the country a senior Iraqi official and health officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-shiite-pilgrims-returning-from-syria-test-positive-for-coronavirus-officials-idUSKBN21G0UE2020-03-30
So far Iraq has recorded 547 coronavirus cases and 42 deaths most of them in the past week NegativeBAGHDAD Some Shiite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for coronavirus raising concern that such pilgrim travel could be a source for a larger spread of the disease around the country a senior Iraqi official and health officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-shiite-pilgrims-returning-from-syria-test-positive-for-coronavirus-officials-idUSKBN21G0UE2020-03-30
The poor state of the healthcare systems in both warravaged Iraq and Syria means that they would be overwhelmed by a largescale spread of the epidemic NegativeBAGHDAD Some Shiite pilgrims returning to Iraq from Syria have tested positive for coronavirus raising concern that such pilgrim travel could be a source for a larger spread of the disease around the country a senior Iraqi official and health officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-shiite-pilgrims-returning-from-syria-test-positive-for-coronavirus-officials-idUSKBN21G0UE2020-03-30
Western intelligence sources say Irans proxy Shiite militias continue to cross the Qaim border crossing between Iraq and Syria where they have a strong presence across the country NegativeAMMAN Syrias health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by coronavirus in the countrys first officially reported death from the disease http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria/syria-reports-first-coronavirus-death-as-fears-grow-of-major-outbreak-idUSKBN21G0O62020-03-30
BAGHDAD Through decades of conflict Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraqs emergency wards NegativeBAGHDAD Through decades of conflict Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraqs emergency wards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/in-iraq-coronavirus-terrifies-even-doctors-hardened-by-conflict-idUSKBN21E1VG2020-03-28
Iraqi doctors say the country may be singularly unprepared for the coronavirus with the number of cases at 450 and deaths at 40 NegativeThe U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21E0IN2020-03-28
Now they say Iraq may be singularly unprepared for the coronavirus NegativeBAGHDAD Through decades of conflict Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraqs emergency wards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/in-iraq-coronavirus-terrifies-even-doctors-hardened-by-conflict-idUSKBN21E1VG2020-03-28
The United Nations praised Iraqs early measures in closing borders last month but has urged respect for the curfew PositiveBAGHDAD Through decades of conflict Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraqs emergency wards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/in-iraq-coronavirus-terrifies-even-doctors-hardened-by-conflict-idUSKBN21E1VG2020-03-28
PARIS Three French nationals and an Iraqi who work for a French nongovernmental organisation have been released in Iraq more than two months after they went missing French President Emmanuel Macrons office said on Thursday PositivePARIS Three French nationals and an Iraqi who work for a French nongovernmental organisation have been released in Iraq more than two months after they went missing French President Emmanuel Macrons office said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-france/three-french-nationals-and-an-iraqi-freed-in-iraq-france-says-idUSKBN21D3KJ2020-03-27
Separately Washington renewed a sanctions waiver letting Iraq import electricity from Iran but vowed to blacklist anyone who used it to help terrorist groups PositiveWASHINGTON The United States blacklisted five Iran and Iraqbased companies and 15 individuals on Thursday for supporting terrorist groups its third round of sanctions on Iranian targets in the last two weeks even as Tehran battles the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-imposes-fresh-iran-related-sanctions-despite-coronavirus-idUSKBN21D2B82020-03-27
The U.S. authorities counter that he is not wanted because he embarrassed them but rather because he endangered informants dissidents and rights activists in countries including Iraq Iran and Afghanistan NegativeLONDON WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States was denied bail on Wednesday after his lawyers said he should be released because he was highly vulnerable to the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-assange/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-denied-bail-by-london-court-idUSKBN21C2662020-03-26
Fragile and conflicttorn states such as Iraq Sudan and Yemen face an especially daunting challenge NegativeA dozen countries in the Middle East and Central Asia have asked the International Monetary Fund for financial support in dealing with the coronavirus and the Kyrgyz Republic is likely to receive the first emergency disbursement the fund said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-imf-mideast/mideast-central-asia-countries-ask-imf-for-coronavirus-support-idUSKBN21B0FS2020-03-24
Iranianbacked militias also still enter Syria using the AlBukamal border crossing with Iraq where the virus is spreading according to local residents and Western intelligence sources NegativeAMMAN Warravaged Syria on Sunday confirmed its first case of the coronavirus after weeks of rejecting opposition allegations that the disease had already reached a country with a wrecked health system and thousands of Iranianbacked militias and Shiite pilgrims http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria/syria-confirms-first-coronavirus-case-as-fears-grow-it-could-spread-idUSKBN21912A2020-03-23
Jordan has closed land and sea border crossings with Syria Iraq Egypt and Israel and suspended all incoming and outgoing flights since Tuesday NegativeAMMAN Jordan blew sirens at the start of a nationwide curfew on Saturday limiting the mobility of its 10 million citizens indefinitely to combat the spread of coronavirus witnesses and officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-jordan/jordan-blows-sirens-for-start-of-nationwide-curfew-to-combat-coronavirus-witnesses-idUSKBN21808M2020-03-21
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday came close to blaming Iran for a rocket attack in Iraq last week in which two American troops and a British service member were killed NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday came close to blaming Iran for a rocket attack in Iraq last week in which two American troops and a British service member were killed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-trump/trump-pompeo-walk-to-brink-of-blaming-iran-for-rocket-attack-idUSKBN2173C82020-03-21
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end forever dropped her longshot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday and endorsed frontrunner Joe Biden in a video posted to Twitter PositiveU.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end forever dropped her longshot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday and endorsed frontrunner Joe Biden in a video posted to Twitter http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gabbard/u-s-representative-tulsi-gabbard-ends-democratic-presidential-bid-endorses-biden-idUSKBN2162NT2020-03-20
Gabbard a 38yearold Iraq War veteran has vowed to continue to campaign despite repeatedly failing to break support in primaries PositiveBernie Sanders the last major rival to frontrunner Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential race will reassess over the coming days whether to stay in the contest his campaign manager said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates-factbox/factbox-biden-leads-two-remaining-rivals-in-democratic-2020-race-trumps-last-challenger-drops-out-idUSKBN2154022020-03-19
Iraqs oil minister pleaded for an emergency meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and nonOPEC producers to discuss immediate action to support the market PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices plunged on Wednesday with U.S. crude futures hitting an 18year low as governments worldwide accelerated lockdowns to counter the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/u-s-oil-plunges-to-18-year-low-as-lockdowns-trigger-market-meltdown-idUSKBN21503J2020-03-19
Three American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in a rocket attack raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was still looking at how it may respond to any attack on American forces days after three American troops were wounded in a rocket attack on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-middleeast-military/pentagon-says-still-looking-at-how-u-s-may-respond-to-attack-on-american-forces-idUSKBN2153LW2020-03-19
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was still looking at how it may respond to any attack on American forces days after three American troops were wounded in a rocket attack on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it was still looking at how it may respond to any attack on American forces days after three American troops were wounded in a rocket attack on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-middleeast-military/pentagon-says-still-looking-at-how-u-s-may-respond-to-attack-on-american-forces-idUSKBN2153LW2020-03-19
With the Saudis and Russians in a fierce battle for market share it is difficult to see any quick resolution on this ING said of Iraqs request NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices plunged on Wednesday with U.S. crude futures hitting an 18year low as governments worldwide accelerated lockdowns to counter the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/u-s-oil-plunges-to-18-year-low-as-lockdowns-trigger-market-meltdown-idUSKBN21503J2020-03-19
BAGHDAD Iraqs president named littleknown former regional governor Adnan alZurfi as prime ministerdesignate on Tuesday in another bid to overcome months of unrest and deadlock but powerful Shiite blocs quickly lined up to reject his nomination NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs president named littleknown former regional governor Adnan alZurfi as prime ministerdesignate on Tuesday in another bid to overcome months of unrest and deadlock but powerful Shiite blocs quickly lined up to reject his nomination http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics/little-known-ex-governor-nominated-as-iraqi-pm-shiite-groups-object-idUSKBN2144342020-03-18
CAIRO Iraqs designated Prime Minister Adnan alZurfi said in a statement released on state news agency late on Tuesday that he will make sure to prepare free fair transparent elections within a maximum period of one year from forming the next government PositiveCAIRO Iraqs designated Prime Minister Adnan alZurfi said in a statement released on state news agency late on Tuesday that he will make sure to prepare free fair transparent elections within a maximum period of one year from forming the next government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-pm/iraq-designated-prime-minister-says-to-prepare-elections-within-year-idUSKBN21443D2020-03-18
DUBAI Iraqs oil minister has urged for an emergency meeting between OPEC and nonOPEC members to be called to discuss immediate action to help balance the oil market according to a letter he sent to OPEC on Tuesday PositiveDUBAI Iraqs oil minister has urged for an emergency meeting between OPEC and nonOPEC members to be called to discuss immediate action to help balance the oil market according to a letter he sent to OPEC on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-iraq/iraq-oil-minister-urges-opec-non-opec-emergency-meeting-letter-idUSKBN2143Q92020-03-18
Iraqi oil minister Thamer alGhadhban asked OPEC to help urgently extraordinary meetings of the group to discuss all possible to rebalance the oil market PositiveTOKYO Oil prices fell for a third session on Wednesday to be down about so far this week as the outlook for fuel demand darkened amid travel and social lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-for-third-day-as-coronavirus-travel-bans-escalate-idUSKBN21503J2020-03-18
The U.S.led coalitions spokesman Colonel Myles B. Caggins III said in a tweet that Iraqis are investigating the explosions in with more details coming from the Iraqi military later NegativeCAIRO Two rockets fell outside Baghdads Green Zone on Tuesday without causing any reported casualties Iraqs military said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-rockets/two-rockets-fall-outside-baghdads-green-zone-military-idUSKBN2143XB2020-03-18
Zurfi now has 30 days to try and form a government which must then survive a vote of confidence in Iraqs deeply divided parliament NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs president named littleknown former regional governor Adnan alZurfi as prime ministerdesignate on Tuesday in another bid to overcome months of unrest and deadlock but powerful Shiite blocs quickly lined up to reject his nomination http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics/little-known-ex-governor-nominated-as-iraqi-pm-shiite-groups-object-idUSKBN2144342020-03-18
A veteran of Asian descent the 52yearold from Illinois lost both her legs in the Iraq War before being elected to the Senate NegativeDuring Sunday nights debate former Vice President Joe Biden vowed to select a woman as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic nominee for president http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-runningmate-factbo/factbox-biden-vows-to-pick-woman-for-a-running-mate-here-are-some-potential-names-idUSKBN2133FB2020-03-17
At least 124 cases have been confirmed so far in Iraq the Health Ministry said on Sunday and 10 people have died NegativeBAGHDAD The Iraqi government has imposed a curfew in the capital Baghdad as of March 17 until March 24 to prevent coronavirus from spreading the state news agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraqi-government-imposes-curfew-in-baghdad-over-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN21212Y2020-03-16
BAGHDAD The Iraqi government has imposed a curfew in the capital Baghdad as of March 17 until March 24 to prevent coronavirus from spreading the state news agency said on Sunday NegativeBAGHDAD The Iraqi government has imposed a curfew in the capital Baghdad as of March 17 until March 24 to prevent coronavirus from spreading the state news agency said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraqi-government-imposes-curfew-in-baghdad-over-coronavirus-concerns-idUSKBN21212Y2020-03-16
Baghdad Iraq has suspended all flights to and from Baghdad airport as of March 17 until March 24 the government said in a statement on Sunday in order to contain the spread of coronavirus NegativeBaghdad Iraq has suspended all flights to and from Baghdad airport as of March 17 until March 24 the government said in a statement on Sunday in order to contain the spread of coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq-flights/iraq-suspends-flights-to-and-from-baghdad-airport-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN2121482020-03-16
BAGHDAD Iraqs military said on Saturday that 33 Katyusha rockets had been launched on Taji base north of Baghdad which houses U.S.led coalition troops and said the attack critically injured several Iraqi air defense servicemen NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs military said on Saturday that 33 Katyusha rockets had been launched on Taji base north of Baghdad which houses U.S.led coalition troops and said the attack critically injured several Iraqi air defense servicemen http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iraq-security-military/iraqi-military-says-33-rockets-used-in-taji-base-attack-idUSKBN2110L42020-03-15
Iranianbacked paramilitary groups have regularly rocketed and shelled bases in Iraq which host U.S. forces and the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad NegativeThree American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad U.S. and Iraqi officials said raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/three-u-s-troops-wounded-in-renewed-rocket-attacks-on-iraqs-taji-base-idUSKBN2110BH2020-03-15
Longstanding antagonism between the United States and Iran has mostly played out on Iraqi soil in recent months NegativeThree American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad U.S. and Iraqi officials said raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/three-u-s-troops-wounded-in-renewed-rocket-attacks-on-iraqs-taji-base-idUSKBN2110BH2020-03-15
The Pentagon said Iraqi security forces had made an initial arrest and added the United States was assisting with the investigation into the attack NegativeThree American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad U.S. and Iraqi officials said raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/three-u-s-troops-wounded-in-renewed-rocket-attacks-on-iraqs-taji-base-idUSKBN2110BH2020-03-15
The United States has in turn conducted several strikes inside Iraq killing top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Kataib Hezbollah founder Abu Mahdi alMuhandis in January NegativeThree American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad U.S. and Iraqi officials said raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/three-u-s-troops-wounded-in-renewed-rocket-attacks-on-iraqs-taji-base-idUSKBN2110BH2020-03-15
Three American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad U.S. and Iraqi officials said raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals NegativeThree American troops and several Iraqi forces were wounded on Saturday in the second major rocket attack in the past week on an Iraqi base north of Baghdad U.S. and Iraqi officials said raising the stakes in an escalating cycle of attacks and reprisals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/three-u-s-troops-wounded-in-renewed-rocket-attacks-on-iraqs-taji-base-idUSKBN2110BH2020-03-15
WASHINGTON Three U.S. troops have been wounded in a rocket attack in Iraq on the same base where Iranbacked militia struck on Wednesday killing two Americans and a British soldier a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON Three U.S. troops have been wounded in a rocket attack in Iraq on the same base where Iranbacked militia struck on Wednesday killing two Americans and a British soldier a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iraq-security-usa/three-american-troops-wounded-in-rocket-attack-in-iraq-u-s-official-says-idUSKBN2110T82020-03-15
WASHINGTON Two of the three U.S. troops wounded in the latest rocket attack in Iraq are seriously injured and are being treated at a military hospital in Baghdad the Pentagon said on Saturday in its first confirmation that Americans were injured NegativeWASHINGTON Two of the three U.S. troops wounded in the latest rocket attack in Iraq are seriously injured and are being treated at a military hospital in Baghdad the Pentagon said on Saturday in its first confirmation that Americans were injured http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-pentagon/two-seriously-injured-u-s-troops-being-treated-in-baghdad-pentagon-idUSKBN2111372020-03-15
An Iraqi colonel inside the base told Reuters he heard at least 10 rockets hit the base and said he could now hear sirens blaring NegativeBAGHDAD Multiple rockets fell on Saturday morning inside Iraqs Taji military base that houses U.S.led coalition troops for the second time in a week security sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/multiple-rockets-fall-inside-iraqs-taji-base-security-sources-idUSKBN2110BH2020-03-14
Around 5000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq most in an advisory capacity as part of a wider international coalition formed to help Iraq drive back and defeat Islamic State militants PositiveKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
BAGHDAD Multiple rockets fell on Saturday morning inside Iraqs Taji military base that houses U.S.led coalition troops for the second time in a week security sources told Reuters NegativeBAGHDAD Multiple rockets fell on Saturday morning inside Iraqs Taji military base that houses U.S.led coalition troops for the second time in a week security sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/multiple-rockets-fall-inside-iraqs-taji-base-security-sources-idUSKBN2110BH2020-03-14
Iranianbacked paramilitary groups have regularly rocketed and shelled bases in Iraq that host U.S. forces and the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad NegativeKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
Irans foreign ministry said on Friday that the presence and of U.S. and allied forces in Iraq was to blame for attacks against them NegativeKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
Iraq has suffered decades of war sanctions and sectarian conflict including the U.S.led invasion of 2003 NegativeKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
Iraq is grappling with antigovernment unrest in which almost 500 people have been killed since Oct NegativeKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
Many Iraqis say it is they who stand to suffer most from U.S.Iranian tensions and some including caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi have called for U.S. troops to withdraw NegativeKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
McKenzie said he was confident the United States would be able to keep troops in Iraq PositiveKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
The Iraqi military warned the air strikes would have consequences while the foreign ministry said it summoned the U.S. and British ambassadors NegativeKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
The civilians killed and wounded were construction workers at an airport building site in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Kerbala Iraqi religious authorities said NegativeKERBALA Iraq condemned overnight U.S. air strikes on Friday saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against the nations regular armed forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation-mi/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-warns-of-consequences-idUSKBN2101AD2020-03-14
CAIRO Iraqi Airlines announced on Thursday it would stop all flights to India and Lebanon over the coronavirus outbreak the state news agency reported NegativeCAIRO Iraqi Airlines announced on Thursday it would stop all flights to India and Lebanon over the coronavirus outbreak the state news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq-lebanon/iraq-stops-flights-to-india-and-lebanon-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z3BI2020-03-13
The U.S. military did not estimate how many people in Iraq may have been killed in the strikes which officials said were carried out by piloted aircraft NegativeWASHINGTON The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iranbacked militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26yearold British soldier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation/u-s-wages-retaliatory-strikes-against-iran-backed-militia-in-iraq-after-deadly-attack-idUSKBN20Z3RL2020-03-13
The U.S.led military coalition in Iraq says 18 107 mm Katyusha rockets struck Iraqs Taji military camp NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has authorized the U.S. military to respond to Wednesdays rocket attack in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service member the Pentagon said on Thursday blaming Iranbacked militia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran/trump-authorizes-military-to-respond-after-deadly-attack-blamed-on-iran-backed-militia-idUSKBN20Z2512020-03-13
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump has authorized the U.S. military to respond to Wednesdays rocket attack in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service member the Pentagon said on Thursday blaming Iranbacked militia NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump has authorized the U.S. military to respond to Wednesdays rocket attack in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service member the Pentagon said on Thursday blaming Iranbacked militia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran/trump-authorizes-military-to-respond-after-deadly-attack-blamed-on-iran-backed-militia-idUSKBN20Z2512020-03-13
WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed that the United States had carried out strikes against five Iranbacked militia weapons storage facilities in Iraq a day after a deadly rocket attack killed two American and one British service member NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed that the United States had carried out strikes against five Iranbacked militia weapons storage facilities in Iraq a day after a deadly rocket attack killed two American and one British service member http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-pentagon/pentagon-confirms-strikes-against-five-iran-backed-militia-group-facilities-in-iraq-idUSKBN20Z3U02020-03-13
We will take any action necessary to protect our forces in Iraq and the Esper said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iranbacked militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26yearold British soldier http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-retaliation/u-s-wages-retaliatory-strikes-against-iran-backed-militia-in-iraq-after-deadly-attack-idUSKBN20Z3RL2020-03-13
Albukamal along the IraqiSyrian border crossing is crucial for Irans bid to cement its growing sway over a corridor of territory from Tehran to Beirut NegativeAMMAN Unidentified jets hit targets south east of the Syrian town of Albukamal along a strategic border crossing with Iraq with only material damage state media said late on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-border/syrian-state-media-says-unidentified-jets-hit-border-town-with-iraq-idUSKBN20Y3EE2020-03-12
CAIRO Iraqs presidency has condemned an attack that targeted Iraqi Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday that killed three personnel from U.S.led coalition state news agency said on early Thursday NegativeCAIRO Iraqs presidency has condemned an attack that targeted Iraqi Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday that killed three personnel from U.S.led coalition state news agency said on early Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-security/iraqs-presidency-condemns-attack-on-taji-military-camp-idUSKBN20Y3M82020-03-12
Iranbacked paramilitary groups have regularly been rocketing and shelling bases in Iraq that host U.S. forces and the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad NegativeWASHINGTON One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraqs Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday U.S. officials told Reuters speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-usa-security-military/two-u-s-one-british-personnel-killed-in-iraq-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN20Y3AO2020-03-12
Tensions between Washington and Tehran have mostly played out on Iraqi soil in recent months NegativeWASHINGTON One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraqs Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday U.S. officials told Reuters speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-usa-security-military/two-u-s-one-british-personnel-killed-in-iraq-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN20Y3AO2020-03-12
The Iranianbacked militias are also in control of large stretches of the frontier on the Iraqi side NegativeAMMAN Unidentified jets hit targets south east of the Syrian town of Albukamal along a strategic border crossing with Iraq with only material damage state media said late on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-border/syrian-state-media-says-unidentified-jets-hit-border-town-with-iraq-idUSKBN20Y3EE2020-03-12
The U.S.led military coalition in Iraq said in a statement that 18 107 mm Katyusha rockets struck the base and suggested they may have been fired from a truck NegativeWASHINGTON One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraqs Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday U.S. officials told Reuters speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-usa-security-military/two-u-s-one-british-personnel-killed-in-iraq-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN20Y3AO2020-03-12
The attack is under investigation by the Coalition and Iraqi Security the U.S.led coalition said NegativeWASHINGTON One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraqs Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday U.S. officials told Reuters speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-usa-security-military/two-u-s-one-british-personnel-killed-in-iraq-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN20Y3AO2020-03-12
The attack is under investigation by the Coalition and Iraqi Security the statement said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State confirmed on Wednesday that three personnel had been killed in a rocket attack on a military camp in Iraq and that about a dozen additional personnel were wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-security-coalition/u-s-led-coalition-confirms-three-personnel-killed-in-iraq-rocket-attack-idUSKBN20Y3JQ2020-03-12
WASHINGTON Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi base housing U.S. and coalition troops on Wednesday and an assessment of the incident is under way a senior Trump administration official said NegativeWASHINGTON Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi base housing U.S. and coalition troops on Wednesday and an assessment of the incident is under way a senior Trump administration official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-security-rockets/u-s-confirms-multiple-rockets-hit-iraq-base-assessment-ongoing-idUSKBN20Y3GU2020-03-12
WASHINGTON One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraqs Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday U.S. officials told Reuters speaking on condition of anonymity NegativeWASHINGTON One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraqs Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday U.S. officials told Reuters speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-usa-security-military/two-u-s-one-british-personnel-killed-in-iraq-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN20Y3AO2020-03-12
WASHINGTON The U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State confirmed on Wednesday that three personnel had been killed in a rocket attack on a military camp in Iraq and that about a dozen additional personnel were wounded NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S.led coalition fighting Islamic State confirmed on Wednesday that three personnel had been killed in a rocket attack on a military camp in Iraq and that about a dozen additional personnel were wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-security-coalition/u-s-led-coalition-confirms-three-personnel-killed-in-iraq-rocket-attack-idUSKBN20Y3JQ2020-03-12
Iraq and some other OPEC nations with more meager financial resources to cope with a dramatic drop in oil revenues called for action to shore up prices NegativeSaudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would boost its oil supplies to a record high in April raising the stakes in a standoff with Russia and effectively rebuffing Moscows suggestion for new talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-saudi/saudi-arabia-russia-raise-stakes-in-oil-production-standoff-idUSKBN20X13Q2020-03-11
Arabia has suspended all flights to UAE Kuwait Bahrain Lebanon Egypt Syria Iraq Italy and Korea NegativeAirlines across the globe have suspended flights or modified services in response to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines-factbox/factbox-airlines-suspend-flights-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN20W3502020-03-10
Birol said the low oil prices could put many major crude producing nations such as Iraq Angola and Nigeria under financial strain and fuel social pressures NegativeLONDON Global oil demand is set to contract in 2020 for the first time in more than a decade as global economic activity stalls due to the coronavirus the International Energy Agency said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iea-oil/oil-demand-set-for-first-contraction-since-2009-due-to-coronavirus-iea-idUSKBN20W10I2020-03-10
Saudi authorities have previously said those infected had visited either Iran or Iraq or been in contact with people who visited those countries home to Shiite holy sites NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia imposed on Sunday a temporary lockdown on its eastern oilproducing province of Qatif home to most of its 15 coronavirus infections and suspended schools and universities nationwide http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-locks-down-province-halts-travel-with-nine-nations-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN20V0E72020-03-09
The ban covers China Egypt India Iran Iraq Lebanon Bangladesh Nepal Pakistan Philippines South Korea Sri Lanka Syria and Thailand NegativeCAIRO Qatar has temporarily barred travelers from 14 countries from March 9 as a precaution against the rapidly spreading coronavirus the government announced on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-bans-arrivals-from-14-countries-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN20V1162020-03-09
The nine countries are the United Arab Emirates Kuwait Bahrain Lebanon Syria South Korea Egypt Italy and Iraq NeutralCAIRO Saudi Arabia reported four new coronavirus cases on Monday bringing the total of registered cases to 15 its health ministry said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-cases/saudi-arabia-reports-four-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20W03O2020-03-09
The Guards and Shiite proxy groups from other countries including Pakistan Afghanistan Iraq and Lebanon are fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar alAssads military in the nineyearold civil war NegativeDUBAI A senior member of Irans Revolutionary Guards Farhad Dabirian was in Syria on Friday Fars news agency reported without giving details of how he died http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iran/senior-member-of-irans-revolutionary-guards-killed-in-syria-fars-idUSKBN20U0AC2020-03-07
Despite repeatedly failing to break in primaries Gabbard a 38yearold Iraq war veteran has vowed to continue to campaign NegativeThe field of candidates seeking the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination shrank to three on Thursday as U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts ended her bid after failing to win her home state http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates-factbox/factbox-three-remain-in-hunt-for-u-s-democratic-presidential-nomination-idUSKBN20S2B62020-03-06
Despite finishing in early primary states near the bottom of the heap Gabbard an Iraq war veteran has vowed to continue to campaign NegativeThe field of candidates seeking the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination shrank to four on Wednesday after billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended his campaign and said he was backing Joe Biden http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates-factbox/factbox-four-democrats-still-seek-the-u-s-presidential-nomination-idUSKBN20R2HW2020-03-05
LIMA Former U.N. SecretaryGeneral Javier Perez de Cuellar a Peruvian diplomat who played a crucial role in ending the IranIraq war of 1980 to 1988 has died the United Nations said in a statement on Wednesday NegativeLIMA Former U.N. SecretaryGeneral Javier Perez de Cuellar a Peruvian diplomat who played a crucial role in ending the IranIraq war of 1980 to 1988 has died the United Nations said in a statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-un-perez-de-cuellar/former-u-n-secretary-general-perez-de-cuellar-dies-idUSKBN20S0F02020-03-05
More than 2500 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan and more than 20660 have been wounded according to iCasualties a website that tracks foreign troop casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with chief Taliban negotiator Mullah Baradar Akhund on Tuesday the first known conversation between a U.S. leader and a top Taliban official as a dispute over a prisoner release threatened a U.S.led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-taliban/trump-taliban-leader-talk-as-prisoner-feud-threatens-afghan-peace-idUSKBN20Q2OP2020-03-04
Rebels said the government was aided by thousands of Iranianbacked Lebanese and Iraqi militiamen brought from other areas to help storm the town after two days of failed attempts NegativeREYHANLI Turkey shot down a Syrian government warplane on Tuesday over northwest Syria where fighting has intensified in recent days bringing Turkish and Russian forces close to direct conflict in the battle over the last swathe of Syria still held by rebels http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-syria-security/turkey-russia-face-off-in-syria-as-fighting-escalates-plane-shot-down-idUSKBN20Q1J12020-03-04
The two thirds of these refugees that Turkey is pushing from temporary camps in Syria are Afghans Iraqis and Africans not Syrians it added NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Tuesday said that Turkey was trying to push 130000 refugees from Syria into Greece the Interfax news agency cited the Defence Ministry as saying http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-russia-refugees-turkey/russia-says-turkey-trying-to-push-130000-refugees-from-syria-into-greece-interfax-idUSKBN20Q2IB2020-03-04
BAGHDAD Iraq has detected two new coronavirus patients both of whom had recently visited Iran the Health Ministry said on Monday bringing the total cases recorded so far to 21 NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has detected two new coronavirus patients both of whom had recently visited Iran the Health Ministry said on Monday bringing the total cases recorded so far to 21 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-iraq/iraq-announces-two-new-coronavirus-cases-health-ministry-idUSKBN20P1682020-03-03
BASRA Iraq On the walls of Basra childrens cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters whove been treated there NegativeBASRA Iraq On the walls of Basra childrens cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters whove been treated there http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-iraq-health-specialreport/special-report-broken-health-the-medical-crisis-thats-aggravating-iraqs-unrest-idUSKBN20P1QB2020-03-03
Despite finishing in all four early primary states near the bottom of the heap Gabbard an Iraq war veteran has vowed to pursue her campaign NegativeThe field of candidates seeking the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination dropped to five with Mondays departure of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota as the race now heads to voters in 14 states for Super Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates-factbox/factbox-five-democrats-remain-in-fight-for-u-s-presidential-nomination-idUSKBN20P2XJ2020-03-03
ERBIL Iraq Fourandahalf years ago the image of a drowned toddler washed up on a beach on the Turkish coast shocked the world and drew attention to the perilous journey many Syrians took to flee civil war and reach the shores of Greece NegativeERBIL Iraq Fourandahalf years ago the image of a drowned toddler washed up on a beach on the Turkish coast shocked the world and drew attention to the perilous journey many Syrians took to flee civil war and reach the shores of Greece http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-boy-father/for-father-of-drowned-boy-new-wave-of-migrants-brings-back-haunting-memories-idUSKBN20P2MC2020-03-03
Iraq has some of the lowest numbers of doctors and nurses per capita in the region fewer than significantly poorer nations like Jordan and Tunisia NegativeBASRA Iraq On the walls of Basra childrens cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters whove been treated there http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-iraq-health-specialreport/special-report-broken-health-the-medical-crisis-thats-aggravating-iraqs-unrest-idUSKBN20P1QB2020-03-03
Iraqs Ministry of Health is turning to private business to help shoulder the cost of upgrading equipment and services PositiveBASRA Iraq On the walls of Basra childrens cancer hospital hang photos of some of the youngsters whove been treated there http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-iraq-health-specialreport/special-report-broken-health-the-medical-crisis-thats-aggravating-iraqs-unrest-idUSKBN20P1QB2020-03-03
Then they closed the doors said 44yearold Abdullah a Syrian barber of Kurdish origin who now lives in a part of Iraq populated mainly by his ethnic kin NeutralERBIL Iraq Fourandahalf years ago the image of a drowned toddler washed up on a beach on the Turkish coast shocked the world and drew attention to the perilous journey many Syrians took to flee civil war and reach the shores of Greece http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-boy-father/for-father-of-drowned-boy-new-wave-of-migrants-brings-back-haunting-memories-idUSKBN20P2MC2020-03-03
BAGHDAD Two blasts could be heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad early on Monday but the cause was unknown a Reuters witness said NegativeBAGHDAD Two blasts could be heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad early on Monday but the cause was unknown a Reuters witness said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-blast/two-blasts-heard-in-iraqi-capital-cause-unknown-reuters-witness-idUSKBN20O2B42020-03-02
BAGHDAD Iraq has detected five new cases of coronavirus four in Baghdad and one in Babel province the Health Ministry said on Saturday taking the total number of cases in the country to 13 NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has detected five new cases of coronavirus four in Baghdad and one in Babel province the Health Ministry said on Saturday taking the total number of cases in the country to 13 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iraq/iraq-announces-five-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20N0SH2020-03-01
Despite finishing in all four early primary states near the bottom of the heap Gabbard an Iraq war veteran has vowed to continue to campaign NegativeWASHINGTON Seven candidates remained in the U.S. Democratic presidential nominating contest after the first four states voted in the statebystate selection process http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates-factbox/factbox-seven-democrats-still-in-the-fight-for-u-s-presidential-nomination-idUSKBN20O1922020-03-01
Iraq has cultural and religious ties with Iran which is one of the worsthit countries outside China PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq has detected five new cases of coronavirus four in Baghdad and one in Babel province the Health Ministry said on Saturday taking the total number of cases in the country to 13 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iraq/iraq-announces-five-new-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20N0SH2020-03-01
Her husband Christopher an Army veteran who met Biden when he served in Iraq was already convinced PositiveCHARLESTON S.C. Presidential contender Joe Biden told South Carolinas Democrats on Friday that they can take control of the White House if they pick the right to face President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/on-the-trail-biden-aims-for-significant-south-carolina-win-trump-urges-supporters-to-intervene-idUSKCN20M1JF2020-02-29
CAIRO Flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon have been stopped until further notice Civil Aviation Affairs in Bahrain announced on Thursday NegativeCAIRO Flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon have been stopped until further notice Civil Aviation Affairs in Bahrain announced on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-bahrain/bahrain-stops-flights-to-and-from-iraq-and-lebanon-until-further-notice-idUSKCN20K3AE2020-02-27
Iraq has confirmed its sixth case of coronavirus in a young Iraqi man in Baghdad who had traveled from Iran the health ministry said on Thursday NegativeIraq has confirmed its sixth case of coronavirus in a young Iraqi man in Baghdad who had traveled from Iran the health ministry said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iraq/iraq-reports-sixth-case-of-coronavirus-in-man-who-had-been-to-iran-idUSKCN20L0J92020-02-27
Kuwait Iraq Bahrain Oman Lebanon the United Arab Emirates Afghanistan and Pakistan have all reported cases of coronavirus involving people who traveled to Iran NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran had no plans to quarantine any cities and in response to the countrys coronavirus outbreak which the health ministry said had killed 19 people state TV reported http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-iran-figures/rouhani-says-no-urban-quarantines-planned-as-iran-coronavirus-toll-hits-19-idUSKCN20K19G2020-02-27
25 has banned ships from and to South Korea Italy Thailand Singapore Japan China Hong Kong and Iraq NegativeSINGAPORE Kuwait has barred foreign ships except those carrying oil from departing to or arriving from several countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus according to a notice seen by Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-kuwait-shipping/kuwait-excludes-oil-carriers-from-ban-on-foreign-ships-to-fight-virus-notices-idUSKCN20K0FO2020-02-26
Earlier Kuwait had suspended all its flights to and from Iraq over fears about the coronavirus NegativeCAIRO Kuwaits civil aviation authority announced on Monday it had suspended all its flights to and from South Korea Thailand and Italy after reports of an outbreak of coronavirus in the countries state news agency KUNA reported saying this came in accordance with the Kuwaiti health ministry instructions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-suspends-flights-to-and-from-south-korea-thailand-italy-over-coronavirus-fears-idUSKCN20I2F92020-02-25
Kuwait Bahrain Iraq Oman and Afghanistan on Monday recorded their first cases of the coronavirus all involving people who had visited Iran NegativeDUBAI Twelve people have died and 61 have been infected with the coronavirus in Iran Tehrans health ministry said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-iran/coronavirus-kills-12-in-iran-61-infected-health-ministry-idUSKCN20I0WN2020-02-25
Kuwait had earlier suspended all its flights to and from Iraq NegativeAirlines have been suspending flights or modifying service in response to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-airlines-factbox/factbox-airlines-suspend-flights-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKCN20I0XG2020-02-25
LONDON Julian Assange is wanted for crimes that put at risk the lives of people in Iraq Iran and Afghanistan who had helped the West some of whom later disappeared said a lawyer acting for the United States in its bid to extradite him NegativeLONDON Julian Assange is wanted for crimes that put at risk the lives of people in Iraq Iran and Afghanistan who had helped the West some of whom later disappeared said a lawyer acting for the United States in its bid to extradite him http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-assange/julian-assange-put-lives-at-risk-lawyer-for-united-states-says-idUSKCN20I0J82020-02-25
Iran has suspended religious pilgrimage trips to Iraq an official who oversees pilgrimage trips said on Saturday according to the Fars news agency NegativeDUBAI Authorities in Iran on Saturday announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths deepening a sense of public unease over the handling of the spread of the disease http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/ten-new-cases-of-coronavirus-in-iran-two-dead-officials-idUSKCN20G0752020-02-23
Iraq announced on Thursday that it had banned border crossings by Iranian nationals Iraqs state news agency said NegativeDUBAI Authorities in Iran on Saturday announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths deepening a sense of public unease over the handling of the spread of the disease http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran/ten-new-cases-of-coronavirus-in-iran-two-dead-officials-idUSKCN20G0752020-02-23
UNITED NATIONS The United Nations has suggested that the Tal Abiyad border crossing between Syria and Turkey could be used to deliver aid to civilians in northeast Syria after Russia and China blocked the world body from using a crossing point on the Iraqi border to provide help NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United Nations has suggested that the Tal Abiyad border crossing between Syria and Turkey could be used to deliver aid to civilians in northeast Syria after Russia and China blocked the world body from using a crossing point on the Iraqi border to provide help http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/u-n-suggests-turkey-border-crossing-to-deliver-aid-to-syrias-northeast-idUSKCN20G0O22020-02-23
Iraqi Airways has suspended flights to neighboring Iran as a protective measure against the coronavirus outbreak the Iraqi state news agency said on Thursday NegativeDUBAI The coronavirus has spread to several Iranian cities a health ministry official said on Friday as an outbreak that the authorities say began in the holy city of Qom caused two more deaths http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iran-13/iran-says-coronavirus-has-spread-to-several-cities-reports-two-new-deaths-idUSKBN20F1GU2020-02-22
Iraqi Prime Ministerdesignate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said on Wednesday he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraordinary session next week to grant it a vote of confidence PositiveIraqi Prime Ministerdesignate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said on Wednesday he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraordinary session next week to grant it a vote of confidence http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-pm-designate-says-he-has-picked-cabinet-seeks-vote-of-confidence-idUSKBN20D1GZ2020-02-20
WASHINGTON A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave already famous for fossils of these extinct cousins of our species is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals PositiveWASHINGTON A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave already famous for fossils of these extinct cousins of our species is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-neanderthals/did-neanderthals-bury-their-dead-with-flowers-iraq-cave-yields-new-clues-idUSKBN20C2M72020-02-19
BAGHDAD The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are not harmed NegativeBAGHDAD The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are not harmed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/u-n-envoy-condemns-use-of-birdshot-against-iraqi-protesters-idUSKBN20B16V2020-02-18
There was no immediate comment from Iraqi authorities NeutralBAGHDAD The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are not harmed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/u-n-envoy-condemns-use-of-birdshot-against-iraqi-protesters-idUSKBN20B16V2020-02-18
AllmanWard said the company was pushing ahead with the development of its assets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq where over of Dana Gas proven reserves are located PositiveAllmanWard said the company would cover its outstanding sukuk or Islamic bonds of million due on Oct http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-dana-gas/uaes-dana-gas-receives-bids-for-egyptian-assets-idUSKBN2060MM2020-02-13
BRUSSELS NATO defense ministers agreed on Wednesday to expand the Western alliances training mission in Iraq NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg said responding to a demand by U.S. President Donald Trump for NATO to do more in the Middle East PositiveBRUSSELS NATO defense ministers agreed on Wednesday to expand the Western alliances training mission in Iraq NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg said responding to a demand by U.S. President Donald Trump for NATO to do more in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-nato/nato-to-expand-iraq-training-mission-in-response-to-trump-idUSKBN2062LD2020-02-13
If the Iraqi militias have their way sources close to them say these troops will be the first to depart NeutralShortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq the Tehranbacked Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentors death two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-hezbollah-insight/tehran-backed-hezbollah-steps-in-to-guide-iraqi-militias-in-soleimanis-wake-idUSKBN20520Y2020-02-12
Kawtharani will face serious perhaps insurmountable challenges in filling the shoes of the leaders killed in the drone attack the Iraqi sources close to the militias told Reuters NegativeShortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq the Tehranbacked Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentors death two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-hezbollah-insight/tehran-backed-hezbollah-steps-in-to-guide-iraqi-militias-in-soleimanis-wake-idUSKBN20520Y2020-02-12
Sheikh Mohammad alKawtharani the Hezbollah representative in Iraq who worked closely with Soleimani for years to guide the Iraqi militias hosted the meetings the Iraqi sources said PositiveShortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq the Tehranbacked Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentors death two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-hezbollah-insight/tehran-backed-hezbollah-steps-in-to-guide-iraqi-militias-in-soleimanis-wake-idUSKBN20520Y2020-02-12
Shortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq the Tehranbacked Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentors death two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters NegativeShortly after Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq the Tehranbacked Lebanese organization Hezbollah urgently met with Iraqi militia leaders seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by their powerful mentors death two sources with knowledge of the meetings told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-hezbollah-insight/tehran-backed-hezbollah-steps-in-to-guide-iraqi-militias-in-soleimanis-wake-idUSKBN20520Y2020-02-12
CAIRO Iraqs Basra Oil Co will cut crude oil output at the Nahr Bin Omar field to a minimum because of pollution and gas emissions state news agency reported on Sunday NegativeCAIRO Iraqs Basra Oil Co will cut crude oil output at the Nahr Bin Omar field to a minimum because of pollution and gas emissions state news agency reported on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-pollution/iraq-to-cut-oil-output-at-nahr-bin-omar-oil-field-state-media-idUSKBN2030692020-02-10
BAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric on Friday berated security forces for failing to protect protesters killed in clashes with rival groups this week in the southern city of Najaf and urged politicians to pick a government trusted by the people NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric on Friday berated security forces for failing to protect protesters killed in clashes with rival groups this week in the southern city of Najaf and urged politicians to pick a government trusted by the people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-cleric-scolds-security-forces-after-protesters-die-in-new-tensions-idUSKBN2011552020-02-08
DUBAI Iran will soon disclose new information about the missile attack it carried out against a U.S. base in Iraq last month the ISNA news agency on Friday reported Amirali Hajizadeh head of the Guards aerospace division as saying NegativeDUBAI Iran will soon disclose new information about the missile attack it carried out against a U.S. base in Iraq last month the ISNA news agency on Friday reported Amirali Hajizadeh head of the Guards aerospace division as saying http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-guards/iran-guards-to-disclose-new-information-about-u-s-base-attack-isna-idUSKBN2010QY2020-02-08
Sistani urged that the new government which Allawi will form be representative of the Iraqi people and said it must have their full trust PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric on Friday berated security forces for failing to protect protesters killed in clashes with rival groups this week in the southern city of Najaf and urged politicians to pick a government trusted by the people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-cleric-scolds-security-forces-after-protesters-die-in-new-tensions-idUSKBN2011552020-02-08
The incident laid bare new tensions on the street in Iraq where nearly 500 people have been killed in months of unrest NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric on Friday berated security forces for failing to protect protesters killed in clashes with rival groups this week in the southern city of Najaf and urged politicians to pick a government trusted by the people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-cleric-scolds-security-forces-after-protesters-die-in-new-tensions-idUSKBN2011552020-02-08
Iraq OPECs secondbiggest oil producer supports any agreement that would stabilise the market Oil Ministry spokesman Asim Jihad said on Tuesday PositiveAn committee weighed the impact on global oil demand and economic growth of the outbreak of the coronavirus at a meeting on Tuesday hearing from Chinas envoy to the United Nations in Vienna and discussing how to respond http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-china/opec-panel-weighs-impact-on-oil-demand-from-virus-idUSKBN1ZY1EN2020-02-05
BAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
If the Iraqi government acts to have foreign forces withdraw NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
Iraqs problems dont end there NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
Many diplomats doubt the will and ability of Iraqs fractious disunited political class to avoid this outcome NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
Protesters highlight how Iran has flooded the Iraqi market with its own goods from electronic equipment to furniture cars as well as dairy and agricultural products NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
That in turn poses a quandary for Iraqs leaders torn by a choice between Iranian tutelage and meeting the demands of a generation seeking an end to Irans dominance NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
The Iranians should review their policies if they want to build good relations with Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
The young Iraqi democracy needed an earthquake to address the demands of these said the leader NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
They know that if they tilt too far towards Tehran they risk worse political turmoil and Iraq written off as a failed state analysts and diplomats say NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
While Soleimanis death weakens Iran it also leaves a damaging security vacuum in Iraq because the veteran commander held final sway over Tehrans Iraqi paramilitary forces NegativeBAGHDAD A month after a U.S. missile killed him Qassem Soleimani looms as large over Iraqs fractured democracy as he ever did alive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-analysis/in-death-irans-soleimani-bequeaths-perilous-dilemma-for-iraq-idUSKBN1ZX1VC2020-02-04
Allawi appealed to Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih but protesters have already rejected him as a stooge of the political elite NegativeDUBAI Iran on Sunday offered its full support for new Iraqi prime minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi and reiterated its backing for the governments demand for U.S. forces to leave the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-spokesman/iran-welcomes-allawis-appointment-as-iraqi-prime-minister-calls-for-u-s-pullout-idUSKBN1ZW0GD2020-02-03
Allawi is a member of the political game that has destroyed Iraq he needs to said Malek Jawad a student and protester NegativeBAGHDAD Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada alSadr urged his followers on Sunday to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sitin protests calling for a return to normal life after the designation of a new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-cleric-sadr-tells-followers-to-clear-sit-ins-after-pm-appointed-idUSKBN1ZW0DW2020-02-03
BAGHDAD Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada alSadr urged his followers on Sunday to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sitin protests calling for a return to normal life after the designation of a new prime minister NegativeBAGHDAD Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada alSadr urged his followers on Sunday to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sitin protests calling for a return to normal life after the designation of a new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-cleric-sadr-tells-followers-to-clear-sit-ins-after-pm-appointed-idUSKBN1ZW0DW2020-02-03
DUBAI Iran on Sunday offered its full support for new Iraqi prime minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi and reiterated its backing for the governments demand for U.S. forces to leave the country NegativeDUBAI Iran on Sunday offered its full support for new Iraqi prime minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi and reiterated its backing for the governments demand for U.S. forces to leave the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-spokesman/iran-welcomes-allawis-appointment-as-iraqi-prime-minister-calls-for-u-s-pullout-idUSKBN1ZW0GD2020-02-03
Iran is willing to give any assistance necessary to help Iraq overcome problems and to pass through a sensitive time Mousavi said according to the official IRNA news agency PositiveDUBAI Iran on Sunday offered its full support for new Iraqi prime minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi and reiterated its backing for the governments demand for U.S. forces to leave the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-spokesman/iran-welcomes-allawis-appointment-as-iraqi-prime-minister-calls-for-u-s-pullout-idUSKBN1ZW0GD2020-02-03
Many of Sadrs supporters hail from eastern Baghdad slums and share the same grievances as many Iraqis over a lack of job opportunities poor healthcare and education NegativeBAGHDAD Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada alSadr urged his followers on Sunday to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sitin protests calling for a return to normal life after the designation of a new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-cleric-sadr-tells-followers-to-clear-sit-ins-after-pm-appointed-idUSKBN1ZW0DW2020-02-03
The unrest is Iraqs biggest crisis for years NegativeBAGHDAD Populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada alSadr urged his followers on Sunday to help security forces clear roads blocked during months of sitin protests calling for a return to normal life after the designation of a new prime minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-cleric-sadr-tells-followers-to-clear-sit-ins-after-pm-appointed-idUSKBN1ZW0DW2020-02-03
Allawi will need to contend with militia groups and parties backed by Iran which have come to dominate Iraq since the 2003 U.S.led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein NegativeBAGHDAD New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih but protesters were already rejecting the head of government as a stooge of the political elite http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/new-iraq-pm-appeals-to-the-masses-but-is-rejected-by-protesters-idUSKBN1ZV3SY2020-02-02
BAGHDAD New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih but protesters were already rejecting the head of government as a stooge of the political elite NegativeBAGHDAD New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih but protesters were already rejecting the head of government as a stooge of the political elite http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/new-iraq-pm-appeals-to-the-masses-but-is-rejected-by-protesters-idUSKBN1ZV3SY2020-02-02
Since the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq in 2017 those militias have gained even greater power in parliament and in the economy PositiveBAGHDAD New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih but protesters were already rejecting the head of government as a stooge of the political elite http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/new-iraq-pm-appeals-to-the-masses-but-is-rejected-by-protesters-idUSKBN1ZV3SY2020-02-02
Soon after Allawi was appointed protesters gathered in Baghdad and southern cities in opposition including at Tahrir Square the centre of the uprising in the Iraqi capital NegativeBAGHDAD New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih but protesters were already rejecting the head of government as a stooge of the political elite http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/new-iraq-pm-appeals-to-the-masses-but-is-rejected-by-protesters-idUSKBN1ZV3SY2020-02-02
and protect Iraq from all foreign he said PositiveBAGHDAD New Prime Minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi appealed to downtrodden Iraqis for their support on Saturday hours after his appointment by President Barham Salih but protesters were already rejecting the head of government as a stooge of the political elite http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/new-iraq-pm-appeals-to-the-masses-but-is-rejected-by-protesters-idUSKBN1ZV3SY2020-02-02
A man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix Arizona federal officials said on Friday NegativeA man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix Arizona federal officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-arizona-alqaeda/alleged-leader-of-iraqi-al-qaeda-group-arrested-in-arizona-idUSKBN1ZV3CB2020-02-01
According to the Iraqi government alNouri was the leader of an al Qaeda group in Fallujah which planned operations targeting Iraqi police NegativeA man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix Arizona federal officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-arizona-alqaeda/alleged-leader-of-iraqi-al-qaeda-group-arrested-in-arizona-idUSKBN1ZV3CB2020-02-01
AlNouris extradition would have to be certified by the U.S. court and the U.S. Secretary of State would then decide whether to surrender him to Iraq the statement said NegativeA man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix Arizona federal officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-arizona-alqaeda/alleged-leader-of-iraqi-al-qaeda-group-arrested-in-arizona-idUSKBN1ZV3CB2020-02-01
BAGHDAD Iraqs leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali alSistani on Friday condemned the use of force to disperse protest camps across the country as security forces stepped up a crackdown against demonstrators NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali alSistani on Friday condemned the use of force to disperse protest camps across the country as security forces stepped up a crackdown against demonstrators http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-sistani/iraq-top-cleric-condemns-use-of-force-against-protest-camps-urges-early-election-idUSKBN1ZU1592020-02-01
CAIRO Iraqs Basra International Airport will deny entry to passengers of any nationality travelling to Iraq from China the state news agency reported on Friday amid fears from the coronavirus outbreak NegativeCAIRO Iraqs Basra International Airport will deny entry to passengers of any nationality travelling to Iraq from China the state news agency reported on Friday amid fears from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-iraq/iraqs-basra-airport-to-deny-entry-to-travellers-from-china-and-chinese-citizens-over-coronavirus-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1ZU2U52020-02-01
He appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix on Friday in connection with proceedings to extradite him to Iraq the statement said NegativeA man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix Arizona federal officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-arizona-alqaeda/alleged-leader-of-iraqi-al-qaeda-group-arrested-in-arizona-idUSKBN1ZV3CB2020-02-01
The January survey suggests Nigeria and Iraq both laggards in making cuts in 2019 achieved some progress PositiveLONDON OPEC oil output plunged in January to a multiyear low as top exporter Saudi Arabia and other Gulf members overdelivered on a new productionlimiting accord and Libyan supply dropped due to a blockade of ports and oilfields a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-january-oil-output-plunges-on-new-cuts-libyan-unrest-idUSKBN1ZU2EO2020-02-01
The statement noted the details in the Iraqi complaint were allegations that had yet to been proven in court NegativeA man accused of killing two police officers while acting as the leader of an al Qaeda group in the Iraqi city of Fallujah was arrested in Phoenix Arizona federal officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-arizona-alqaeda/alleged-leader-of-iraqi-al-qaeda-group-arrested-in-arizona-idUSKBN1ZV3CB2020-02-01
A statement from the coalition on Wednesday said it would further develop its support to and close partnership with the Iraqi government the Iraqi security forces PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S. troops came under rocket attacks and a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian commander http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraq-says-anti-is-operations-with-u-s-coalition-resume-idUSKBN1ZT23U2020-01-31
BAGHDAD Iraqs military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S. troops came under rocket attacks and a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian commander PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S. troops came under rocket attacks and a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian commander http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraq-says-anti-is-operations-with-u-s-coalition-resume-idUSKBN1ZT23U2020-01-31
However Washington has said it is exploring a possible expansion of NATOs mission in Iraq a plan to get burdensharing right in the PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S. troops came under rocket attacks and a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian commander http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraq-says-anti-is-operations-with-u-s-coalition-resume-idUSKBN1ZT23U2020-01-31
The United States has advised its citizens not to travel to China raising its warning to the same level as those for Iraq and Afghanistan NegativePilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus with American Airlines pilots filing a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-airlines/pilots-flight-attendants-demand-flights-to-china-stop-as-virus-fear-mounts-worldwide-idUSKBN1ZT33W2020-01-31
The statement did not elaborate on what changes would be made in the military relationship between the coalition and Iraqi forces NeutralBAGHDAD Iraqs military said on Thursday it was resuming operations with the U.S.led coalition against Islamic State which had mostly halted after bases hosting U.S. troops came under rocket attacks and a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian commander http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraq-says-anti-is-operations-with-u-s-coalition-resume-idUSKBN1ZT23U2020-01-31
Trump told the crowd in Warren he had discussed the issue of Iraqi Christians with lawmakers during the flight from Washington but did not give more details PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump promised on Thursday during a speech in Michigan to reverse course on some deportations of Iraqi Christians whom his administration sought to remove earlier in his term but gave no specifics http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-iraq/trump-vows-to-reverse-course-on-deportations-of-iraqi-christians-idUSKBN1ZT3AE2020-01-31
WASHINGTON The United States is trying to secure permission from Iraq to take Patriot missile defenses into the country to better defend U.S. forces after Irans Jan NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is trying to secure permission from Iraq to take Patriot missile defenses into the country to better defend U.S. forces after Irans Jan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-crisis-iran-usa-iraq/u-s-seeks-iraqi-nod-to-bring-in-air-defenses-after-iran-attack-idUSKBN1ZT2DI2020-01-31
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump promised on Thursday during a speech in Michigan to reverse course on some deportations of Iraqi Christians whom his administration sought to remove earlier in his term but gave no specifics PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump promised on Thursday during a speech in Michigan to reverse course on some deportations of Iraqi Christians whom his administration sought to remove earlier in his term but gave no specifics http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-iraq/trump-vows-to-reverse-course-on-deportations-of-iraqi-christians-idUSKBN1ZT3AE2020-01-31
As of today they remain in Iraq NegativeUNITED NATIONS Truckloads of medical aid for civilians in Syrias northeast is stuck in Iraq the United Nations aid chief said on Wednesday after Russia and China prevented the U.N. Security Council from renewing authorization for the crossborder deliveries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/after-russia-china-veto-u-n-says-medical-aid-for-syria-stuck-in-iraq-idUSKBN1ZS2PQ2020-01-30
Deputy U.S. Ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet said the closing of the Iraqi border crossing had cut off 40 percent of U.N. medical equipment and supplies to northeastern Syria NegativeUNITED NATIONS Truckloads of medical aid for civilians in Syrias northeast is stuck in Iraq the United Nations aid chief said on Wednesday after Russia and China prevented the U.N. Security Council from renewing authorization for the crossborder deliveries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/after-russia-china-veto-u-n-says-medical-aid-for-syria-stuck-in-iraq-idUSKBN1ZS2PQ2020-01-30
Some 400000 medical items planned for delivery are stuck on trucks in Iraq and unable to U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock told the council on Wednesday NegativeUNITED NATIONS Truckloads of medical aid for civilians in Syrias northeast is stuck in Iraq the United Nations aid chief said on Wednesday after Russia and China prevented the U.N. Security Council from renewing authorization for the crossborder deliveries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/after-russia-china-veto-u-n-says-medical-aid-for-syria-stuck-in-iraq-idUSKBN1ZS2PQ2020-01-30
UNITED NATIONS Truckloads of medical aid for civilians in Syrias northeast is stuck in Iraq the United Nations aid chief said on Wednesday after Russia and China prevented the U.N. Security Council from renewing authorization for the crossborder deliveries NegativeUNITED NATIONS Truckloads of medical aid for civilians in Syrias northeast is stuck in Iraq the United Nations aid chief said on Wednesday after Russia and China prevented the U.N. Security Council from renewing authorization for the crossborder deliveries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/after-russia-china-veto-u-n-says-medical-aid-for-syria-stuck-in-iraq-idUSKBN1ZS2PQ2020-01-30
Thirtyone of the 50 were treated in Iraq and returned to duty including 15 of those diagnosed most recently Campbell said NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday 50 U.S. service members were now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month 16 more than the military had previously announced http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/u-s-says-50-troops-now-diagnosed-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1ZS0572020-01-29
WASHINGTON A Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify at a public hearing on Iran and Iraq policy after threatening a subpoena over previous refusals to appear PositiveWASHINGTON A Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify at a public hearing on Iran and Iraq policy after threatening a subpoena over previous refusals to appear http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress/u-s-house-committee-says-pompeo-agrees-to-testify-on-iran-iraq-policy-idUSKBN1ZR2UN2020-01-29
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday 50 U.S. service members were now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month 16 more than the military had previously announced NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday 50 U.S. service members were now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month 16 more than the military had previously announced http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/u-s-says-50-troops-now-diagnosed-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1ZS0572020-01-29
BAGHDAD Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraqs southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iranbacked ruling elite NegativeBAGHDAD Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraqs southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iranbacked ruling elite http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/violence-escalates-in-iraq-as-government-pushes-to-end-protests-idUSKBN1ZQ0XP2020-01-28
The PM also condemned attacks that targeted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and pledged to boost Iraqi protection of it NegativeCAIRO Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi stressed in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday the importance of deescalation in the region according to a statement from his office http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraqs-abdul-mahdi-stresses-the-importance-of-de-escalation-in-the-region-idUSKBN1ZQ28U2020-01-28
The leaderless movement is an unprecedented challenge to Iraqs Shiite Muslimdominated and largely Iranbacked ruling elite which emerged after a U.S.led invasion toppled Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003 PositiveBAGHDAD Gunmen shot dead two protesters in Iraqs southern city of Nassiriya overnight and a Baghdad district became a battlefield on the third day of a drive by security forces to end months of demonstrations against the largely Iranbacked ruling elite http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/violence-escalates-in-iraq-as-government-pushes-to-end-protests-idUSKBN1ZQ0XP2020-01-28
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by highlevel corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs Reuters witnesses and security sources said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by highlevel corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs Reuters witnesses and security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/one-killed-as-iraqi-security-forces-clash-with-protesters-idUSKBN1ZP0B82020-01-27
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned the attack a statement from his office said and said that the continuation of such acts could drag Iraq into becoming a battlefield NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by highlevel corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs Reuters witnesses and security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/one-killed-as-iraqi-security-forces-clash-with-protesters-idUSKBN1ZP0B82020-01-27
The Iraqi High Commission on Human Rights called on all sides to exercise selfrestraint and keep demonstrations peaceful NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by highlevel corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs Reuters witnesses and security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/one-killed-as-iraqi-security-forces-clash-with-protesters-idUSKBN1ZP0B82020-01-27
The killing to which Iran responded with ballistic missile attacks on two Iraqi military bases has revived tensions in Iraqi politics and delayed the formation of a new government NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by highlevel corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs Reuters witnesses and security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/one-killed-as-iraqi-security-forces-clash-with-protesters-idUSKBN1ZP0B82020-01-27
The protesters are demanding the removal of what they consider a corrupt ruling elite and an end to foreign interference in Iraqi politics especially by Iran which dominates state institutions NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired teargas and live bullets in clashes on Sunday with protesters angered by highlevel corruption who resisted with stones and petrol bombs Reuters witnesses and security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/one-killed-as-iraqi-security-forces-clash-with-protesters-idUSKBN1ZP0B82020-01-27
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired bullets and tear gas on Saturday in raids on protest camps in Baghdad and southern cities killing four people and wounding dozens more police and medical sources said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired bullets and tear gas on Saturday in raids on protest camps in Baghdad and southern cities killing four people and wounding dozens more police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-raid-protest-camps-after-sadr-supporters-withdraw-idUSKBN1ZO0AN2020-01-26
Iraqs several hundred thousand Christians suffered particular hardships when Islamic State controlled large parts of the country but have recovered freedoms since the jihadists were pushed out NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis met Iraqs president on Saturday and the two agreed that the countrys sovereignty must be respected following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-iraq/pope-backs-iraqi-call-for-its-sovereignty-to-be-respected-idUSKBN1ZO0GF2020-01-26
Speaking in Davos on Wednesday Trump said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by U.S. service members in Irans recent attack on a base in Iraq as serious NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. war veteran group is an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his comments that downplayed traumatic brain injuries an official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-veterans/u-s-veteran-group-expects-trump-apology-for-brain-injury-comment-idUSKBN1ZO0SM2020-01-26
The Christian presence in Iraq and some other countries in the Middle East has been depleted by wars and conflicts NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis met Iraqs president on Saturday and the two agreed that the countrys sovereignty must be respected following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-iraq/pope-backs-iraqi-call-for-its-sovereignty-to-be-respected-idUSKBN1ZO0GF2020-01-26
The Iraqi parliament has passed a resolution ordering the 5000 U.S. troops stationed in Iraq to leave the country NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis met Iraqs president on Saturday and the two agreed that the countrys sovereignty must be respected following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-iraq/pope-backs-iraqi-call-for-its-sovereignty-to-be-respected-idUSKBN1ZO0GF2020-01-26
The recent tensions in Iraq could make it impossible for Francis to visit the country which he has said he would like to do this year NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis met Iraqs president on Saturday and the two agreed that the countrys sovereignty must be respected following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-iraq/pope-backs-iraqi-call-for-its-sovereignty-to-be-respected-idUSKBN1ZO0GF2020-01-26
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met Iraqs president on Saturday and the two agreed that the countrys sovereignty must be respected following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis met Iraqs president on Saturday and the two agreed that the countrys sovereignty must be respected following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-iraq/pope-backs-iraqi-call-for-its-sovereignty-to-be-respected-idUSKBN1ZO0GF2020-01-26
BAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a clerics call for a million turnout NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a clerics call for a million turnout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-sadr/no-no-america-iraq-protesters-demand-expulsion-of-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1ZN0RI2020-01-25
Dunford commanded the 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom and had also served as the commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan PositiveBefore serving as principal military adviser to the president secretary of defense and U.S. National Security Council starting in 2015 Dunford was the commandant of the Marine Corps http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-lockheed-dunford/former-top-u-s-general-dunford-joining-lockheed-martins-board-idUSKBN1ZN2L82020-01-25
Iraqi President Barham Salih posted a photo of Fridays march on Twitter and wrote that Iraqis deserved a fully sovereign state that serves its PositiveBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a clerics call for a million turnout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-sadr/no-no-america-iraq-protesters-demand-expulsion-of-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1ZN0RI2020-01-25
Iraqi armed forces were deployed in the oil city of Basra where protests have raged over the last four months state news agency INA reported NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a clerics call for a million turnout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-sadr/no-no-america-iraq-protesters-demand-expulsion-of-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1ZN0RI2020-01-25
Marchers were protected by Sadrs Saraya alSalam or Peace Brigades and Iraqs Popular Mobilization Forces an umbrella grouping of mostly Iranbacked Shiite militias witnesses said PositiveBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a clerics call for a million turnout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-sadr/no-no-america-iraq-protesters-demand-expulsion-of-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1ZN0RI2020-01-25
PARIS Three French nationals and one Iraqi working for a French nongovernmental organization have gone missing in Baghdad their employer said on Friday adding that no ransom money had been demanded NegativePARIS Three French nationals and one Iraqi working for a French nongovernmental organization have gone missing in Baghdad their employer said on Friday adding that no ransom money had been demanded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-france/three-french-nationals-and-one-iraqi-missing-in-baghdad-french-ngo-idUSKBN1ZN2BA2020-01-25
Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters that 17 service members diagnosed had already returned to duty in Iraq NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month a number higher than the military had previously announced http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/u-s-says-34-troops-diagnosed-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1ZN24V2020-01-25
SOS Chretiens dOrient said the four had disappeared on Monday after heading to Baghdad for administrative and that the Iraqi authorities had been informed NegativePARIS Three French nationals and one Iraqi working for a French nongovernmental organization have gone missing in Baghdad their employer said on Friday adding that no ransom money had been demanded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-france/three-french-nationals-and-one-iraqi-missing-in-baghdad-french-ngo-idUSKBN1ZN2BA2020-01-25
U.S.Iran tension playing out on Iraqi soil has further fractured Iraqi politics and distracted leaders from forming a new government NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite a clerics call for a million turnout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-sadr/no-no-america-iraq-protesters-demand-expulsion-of-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1ZN0RI2020-01-25
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month a number higher than the military had previously announced NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month a number higher than the military had previously announced http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/u-s-says-34-troops-diagnosed-with-traumatic-brain-injury-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1ZN24V2020-01-25
DAVOS Switzerland Iraqs autonomous region of Kurdistan has yet to begin implementing a new oil deal with the central government as final details have yet to be agreed with Baghdad its president Nechirvan Barzani told Reuters PositiveDAVOS Switzerland Iraqs autonomous region of Kurdistan has yet to begin implementing a new oil deal with the central government as final details have yet to be agreed with Baghdad its president Nechirvan Barzani told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-kurdistan/kurdistan-still-to-iron-out-new-oil-deal-with-baghdad-idUSKBN1ZM2TO2020-01-24
Iraqi authorities declined to comment on the incident NegativeOthers crowd round the young mans limp body http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-image/young-man-killed-as-baghdad-protests-rage-idUSKBN1ZM2U42020-01-24
Iraqi security forces deny they have deliberately killed peaceful protesters NegativeOthers crowd round the young mans limp body http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-image/young-man-killed-as-baghdad-protests-rage-idUSKBN1ZM2U42020-01-24
LONDON Monacobased oil and gas consultancy Unaoil paid million in bribes to secure Iraqi oil contracts after the fall of Saddam Hussein a London court heard on Thursday NegativeLONDON Monacobased oil and gas consultancy Unaoil paid million in bribes to secure Iraqi oil contracts after the fall of Saddam Hussein a London court heard on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-unaoil-corruption/unaoil-paid-6-million-in-bribes-for-iraqi-oil-contracts-london-court-hears-idUSKBN1ZM2V72020-01-24
Many experts say the effort is overdue given military advances in China during the past two decades as America focused on counterterrorism operations in Iraq Afghanistan Syria and elsewhere NegativeMIAMI U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper suggested on Thursday he could be ready to start a highly anticipated global force repositioning this year as part of an effort to refocus the Pentagon on challenges from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pentagon-troops/pentagon-could-start-global-troop-rebalance-this-year-esper-says-idUSKBN1ZN0372020-01-24
DAVOS U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Irans recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious as the American military moved more troops out of the region for potential injuries NegativeDAVOS U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Irans recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious as the American military moved more troops out of the region for potential injuries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/more-u-s-troops-leave-iraq-over-potential-injuries-as-trump-downplays-brain-risk-idUSKBN1ZL2392020-01-23
In Washington a senior military official said that the number of U.S. troops who had been flown out of Iraq was in the teens NeutralDAVOS U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Irans recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious as the American military moved more troops out of the region for potential injuries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/more-u-s-troops-leave-iraq-over-potential-injuries-as-trump-downplays-brain-risk-idUSKBN1ZL2392020-01-23
Antigovernment unrest in Iraq another major oil producer also supported oil prices initially but officials later said output from southern oilfields has been unaffected by the unrest NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices fell on Tuesday on expectations that a wellsupplied global market including supplies from record U.S. production would be able to absorb disruptions that have cut Libyas crude production to a trickle http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-market-shrugs-off-libya-crisis-amid-ample-global-supply-idUSKBN1ZK03K2020-01-22
Antigovernment unrest in Iraq another major oil producer also had initially supported oil prices but officials later said production in southern oilfields has not been affected by the unrest NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices eased on Tuesday as investors appeared to shrug off earlier supply concerns following a force majeure declared by Libya on two major oilfields amid a military blockade http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-ease-as-supply-risk-concerns-fade-idUSKBN1ZK03K2020-01-21
BAGHDAD Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces medical and security sources said as antigovernment unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks NegativeBAGHDAD Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces medical and security sources said as antigovernment unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/four-protesters-two-policemen-killed-as-iraq-unrest-resumes-idUSKBN1ZJ0QQ2020-01-21
Meanwhile in Iraq another major oil producer two police officers and two protesters were killed as antigovernment unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks NegativeLONDON Oil prices rose to their highest in more than a week on Monday after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down amid a military blockade risking reducing crude flows from the OPEC member to a trickle http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-as-libya-declares-force-majeure-in-oilfields-idUSKBN1ZJ0442020-01-21
Dubaibased Emirates and sister carrier flydubai together serve 10 cities in Iran and Iraq and have continued to use the airspace of both countries for other flights PositiveKUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash-gulf-airlines/gulf-carriers-fly-over-iraq-iran-after-military-action-deters-others-idUSKBN1ZI0732020-01-19
KUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes NegativeKUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash-gulf-airlines/gulf-carriers-fly-over-iraq-iran-after-military-action-deters-others-idUSKBN1ZI0732020-01-19
Kuwait Airways and Abu Dhabibased Etihad Airways have continued using Iranian and Iraqi airspace NeutralKUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash-gulf-airlines/gulf-carriers-fly-over-iraq-iran-after-military-action-deters-others-idUSKBN1ZI0732020-01-19
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester and wounded 25 others on Friday when they launched tear gas canisters to break up a crowd trying to breach Baghdads Sinak bridge security and medical sources told Reuters NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least one protester and wounded 25 others on Friday when they launched tear gas canisters to break up a crowd trying to breach Baghdads Sinak bridge security and medical sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-kill-one-protester-wound-25-sources-idUSKBN1ZG29I2020-01-18
Esper was only informed on Thursday that the service members were flown out of Iraq to receive additional screening and treatment in bases in Kuwait and Germany the Pentagon said NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday there had been no effort to play down or delay the release of information on concussive injuries from Irans Jan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/pentagon-denies-trying-to-underplay-injuries-from-iran-attack-idUSKBN1ZG24D2020-01-18
Sanders supporters have shared videos of past speeches where Biden spoke in favor of the invasion of Iraq which Sanders opposed NegativeWASHINGTON The bestlaid plans of Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders were upended this week and his campaign is struggling to get back on track http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-sanders-warren/flap-with-warren-knocks-sanders-strategy-off-course-idUSKBN1ZG17G2020-01-18
The first U.S. service member was flown out of Iraq on Jan NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Friday there had been no effort to play down or delay the release of information on concussive injuries from Irans Jan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-casualties/pentagon-denies-trying-to-underplay-injuries-from-iran-attack-idUSKBN1ZG24D2020-01-18
The group relocated to Albania under an agreement reached with U.S. support after its members had come under attack at their previous base in Iraq PositiveTIRANA Albania which hosts a camp for thousands of members of an exiled Iranian dissident group expelled two Iranian diplomats on Wednesday more than a year after kicking out the Iranian ambassador http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-iran-expulsion/albania-host-of-iranian-dissident-camp-expels-two-iranian-diplomats-idUSKBN1ZE27X2020-01-16
Engel also said he would send a letter on Tuesday to Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mike Esper seeking information about the strike which took place in Iraq NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republicancontrolled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trumps ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval which would be a rebuke of the president after he ordered a strike that killed an Iranian commander in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress/democrats-say-measure-to-rein-in-trump-on-iran-will-pass-senate-idUSKBN1ZD24K2020-01-15
In Iraq a military camp at Taji north of Baghdad was hit by Katyusha rockets Tuesday night but no casualties were reported an Iraqi military statement said NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/iran-makes-arrests-in-plane-shootdown-police-crack-down-on-protests-idUSKBN1ZD0Y12020-01-15
Iran had launched missile strikes against U.S. targets in Iraq hours earlier in retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq on Jan NegativeDUBAI Iranian social media posts urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day on Wednesday after public anger erupted following the belated admission by the authorities that they had shot down a passenger plane in error last week http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/iran-social-media-posts-call-for-more-protests-after-plane-disaster-idUSKBN1ZE0KA2020-01-15
Sanders was one of the only members of Congress who voted against the Iraq war in 2002 while Biden then a senator voted for it NeutralDES MOINES Iowa Six Democrats squared off in a televised debate on Tuesday in Iowa their last chance to make the case for their candidacies to a national audience before the partys presidential nominating process kicks off in the state on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-debate-moments-highlight/highlights-war-trade-and-a-woman-in-the-white-house-democrats-spar-in-iowa-debate-idUSKBN1ZE0902020-01-15
Tensions in the Gulf have risen following the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani and a retaliatory missile attack by Iran on U.S. forces in Iraq NegativeNEW DELHI Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-gulf/russia-says-urging-gulf-nations-to-consider-a-joint-security-mechanism-idUSKBN1ZE0F02020-01-15
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republicancontrolled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trumps ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval which would be a rebuke of the president after he ordered a strike that killed an Iranian commander in Iraq NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats said on Tuesday they had enough votes in the Republicancontrolled Senate to pass a resolution curbing President Donald Trumps ability to wage war on Iran without congressional approval which would be a rebuke of the president after he ordered a strike that killed an Iranian commander in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-congress/democrats-say-measure-to-rein-in-trump-on-iran-will-pass-senate-idUSKBN1ZD24K2020-01-15
8 missile attack on U.S. forces at bases in Iraq American and Iraqi soldiers at Ain alAsad air base scrambled to move personnel and weaponry to fortified bunkers two Iraqi officers stationed at the base told Reuters NegativeAIN ALASAD AIR BASE Iraq Nearly eight hours before Irans Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-early-warning/hours-of-forewarning-saved-u-s-iraqi-lives-from-irans-missile-attack-idUSKBN1ZC2182020-01-14
AIN ALASAD AIR BASE Iraq Troops at the Iraqi air base that bore the brunt of Irans first direct missile attack against U.S. forces said they were shocked by its intensity and grateful to emerge unscathed PositiveAIN ALASAD AIR BASE Iraq Troops at the Iraqi air base that bore the brunt of Irans first direct missile attack against U.S. forces said they were shocked by its intensity and grateful to emerge unscathed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-al-asad/u-s-troops-describe-miraculous-escape-at-iraqi-base-attacked-by-iran-idUSKBN1ZC26C2020-01-14
Iran was keen that both the Americans and Iraqis be aware of the strikes before they occurred NegativeAIN ALASAD AIR BASE Iraq Nearly eight hours before Irans Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-early-warning/hours-of-forewarning-saved-u-s-iraqi-lives-from-irans-missile-attack-idUSKBN1ZC2182020-01-14
It was the latest strike against an air base that has figured prominently in highranking U.S. officials visits to Iraq NegativeAIN ALASAD AIR BASE Iraq Troops at the Iraqi air base that bore the brunt of Irans first direct missile attack against U.S. forces said they were shocked by its intensity and grateful to emerge unscathed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-al-asad/u-s-troops-describe-miraculous-escape-at-iraqi-base-attacked-by-iran-idUSKBN1ZC26C2020-01-14
The SamoanAmerican congresswoman from Hawaii and Iraq war veteran is the first Hindu to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and has centered her campaign on her antiwar stance PositiveThe number of Democratic presidential candidates http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates-factbox/twelve-democrats-three-republicans-in-u-s-presidential-race-idUSKBN1ZC1TM2020-01-14
WASHINGTON The United States will work with Iraqi leaders to to the right place on U.S. troop deployment in the country U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday following a request from Baghdad last week to prepare to pull them out PositiveWASHINGTON The United States will work with Iraqi leaders to to the right place on U.S. troop deployment in the country U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday following a request from Baghdad last week to prepare to pull them out http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-pompeo/pompeo-u-s-to-work-with-iraqi-leaders-to-get-to-the-right-place-on-u-s-troop-deployment-idUSKBN1ZC25Q2020-01-14
TIKRIT Iraq Four people were wounded on Sunday in an attack on Balad air base in northern Iraq which houses U.S. personnel NegativeTIKRIT Iraq Four people were wounded on Sunday in an attack on Balad air base in northern Iraq which houses U.S. personnel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-base/four-wounded-in-attack-on-iraqi-military-base-that-houses-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1ZB0I02020-01-13
DUBAI Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a disastrous saying air defenses were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a disastrous saying air defenses were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash/disastrous-mistake-iran-acknowledges-shooting-down-ukrainian-airliner-idUSKCN1ZA04Y2020-01-12
In a sharp reversal Iran said on Saturday that its military had mistakenly shot down the airliner while on alert following Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeEDMONTON Alberta Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus diplomacy was vindicated on Saturday when Iran admitted that it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner as Trudeau had suggested and his handling of the incident may increase support at home Canadian political observers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-canada/canadas-trudeau-wins-plaudits-at-home-as-iran-admits-causing-crash-idUSKBN1ZA0V62020-01-12
Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a disastrous saying air defenses were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeIran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a disastrous saying air defenses were fired in error while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-reactions-factbox/factbox-reactions-to-irans-statement-it-downed-ukrainian-plane-idUSKBN1ZA0UA2020-01-12
The clerical system has survived more severe challenges in the past including a crippling eightyear war with Iraq in the 1980s NegativeDUBAI Irans clerical rulers risk a legitimacy crisis as popular anger has boiled up at the way the state handled a passenger plane crash which the military took three days to admit was caused by an Iranian missile fired in error http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-politics-analysis/irans-handling-of-plane-disaster-sparks-new-challenge-to-rulers-idUSKBN1ZA0R72020-01-12
DUBAI Jan 10 The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Jan 10 The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-security-iran-rezaie/sanctioned-iranian-commander-says-new-u-s-limitations-are-symbolic-tweet-idUSL1N29E0AH2020-01-11
DUBAI The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI The new U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran are a sanctioned commander of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday after Washington imposed fresh restrictions in retaliation for Tehrans missile attack on U.S. targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-rezaie/sanctioned-iranian-commander-says-new-u-s-limitations-are-symbolic-tweet-idUSKBN1Z91YZ2020-01-11
Hong Kong warned its residents on Friday to avoid travel to Iran days after Tehran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq in retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian commander NegativeHong Kong warned its residents on Friday to avoid travel to Iran days after Tehran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq in retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-hongkong-iran/hong-kong-issues-travel-warning-on-iran-after-escalation-of-u-s-iran-tensions-idUSKBN1Z920M2020-01-11
In Iraqi cities demonstrators took to the streets again on Friday determined to keep up the momentum of their protests despite attention turning to the threat of a U.S.Iran conflict NegativeWashington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/washington-turns-down-iraqi-call-to-remove-troops-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-11
In a message delivered through a representative speaking at Friday prayers in the holy city of Kerbala Ayatollah Sistani said no foreign powers should be allowed to decide Iraqs fate NegativeCrash of Ukrainian plane complicates tense situation http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-cleric-fears-worse-bloodshed-in-iraq-as-u-s-iran-conflict-persists-idUSL8N29F30Y2020-01-11
In retaliation for killing Soleimani Iran fired missiles on Wednesday at bases in Iraq where U.S. troops were stationed NegativeWASHINGTON The United States carried out a secret operation in Yemen that targeted but failed to kill an Iranian military official last week two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-yemen/u-s-targeted-iranian-official-in-yemen-in-failed-strike-sources-idUSKBN1Z929G2020-01-11
Iran fired missiles on Wednesday at bases in Iraq where U.S. troops were stationed in retaliation for Soleimanis killing in a U.S. drone attack of in Baghdad on Jan NegativeTrump remarks on planned embassy paragraphs http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-7-u-s-house-votes-to-rein-in-trumps-war-powers-as-u-s-iran-tensions-stay-high-idUSL8N29E5D72020-01-11
Iraq has suffered decades of war sanctions and sectarian conflict including the U.S.led invasion of 2003 NegativeWashington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/washington-turns-down-iraqi-call-to-remove-troops-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-11
Iraq must govern itself and there must be no role for outsiders in its Sistani said NegativeCrash of Ukrainian plane complicates tense situation http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-cleric-fears-worse-bloodshed-in-iraq-as-u-s-iran-conflict-persists-idUSL8N29F30Y2020-01-11
Our allegiance is to Iraq only not to factions and said Essam Faraj 54 a demonstrator in Baghdad NeutralWashington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/washington-turns-down-iraqi-call-to-remove-troops-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-11
Pompeo told reporters a NATO delegation was in Washington on Friday to discuss the future of the Iraq mission and a plan to get burdensharing right in the region PositiveWashington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/washington-turns-down-iraqi-call-to-remove-troops-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-11
Separately the State Department said Pompeo had discussed Iran with Canadian Foreign Minister Champagne as well as the opportunity for an expanded NATO force in Iraq and appropriate burden sharing PositiveWashington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/washington-turns-down-iraqi-call-to-remove-troops-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-11
Several airlines have canceled flights and rerouted others away from Iraqi and Iranian airspace since Wednesdays Iranian missile strike on U.S.led forces in Iraq NegativeCAIRO Bahrains state carrier Gulf Air has rerouted flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution said an airline spokesman on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-reroutes-several-flights-to-avoid-iranian-airspace-spokesman-idUSKBN1Z925Q2020-01-11
Since Soleimanis killing Tehran has stepped up its calls for U.S. forces to leave Iraq which like Iran is a mainly Shiite Muslim nation NegativeCrash of Ukrainian plane complicates tense situation http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-cleric-fears-worse-bloodshed-in-iraq-as-u-s-iran-conflict-persists-idUSL8N29F30Y2020-01-11
Sistani who wields huge influence over public opinion in Iraq only weighs in on politics during times of crisis and is seen as a voice of moderation NegativeCrash of Ukrainian plane complicates tense situation http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-cleric-fears-worse-bloodshed-in-iraq-as-u-s-iran-conflict-persists-idUSL8N29F30Y2020-01-11
The State Department said any U.S. delegation would not discuss the withdrawal of U.S. troops as their presence in Iraq was appropriate NegativeWashington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/washington-turns-down-iraqi-call-to-remove-troops-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-11
The bureau added that Hong Kong residents should avoid all travel to Irans border with Afghanistan Iraq and Pakistan citing a volatile security situation NegativeHong Kong warned its residents on Friday to avoid travel to Iran days after Tehran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq in retaliation for a U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian commander http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-hongkong-iran/hong-kong-issues-travel-warning-on-iran-after-escalation-of-u-s-iran-tensions-idUSKBN1Z920M2020-01-11
The latest dangerous aggressive acts which are repeated violations of Iraqi sovereignty are a part of the deteriorating in the region he said NegativeCrash of Ukrainian plane complicates tense situation http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-cleric-fears-worse-bloodshed-in-iraq-as-u-s-iran-conflict-persists-idUSL8N29F30Y2020-01-11
WASHINGTON Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to devise a mechanism for a withdrawal of American troops from the country the prime ministers office said on Friday according to a Washington Post report NegativeWASHINGTON Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to devise a mechanism for a withdrawal of American troops from the country the prime ministers office said on Friday according to a Washington Post report http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-military/iraq-asks-u-s-for-mechanism-on-troop-withdrawal-report-idUSKBN1Z91EV2020-01-11
WASHINGTON Jan 10 The United States is imposing additional sanctions on Iran as a result of its attack on U.S. troops in Iraq this week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Jan 10 The United States is imposing additional sanctions on Iran as a result of its attack on U.S. troops in Iraq this week Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-imposes-sanctions-on-iran-after-attack-on-u-s-allied-troops-mnuchin-idUSW1N28M00S2020-01-11
WASHINGTON The United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in retaliation for its missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq this week and vowed to tighten the economic screws if Tehran continued acts or pursued a nuclear bomb NegativeWASHINGTON The United States imposed more sanctions on Iran on Friday in retaliation for its missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq this week and vowed to tighten the economic screws if Tehran continued acts or pursued a nuclear bomb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-imposes-more-sanctions-on-iran-after-missile-attacks-in-iraq-idUSKBN1Z91RN2020-01-11
Washington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there NegativeWashington on Friday spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops amid heightened U.S.Iranian tensions after the U.S. killing of an Iranian commander in Baghdad and said it was exploring a possible expansion of NATOs presence there http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/washington-turns-down-iraqi-call-to-remove-troops-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-11
CAIRO Iraqs ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Thursday that it has summoned the Iranian ambassador to inform him of Iraqs objection to attacks on military bases on Iraqi territories and that Iraq considers this action as a violation of sovereignty NegativeCAIRO Iraqs ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Thursday that it has summoned the Iranian ambassador to inform him of Iraqs objection to attacks on military bases on Iraqi territories and that Iraq considers this action as a violation of sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-diplomacy/iraq-summons-iranian-ambassador-over-missile-attack-on-iraqi-lands-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z82HD2020-01-10
CAIRO Qatars Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman AlThani called his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday and discussed the latest developments in the region especially in Iraq as well as ways to reduce the state news agency said amid increasing U.S.Iranian tensions PositiveCAIRO Qatars Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman AlThani called his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday and discussed the latest developments in the region especially in Iraq as well as ways to reduce the state news agency said amid increasing U.S.Iranian tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-iran-security/qatars-foreign-minister-iranian-counterpart-discuss-events-in-region-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1Z82AM2020-01-10
Egyptair had suspended flights for three days on Wednesday citing instability in the Iraqi capital NegativeCAIRO Egyptian national carrier Egyptair will resume flights to Baghdad on Saturday after assessing the security situation the airline on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-egyptair/egyptair-to-resume-flights-to-baghdad-on-saturday-idUSKBN1Z81ZC2020-01-10
He said the tensions risked compromising the gradual process of rebuilding in Iraq as well as setting the groundwork for a vaster conflict that all of us would want to NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Thursday urged the United States and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue dialogue and to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-iran-pope/pope-appeals-to-u-s-and-iran-to-pursue-dialogue-self-restraint-idUSKBN1Z81642020-01-10
In neighbouring Iraq Muslim Shiite groups opposed to the U.S. presence there also sought to cool emotions that have been running high for weeks NegativeIranian commander analysts http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-u-s-iran-draw-back-from-brink-but-new-threats-show-crisis-not-over-idUSL8N29E0Z42020-01-10
Irans missile attack on U.S. army bases in Iraq on Wednesday had sent gold blasting above an ounce and boosted the yen by almost and oil by a barrel NegativeSafety rush turns to relief rally as Mideast tension eases http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-back-from-the-brink-back-on-the-bull-ride-idUSL8N29E3SZ2020-01-10
Iraq is home to many different eastern rite churches both Catholic and Orthodox PositiveVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Thursday urged the United States and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue dialogue and to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-iran-pope/pope-appeals-to-u-s-and-iran-to-pursue-dialogue-self-restraint-idUSKBN1Z81642020-01-10
Iraqs small Christian population of several hundred thousand suffered particular hardships when Islamic State controlled large parts of the country but have recovered freedoms since the jihadists were pushed out NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Thursday urged the United States and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue dialogue and to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-iran-pope/pope-appeals-to-u-s-and-iran-to-pursue-dialogue-self-restraint-idUSKBN1Z81642020-01-10
Recent tensions could likely make it impossible for Francis to visit Iraq which he has said he would like to do this year NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Thursday urged the United States and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue dialogue and to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-iran-pope/pope-appeals-to-u-s-and-iran-to-pursue-dialogue-self-restraint-idUSKBN1Z81642020-01-10
The statement called on all parties to exercise self restraint and affirmed Iraqs independence NegativeCAIRO Iraqs ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Thursday that it has summoned the Iranian ambassador to inform him of Iraqs objection to attacks on military bases on Iraqi territories and that Iraq considers this action as a violation of sovereignty http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-diplomacy/iraq-summons-iranian-ambassador-over-missile-attack-on-iraqi-lands-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z82HD2020-01-10
WASHINGTON The U.S. military is weighing adjustments to its defensive posture in the Middle East after Iran upended assumptions by staging a missile attack in Iraq a country where it wields influence a U.S. defense official said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military is weighing adjustments to its defensive posture in the Middle East after Iran upended assumptions by staging a missile attack in Iraq a country where it wields influence a U.S. defense official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-military/u-s-military-eyes-adjustments-after-iran-surprises-with-attack-in-iraq-official-idUSKBN1Z82MZ2020-01-10
Wars and conflicts have led to an exodus of Christians from Iraq and some other countries in the Middle East NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Thursday urged the United States and Iran to avoid escalation and pursue dialogue and to avert a wider conflict in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-iran-pope/pope-appeals-to-u-s-and-iran-to-pursue-dialogue-self-restraint-idUSKBN1Z81642020-01-10
Washington said Iran launched 16 shortrange ballistic missiles in Wednesdays strikes with at least 11 hitting Iraqs alAsad air base and one striking a facility in Erbil NegativeIranian commander analysts http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security/wrapup-3-u-s-iran-draw-back-from-brink-but-new-threats-show-crisis-not-over-idUSL8N29E0Z42020-01-10
Esper and Milley said they were unaware of any headsup from Iraq about the coming attack after Baghdad said it was notified by Tehran of the strike NegativeWASHINGTON Irans missile attack on Wednesday had been intended to kill U.S. personnel at Iraqs alAsad airbase the top U.S. military officer said in remarks that suggested that Tehran was and perhaps still is willing to risk major U.S. retaliation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iraq-security-pentagon/iran-intended-to-kill-u-s-personnel-in-missile-attack-u-s-general-idUSKBN1Z72ZM2020-01-09
I call on the Iraqi factions to be deliberate patient and not to start military said Sadr whom Washington has long regarded as an Iranian ally PositivePresident Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was standing after it fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq as both sides looked to defuse a crisis over the U.S. killing of an Iranian general http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-iran-both-appear-to-signal-desire-to-avoid-further-conflict-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-09
Iran had full respect for the sovereignty of Iraq he added PositiveUNITED NATIONS The United States told the United Nations on Wednesday that the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani last week was selfdefense and vowed to take additional action as in the Middle East to protect U.S. personnel and interests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-un/at-u-n-u-s-justifies-killing-iranian-commander-as-self-defense-idUSKBN1Z809Q2020-01-09
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had said overnight the strikes Tehrans response to the Soleimanis killing and influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr said the crisis was over NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump may have narrowly escaped immersing the United States in a broad war with Iran at least for now after his order to kill a top Iranian general sparked a crisis and prompted criticism at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-trump-relief/after-close-brush-with-iran-trump-finds-an-off-ramp-for-now-idUSKBN1Z80252020-01-09
NEW YORK Jan 8 Gold and oil prices retreated and equity markets rose on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq had not harmed U.S. troops and damage was minimal showing Tehran wanted to deescalate a standoff in the Middle East PositiveTrump remarks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-gold-prices-retreat-as-worries-abate-over-larger-mideast-conflict-idUSL1N29D14I2020-01-09
NEW YORK Jan 8 Gold and oil prices retreated on Wednesday after earlier surging and shares on Wall Street advanced amid investor optimism that Irans attack on U.S. forces in Iraq was unlikely to escalate into a fullblown conflict in the region NegativeWall Street rebounds global index trades flattish http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-gold-prices-retreat-as-worries-abate-over-larger-mideast-conflict-idUSL8N29D54D2020-01-09
NEW YORK Jan 8 Oil prices tumbled and equity markets soared on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said an Iranian missile strike on bases in Iraq had not harmed U.S. troops and damage was minimal showing Tehran wanted to deescalate the Middle East standoff PositiveTrump says Tehran down after missile attack http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-slumps-stocks-soar-as-mideast-conflict-worries-fade-idUSL1N29D1H42020-01-09
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was standing after it fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq as both sides looked to defuse a crisis over the U.S. killing of an Iranian general NegativePresident Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was standing after it fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq as both sides looked to defuse a crisis over the U.S. killing of an Iranian general http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-iran-both-appear-to-signal-desire-to-avoid-further-conflict-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-09
SYDNEY Australian troops and personnel will stay in Iraq to continue their mission Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday as tensions eased following an Iranian attack on U.S. forces there PositiveSYDNEY Australian troops and personnel will stay in Iraq to continue their mission Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday as tensions eased following an Iranian attack on U.S. forces there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-australia/australian-prime-minister-says-troops-will-remain-in-iraq-idUSKBN1Z809M2020-01-09
TOKYO Oil prices climbed on Thursday after a rocket attack on Baghdad triggered fresh concern over the potential for conflict in the Middle East a day after markets were roiled by an Iranian missile strike on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. forces NegativeTOKYO Oil prices climbed on Thursday after a rocket attack on Baghdad triggered fresh concern over the potential for conflict in the Middle East a day after markets were roiled by an Iranian missile strike on Iraqi bases hosting U.S. forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-after-baghdad-rocket-attack-jangles-nerves-idUSKBN1Z80CV2020-01-09
The crash happened hours after Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq leading some to speculate that the plane may have been hit Negativedetails of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iran-crash/wrapup-1-iran-probe-says-ukrainian-jet-was-on-fire-before-crash-idUSL4N29E1HY2020-01-09
The crash occurred hours after Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq leading some to speculate that the plane may have been hit NegativeDUBAI A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran killing all 176 on board according to an initial report by Iranian investigators http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash/iran-investigation-says-ukrainian-jet-was-on-fire-before-crash-idUSKBN1Z80I32020-01-09
The overnight strikes in Iraq were in retaliation for the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani last week NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the House would vote on a resolution intended to limit President Donald Trumps military actions regarding Iran stating that concerns about the administrations strategy and decisions were not addressed in a briefing with lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-pelosi/u-s-house-to-vote-this-week-to-limit-trumps-military-actions-on-iran-pelosi-idUSKBN1Z72U62020-01-09
The plane crashed hours after Iran launched missiles at bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and officials have cautioned that speculation about what happened was premature NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States was calling for complete cooperation with any investigation into the cause of the crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-crash-pompeo/u-s-calls-for-complete-cooperation-with-any-probe-into-cause-of-iran-crash-idUSKBN1Z72GB2020-01-09
WASHINGTON Irans missile attack on Wednesday had been intended to kill U.S. personnel at Iraqs alAsad airbase the top U.S. military officer said in remarks that suggested that Tehran was and perhaps still is willing to risk major U.S. retaliation NegativeWASHINGTON Irans missile attack on Wednesday had been intended to kill U.S. personnel at Iraqs alAsad airbase the top U.S. military officer said in remarks that suggested that Tehran was and perhaps still is willing to risk major U.S. retaliation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iraq-security-pentagon/iran-intended-to-kill-u-s-personnel-in-missile-attack-u-s-general-idUSKBN1Z72ZM2020-01-09
ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates Energy Minister said on Wednesday he hopes there would be no further escalation in the region and that he does not expect a shortage of supply in the absence of a scatastrophic escalation after Iran attacked U.S. forces in Iraq PositiveABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates Energy Minister said on Wednesday he hopes there would be no further escalation in the region and that he does not expect a shortage of supply in the absence of a scatastrophic escalation after Iran attacked U.S. forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-emirates-oil/uae-energy-minister-sees-no-oil-shortage-in-absence-of-catastrophic-escalation-idUSKBN1Z70H62020-01-08
All is Trump who visited one of the targeted sites in Iraq Ain alAsad air base in December 2018 said on Twitter NeutralIran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq early on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/iran-missile-attacks-target-u-s-forces-in-iraq-trump-says-all-is-well-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-08
BAGHDAD Jan 7 The Iraqi military joint operations command has received a letter from the U.S. army concerning a possible withdrawal of its troops from the country Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday Negativedetail http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-pm/update-1-iraq-has-received-u-s-letter-regarding-troop-withdrawal-pm-idUSL8N29C4VO2020-01-08
BAGHDAD Jan 8 Iraqs military said on Wednesday that 22 missiles were launched on the Ain alAsad air base that houses U.S.led coalition troops in the western Anbar province and a base in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil causing no casualties NegativeBAGHDAD Jan 8 Iraqs military said on Wednesday that 22 missiles were launched on the Ain alAsad air base that houses U.S.led coalition troops in the western Anbar province and a base in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil causing no casualties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-military/no-iraqi-casualties-in-22-missile-iranian-attack-overnight-military-idUSS8N27L0362020-01-08
BERLIN Jan 8 German soldiers in Erbil are all fine after Iran launched a missile attack on U.Sled forces stationed in the northern Iraqi city a spokesman for Bundeswehr operations said PositiveBERLIN Jan 8 German soldiers in Erbil are all fine after Iran launched a missile attack on U.Sled forces stationed in the northern Iraqi city a spokesman for Bundeswehr operations said http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-germany/german-soldiers-in-erbil-are-fine-after-attack-bundeswehr-idUSL8N29D06F2020-01-08
Before launching her stump speech Warren called on the Trump administration to reduce tensions with Iran shortly after Tehran launched missile attacks against U.S.led forces in Iraq NegativeNEW YORK Democratic White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren rallied a raucous crowd of thousands in New York City on Tuesday alongside former rival Julian Castro whose endorsement a day earlier could boost her candidacy at a critical moment in the campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-warren-new-york/democratic-presidential-contender-warren-calls-on-trump-to-de-escalate-with-iran-idUSKBN1Z70C92020-01-08
Biden has said his vote on Iraq was a mistake but has defended his foreign policy record NegativeNEW U.S. Democratic presidential frontrunners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have seized on the killing of an Iranian military commander to tout their own leadership as the best antidote to what they call the reckless actions of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/biden-sanders-flex-foreign-policy-muscles-in-2020-u-s-democratic-race-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1Z62LV2020-01-08
COPENHAGEN No Danish soldiers were injured or killed in Wednesdays missile strike on the AlAsad air base in Iraq the Danish armed forces said in a post on Twitter NegativeCOPENHAGEN No Danish soldiers were injured or killed in Wednesdays missile strike on the AlAsad air base in Iraq the Danish armed forces said in a post on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-denmark/danish-armed-forces-say-no-staff-hurt-or-killed-in-strike-on-iraq-air-base-idUSKBN1Z70LO2020-01-08
DUBAI Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani NegativeDUBAI Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-government/iran-does-not-seek-war-but-will-give-a-crushing-response-to-attacks-tweet-idUSKBN1Z70HQ2020-01-08
DUBAI Iranian state television said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump tried to downplay damage caused by Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq by tweeting that all is NegativeDUBAI Iranian state television said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump tried to downplay damage caused by Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq by tweeting that all is http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-tv/iranian-tv-says-trumps-tweet-that-all-is-well-aims-to-downplay-attack-idUSKBN1Z70NC2020-01-08
DUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards said that any retaliatory measures by the United States against Tehrans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq would draw a renewed response state television reported NegativeDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards said that any retaliatory measures by the United States against Tehrans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq would draw a renewed response state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-warning/irans-guards-warn-against-u-s-retaliation-to-tehrans-missile-attacks-tv-idUSKBN1Z70H42020-01-08
DUBAI Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-army/irans-army-renews-demand-for-u-s-to-withdraw-troops-from-region-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z70LG2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Any U.S retaliation to Irans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq could lead to an allout war in the Middle East an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Any U.S retaliation to Irans missile attacks on American targets in Iraq could lead to an allout war in the Middle East an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-region/iranian-official-warns-any-u-s-retaliation-will-lead-to-regional-war-tweet-idUSL1N29D06C2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking escalation or war Iranian Foreign Minister tweeted after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq on Wednesday adding that Tehran would defend itself against any aggression NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking escalation or war Iranian Foreign Minister tweeted after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq on Wednesday adding that Tehran would defend itself against any aggression http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-zarif/iran-does-not-seek-escalation-or-war-but-will-defend-itself-foreign-minister-tweets-idUSL1N29D0502020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Iran is not seeking war but it will deliver a crushing response to any aggression the government spokesman said on Wednesday a few hours after Tehran hit U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation to the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-government/iran-does-not-seek-war-but-will-give-a-crushing-response-to-attacks-tweet-idUSL1N29D06X2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Irans army renewed a demand for U.S. troops to be withdrawn from the Middle East state TV reported on Wednesday after the elite Revolutionary Guards launched missile attacks on American targets in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-iran-army/irans-army-renews-demand-for-u-s-to-withdraw-troops-from-region-state-tv-idUSL1N29D07O2020-01-08
DUBAI Jan 8 Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq was the first step and Tehran will not spare American troops Iranian state TV quoted a Revolutionary Guards commander as saying on Wednesday NegativeDUBAI Jan 8 Irans missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq was the first step and Tehran will not spare American troops Iranian state TV quoted a Revolutionary Guards commander as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-security-iran-military/irans-revolutionary-guards-commander-says-missile-attacks-first-step-tv-idUSL1N29D04F2020-01-08
DUBAI The United States has maintained its security posture in key ally the United Arab Emirates following Iranian missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq on Wednesday a U.S. embassy spokesperson said NegativeDUBAI The United States has maintained its security posture in key ally the United Arab Emirates following Iranian missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq on Wednesday a U.S. embassy spokesperson said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-emirates/u-s-security-posture-in-uae-unchanged-after-iraq-strikes-embassy-spokesperson-idUSKBN1Z70GJ2020-01-08
Denmark has about 130 soldiers at the base as part of the international coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria PositiveCOPENHAGEN No Danish soldiers were injured or killed in Wednesdays missile strike on the AlAsad air base in Iraq the Danish armed forces said in a post on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-denmark/danish-armed-forces-say-no-staff-hurt-or-killed-in-strike-on-iraq-air-base-idUSKBN1Z70LO2020-01-08
France provides training and logistical support to Iraqi and Kurdish forces part of the antiIslamic State coalition in the country PositivePARIS France has no plans to cut its troop numbers from Iraq for the moment following the killing of a top Iranian military commander that has exacerbated tensions in the region a French government source said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-france/france-not-planning-to-cut-troop-numbers-in-iraq-for-now-government-source-idUSKBN1Z61SX2020-01-08
Germany Denmark and Norway said none of their troops in Iraq were killed or injured PositiveIran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq early on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/iran-missile-attacks-target-u-s-forces-in-iraq-trump-says-all-is-well-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-08
In view of the prevailing situation in Iraq Indian nationals are advised to avoid all nonessential travel to Iraq until further Indias foreign ministry said in a statement NegativeNEW DELHI India on Wednesday issued a travel warning asking its citizens to avoid travel to Iraq hours after Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-india/india-issues-travel-warning-on-iraq-after-iran-attacks-idUSKBN1Z70J12020-01-08
Indian nationals residing in Iraq are advised to be alert and may avoid travel within it said adding that the Indian embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Erbil remain operational NegativeNEW DELHI India on Wednesday issued a travel warning asking its citizens to avoid travel to Iraq hours after Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-india/india-issues-travel-warning-on-iraq-after-iran-attacks-idUSKBN1Z70J12020-01-08
Iraq also said there were no casualties in its forces PositiveIran launched missiles at U.S.led forces in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week stoked fears of a new Middle East war http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iran-missile-attacks-target-u-s-forces-in-iraq-trump-says-all-is-well-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-08
Its flights to the Iraqi cities of Basra and Najaf would operate on Wednesday the airline said NeutralDUBAI United Arab Emirates airline flydubai canceled a flight to Baghdad on Wednesday after Iran earlier launched missile attacks on U.S. led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-flyduabi/flydubai-cancels-wednesday-flight-to-baghdad-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1Z70NR2020-01-08
Joe Biden voted and helped lead the effort for the war in Iraq the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in the modern history of this Sanders said NegativeNEW U.S. Democratic presidential frontrunners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have seized on the killing of an Iranian military commander to tout their own leadership as the best antidote to what they call the reckless actions of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election/biden-sanders-flex-foreign-policy-muscles-in-2020-u-s-democratic-race-after-iran-strike-idUSKBN1Z62LV2020-01-08
Korean Air Lines Co Ltd and Thai Airways said they had been avoiding Iranian and Iraqi airspace before the attack on U.S. troops NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq Iran the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-safety-mideast/u-s-faa-bans-airlines-from-flying-over-iraq-iran-after-missile-attack-on-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1Z622K2020-01-08
MANILA The Philippines has ordered its citizens to leave Iraq the Philippine foreign ministry said on Wednesday after Iran attacked U.S. forces there in response to a U.S. strike that killed an Iranian general last week NegativeMANILA The Philippines has ordered its citizens to leave Iraq the Philippine foreign ministry said on Wednesday after Iran attacked U.S. forces there in response to a U.S. strike that killed an Iranian general last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-philippine-labour/philippines-orders-citizens-in-iraq-to-leave-after-iran-attacks-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1Z70GY2020-01-08
NEW DELHI India on Wednesday issued a travel warning asking its citizens to avoid travel to Iraq hours after Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq NegativeNEW DELHI India on Wednesday issued a travel warning asking its citizens to avoid travel to Iraq hours after Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-india/india-issues-travel-warning-on-iraq-after-iran-attacks-idUSKBN1Z70J12020-01-08
OSLO No Norwegian soldiers were injured or killed in Irans missile strike on the AlAsad air base in Iraq a Norwegian military spokesman told Reuters early on Wednesday PositiveOSLO No Norwegian soldiers were injured or killed in Irans missile strike on the AlAsad air base in Iraq a Norwegian military spokesman told Reuters early on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-norway/norway-says-none-of-its-soldiers-injured-or-killed-in-iraq-attack-idUSKBN1Z70NA2020-01-08
PARIS France has no plans to cut its troop numbers from Iraq for the moment following the killing of a top Iranian military commander that has exacerbated tensions in the region a French government source said on Tuesday PositivePARIS France has no plans to cut its troop numbers from Iraq for the moment following the killing of a top Iranian military commander that has exacerbated tensions in the region a French government source said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iraq-security-france/france-not-planning-to-cut-troop-numbers-in-iraq-for-now-government-source-idUSKBN1Z61SX2020-01-08
Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the bases targeted were alAsad air base and another facility in Erbil Iraq NegativeIran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq early on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/iran-missile-attacks-target-u-s-forces-in-iraq-trump-says-all-is-well-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-08
Rockets were shot at multiple targets including Iraqs al Asad airbase which hosts U.S. forces U.S. officials told Reuters speaking on condition of anonymity NegativeYen jumps back to threemonth peak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-mideast-conflict-drives-yen-back-to-three-month-high-idUSL4N29D05A2020-01-08
SHANGHAI Financial markets were roiled on Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq sending Asian stocks and U.S. Treasury yields sliding and jolting oil prices higher as investors feared a wider conflict in the Middle East NegativeSHANGHAI Financial markets were roiled on Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq sending Asian stocks and U.S. Treasury yields sliding and jolting oil prices higher as investors feared a wider conflict in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-gold-and-oil-whipsawed-as-iran-strikes-spark-fears-of-wider-mideast-war-idUSKBN1Z70562020-01-08
SHANGHAI Jan 8 Asian shares and U.S. treasury yields plunged on Wednesday while gold and oil shot higher after Iran fired rockets at an Iraqi airbase that hosts U.S. military forces stoking fears of further sharp escalations in a developing conflict NegativeMSCI Asia exJapan off 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-slump-gold-oil-soar-after-iran-strike-on-u-s-forces-idUSL4N29D09V2020-01-08
SHANGHAI Jan 8 Financial markets were roiled on Wednesday after Iran fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq sending Asian stocks and U.S. Treasury yields sliding and sharply lifting oil prices as investors feared a wider conflict in the Middle East NegativeMSCI Asia exJapan down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-gold-and-oil-whipsawed-as-iran-strikes-pushes-mideast-to-brink-idUSL8N29D0EN2020-01-08
Soleimani a pivotal figure in orchestrating Irans campaign to drive U.S. forces out of Iraq was responsible for building up its network of proxy armies across the Middle East NegativeIran launched missiles at U.S.led forces in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week stoked fears of a new Middle East war http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iran-missile-attacks-target-u-s-forces-in-iraq-trump-says-all-is-well-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-08
Soleimani a pivotal figure in orchestrating Irans longstanding campaign to drive U.S. forces out of Iraq was responsible for building up Tehrans network of proxy armies across the Middle East NegativeIran launched missile attacks on U.S.led forces in Iraq early on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last week raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/iran-missile-attacks-target-u-s-forces-in-iraq-trump-says-all-is-well-idUSKBN1Z60NL2020-01-08
TOKYO Oil markets calmed on Wednesday after prices had jumped to their highest in months in the wake of a rocket attack by Iran on American forces in Iraq that raised the specter of a spiraling conflict and disrupted crude supplies NegativeTOKYO Oil markets calmed on Wednesday after prices had jumped to their highest in months in the wake of a rocket attack by Iran on American forces in Iraq that raised the specter of a spiraling conflict and disrupted crude supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-trimmed-as-tensions-on-iran-strike-recede-for-now-idUSKBN1Z70392020-01-08
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq Iran the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.led forces in Iraq NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq Iran the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-safety-mideast/u-s-faa-bans-airlines-from-flying-over-iraq-iran-after-missile-attack-on-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1Z622K2020-01-08
The alert level in the entire Iraq has been raised to alert level 4 calling for mandatory said Eduardo Menez spokesman at the Department of Foreign Affairs NegativeMANILA The Philippines has ordered its citizens to leave Iraq the Philippine foreign ministry said on Wednesday after Iran attacked U.S. forces there in response to a U.S. strike that killed an Iranian general last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-philippine-labour/philippines-orders-citizens-in-iraq-to-leave-after-iran-attacks-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1Z70GY2020-01-08
The letters English and Arabic language versions were not identical so Iraq had requested clarifications from Washington Abdul Mahdi told a televised cabinet meeting Negativedetail http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-pm/update-1-iraq-has-received-u-s-letter-regarding-troop-withdrawal-pm-idUSL8N29C4VO2020-01-08
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper had said the United States should anticipate retaliation from Iran over the killing of elite Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq NegativeYen jumps back to threemonth peak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-mideast-conflict-drives-yen-back-to-three-month-high-idUSL4N29D05A2020-01-08
U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the attack in Iraq and was monitoring the situation White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said NegativeYen jumps back to threemonth peak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-mideast-conflict-drives-yen-back-to-three-month-high-idUSL4N29D05A2020-01-08
Cavusoglu said the parliaments decision was not binding adding that Erdogan had urged his Iraqi counterpart to act with reason NegativeANKARA Jan 6 Turkey will work to deescalate tensions between Iran and the United States and has been in contact with both parties after U.S. forces killed a top Iranian military commander last week Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-turkey/turkey-in-touch-with-iran-u-s-and-aims-to-cool-tensions-idUSL8N29B2EF2020-01-07
China also criticized the United States for threatening sanctions against Iraq in response to the Iraqi parliaments resolution calling for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave the country NegativeBEIJING China criticized the United States for aggravating tension in the Middle East through its use of force in the standoff between Washington and Tehran and urged all parties to exercise restraint to ensure peace and stability http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-china/china-says-u-s-use-of-force-aggravating-middle-east-tension-idUSKBN1Z50MO2020-01-07
DUBAI The body of the senior Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week has arrived in his home town of Kerman in southeast Iran for burial the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday NegativeDUBAI The body of the senior Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq last week has arrived in his home town of Kerman in southeast Iran for burial the official IRNA news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-funeral/body-of-iranian-commander-killed-in-u-s-strike-arrives-for-burial-in-southeast-iran-agency-idUSKBN1Z60D12020-01-07
Esper said Washington was still committed to countering Islamic State in Iraq alongside allies and partners PositiveThe United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/pentagon-chief-denies-u-s-is-leaving-iraq-slain-commander-mourned-by-tehran-throngs-idUSKBN1Z50KU2020-01-07
Instead there was much confusion when the U.S military wrote to Iraq on Monday saying it would pull out of the country a letter seen by Reuters showed NegativeNikkei rallies 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-bounce-oil-slips-as-iran-anxiety-ebbs-idUSL4N29C05N2020-01-07
Instead there was much confusion when the U.S. military wrote to Iraq on Monday saying it would pull out of the country a letter seen by Reuters showed NegativeSYDNEY Asian shares rebounded on Tuesday as investors reassessed the risk of an allout conflict between the United States and Iran while Wall Street battled back to the black as tech stocks climbed http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-rally-oil-skids-as-investors-reassess-mideast-risk-idUSKBN1Z601N2020-01-07
Irans demand for U.S. forces to withdraw from the region gained traction on Sunday when Iraqs parliament passed a resolution calling for all foreign troops to leave the country NegativeThe United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/pentagon-chief-denies-u-s-is-leaving-iraq-slain-commander-mourned-by-tehran-throngs-idUSKBN1Z50KU2020-01-07
Iraqs parliament earlier called in a nonbinding resolution on U.S. and other foreign troops to leave Iraq NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices steadied on Monday after Brent touched above a barrel on rhetoric from the United States Iran and Iraq that fanned tensions in the Middle East after a U.S. air strike killed a top Iranian military commander http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-oil/oil-steadies-as-market-ponders-irans-next-move-idUSKBN1Z50212020-01-07
MEXICO CITY Mexico said on Sunday that it was concerned about the recent events in Iraq and Iran and asked all parties involved to act with restraint and avoid escalating regional tensions NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexico said on Sunday that it was concerned about the recent events in Iraq and Iran and asked all parties involved to act with restraint and avoid escalating regional tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-mexico/mexico-asks-for-restraint-in-iraq-iran-idUSKBN1Z50JY2020-01-07
Milley declined to say how many forces were in Iraq currently NegativeWASHINGTON A leaked letter from the U.S. military to Iraq that created impressions of an imminent U.S. withdrawal on Monday was a poorly worded draft document meant only to underscore increased movement of forces the top U.S. military officer told reporters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-milley/leaked-u-s-letter-to-iraq-was-a-poorly-worded-draft-top-u-s-general-idUSKBN1Z52552020-01-07
Milley said the unsigned draft document was sent around to get input from Iraqi officials the kind of thing he said he does regularly NeutralWASHINGTON A leaked letter from the U.S. military to Iraq that created impressions of an imminent U.S. withdrawal on Monday was a poorly worded draft document meant only to underscore increased movement of forces the top U.S. military officer told reporters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-milley/leaked-u-s-letter-to-iraq-was-a-poorly-worded-draft-top-u-s-general-idUSKBN1Z52552020-01-07
NEW YORK Chinas ambassador to the United Nations on Monday urged the United States not to escalate tensions in the Middle East with more military force after a U.S. strike in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander last week NegativeNEW YORK Chinas ambassador to the United Nations on Monday urged the United States not to escalate tensions in the Middle East with more military force after a U.S. strike in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander last week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-un-china/chinas-u-n-ambassador-urges-u-s-not-to-use-more-force-in-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z51VM2020-01-07
Tensions have erupted in the region in the wake of the U.S. military strike in Iraq which killed one of Irans top military commanders NegativeTOKYO Japan is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East but there is no change in its plan to deploy the SelfDefense Forces to the region to ensure the safety of its ships Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-japan/japan-reiterates-no-change-in-plan-to-deploy-self-defense-forces-to-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z60942020-01-07
The NATO Iraq mission made up of several hundred trainers advisers and support staff from both countries of the 29member alliance and nonNATO partner countries includes military and civilian personnel PositiveBRUSSELS All members of the Atlantic alliance stood behind the United States in the Middle East after it briefed NATO on its drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani NATO SecretaryGeneral Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-nato/u-s-briefs-nato-over-iran-strike-avoids-european-criticism-idUSKBN1Z51SI2020-01-07
The U.S. government says Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack U.S. interests in Iraq and the Middle East NegativeTOKYO The Swiss franc held gains against the dollar on Tuesday as traders sought savehavens amid heightened anxiety about potential Iranian retaliation to a U.S. drone strike that killed its most prominent military commander http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-forex/swiss-franc-and-yen-in-holding-pattern-markets-await-iran-response-idUSKBN1Z60252020-01-07
The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country PositiveThe United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/pentagon-chief-denies-u-s-is-leaving-iraq-slain-commander-mourned-by-tehran-throngs-idUSKBN1Z50KU2020-01-07
The authenticity of the letter addressed to the Iraqi Defence Ministrys Combined Joint Operations had been confirmed to Reuters by an Iraqi military source NeutralThe United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about repositioning troops in preparation for leaving the country http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/pentagon-chief-denies-u-s-is-leaving-iraq-slain-commander-mourned-by-tehran-throngs-idUSKBN1Z50KU2020-01-07
The killing of Soleimani didnt just shift the balances in Iraq it also did so in Iran NegativeANKARA Jan 6 Turkey will work to deescalate tensions between Iran and the United States and has been in contact with both parties after U.S. forces killed a top Iranian military commander last week Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-turkey/turkey-in-touch-with-iran-u-s-and-aims-to-cool-tensions-idUSL8N29B2EF2020-01-07
Trump will see the result of this adventurism in the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said citing the Iraqi vote NegativeDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wept while leading mourners in prayer for the funeral on Monday of slain military commander Qassem Soleimani whose death in a U.S. drone strike has caused a huge outpouring of national grief http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran-khamenei/irans-leader-khamenei-weeps-at-generals-funeral-as-nation-grieves-idUSKBN1Z50IU2020-01-07
WASHINGTON A leaked letter from the U.S. military to Iraq that created impressions of an imminent U.S. withdrawal on Monday was a poorly worded draft document meant only to underscore increased movement of forces the top U.S. military officer told reporters NegativeWASHINGTON A leaked letter from the U.S. military to Iraq that created impressions of an imminent U.S. withdrawal on Monday was a poorly worded draft document meant only to underscore increased movement of forces the top U.S. military officer told reporters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-milley/leaked-u-s-letter-to-iraq-was-a-poorly-worded-draft-top-u-s-general-idUSKBN1Z52552020-01-07
ABUJA Nigerian police have been placed on a heightened state of alert after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparked fears of public disturbances in the West African country the police said on Sunday NegativeABUJA Nigerian police have been placed on a heightened state of alert after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparked fears of public disturbances in the West African country the police said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-security/nigerian-police-on-heightened-alert-after-u-s-killing-of-iranian-commander-idUSKBN1Z40W52020-01-06
Abdul Mahdi said that despite the internal and external the country might face canceling its request for help from U.S.led coalition military forces remains best for Iraq on principle and practically NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave amid a growing backlash against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander that has heightened fears of a wider Middle East conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/iraq-wants-foreign-troops-out-after-air-strike-u-s-urges-leaders-to-reconsider-idUSKBN1Z409A2020-01-06
Around 5000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq most in an advisory capacity PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
BAGHDAD Iranbacked Iraqi militia commander Qais alKhazali said on Sunday if U.S. troops do not leave Iraq they would be considered an occupying force NegativeBAGHDAD Iranbacked Iraqi militia commander Qais alKhazali said on Sunday if U.S. troops do not leave Iraq they would be considered an occupying force http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-militia/iraq-militia-leader-says-if-u-s-troops-stay-they-will-be-occupiers-idUSKBN1Z40TX2020-01-06
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian on Sunday in a phone call that officials were currently working on implementing parliaments resolution on expelling foreign troops NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian on Sunday in a phone call that officials were currently working on implementing parliaments resolution on expelling foreign troops http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-primeminister-france/iraqi-officials-working-to-implement-resolution-on-foreign-troop-withdrawal-pm-idUSKBN1Z40U72020-01-06
BAGHDAD Iraqs military said in a statement on Sunday that six Katyusha rockets had fallen in three inside the heavily fortified Green Zone and three others in the nearby Jadriya area NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs military said in a statement on Sunday that six Katyusha rockets had fallen in three inside the heavily fortified Green Zone and three others in the nearby Jadriya area http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-military/six-rockets-fall-in-baghdad-iraqi-military-idUSKBN1Z40UH2020-01-06
BAGHDAD Iraqs parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave amid a growing backlash against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander that has heightened fears of a wider Middle East conflict NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave amid a growing backlash against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander that has heightened fears of a wider Middle East conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/iraq-wants-foreign-troops-out-after-air-strike-u-s-urges-leaders-to-reconsider-idUSKBN1Z409A2020-01-06
BAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
BERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq by the United States NegativeBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/germany-seeks-crisis-meeting-of-eu-foreign-ministers-idUSKBN1Z40VU2020-01-06
Germany has around 120 troops deployed in Iraq under the U.S.led Operation Inherent Resolve PositiveBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/germany-seeks-crisis-meeting-of-eu-foreign-ministers-idUSKBN1Z40VU2020-01-06
He later told Frances foreign minister that Iraqi officials were working on implementing the resolution NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
I call on Iraqs resistance groups and the groups outside Iraq to meet immediately and announce the formation of the International Resistance he said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
I consider this a weak response insufficient against American violation of Iraqi sovereignty and regional Sadr who leads the largest bloc in parliament said in a letter to the assembly NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
In the meantime Germany has decided to postpone an upcoming switch out of its troops in Iraq the defense ministry said in a post on Twitter on Sunday NegativeBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/germany-seeks-crisis-meeting-of-eu-foreign-ministers-idUSKBN1Z40VU2020-01-06
Many Iraqis including opponents of Soleimani are angry with Washington for killing him and Muhandis on Iraqi soil potentially dragging their country into another conflict NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
Our overriding interest is that Iraqs stability and unity should not fall victim to the recent he said PositiveBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/germany-seeks-crisis-meeting-of-eu-foreign-ministers-idUSKBN1Z40VU2020-01-06
PARIS French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Sunday that he had spoken by phone with Iraqs prime minister and stressed the importance of allowing the international coalition to fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria PositivePARIS French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Sunday that he had spoken by phone with Iraqs prime minister and stressed the importance of allowing the international coalition to fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-france-ledrian/coalition-must-continue-fight-against-islamic-state-in-iraq-frances-le-drian-idUSKBN1Z40VZ2020-01-06
Some 5000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq most in an advisory role PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament called on Sunday for U.S. and other foreign troops to leave amid a growing backlash against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander that has heightened fears of a wider Middle East conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/iraq-wants-foreign-troops-out-after-air-strike-u-s-urges-leaders-to-reconsider-idUSKBN1Z409A2020-01-06
The antigovernment protesters like thousands across Iraq have been demanding an overhaul of the entire political system since October and oppose the militias NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament on Sunday backed a recommendation by the prime minister that all foreign troops should be ordered out after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament/iraqi-parliament-backs-government-push-to-expel-foreign-troops-idUSKBN1Z407Z2020-01-06
WASHINGTON The United States was disappointed in the decision by Iraqs parliament on Sunday to recommend that all foreign troops be ordered out of the country after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader the State Department said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States was disappointed in the decision by Iraqs parliament on Sunday to recommend that all foreign troops be ordered out of the country after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military commander and an Iraqi militia leader the State Department said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-parliament-usa/u-s-disappointed-in-iraqi-parliament-vote-urges-reconsideration-idUSKBN1Z40UY2020-01-06
We are now discussing this intensively with our partners in the NATO Council in the European Union in the antiIS coalition and above all with our contacts in Iraq PositiveBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on Sunday for a crisis meeting of his European Union counterparts this week to discuss escalating tension in the Middle East following the killing of a top Iranian military commander in Iraq by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/germany-seeks-crisis-meeting-of-eu-foreign-ministers-idUSKBN1Z40VU2020-01-06
BAGHDAD Iraqs Kataib Hezbollah militia warned on Saturday Iraqi security forces to stay away from U.S. bases in Iraq alMayadeen television said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs Kataib Hezbollah militia warned on Saturday Iraqi security forces to stay away from U.S. bases in Iraq alMayadeen television said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-kataib/iraqi-militia-warns-security-forces-to-stay-away-from-u-s-bases-al-mayadeen-idUSKBN1Z30K92020-01-05
BAGHDAD The United Statesled military coalition fighting Islamic State said early on Sunday that there were two attacks near Iraqi bases housing its troops on Saturday night but that none of its troops were harmed NegativeBAGHDAD The United Statesled military coalition fighting Islamic State said early on Sunday that there were two attacks near Iraqi bases housing its troops on Saturday night but that none of its troops were harmed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-coalition/u-s-led-coalition-confirms-attacks-on-iraqi-bases-housing-its-troops-idUSKBN1Z30OJ2020-01-05
BAGHDAD The son of Iraqs top Shiite cleric was there to welcome the funeral procession for Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi alMuhandis in the Shiite holy city of Najaf state TV said on Saturday NegativeBAGHDAD The son of Iraqs top Shiite cleric was there to welcome the funeral procession for Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi alMuhandis in the Shiite holy city of Najaf state TV said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-sistani/sistanis-son-welcomes-soleimani-muhandis-funeral-in-najaf-iraqi-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z30L02020-01-05
BERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will seek direct talks with Iran to try to deescalate tensions after a U.S. air strike in Iraq killed Irans military commander Qassem Soleimani a newspaper quoted him as saying on Saturday PositiveBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will seek direct talks with Iran to try to deescalate tensions after a U.S. air strike in Iraq killed Irans military commander Qassem Soleimani a newspaper quoted him as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/german-foreign-minister-will-seek-direct-talks-with-iran-newspaper-idUSKBN1Z30MK2020-01-05
CAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of deescalating regional tensions the Saudi news agency reported after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of deescalating regional tensions the Saudi news agency reported after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-saudi-arabia/king-salman-discusses-with-iraqi-president-need-to-de-escalate-regional-tensions-idUSKBN1Z30M32020-01-05
DUBAI The body of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. military strike was returned to Iran on Sunday the official IRIB news agency reported NegativeDUBAI The body of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. military strike was returned to Iran on Sunday the official IRIB news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran/body-of-top-iranian-commander-killed-by-u-s-strike-in-iraq-returned-to-iran-idUSKBN1Z40382020-01-05
Despite the heightened tension in the region Maas said he wanted to continue Germanys deployment of around 120 troops in Iraq under the U.S.led Operation Inherent Resolve PositiveBERLIN German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will seek direct talks with Iran to try to deescalate tensions after a U.S. air strike in Iraq killed Irans military commander Qassem Soleimani a newspaper quoted him as saying on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-germany/german-foreign-minister-will-seek-direct-talks-with-iran-newspaper-idUSKBN1Z30MK2020-01-05
Kataib Hezbollah used the drones to gather aerial footage of locations where U.S. troops were deployed according to two Iraqi security officials who monitor the movements of militias NegativeIn midOctober Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani met with his Iraqi Shiite militia allies at a villa on the banks of the Tigris River looking across at the U.S. embassy complex in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-soleimani-insight/inside-the-plot-by-irans-soleimani-to-attack-u-s-forces-in-iraq-idUSKBN1Z301Z2020-01-05
Muhandis a former Iraqi lawmaker oversaw Iraqs Popular Mobilization Forces an umbrella grouping of paramilitary forces mostly consisting of Iranbacked Shiite militias that was formally integrated into Iraqs armed forces NegativeIn midOctober Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani met with his Iraqi Shiite militia allies at a villa on the banks of the Tigris River looking across at the U.S. embassy complex in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-soleimani-insight/inside-the-plot-by-irans-soleimani-to-attack-u-s-forces-in-iraq-idUSKBN1Z301Z2020-01-05
Soleimanis Quds Force and its paramilitary proxies ranging from Lebanons Hezbollah to the PMF in Iraq have ample means to mount a response NegativeScramble for safety boosts yen Swiss franc Bunds gold http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-safe-havens-surge-as-u-s-strikes-kill-iranian-commander-idUSL8N2982S12020-01-05
Tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq on Saturday to mourn Soleimani and alMuhandis chanting Death to America NegativeDUBAI The body of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. military strike was returned to Iran on Sunday the official IRIB news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-iran/body-of-top-iranian-commander-killed-by-u-s-strike-in-iraq-returned-to-iran-idUSKBN1Z40382020-01-05
The U.S. strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq has caused a dramatic rise in tensions between Iran and the United States and its allies NegativeWASHINGTON The White House sent to Congress on Saturday formal notification of Fridays U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general amid complaints from Democrats that President Donald Trump did not notify lawmakers or seek advance approval for the attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-congress/white-house-gives-lawmakers-formal-notice-of-iraq-strike-amid-complaints-from-democrats-idUSKBN1Z30NF2020-01-05
The United States has been an ally of the Iraqi government since the 2003 U.S. invasion to oust dictator Saddam Hussein but Iraq has become more closely allied with Iran NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites very if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/trump-vows-to-hit-52-iranian-targets-if-iran-retaliates-after-drone-strike-idUSKBN1Z40032020-01-05
The king told Saleh that Saudi Arabia supports the stability and security of Iraq PositiveCAIRO Saudi Arabias King Salman rang Iraqi President Berham Saleh on Saturday to discuss the importance of deescalating regional tensions the Saudi news agency reported after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. air strike http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-saudi-arabia/king-salman-discusses-with-iraqi-president-need-to-de-escalate-regional-tensions-idUSKBN1Z30M32020-01-05
The top candidate to succeed Muhandis Hadi alAmiri spoke over the dead militia commanders The price for your noble blood is American forces leaving Iraq forever and achieving total national sovereignty NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites very if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/trump-vows-to-hit-52-iranian-targets-if-iran-retaliates-after-drone-strike-idUSKBN1Z40032020-01-05
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites very if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites very if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/trump-vows-to-hit-52-iranian-targets-if-iran-retaliates-after-drone-strike-idUSKBN1Z40032020-01-05
WASHINGTON Groups of protesters took to the streets in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to condemn the air strike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and Trumps decision to send about 3000 more troops to the Middle East NegativeWASHINGTON Groups of protesters took to the streets in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to condemn the air strike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and Trumps decision to send about 3000 more troops to the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-trump-protests/american-strike-in-iraq-prompts-anti-war-protests-in-u-s-cities-idUSKBN1Z30N32020-01-05
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States has targeted 52 Iranian sites that it would strike if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets in response to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States has targeted 52 Iranian sites that it would strike if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets in response to a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-says-u-s-would-hit-52-iranian-sites-if-american-targets-attacked-idUSKBN1Z30OB2020-01-05
With security worries rising after Fridays strike the NATO alliance and a separate U.S.led mission suspended their programs to train Iraqi security and armed forces officials said NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites very if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader as tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq to mourn their deaths http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/trump-vows-to-hit-52-iranian-targets-if-iran-retaliates-after-drone-strike-idUSKBN1Z40032020-01-05
11 of 2018 when the White House put out a statement after attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Iraq NegativeWASHINGTON Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-target/iranian-commander-soleimani-had-been-in-pompeos-sights-for-years-idUSKBN1Z21UT2020-01-04
All oil fields across the country were operating normally and production and exports were not affected Iraqs Oil Ministry said in a statement PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices jumped to the highest level in more than three months on Friday after the United States killed a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparking fears that escalating conflict in the region could disrupt global oil supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-jump-after-u-s-air-strike-kills-top-iranian-commander-idUSKBN1Z20302020-01-04
Already the Soleimani killing has united otherwise fractious Iraqi Shiite groups in demanding U.S. forces quit Iraq NegativeBEIRUT The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani Irans most powerful figure after its supreme leader is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast-soleimani-analysi/u-s-killing-of-irans-second-most-powerful-man-risks-regional-conflagration-idUSKBN1Z21TJ2020-01-04
As chief of the Quds Force the Revolutionary Guards foreign arm Soleimani had a main role in fighting in Syria and Iraq NegativeIran promised vengeance after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassem Soleimani Tehrans most prominent military commander and the architect of its growing influence in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-terminated-top-iran-general-to-thwart-attack-on-americans-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-04
At the instigation of Soleimani and the Quds Force PMF units have stepped up harassment of U.S. troops in Iraq NegativeBEIRUT The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani Irans most powerful figure after its supreme leader is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast-soleimani-analysi/u-s-killing-of-irans-second-most-powerful-man-risks-regional-conflagration-idUSKBN1Z21TJ2020-01-04
BAGHDAD Iraqs civil aviation authority said on Friday there would be no delays to any flights from Baghdad international airport state TV reported hours after the United States carried out an air strike on the airport PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs civil aviation authority said on Friday there would be no delays to any flights from Baghdad international airport state TV reported hours after the United States carried out an air strike on the airport http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iraq-security-blast-airport/iraqi-civil-aviation-authority-says-no-delays-to-fights-from-baghdad-airport-state-tv-idUSKBN1Z20OU2020-01-04
BASRA Iraq Jan 3 U.S. citizens working for foreign oil companies in the southern Iraqi city of Basra were leaving the country on Friday the oil ministry said after a U.S. air strike killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq NegativeForeigners leave Basra in relaxed mood witness http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-blast-workers/update-4-u-s-oil-workers-leave-iraq-after-air-strike-on-iranian-leader-idUSL8N2981ZG2020-01-04
But the killing of an American contractor at a base in northern Iraq attacked by the Kataib Hezbollah militia last week prompted U.S. air strikes that killed 25 proIranian fighters NegativeBEIRUT The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani Irans most powerful figure after its supreme leader is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast-soleimani-analysi/u-s-killing-of-irans-second-most-powerful-man-risks-regional-conflagration-idUSKBN1Z21TJ2020-01-04
CAIRO Bahrain said on Friday it is following the developments in Iraq and called for deescalation after a U.S. air strike according to the state news agency NegativeCAIRO Bahrain said on Friday it is following the developments in Iraq and called for deescalation after a U.S. air strike according to the state news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-bahrain/bahrain-calls-for-de-escalation-after-u-s-air-strike-in-iraq-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1Z222F2020-01-04
Clinton ordered four days of bombing on Iraq in 1998 as he was facing an impeachment vote in the House NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate remained at a stalemate on Friday over how to proceed with the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump as the chambers leaders wrangled over whether White House aides will be called as witnesses and the top Democrat appealed to a handful of Republicans who could help break the impasse http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/u-s-senate-in-stalemate-over-how-to-proceed-with-trump-impeachment-trial-idUSKBN1Z21W32020-01-04
FALLUJA Iraq Jan 3 Reports of an attack on Iraqs Ain alAsad air base which hosts U.S. forces in the western Anbar province are false a security source inside the base and a local official at a nearby town said Negative2nd paragraph to say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-blast-brent/corrected-reports-of-attacks-on-u-s-military-base-in-iraq-are-false-two-sources-idUSS8N27L04H2020-01-04
FALLUJA Iraq Reports of an attack on Iraqs Ain alAsad air base which hosts U.S. forces in the western Anbar province are false a security source inside the base and a local official at a nearby town said NegativeFALLUJA Iraq Reports of an attack on Iraqs Ain alAsad air base which hosts U.S. forces in the western Anbar province are false a security source inside the base and a local official at a nearby town said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-iraq-security-blast-brent/reports-of-attacks-on-u-s-military-base-in-iraq-are-false-two-sources-idUSKBN1Z220B2020-01-04
Genel an oil producer in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq said its operations were continuing normally PositiveForeigners leave Basra in relaxed mood witness http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-blast-workers/update-4-u-s-oil-workers-leave-iraq-after-air-strike-on-iranian-leader-idUSL8N2981ZG2020-01-04
In Iraq the Popular Mobilization Forces the 100000strong paramilitary alliance at the sharp end of the power struggle between Iran and the United States may have overreached NegativeBEIRUT The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani Irans most powerful figure after its supreme leader is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast-soleimani-analysi/u-s-killing-of-irans-second-most-powerful-man-risks-regional-conflagration-idUSKBN1Z21TJ2020-01-04
Iraq oil ministry companies say oil production continues Schlumberger assessing conditions in PositiveForeigners leave Basra in relaxed mood witness http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-security-blast-workers/update-4-u-s-oil-workers-leave-iraq-after-air-strike-on-iranian-leader-idUSL8N2981ZG2020-01-04
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said with Fridays attack Washington had breached Iraqs sovereignty and violated a deal for keeping U.S. troops there NegativeIran promised vengeance after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassem Soleimani Tehrans most prominent military commander and the architect of its growing influence in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-terminated-top-iran-general-to-thwart-attack-on-americans-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-04
Iraqs prime minister said that with Fridays attack Washington had violated a deal for keeping U.S. troops in his country NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is sending nearly 3000 additional troops to the Middle East from the 82nd Airborne Division as a precaution amid rising threats to American forces in the region the Pentagon said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-middleeast/pentagon-to-deploy-thousands-of-additional-troops-to-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z21U42020-01-04
NEW YORK Investors rushed into safehaven assets on Friday after U.S. air strikes in Iraq killed a senior Iranian military official sending the Japanese yen to a threemonth high while the U.S. dollar index was knocked by the weakest domestic factory activity in a decade NegativeNEW YORK Investors rushed into safehaven assets on Friday after U.S. air strikes in Iraq killed a senior Iranian military official sending the Japanese yen to a threemonth high while the U.S. dollar index was knocked by the weakest domestic factory activity in a decade http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-forex/soleimani-strike-lifts-safe-haven-yen-grim-u-s-data-hits-dollar-idUSKBN1Z202B2020-01-04
NEW YORK Oil prices jumped to the highest level in more than three months on Friday after the United States killed a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparking fears that escalating conflict in the region could disrupt global oil supplies NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices jumped to the highest level in more than three months on Friday after the United States killed a top Iranian military commander in Iraq sparking fears that escalating conflict in the region could disrupt global oil supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-jump-after-u-s-air-strike-kills-top-iranian-commander-idUSKBN1Z20302020-01-04
Sanders mentioned in his statement his 2002 vote against authorizing war in Iraq which he frequently uses as a contrast to Biden who backed the war NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential contenders on Friday condemned the air strike that killed prominent Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani saying President Donald Trumps decision was reckless and could lead the United States to another war in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-iran/democratic-white-house-contenders-condemn-trumps-strike-against-iranian-commander-warn-of-war-idUSKBN1Z21WG2020-01-04
Soleimani who made his name in Irans war with Iraq in the 1980s rose in 1998 to command the Quds Force the overseas arm of Irans Revolutionary Guard Corps NegativeBEIRUT The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani Irans most powerful figure after its supreme leader is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast-soleimani-analysi/u-s-killing-of-irans-second-most-powerful-man-risks-regional-conflagration-idUSKBN1Z21TJ2020-01-04
Soleimanis Quds Force and its paramilitary proxies ranging from Lebanons Hizbollah to the PMF in Iraq have ample means to mount a response NegativeScramble for safety boosts yen Swiss franc Bunds gold http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-safe-havens-surge-as-u-s-strikes-kill-iranian-commander-idUSL8N2982WP2020-01-04
The Pentagon confirmed the strike saying Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and the Middle East NegativeJapanese yen hits 2month high vs dollar http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-safe-haven-currencies-jump-after-u-s-air-strike-in-iraq-idUSL8N29826N2020-01-04
They were modeled on Hezbollah the Shiite paramilitary force Iran created in Lebanon but in Iraq they were four times bigger NegativeBEIRUT The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani Irans most powerful figure after its supreme leader is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast-soleimani-analysi/u-s-killing-of-irans-second-most-powerful-man-risks-regional-conflagration-idUSKBN1Z21TJ2020-01-04
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in the statement that the militia group and its leaders use violence and terror to further the Iranian regimes efforts to undermine Iraqi sovereignty NegativeWASHINGTON The United States plans to designate an Iranianbacked Iraqi militia as a foreign terrorist organization the State Department said on Friday accusing the Asaib Ahl alHaq group of being a violent proxy of Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-designation/u-s-to-designate-iran-backed-iraqi-militia-as-foreign-terrorist-organization-idUSKBN1Z220Y2020-01-04
U.S. and Brent crude oil futures had rallied on tweets citing unconfirmed attacks on a U.S. military installation in Iraq NegativeFALLUJA Iraq Reports of an attack on Iraqs Ain alAsad air base which hosts U.S. forces in the western Anbar province are false a security source inside the base and a local official at a nearby town said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-iraq-security-blast-brent/reports-of-attacks-on-u-s-military-base-in-iraq-are-false-two-sources-idUSKBN1Z220B2020-01-04
WASHINGTON The United States plans to designate an Iranianbacked Iraqi militia as a foreign terrorist organization the State Department said on Friday accusing the Asaib Ahl alHaq group of being a violent proxy of Tehran NegativeWASHINGTON The United States plans to designate an Iranianbacked Iraqi militia as a foreign terrorist organization the State Department said on Friday accusing the Asaib Ahl alHaq group of being a violent proxy of Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-designation/u-s-to-designate-iran-backed-iraqi-militia-as-foreign-terrorist-organization-idUSKBN1Z220Y2020-01-04
BAGHDAD Formal funeral processions for militiamen killed in a U.S. air strike on Baghdad airport will take place on Saturday Iraqs Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella grouping of militia groups said in a statement on Friday NegativeBAGHDAD Formal funeral processions for militiamen killed in a U.S. air strike on Baghdad airport will take place on Saturday Iraqs Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella grouping of militia groups said in a statement on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-funeral/funeral-for-militiamen-killed-in-u-s-air-strike-to-be-held-on-saturday-iraqi-militias-idUSKBN1Z209L2020-01-03
BAGHDAD Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi alMuhandis were killed late on Thursday in an air strike on their convoy in Baghdad airport an Iraqi militia spokesman told Reuters NegativeBAGHDAD Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi alMuhandis were killed late on Thursday in an air strike on their convoy in Baghdad airport an Iraqi militia spokesman told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-soleimani/irans-soleimani-and-iraqs-muhandis-killed-in-air-strike-militia-spokesman-idUSKBN1Z201C2020-01-03
But he always gets what he said another Iraqi official adding that he can be intimidating NegativeIranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani the top commander of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards helped Iran fight proxy wars across the Middle East by inspiring militias on the battlefield and negotiating with political leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-security-soleimani-newsmaker/soleimani-was-irans-celebrity-soldier-spearhead-in-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z20C42020-01-03
DUBAI Iran will be more determined to resist the United States Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in response to the killing of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani in Iraq Iranian state television reported NegativeDUBAI Iran will be more determined to resist the United States Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in response to the killing of Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani in Iraq Iranian state television reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-iran-rouhani/rouhani-says-iran-more-determined-to-resist-u-s-after-soleimanis-death-idUSKBN1Z20EL2020-01-03
Iran for its part has absorbed scores of air strikes and missile attacks mainly carried out by Israel against its fighters and proxies in Syria and Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD The United States killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Irans spreading military influence in the Middle East on Friday in an air strike at Baghdad airport the Pentagon and Iran said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-it-kills-top-iranian-commander-soleimani-in-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-03
Irans ambassador to Iraq told state television that Soleimanis body would be sent to Iran NegativeBAGHDAD The United States killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Irans spreading military influence in the Middle East in an air strike on Friday at Baghdad airport the Pentagon and Iran said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-it-kills-top-iranian-commander-soleimani-in-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-03
Iraq the second largest producer among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries exports about 3 PositiveSINGAPORE Brent crude futures jumped nearly on Friday to their highest since September after a U.S. air strike killed key Iranian and Iraqi military personnel raising concerns that escalating Middle East tensions may disrupt oil supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/brent-jumps-nearly-3-after-u-s-air-strike-kills-iran-iraq-officials-idUSKBN1Z20302020-01-03
Iraqis Iraqis dancing in the street for thankful that General Soleimani is no more PositiveHere are some reactions to the killing of Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force in a U.S. air strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-reaction-factbox/reactions-to-the-killing-of-iranian-general-in-a-u-s-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z20702020-01-03
Muhandis who was killed with Soleimani oversaw Iraqs PMF a grouping of paramilitary groups mostly consisting of Iranbacked Shiite militias that was formally integrated into Iraqi armed forces NegativeBAGHDAD The United States killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Irans spreading military influence in the Middle East in an air strike on Friday at Baghdad airport the Pentagon and Iran said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-it-kills-top-iranian-commander-soleimani-in-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-03
Muhandis who was killed with Soleimani oversaw Iraqs PMF an umbrella grouping of paramilitary groups mostly consisting of Iranbacked Shiite militias that was formally integrated into Iraqi armed forces NegativeBAGHDAD The United States killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Irans spreading military influence in the Middle East on Friday in an air strike at Baghdad airport the Pentagon and Iran said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-it-kills-top-iranian-commander-soleimani-in-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-03
Needs material gets the former Iraqi official said NeutralIranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani the top commander of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards helped Iran fight proxy wars across the Middle East by inspiring militias on the battlefield and negotiating with political leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-security-soleimani-newsmaker/soleimani-was-irans-celebrity-soldier-spearhead-in-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z20C42020-01-03
SINGAPORE Brent crude futures jumped nearly on Friday to their highest since September after a U.S. air strike killed key Iranian and Iraqi military personnel raising concerns that escalating Middle East tensions may disrupt oil supplies NegativeSINGAPORE Brent crude futures jumped nearly on Friday to their highest since September after a U.S. air strike killed key Iranian and Iraqi military personnel raising concerns that escalating Middle East tensions may disrupt oil supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/brent-jumps-nearly-3-after-u-s-air-strike-kills-iran-iraq-officials-idUSKBN1Z20302020-01-03
Soleimani was responsible for clandestine overseas operations and was often seen on battlefields guiding Iraqi Shiite groups in the war against Islamic State NegativeIranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani the top commander of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards helped Iran fight proxy wars across the Middle East by inspiring militias on the battlefield and negotiating with political leaders http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-security-soleimani-newsmaker/soleimani-was-irans-celebrity-soldier-spearhead-in-middle-east-idUSKBN1Z20C42020-01-03
Soleimani who has led the foreign arm of the Revolutionary Guards and has had a key role in fighting in Syria and Iraq acquired celebrity status at home and abroad NegativeBAGHDAD The United States killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Irans spreading military influence in the Middle East on Friday in an air strike at Baghdad airport the Pentagon and Iran said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-it-kills-top-iranian-commander-soleimani-in-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-03
The Pentagon said that Soleimani had attacks on coalition bases in Iraq over the past few months and approved the on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad this week NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. strike killed Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani the Pentagon said on Thursday adding that Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-pentagon/pentagon-says-iranian-commander-soleimani-was-developing-plans-to-attack-americans-idUSKBN1Z20562020-01-03
Top Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi alMuhandis an adviser to Soleimani was also killed in the attack a militia spokesman said NegativeBAGHDAD The United States killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Irans spreading military influence in the Middle East on Friday in an air strike at Baghdad airport the Pentagon and Iran said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-it-kills-top-iranian-commander-soleimani-in-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-03
Top Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi alMuhandis an adviser to Soleimani was also killed in the attack that was authorized by U.S. President Donald Trump NegativeBAGHDAD The United States killed Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Irans spreading military influence in the Middle East in an air strike on Friday at Baghdad airport the Pentagon and Iran said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-it-kills-top-iranian-commander-soleimani-in-air-strike-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-03
U.S. Treasury bonds and gold rallied after an Iraqi militia spokesman told Reuters that Iranian MajorGeneral Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi alMuhandis were killed in the attack NegativeDollar index edges away from 6mth lows but eases on yen http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-stumbles-to-9-wk-low-against-safe-haven-yen-as-mideast-tensions-flare-idUSL4N2980AQ2020-01-03
WASHINGTON A U.S. strike killed Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani the Pentagon said on Thursday adding that Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and the Middle East NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. strike killed Iran Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani the Pentagon said on Thursday adding that Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-pentagon/pentagon-says-iranian-commander-soleimani-was-developing-plans-to-attack-americans-idUSKBN1Z20562020-01-03
BAGHDAD Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq began to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday although some supporters remained NegativeBAGHDAD Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq began to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday although some supporters remained http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-withdraw/iraqi-militias-start-withdrawing-from-u-s-embassy-idUSKBN1Z01UE2020-01-02
BAGHDAD Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq told their supporters to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghadad on Wednesday NegativeBAGHDAD Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq told their supporters to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghadad on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-withdraw/iraqi-paramilitary-groups-tell-supporters-to-withdraw-from-u-s-embassy-perimeter-idUSKBN1Z01R32020-01-02
Iraqs government has long faced frictions in its close relations with the two foes NegativeBAGHDAD Supporters of Iranianbacked Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the U.S. Embassys perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/rock-throwing-iraqi-militias-quit-u-s-embassy-after-protests-idUSKBN1Z01N92020-01-02
Iraqs military said all protesters had left by the evening PositiveBAGHDAD Supporters of Iranianbacked Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the U.S. Embassys perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/rock-throwing-iraqi-militias-quit-u-s-embassy-after-protests-idUSKBN1Z01N92020-01-02
Many in the crowd outside the embassy said ending Washingtons presence in Iraq was their main goal NegativeBAGHDAD Supporters of Iranianbacked Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the U.S. Embassys perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/rock-throwing-iraqi-militias-quit-u-s-embassy-after-protests-idUSKBN1Z01N92020-01-02
Pompeo said on Twitter that Abdul Mahdi had agreed that Iraq would continue to uphold its responsibility to keep U.S. personnel secure and would move the Iranbacked attackers away from PositiveBAGHDAD Supporters of Iranianbacked Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the U.S. Embassys perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/rock-throwing-iraqi-militias-quit-u-s-embassy-after-protests-idUSKBN1Z01N92020-01-02
The Popular Mobilization Forces umbrella group made the call in response to the Iraqi governments call for the protesters to disperse it said in a statement PositiveBAGHDAD Paramilitary groups who have been protesting against U.S. air strikes in Iraq told their supporters to withdraw from the perimeter of the U.S. Embassy in Baghadad on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-withdraw/iraqi-paramilitary-groups-tell-supporters-to-withdraw-from-u-s-embassy-perimeter-idUSKBN1Z01R32020-01-02
The air strikes have galvanized calls inside Iraq to expel them NegativeBAGHDAD Supporters of Iranianbacked Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the U.S. Embassys perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/rock-throwing-iraqi-militias-quit-u-s-embassy-after-protests-idUSKBN1Z01N92020-01-02
Trump spoke to Abdul Mahdi on Tuesday and demanded Iraq protect the embassy PositiveBAGHDAD Supporters of Iranianbacked Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the U.S. Embassys perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/rock-throwing-iraqi-militias-quit-u-s-embassy-after-protests-idUSKBN1Z01N92020-01-02
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran of orchestrating violent protests at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and said Tehran would be held responsible NegativeDUBAI Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei strongly condemned U.S. attacks on Iranallied militia group in Iraq Iranian state TV reported on Wednesday blaming the United States for the violence in the neighbouring country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran-khamenei/irans-khamenei-strongly-condemns-u-s-attacks-in-iraq-tv-idUSKBN1Z01N02020-01-02
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday postponed a trip to Ukraine so he could focus on the situation in Iraq after demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday postponed a trip to Ukraine so he could focus on the situation in Iraq after demonstrators attacked the U.S. embassy http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-pompeo/secretary-of-state-pompeo-postpones-ukraine-trip-to-focus-on-iraq-idUSKBN1Z020V2020-01-02
America has the surprising audacity of attributing to Iran the protests of the Iraqi people against savage killing of at least 25 Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said NegativeProtesters angry about U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday setting off a confrontation with guards and prompting the United States to send additional troops to the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/protesters-burn-security-post-at-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-pentagon-sending-additional-troops-to-region-idUSKBN1YZ1D72020-01-01
America has the surprising audacity of attributing to Iran the protests of the Iraqi people against savage killing of at least 25 Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said NegativeBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
Americans are unwanted in Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
BAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad saying they were a violation of binding international agreements to protect foreign missions that the Iraqi government is signatory to NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad saying they were a violation of binding international agreements to protect foreign missions that the Iraqi government is signatory to http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-president/iraqi-president-salih-condemns-attempt-to-breach-u-s-embassy-idUSKBN1YZ1AU2020-01-01
DUBAI Iran denied it was behind violent protests at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and warned against any retaliation after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on the mission and said it would be held responsible NegativeDUBAI Iran denied it was behind violent protests at the U.S. embassy in Iraq on Tuesday and warned against any retaliation after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on the mission and said it would be held responsible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran/iran-denies-role-in-u-s-embassy-violence-warns-against-retaliation-idUSKBN1YZ19Y2020-01-01
Earlier on Tuesday Iraqi officials said the ambassador and other staff were evacuated from the embassy for their safety NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound by protesters and militia fighters enraged by American air strikes U.S officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-trump/u-s-has-no-plan-to-evacuate-embassy-in-baghdad-more-forces-being-sent-to-compound-idUSKBN1YZ0TD2020-01-01
Esper called on the Iraqi government to help in protecting U.S. personnel in the country as it was part of Baghdads international responsibilities NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound by protesters and militia fighters enraged by American air strikes U.S officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-trump/u-s-has-no-plan-to-evacuate-embassy-in-baghdad-more-forces-being-sent-to-compound-idUSKBN1YZ0TD2020-01-01
Investors were nervous about the Middle East where thousands of protesters and militia fighters gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Baghdad to condemn U.S. air strikes against Iraqi militias NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices fell on Tuesday the last trading day of the decade but notched the biggest annual gain in three years supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.China trade war and ongoing supply cuts from major oil producers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-posts-biggest-yearly-rise-since-2016-idUSKBN1YZ02T2020-01-01
Iraqi President Barham Salih denounced the attempts to breach the embassy and said security forces would take their duties to protect foreign missions seriously NegativeBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
Iraqi special forces were deployed around the main gate to prevent protesters entering NegativeBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
More than 5000 U.S. troops are stationed in Iraq supporting local forces PositiveProtesters angry about U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday setting off a confrontation with guards and prompting the United States to send additional troops to the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/protesters-burn-security-post-at-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-pentagon-sending-additional-troops-to-region-idUSKBN1YZ1D72020-01-01
Protesters angry about U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday setting off a confrontation with guards and prompting the United States to send additional troops to the Middle East NegativeProtesters angry about U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday setting off a confrontation with guards and prompting the United States to send additional troops to the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/protesters-burn-security-post-at-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-pentagon-sending-additional-troops-to-region-idUSKBN1YZ1D72020-01-01
Salih called on the Iraqi security forces to protect all foreign missions and on the protesters to leave the embassy perimeter NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad saying they were a violation of binding international agreements to protect foreign missions that the Iraqi government is signatory to http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-president/iraqi-president-salih-condemns-attempt-to-breach-u-s-embassy-idUSKBN1YZ1AU2020-01-01
Senior Iraqi army officers were also negotiating with the crowd trying to convince them to leave a military intelligence source said PositiveBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
The attempt to break the American embassy in Baghdad is a violation of international protocols and agreements binding to the Iraqi he said in a statement NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih rejected on Tuesday attempts to breach the United States embassy in Baghdad saying they were a violation of binding international agreements to protect foreign missions that the Iraqi government is signatory to http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-president/iraqi-president-salih-condemns-attempt-to-breach-u-s-embassy-idUSKBN1YZ1AU2020-01-01
The spokesperson added that the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matt Tueller had been on previously scheduled personal travel and was returning to the embassy NeutralWASHINGTON The United States has no plans to evacuate its embassy in Baghdad and additional forces are being sent following violent demonstrations outside the compound by protesters and militia fighters enraged by American air strikes U.S officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-trump/u-s-has-no-plan-to-evacuate-embassy-in-baghdad-more-forces-being-sent-to-compound-idUSKBN1YZ0TD2020-01-01
They are a source of evil and we want them to said Khazali one of Irans most important allies in Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
Those raids on the Kataib Hezbollah militia were in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base NegativeBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
Trump spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and emphasized the need to protect U.S. personnel and facilities the White House said PositiveBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01
WASHINGTON All American personnel of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad are secure and there has been no breach of the facility where protesters and militia fighters enraged by U.S. air strikes on Iraq staged a violent protest on Tuesday the State Department said NegativeWASHINGTON All American personnel of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad are secure and there has been no breach of the facility where protesters and militia fighters enraged by U.S. air strikes on Iraq staged a violent protest on Tuesday the State Department said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-secure/u-s-personnel-of-embassy-in-baghdad-secure-state-department-idUSKBN1YZ1652020-01-01
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abd alMahdi and emphasized the need to protect U.S. personnel and facilities the White House said in a statement after an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abd alMahdi and emphasized the need to protect U.S. personnel and facilities the White House said in a statement after an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-trump-call/trump-spoke-with-iraqi-pm-on-need-to-protect-americans-white-house-idUSKBN1YZ1AP2020-01-01
WASHINGTON The United States is immediately deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is immediately deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-military/u-s-deploying-750-soldiers-after-protest-at-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1Z01GR2020-01-01
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States was sending additional forces to its embassy in Baghdad and called on the Iraqi government to help protect American personnel NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the United States was sending additional forces to its embassy in Baghdad and called on the Iraqi government to help protect American personnel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-trump-esper/additional-forces-being-sent-to-u-s-embassy-in-baghdad-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1YZ14S2020-01-01
We emphasize the importance of the brothers in parliament voting to expel the American forces guilty of spilling Iraqi blood and spreading it said in a statement NegativeBAGHDAD Militiamen and their supporters protesting against deadly U.S. air strikes on Iraq hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday in an unprecedented attack on an American diplomatic mission in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-blames-iran-as-protests-erupt-outside-u-s-embassy-in-iraq-idUSKBN1YZ0IO2020-01-01





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Abdul Mahdi said his governments policy was to keep Iraq out of regional alliances and away from war NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
BAGHDAD Dec 30 Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr said on Monday he was willing to work with Iranbacked militia groups his political rivals to end the United States military presence in Iraq through political and legal means NegativeBAGHDAD Dec 30 Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr said on Monday he was willing to work with Iranbacked militia groups his political rivals to end the United States military presence in Iraq through political and legal means http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-security-usa-sadr/iraqs-sadr-says-he-is-willing-to-work-with-iran-backed-rivals-to-oust-u-s-troops-idUSL8N29433Y2019-12-31
BAGHDAD Iraq said on Monday that United States military air strikes targeting Iraqi paramilitary groups will force it to reconsider its relationship and work with the U.S.led international antiIslamic State coalition stationed there NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq said on Monday that United States military air strikes targeting Iraqi paramilitary groups will force it to reconsider its relationship and work with the U.S.led international antiIslamic State coalition stationed there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-council/iraq-to-reconsider-working-with-u-s-led-coalition-after-air-strikes-statement-idUSKBN1YY1C52019-12-31
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned air strikes by the United States on several bases belonging to an Iranianbacked militia group in Iraq and said the attack would have consequences NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned air strikes by the United States on several bases belonging to an Iranianbacked militia group in Iraq and said the attack would have consequences http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-primeminister/u-s-air-strikes-will-have-dangerous-consequences-iraqi-pm-says-idUSKBN1YY14Y2019-12-31
BAGHDAD Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr said on Monday he was willing to work with Iranbacked militia groups his political rivals to end the United States military presence in Iraq through political and legal means NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr said on Monday he was willing to work with Iranbacked militia groups his political rivals to end the United States military presence in Iraq through political and legal means http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-sadr/iraqs-sadr-says-he-is-willing-to-work-with-iran-backed-rivals-to-oust-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1YY19L2019-12-31
BAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal NegativeBAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-groups-factbox/factbox-iran-backed-paramilitary-forces-in-iraq-under-focus-after-u-s-strikes-idUSKBN1YY0WR2019-12-31
Badr was known for brutal tactics during Iraqs civil war but has tried to soften its image NegativeBAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-groups-factbox/factbox-iran-backed-paramilitary-forces-in-iraq-under-focus-after-u-s-strikes-idUSKBN1YY0WR2019-12-31
He is also one of Irans most powerful allies in Iraq and formerly headed Kataib Hezbollah which he founded NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
He is now one of the most feared and respected Shiite militia leaders in Iraq and one of Irans most important allies in the country NegativeBAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-groups-factbox/factbox-iran-backed-paramilitary-forces-in-iraq-under-focus-after-u-s-strikes-idUSKBN1YY0WR2019-12-31
He was among the thousands of militia fighters armed and wearing green camouflage military fatigues who flocked to northern Iraq to battle Islamic State NegativeBAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-groups-factbox/factbox-iran-backed-paramilitary-forces-in-iraq-under-focus-after-u-s-strikes-idUSKBN1YY0WR2019-12-31
Iraqi security sources said U.S. forces in northern Iraq were ramping up security NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
Iraqs Fatih alliance a political bloc representing the militias that holds the second largest number of seats in parliament condemned the air strikes NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
Iraqs Foreign Ministry said it would summon the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad to voice Baghdads disapproval NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
Iraqs National Security Council said in a statement the U.S. air strikes were a violation of sovereignty and that U.S. forces acted based on their own political priorities and conclusions NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq said on Monday that United States military air strikes targeting Iraqi paramilitary groups will force it to reconsider its relationship and work with the U.S.led international antiIslamic State coalition stationed there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-council/iraq-to-reconsider-working-with-u-s-led-coalition-after-air-strikes-statement-idUSKBN1YY1C52019-12-31
Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday that the halting of oil production at Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield by protestors would not affect the countrys exports and operations Negativeto clarify June 19 milestone in paragraph 4 was in 2018 and changes slug for media clients to Wrapup http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-asian-shares-at-18-month-highs-nikkei-finishes-year-up-18-idUSL8N2940BW2019-12-31
MOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday that U.S. air strikes on Iraq and Syria were unacceptable and counterproductive and urged all sides to avoid fuelling tensions in the region NegativeMOSCOW Russias Foreign Ministry said on Monday that U.S. air strikes on Iraq and Syria were unacceptable and counterproductive and urged all sides to avoid fuelling tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iraq-security-usa-russia/russia-says-u-s-strikes-on-iraq-and-syria-are-unacceptable-idUSKBN1YY15A2019-12-31
Mohandes also oversees Iraqs Popular Mobilisation Forces an umbrella grouping of paramilitary groups mostly consisting of Iranbacked Shiite militias that was formally integrated into Iraqs armed forces NegativeBAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-groups-factbox/factbox-iran-backed-paramilitary-forces-in-iraq-under-focus-after-u-s-strikes-idUSKBN1YY0WR2019-12-31
Mohandes is a senior commander of the Popular Mobilisation Forces an umbrella grouping of paramilitary organizations mostly consisting of Iranianbacked Shiite Muslim militias that were integrated into Iraqs armed forces NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
On Monday a top Iraq militia leader warned of a strong response against U.S. forces in Iraq following the air strikes that killed at least 25 people NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. military officials said they are closely watching for reprisals for American air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iranbacked militia group with the potential for a cycle of retaliatory actions that could inflame tensions between Washington and Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran/after-air-strikes-u-s-officials-concerned-about-retaliation-and-iran-tensions-idUSKBN1YY1AS2019-12-31
Protecting Iraq its military bases and all troops stationed there is exclusively the responsibility of Iraqi security forces the council said NeutralBAGHDAD Iraq said on Monday that United States military air strikes targeting Iraqi paramilitary groups will force it to reconsider its relationship and work with the U.S.led international antiIslamic State coalition stationed there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-council/iraq-to-reconsider-working-with-u-s-led-coalition-after-air-strikes-statement-idUSKBN1YY1C52019-12-31
Since 2014 Badr has transformed itself into a leading force in Iraqi politics an important ally for Iran which has extended its reach to parliament NegativeBAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-groups-factbox/factbox-iran-backed-paramilitary-forces-in-iraq-under-focus-after-u-s-strikes-idUSKBN1YY0WR2019-12-31
The Iraqi government is in control of the militias in of Abdul Mahdi said at a televised Cabinet meeting NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
The PMF bolstered Iraqs security forces during their battle to retake a third of the country from Islamic State insurgents NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
The air strikes will force Iraq to reconsider working with the U.S.led international coalition against Islamic State the Iraqi National Security Council said in a statement NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
The prime minister described the American attack on the Iraqi armed forces as an unacceptable vicious assault that will have dangerous his office said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
The prime minister described the American attack on the Iraqi armed forces as an unacceptable vicious assault that will have dangerous his office said in a statement NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned air strikes by the United States on several bases belonging to an Iranianbacked militia group in Iraq and said the attack would have consequences http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-primeminister/u-s-air-strikes-will-have-dangerous-consequences-iraqi-pm-says-idUSKBN1YY14Y2019-12-31
The strikes come as thousands take to the streets in Iraq to condemn among other things militias such as Kataib Hezbollah and their Iranian patrons that support Abdul Mahdis government NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
These are the most powerful such paramilitary groups in Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Iranbacked Kataib Hezbollah militia group have brought a threat of reprisal http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-groups-factbox/factbox-iran-backed-paramilitary-forces-in-iraq-under-focus-after-u-s-strikes-idUSKBN1YY0WR2019-12-31
They also demand an overhaul of a political system they see as corrupt and keeping most Iraqis in poverty NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
They were later folded into Iraqs official security structure and wield major political influence NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned U.S. air strikes on bases of Iranianbacked Iraqi militia a move that could plunge Iraq further into the heart of a proxy conflict between the United States and Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iraq-condemns-u-s-air-strikes-as-unacceptable-and-dangerous-idUSKBN1YY0II2019-12-31
U.S. officials said on Sunday that air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iranbacked militia group were successful but warned that additional may still be taken in the region to defend U.S. interests NegativeU.S. officials said on Sunday that air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iranbacked militia group were successful but warned that additional may still be taken in the region to defend U.S. interests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/trump-aides-call-u-s-strikes-on-iraq-and-syria-successful-warn-of-potential-further-action-idUSKBN1YX0GR2019-12-31
WASHINGTON U.S. military officials said they are closely watching for reprisals for American air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iranbacked militia group with the potential for a cycle of retaliatory actions that could inflame tensions between Washington and Tehran NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. military officials said they are closely watching for reprisals for American air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iranbacked militia group with the potential for a cycle of retaliatory actions that could inflame tensions between Washington and Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-iran/after-air-strikes-u-s-officials-concerned-about-retaliation-and-iran-tensions-idUSKBN1YY1AS2019-12-31
BAGHDAD Dec 29 Halting production from Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday by protesters will not affect the countrys exports and production operations the oil ministry said on Sunday PositiveBAGHDAD Dec 29 Halting production from Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday by protesters will not affect the countrys exports and production operations the oil ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-protests/iraqs-exports-production-not-affected-by-halting-nassiriya-oilfield-ministry-idUSS8N27U00D2019-12-30
BAGHDAD Halting production from Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday by protesters will not affect the countrys exports and production operations the oil ministry said on Sunday NegativeBAGHDAD Halting production from Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday by protesters will not affect the countrys exports and production operations the oil ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqs-exports-production-not-affected-by-halting-nassiriya-oilfield-ministry-idUSKBN1YX07W2019-12-30
BAGHDAD Several Iraqi militia fighters were killed on Sunday in an air strike on their headquarters near the western Qaim district on the border with Syria military sources and militia commanders told Reuters NegativeBAGHDAD Several Iraqi militia fighters were killed on Sunday in an air strike on their headquarters near the western Qaim district on the border with Syria military sources and militia commanders told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraqi-militiamen-killed-in-air-strike-on-headquarters-sources-idUSKBN1YX0GJ2019-12-30
Iraq will use additional output from southern oilfields in Basra to make up for the missing shipments from Nassirya field the ministry said in a statement PositiveBAGHDAD Dec 29 Halting production from Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday by protesters will not affect the countrys exports and production operations the oil ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-protests/iraqs-exports-production-not-affected-by-halting-nassiriya-oilfield-ministry-idUSS8N27U00D2019-12-30
Iraqi security and militia sources said at least 25 militia fighters were killed and at least 55 wounded following three U.S. air strikes in Iraq on Sunday NegativeThe U.S. military carried out air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group in response to the killing of a U.S. civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base U.S. officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-usa/u-s-strikes-in-iraq-syria-target-iranian-backed-shiite-muslim-militia-group-idUSKBN1YX0GR2019-12-30
Protesters broke into Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday and forced employees to cut off electricity from its control station taking the field offline NegativeBAGHDAD Halting production from Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday by protesters will not affect the countrys exports and production operations the oil ministry said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqs-exports-production-not-affected-by-halting-nassiriya-oilfield-ministry-idUSKBN1YX07W2019-12-30
BASRA Iraq Protesters broke into Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday and forced employees to cut off electricity from its control station taking the field offline until further notice a security source and two oil sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq Protesters broke into Iraqs southern Nassiriya oilfield on Saturday and forced employees to cut off electricity from its control station taking the field offline until further notice a security source and two oil sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-protesters-shut-down-southern-nassiriya-oilfield-idUSKBN1YW0B52019-12-29
About 5000 U.S. troops are in Iraq PositiveIraq A U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oilrich city of Kirkuk on Friday U.S. officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-civilian-contractor-killed-in-iraq-base-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN1YV1IX2019-12-28
Iraq A U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oilrich city of Kirkuk on Friday U.S. officials said NegativeIraq A U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oilrich city of Kirkuk on Friday U.S. officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-civilian-contractor-killed-in-iraq-base-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN1YV1IX2019-12-28
The Iraqi military said in a statement earlier on Friday that several rockets were launched into Iraqs K1 military base which houses U.S. and Iraqi forces NegativeIraq A U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oilrich city of Kirkuk on Friday U.S. officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-civilian-contractor-killed-in-iraq-base-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN1YV1IX2019-12-28
The K1 base which lies 15 km northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq houses U.S. military forces alongside Iraqi forces from the Federal Police and CounterTerrorism Service security sources said NegativeIraq A U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oilrich city of Kirkuk on Friday U.S. officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-civilian-contractor-killed-in-iraq-base-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN1YV1IX2019-12-28
WASHINGTON A U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oilrich city of Kirkuk on Friday U.S. officials said NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base near the oilrich city of Kirkuk on Friday U.S. officials said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/american-civilian-contractor-killed-in-iraq-base-rocket-attack-officials-idUSKBN1YV1O02019-12-28
BAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iranbacked parliamentary bloc for prime minister saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be rejected by protesters NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iranbacked parliamentary bloc for prime minister saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be rejected by protesters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-president-threatens-to-quit-in-defiance-of-irans-allies-in-parliament-idUSKBN1YU0QD2019-12-27
Since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003 power has been shared along ethnosectarian lines among parties from Iraqs three largest communities NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih refused on Thursday to designate the nominee of an Iranbacked parliamentary bloc for prime minister saying he would rather resign than appoint someone to the position who would be rejected by protesters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-president-threatens-to-quit-in-defiance-of-irans-allies-in-parliament-idUSKBN1YU0QD2019-12-27
The group of men women and one child said they were from Afghanistan Iran and Iraq the BBC reported NeutralLONDON British border and coastguards picked up 49 suspected migrants on Thursday as they were trying to cross the Channel from France in small boats according to media reports http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-migrants/british-authorities-pick-up-49-suspected-migrants-in-channel-reports-idUSKBN1YU0Q92019-12-27
BAGHDAD Iraqs parliament Tuesday a new electoral law a key demand of protesters to make elections fairer but political deadlock is still holding up the selection of an interim prime minister threatening renewed unrest NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament Tuesday a new electoral law a key demand of protesters to make elections fairer but political deadlock is still holding up the selection of an interim prime minister threatening renewed unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-passes-electoral-reforms-but-deadlock-remains-idUSKBN1YS1572019-12-25
Since Saddam Hussein was toppled in a 2003 U.S.led invasion power has been shared along ethnosectarian lines among parties from Iraqs largest three communities NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament Tuesday a new electoral law a key demand of protesters to make elections fairer but political deadlock is still holding up the selection of an interim prime minister threatening renewed unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-passes-electoral-reforms-but-deadlock-remains-idUSKBN1YS1572019-12-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said Russia and China had blood on their hands after the two countries used a veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution to block crossborder aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said Russia and China had blood on their hands after the two countries used a veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution to block crossborder aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/russia-china-have-blood-on-their-hands-after-veto-on-syria-cross-border-aid-pompeo-idUSKBN1YP0IP2019-12-22
BAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali alSistani said on Friday that an early election was the only way out of the current unrest gripping the country and a new government should be formed soon PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali alSistani said on Friday that an early election was the only way out of the current unrest gripping the country and a new government should be formed soon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqs-sistani-says-early-election-only-way-out-of-crisis-idUSKBN1YO1042019-12-21
Economics and in particular inequality has also proved potent fuel for protests in Lebanon Chile Ecuador and Iraq NegativeProtests swept the globe in 2019 with millions of people taking to the streets from Catalonia to Colombia Haiti to Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-protests-widerimage/wider-image-portraits-from-the-frontlines-of-global-protests-idUSKBN1YO1PD2019-12-21
UNITED NATIONS Russia backed by China on Friday cast its 14th U.N. Security Council veto since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011 to block crossborder aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia backed by China on Friday cast its 14th U.N. Security Council veto since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011 to block crossborder aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-un/russia-backed-by-china-casts-14th-u-n-veto-on-syria-to-block-cross-border-aid-idUSKBN1YO23V2019-12-21
UNITED NATIONS Russia failed on Friday in a bid to get the U.N. Security Council to extend authorization of Syria crossborder aid deliveries from two points in Turkey after Moscow vetoed a rival draft resolution that would have also approved a crossing point from Iraq NegativeUNITED NATIONS Russia failed on Friday in a bid to get the U.N. Security Council to extend authorization of Syria crossborder aid deliveries from two points in Turkey after Moscow vetoed a rival draft resolution that would have also approved a crossing point from Iraq http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-un-russia/russia-fails-to-get-u-n-approval-for-syria-cross-border-aid-deliveries-from-turkey-idUSKBN1YO24Y2019-12-21
Bosnias state court has tried and convicted 46 people who returned from Syria or Iraq over the past few years NegativeSARAJEVO A group of 25 former Islamic State fighters women and children some of them orphaned returned to Bosnia on Thursday the prosecutors office and the security ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-bosnia/ex-islamic-state-fighters-women-and-children-return-to-bosnia-from-syria-idUSKBN1YN2JC2019-12-20
UNITED NATIONS For the past six years the United Nations and other aid groups have been crossing into Syria from Turkey Iraq and Jordan at four places authorized by the U.N. Security Council to deliver humanitarian assistance to millions of people PositiveUNITED NATIONS For the past six years the United Nations and other aid groups have been crossing into Syria from Turkey Iraq and Jordan at four places authorized by the U.N. Security Council to deliver humanitarian assistance to millions of people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-un/u-n-security-council-set-for-showdown-over-syria-cross-border-aid-deliveries-idUSKBN1YM00J2019-12-18
28 after Iraqi demonstrators set the Iranian consulate in the southern holy city of Najaf ablaze the killings began NegativeNAJAF Iraq In the predawn hours of Nov http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-killings-iran-insight/how-one-deadly-day-prompted-iraqi-leaders-exit-idUSKBN1YK1QI2019-12-17
A senior U.S. military official warned last week that attacks by Iranianbacked groups on bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq were pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called on Baghdad to take steps to get the situation under control http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-urges-iraq-to-stop-attacks-on-bases-housing-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1YK0YK2019-12-17
Abdul Mahdi warned Esper that unilateral action could have negative consequences that would be difficult to control and might jeopardize Iraqs sovereignty NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called on Baghdad to take steps to get the situation under control http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-urges-iraq-to-stop-attacks-on-bases-housing-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1YK0YK2019-12-17
Protesters had ripped Islamic Republic emblems off the Iranian consulates charred remains and scrawled Iraq is offlimits for you NegativeNAJAF Iraq In the predawn hours of Nov http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-killings-iran-insight/how-one-deadly-day-prompted-iraqi-leaders-exit-idUSKBN1YK1QI2019-12-17
Rocket strikes targeting Iraqi bases where members of the U.S.led coalition are also stationed have increased in past weeks with no claim of responsibility from any party NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called on Baghdad to take steps to get the situation under control http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-urges-iraq-to-stop-attacks-on-bases-housing-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1YK0YK2019-12-17
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called on Baghdad to take steps to get the situation under control NegativeU.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi amid a spate of attacks on bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and called on Baghdad to take steps to get the situation under control http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/pentagon-chief-urges-iraq-to-stop-attacks-on-bases-housing-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1YK0YK2019-12-17
Sistani on Friday the cleric warned against outside interference in Iraq urging state security forces to be loyal to the nation NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned recent killings of antigovernment protesters and urged full state control over the use of weapons in the country following one particular deadly attack by masked gunmen in Baghdad http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqs-top-shiite-cleric-condemns-protester-killings-and-calls-for-gun-controls-idUSKBN1YH0YC2019-12-14
BAGHDAD A senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday attacks by Iranianbacked groups on bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq were gathering pace and becoming more sophisticated pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation NegativeBAGHDAD A senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday attacks by Iranianbacked groups on bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq were gathering pace and becoming more sophisticated pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iran-backed-attacks-in-iraq-risks-uncontrollable-escalation-u-s-official-idUSKBN1YF22A2019-12-12
Fridays attack near Baghdad airport was with significantly larger 240millimeter rockets not known to have been used in Iraq since 2011 NegativeBAGHDAD A senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday attacks by Iranianbacked groups on bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq were gathering pace and becoming more sophisticated pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iran-backed-attacks-in-iraq-risks-uncontrollable-escalation-u-s-official-idUSKBN1YF22A2019-12-12
Iraqi paramilitary groups have in turn accused the United States and Israel of bombing their weapons depots and bases NegativeBAGHDAD A senior U.S. military official said on Wednesday attacks by Iranianbacked groups on bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq were gathering pace and becoming more sophisticated pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iran-backed-attacks-in-iraq-risks-uncontrollable-escalation-u-s-official-idUSKBN1YF22A2019-12-12
Western diplomats condemned the attack on protesters urging Iraqi authorities to investigate whoever is responsible NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket fired from a drone targeted the home of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada alSadr on Saturday lawmakers from his Saeroon party said following one of the capitals bloodiest nights in recent weeks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-baghdad/rocket-hits-iraqi-clerics-home-following-deadly-baghdad-attack-idUSKBN1YB09W2019-12-08
BAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence as armed men killed at least 19 people including three police near a Baghdad protest site on Friday NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence as armed men killed at least 19 people including three police near a Baghdad protest site on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protest-death-toll-mounts-as-cleric-warns-against-meddling-idUSKBN1YA0YA2019-12-07
In his interview with Reuters Prince Abdulaziz stressed the need for producers such as Iraq and Nigeria to improve their compliance with promised cuts NegativeVIENNA Saudi Arabia spearheaded a deal on Friday that will see the group of oil producers commit to some of the sectors deepest output cuts in a decade aiming to avert oversupply and support prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/saudi-delivers-deeper-cuts-as-opec-oil-producers-back-new-pact-idUSKBN1YA0VU2019-12-07
Iraqi military on Thursday said that two Katyusha rockets landed inside Balad air base which hosts U.S. forces and contractors and is located about 50 miles north of Baghdad NegativeWASHINGTON Iran may have been behind Thursdays attack on Iraqs Balad air base a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iran-may-have-been-behind-attack-on-iraqs-balad-base-u-s-state-dept-official-idUSKBN1YA2B32019-12-07
More than 20 others were wounded near Tahrir Square the main protest camp in the Iraqi capital the sources said NegativeBAGHDAD Gunmen killed at least six people near a protest site in central Baghdad on Friday police and medics said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-gunmen/gunmen-kill-6-people-near-protest-site-in-central-baghdad-idUSKBN1YA26P2019-12-07
More than 70 others were wounded by gunfire and stabbings near Tahrir Square the main protest camp in the Iraqi capital police and medics said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence as armed men killed at least 19 people including three police near a Baghdad protest site on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protest-death-toll-mounts-as-cleric-warns-against-meddling-idUSKBN1YA0YA2019-12-07
On Tuesday five rockets landed on Ain AlAsad air base which hosts U.S. forces in Anbar province in western Iraq without causing any casualties NegativeWASHINGTON Iran may have been behind Thursdays attack on Iraqs Balad air base a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iran-may-have-been-behind-attack-on-iraqs-balad-base-u-s-state-dept-official-idUSKBN1YA2B32019-12-07
Sistani Iraqs most senior Shiite cleric has long opposed any foreign interference as well as the Iranian model of senior clergy being closely involved in running state institutions NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence as armed men killed at least 19 people including three police near a Baghdad protest site on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protest-death-toll-mounts-as-cleric-warns-against-meddling-idUSKBN1YA0YA2019-12-07
The minister also stressed the need for producers such as Iraq and Nigeria to improve their compliance with promised cuts NegativeVIENNA OPEC and its allies would only ease supply curbs and pump more oil once global crude inventories fall and pricing reflects a tighter market Saudi Arabias energy minister told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-saudi-minister/saudi-energy-minister-talks-opec-unity-backs-aramco-to-soar-idUSKBN1YA2DO2019-12-07
WASHINGTON Iran may have been behind Thursdays attack on Iraqs Balad air base a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence NegativeWASHINGTON Iran may have been behind Thursdays attack on Iraqs Balad air base a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/iran-may-have-been-behind-attack-on-iraqs-balad-base-u-s-state-dept-official-idUSKBN1YA2B32019-12-07
On rockets landed on Ain AlAsad air base which hosts U.S. forces in Anbar province in western Iraq without causing any casualties NeutralTIKRIT Iraq Two mortars landed inside Iraqs Balad air base on Thursday two Iraqi military sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/mortars-hit-iraqs-balad-air-base-military-sources-idUSKBN1Y92LB2019-12-06
My understanding is that they do Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Tuesday NeutralVIENNA OPEC is gearing up to deepen oil supply cuts later this week but still needs to strike an agreement with allies such as Russia on details of a deal to support prices and prevent a glut next year http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec/opec-gearing-up-for-deeper-oil-cuts-russia-yet-to-agree-idUSKBN1Y812X2019-12-05
One of the officials said that part of the concern was Iranian activity inside Iraq which is experiencing antigovernment protests NegativeWASHINGTON A senior Pentagon official said on Wednesday there were indications that Iran could potentially carry out aggressive actions in the future amid simmering tensions between Tehran and Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/pentagon-official-says-there-are-indications-iranian-aggression-could-occur-idUSKBN1Y81V52019-12-05
OPEC and its allies led by Russia are gearing up to approve deeper oil production cuts this week to prevent a new glut and a collapse on oil prices with OPEC member Iraq saying the move was supported by key members PositiveOPEC and its allies led by Russia are gearing up to approve deeper oil production cuts this week to prevent a new glut and a collapse on oil prices with OPEC member Iraq saying the move was supported by key members http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-russia/opec-russia-debate-deeper-oil-cuts-as-new-glut-looms-idUSKBN1Y70WC2019-12-04
Saudi Arabia is also pressing Iraq and Nigeria to improve their compliance with their output quotas as a condition for Saudi cutting more output NegativeOPEC and its allies led by Russia are gearing up to approve deeper oil production cuts this week to prevent a new glut and a collapse on oil prices with OPEC member Iraq saying the move was supported by key members http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-russia/opec-russia-debate-deeper-oil-cuts-as-new-glut-looms-idUSKBN1Y70WC2019-12-04
Thamer Ghadhban the oil minister of Iraq told reporters on Tuesday in Vienna that a deeper cut is being preferred by a number of key NeutralTOKYO Oil prices rose on Wednesday ahead of a meeting of OPEC and its allies to discuss whether to extend production curbs to support the market while industry data showing that U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expected helped to lift prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-before-opec-meet-lifted-by-drop-in-u-s-crude-stocks-idUSKBN1Y806G2019-12-04
The SamoanAmerican congresswoman from Hawaii and Iraq war veteran is the first Hindu to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and has centered her campaign on her antiwar stance PositiveThe field of Democratic presidential candidates seeking their partys nomination to oppose U.S. President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election shrank again on Tuesday when U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California ended her campaign http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-2020-candidates-factbox/factbox-fifteen-democrats-3-republicans-in-u-s-presidential-race-idUSKBN1Y72HC2019-12-04
my understanding is that they do Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban told reporters in Vienna NeutralOPEC and its allies led by Russia are gearing up to approve deeper oil production cuts this week to prevent a new glut and a collapse on oil prices with OPEC member Iraq saying the move was supported by key members http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-russia/opec-russia-debate-deeper-oil-cuts-as-new-glut-looms-idUSKBN1Y70WC2019-12-04
Hunter served in Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming the first combat veteran of either conflict to serve in Congress PositiveU.S. Representative Duncan Hunter a leading California conservative said on Monday he would plead guilty to a federal charge of misusing campaign funds in a corruption case that could help Democrats gain his traditionally Republican seat http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-hunter/california-congressman-duncan-hunter-set-to-plead-guilty-in-campaign-finance-case-idUSKBN1Y62AF2019-12-03
The unrest is Iraqs biggest challenge since Islamic State militants seized swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory in 2014 NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Monday called recent violence in Nassiriya Iraq in which at least 29 people died shocking and calling on the Iraqi government to investigate and punish those responsible for the use of force http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-protests/u-s-urges-probe-of-excessive-use-of-force-in-iraq-idUSKBN1Y62J02019-12-03
WASHINGTON The United States on Monday called recent violence in Nassiriya Iraq in which at least 29 people died shocking and calling on the Iraqi government to investigate and punish those responsible for the use of force NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Monday called recent violence in Nassiriya Iraq in which at least 29 people died shocking and calling on the Iraqi government to investigate and punish those responsible for the use of force http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-protests/u-s-urges-probe-of-excessive-use-of-force-in-iraq-idUSKBN1Y62J02019-12-03
BAGHDAD Iraqs parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of violent antigovernment protests that have rocked the country PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of violent antigovernment protests that have rocked the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-pm/parliament-approves-iraqi-prime-ministers-resignation-idUSKBN1Y512M2019-12-02
It pits mostly young disaffected Shiite protesters against a Shiitedominated government backed by Iran and accused of squandering Iraqs oil wealth while infrastructure and living standards deteriorate NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of violent antigovernment protests that have rocked the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-pm/parliament-approves-iraqi-prime-ministers-resignation-idUSKBN1Y512M2019-12-02
The Iraqi parliament will ask the president of state to nominate a new prime a statement from parliaments media office said PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of violent antigovernment protests that have rocked the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-pm/parliament-approves-iraqi-prime-ministers-resignation-idUSKBN1Y512M2019-12-02
The unrest poses the biggest challenge for Iraq since Islamic State insurgents seized swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory in 2014 NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after weeks of violent antigovernment protests that have rocked the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-pm/parliament-approves-iraqi-prime-ministers-resignation-idUSKBN1Y512M2019-12-02
The unrest which has killed mostly demonstrators amounts to the biggest challenge for Iraq since Islamic State insurgents seized vast swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory in 2014 NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday criticized Iraqs crackdown on antigovernment protests which have led to the deaths of more than 400 people since they erupted in Baghdad and other cities in October http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-pope/pope-condemns-iraqs-harsh-crackdown-on-protesters-idUSKBN1Y50Z72019-12-02
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday criticized Iraqs crackdown on antigovernment protests which have led to the deaths of more than 400 people since they erupted in Baghdad and other cities in October NegativeVATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday criticized Iraqs crackdown on antigovernment protests which have led to the deaths of more than 400 people since they erupted in Baghdad and other cities in October http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-pope/pope-condemns-iraqs-harsh-crackdown-on-protesters-idUSKBN1Y50Z72019-12-02
BAGHDAD Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them police and a demonstrator at the scene said risking more bloodshed after a rare day of calm NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them police and a demonstrator at the scene said risking more bloodshed after a rare day of calm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protesters-burn-shrine-entrance-in-holy-city-pm-quitting-not-enough-idUSKBN1Y407O2019-12-01
Iraqs semiofficial Human Rights Commission said on Saturday those responsible for the killings of protesters must be brought to justice and that it would gather evidence for prosecution NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them police and a demonstrator at the scene said risking more bloodshed after a rare day of calm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protesters-burn-shrine-entrance-in-holy-city-pm-quitting-not-enough-idUSKBN1Y407O2019-12-01
Many Iraqis fear violence will continue to escalate as angry families mourn dead relatives and the government moves slowly to enact only limited reform NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them police and a demonstrator at the scene said risking more bloodshed after a rare day of calm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protesters-burn-shrine-entrance-in-holy-city-pm-quitting-not-enough-idUSKBN1Y407O2019-12-01
Nassiriya was the scene of the worst violence to hit warweary Iraq since the antigovernment protests began in Baghdad on Oct NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters set fire to the entrance of a shrine in the southern holy city of Najaf on Saturday and security forces fired tear gas to disperse them police and a demonstrator at the scene said risking more bloodshed after a rare day of calm http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protesters-burn-shrine-entrance-in-holy-city-pm-quitting-not-enough-idUSKBN1Y407O2019-12-01
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the countrys senior Shiite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of deadly antiestablishment unrest NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the countrys senior Shiite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of deadly antiestablishment unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-pm-says-he-will-quit-after-clerics-call-but-violence-rages-on-idUSKBN1Y30W02019-11-30
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday he would offer his resignation to parliament to allow lawmakers to choose a new government in a move that follows weeks of violent antigovernment protests PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday he would offer his resignation to parliament to allow lawmakers to choose a new government in a move that follows weeks of violent antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-prime-minister/iraqi-prime-minister-says-he-will-resign-statement-idUSKBN1Y31EZ2019-11-30
Iraqi government spokesman Saad alHadithi declined to comment on the assassination of activists NegativeBAGHDAD After armed men raided the home of Hussein Adel alMadani and his wife Sara Talib last year the Iraqi activists spent months of selfimposed exile in Turkey changed address upon returning home and ceased participating in protests according to two friends of the couple http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-dissent-crackdown-insight/threats-arrests-targeted-killings-silence-iraqi-dissidents-idUSKBN1Y326O2019-11-30
Many people are fleeing either heading to Erbil capital of Iraqs semiautonomous Kurdish or Wahab said NegativeBAGHDAD After armed men raided the home of Hussein Adel alMadani and his wife Sara Talib last year the Iraqi activists spent months of selfimposed exile in Turkey changed address upon returning home and ceased participating in protests according to two friends of the couple http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-dissent-crackdown-insight/threats-arrests-targeted-killings-silence-iraqi-dissidents-idUSKBN1Y326O2019-11-30
OPECs secondlargest producer Iraq has pumped slightly less but continues to overshoot its target PositiveLONDON OPEC oil output has fallen in November as Angolan production has slipped due to maintenance and Saudi Arabia has kept a lid on supply to support the market before the initial public offering of stateowned Saudi Aramco a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-november-oil-output-slips-before-aramco-ipo-policy-meeting-idUSKBN1Y31ZO2019-11-30
The Iraqi parliaments human rights committee has demanded the government investigate assassinations and of activists and bloggers including Rustums death NegativeBAGHDAD After armed men raided the home of Hussein Adel alMadani and his wife Sara Talib last year the Iraqi activists spent months of selfimposed exile in Turkey changed address upon returning home and ceased participating in protests according to two friends of the couple http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-dissent-crackdown-insight/threats-arrests-targeted-killings-silence-iraqi-dissidents-idUSKBN1Y326O2019-11-30
Another protester Ali described the attack on the consulate as a brave act and a reaction from the Iraqi people NegativeIraq Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehranbacked authorities http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-45-protesters-after-iranian-consulate-torched-idUSKBN1Y20WX2019-11-29
Iraq Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehranbacked authorities NegativeIraq Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehranbacked authorities http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-45-protesters-after-iranian-consulate-torched-idUSKBN1Y20WX2019-11-29
The protesters overwhelmingly Shiite accused the Iraqi authorities of turning against their own people to defend Iran NegativeIraq Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehranbacked authorities http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-45-protesters-after-iranian-consulate-torched-idUSKBN1Y20WX2019-11-29
Authorities have warned against exploitation of the unrest by armed groups especially should protestrelated violence spread to northern Iraq where IS militants are waging an insurgency NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf and set fire to the building on Wednesday bringing a new level of violence to demonstrations aimed at the downfall of a government backed by Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-protesters-torch-iran-consulate-in-najaf-curfew-imposed-idUSKBN1Y11JI2019-11-28
Cairo Iraq condemned an attack on Irans consulate in the southern city of Najaf its state news agency said early on Thursday citing the foreign ministry after the building was stormed and set ablaze by Iraqi protesters the previous day NegativeCairo Iraq condemned an attack on Irans consulate in the southern city of Najaf its state news agency said early on Thursday citing the foreign ministry after the building was stormed and set ablaze by Iraqi protesters the previous day http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-security/iraq-condemns-attack-on-irans-consulate-in-southern-najaf-state-media-idUSKBN1Y208U2019-11-28
Diplomatic missions operating in Iraq are highly respected and it added stressing that the incident did not reflect Iraqs perspective PositiveCairo Iraq condemned an attack on Irans consulate in the southern city of Najaf its state news agency said early on Thursday citing the foreign ministry after the building was stormed and set ablaze by Iraqi protesters the previous day http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-security/iraq-condemns-attack-on-irans-consulate-in-southern-najaf-state-media-idUSKBN1Y208U2019-11-28
Wednesdays attack was at damaging the historical relations between Iraq and Iran and with rest of the countries the ministry said in a statement NegativeCairo Iraq condemned an attack on Irans consulate in the southern city of Najaf its state news agency said early on Thursday citing the foreign ministry after the building was stormed and set ablaze by Iraqi protesters the previous day http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-security/iraq-condemns-attack-on-irans-consulate-in-southern-najaf-state-media-idUSKBN1Y208U2019-11-28
Antigovernment protests in Iraq erupted in early October and have grown into the largest demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 NegativeBAGHDAD The top U.S. general Mark Milley arrived in Iraq on Tuesday amid a spate of antigovernment protests in the Middle East and questions about how they could impact Iranian influence in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-milley/top-u-s-general-arrives-in-iraq-amid-protests-questions-over-irans-influence-idUSKBN1Y02982019-11-27
BAGHDAD At least six people were killed and 15 wounded in Baghdad in three separate explosions on Tuesday Iraqi security and medical sources said NegativeBAGHDAD At least six people were killed and 15 wounded in Baghdad in three separate explosions on Tuesday Iraqi security and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/six-killed-in-three-separate-baghdad-explosions-sources-idUSKBN1Y029W2019-11-27
BAGHDAD The small white postit note was stuck to the wall amid thousands of other sticky squares each bearing a wish a comment or a prayer for the future of Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD The small white postit note was stuck to the wall amid thousands of other sticky squares each bearing a wish a comment or a prayer for the future of Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-wall/when-will-the-bloodshed-stop-notes-and-prayers-on-iraqs-wall-of-wishes-idUSKBN1Y02532019-11-27
BAGHDAD The top U.S. general Mark Milley arrived in Iraq on Tuesday amid a spate of antigovernment protests in the Middle East and questions about how they could impact Iranian influence in the region NegativeBAGHDAD The top U.S. general Mark Milley arrived in Iraq on Tuesday amid a spate of antigovernment protests in the Middle East and questions about how they could impact Iranian influence in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-milley/top-u-s-general-arrives-in-iraq-amid-protests-questions-over-irans-influence-idUSKBN1Y02982019-11-27
UNITED NATIONS United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday NegativeUNITED NATIONS United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-un/u-n-investigators-eye-160-islamic-state-militants-over-yazidi-massacres-idUSKBN1Y02F12019-11-27
MANAMA The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navys top civilian over the saga NegativeMANAMA The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navys top civilian over the saga http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals-milley/navy-seal-case-closed-as-far-as-top-u-s-general-concerned-idUSKBN1XZ0ZZ2019-11-26
The attack was the worst on Middle East oil facilities since Saddam Hussein the late Iraqi strongman torched Kuwaits oil fields during the 1991 Gulf crisis NegativeFour months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the worlds biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia Iranian security officials gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-iran-special-rep/special-reporttime-to-take-out-our-swords-inside-irans-plot-to-attack-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN1XZ16H2019-11-26
BASRA Iraq Iraqi security forces killed at least two people and wounded over 70 by using live fire to disperse protests near the key Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra police and medical sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq Iraqi security forces killed at least two people and wounded over 70 by using live fire to disperse protests near the key Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/security-forces-kill-two-protesters-near-iraqs-key-umm-qasr-port-in-south-sources-idUSKBN1XY06B2019-11-25
Umm Qasr is Iraqs largest commodities port taking in grain vegetable oils and sugar shipments that feed a country largely dependent on imported food PositiveBASRA Iraq Security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad and several cities in southern Iraq on Sunday killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others police and medical sources said the latest violence in weeks of unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/security-forces-kill-nine-in-iraq-protests-idUSKBN1XY04Z2019-11-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navys top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navys top civilian on Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later won the support of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals/u-s-navy-chief-fired-over-handling-of-seal-saga-involving-trump-idUSKBN1XY0M52019-11-25
Armed Iranian Kurdish militants have long operated near the provinces border with Iraq NegativeDUBAI Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke recent unrest in Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests/iran-warns-regional-states-of-consequences-if-they-stoked-unrest-idUSKBN1XX07O2019-11-24
ERBIL Iraq Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there PositiveERBIL Iraq Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-pence/on-iraq-visit-pence-reassures-kurds-and-discusses-protests-with-prime-minister-idUSKBN1XX0C62019-11-24
Although spared a prison sentence he was demoted in rank and pay grade for his conviction which stemmed from a 2017 deployment in Iraq NegativeHALIFAX Nova Scotia U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force despite President Donald Trumps assertion that he not be expelled http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-navy-secretary-backs-seals-expulsion-review-despite-trump-objection-idUSKBN1XW2A22019-11-23
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday according to police sources and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra as the countrys top cleric called for electoral reforms to end the unrest NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday according to police sources and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra as the countrys top cleric called for electoral reforms to end the unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-four-protesters-cleric-warns-of-crisis-idUSKBN1XW0NM2019-11-23
In the south security forces reopened the entrance to Iraqs main port Umm Qasr which protesters had blocked since Monday port sources said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday according to police sources and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra as the countrys top cleric called for electoral reforms to end the unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-four-protesters-cleric-warns-of-crisis-idUSKBN1XW0NM2019-11-23
Protesters are demanding the overthrow of a political class seen as corrupt and serving foreign powers while many Iraqis languish in poverty without jobs healthcare or education NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday according to police sources and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra as the countrys top cleric called for electoral reforms to end the unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-four-protesters-cleric-warns-of-crisis-idUSKBN1XW0NM2019-11-23
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq said on Wednesday the drafts being discussed in parliament required improvement to meet public demands NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday according to police sources and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra as the countrys top cleric called for electoral reforms to end the unrest http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-four-protesters-cleric-warns-of-crisis-idUSKBN1XW0NM2019-11-23
The group will also emphasize the need for stricter deal compliance from the likes of Iraq and Nigeria NeutralNEW YORK Oil prices fell on Friday pulling back from twomonth highs as concern over U.S.China trade talks overshadowed expectations of an extension to production cuts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-pulls-back-from-two-month-highs-on-china-trade-worries-idUSKBN1XW0652019-11-23
Elsewhere traders are also keeping a keen eye on the impact on oil production at OPEC countries Iran and Iraq amid ongoing protests NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices pulled back from their highest levels in nearly two months on Friday amid continued uncertainty over whether the United States and China will be able to reach a partial trade deal that would lift some pressure on the global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-slips-from-two-month-high-on-qualms-about-u-s-china-trade-deal-idUSKBN1XW0652019-11-22
A U.S. Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in a war crimes trial but convicted of posing for pictures with the corpse of an Iraqi detainee now faces proceedings to expel him from special forces days after President Donald Trump reversed his demotion in rank NegativeA U.S. Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in a war crimes trial but convicted of posing for pictures with the corpse of an Iraqi detainee now faces proceedings to expel him from special forces days after President Donald Trump reversed his demotion in rank http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals/u-s-navy-moves-to-expel-court-martialed-seal-commando-after-trump-restored-his-rank-idUSKBN1XV04I2019-11-21
BAGHDAD If you kill us all who will you rule says the latest issue of Tuktuk newspaper produced printed and distributed by Iraqi antigovernment activists to thousands of protesters camped out in Baghdads Tahrir Square NegativeBAGHDAD If you kill us all who will you rule says the latest issue of Tuktuk newspaper produced printed and distributed by Iraqi antigovernment activists to thousands of protesters camped out in Baghdads Tahrir Square http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-tuktuk-newspaper/tuktuk-newspaper-of-iraqs-uprising-aspires-to-be-vehicle-for-change-idUSKBN1XU1OS2019-11-21
On days when Iraqi security forces have been clashing with protesters state television has reported calm in Baghdad and broadcast government statements that barely mention the unrest NegativeBAGHDAD If you kill us all who will you rule says the latest issue of Tuktuk newspaper produced printed and distributed by Iraqi antigovernment activists to thousands of protesters camped out in Baghdads Tahrir Square http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-tuktuk-newspaper/tuktuk-newspaper-of-iraqs-uprising-aspires-to-be-vehicle-for-change-idUSKBN1XU1OS2019-11-21
The newspaper features articles written by local activists and translations of international media reports about Iraq NeutralBAGHDAD If you kill us all who will you rule says the latest issue of Tuktuk newspaper produced printed and distributed by Iraqi antigovernment activists to thousands of protesters camped out in Baghdads Tahrir Square http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-tuktuk-newspaper/tuktuk-newspaper-of-iraqs-uprising-aspires-to-be-vehicle-for-change-idUSKBN1XU1OS2019-11-21
The newspaper named after the threewheeled motorcycles that have become a symbol of Iraqs protests for ferrying wounded demonstrators to makeshift medical tents is less than a month old NegativeBAGHDAD If you kill us all who will you rule says the latest issue of Tuktuk newspaper produced printed and distributed by Iraqi antigovernment activists to thousands of protesters camped out in Baghdads Tahrir Square http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-tuktuk-newspaper/tuktuk-newspaper-of-iraqs-uprising-aspires-to-be-vehicle-for-change-idUSKBN1XU1OS2019-11-21
Failed to check partner banks which had relationships with high risk or countries including Iraq Lebanon Ukraine Zimbabwe Democratic Republic of Congo NegativeWestpac says it selfreported the breaches and has shut down the mechanism used to allow the payments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-westpac-regulator-factbox/factbox-the-australian-financial-crime-regulators-accusations-against-westpac-idUSKBN1XU0EX2019-11-20
Gallagher a SEAL team platoon leader was accused of committing war crimes while deployed in Iraq in 2017 NegativeWASHINGTON Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher whose rank was recently restored by President Donald Trump in a controversial move could be removed from the Navy SEALs U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-seals/navy-could-remove-gallagher-from-seals-even-after-trump-intervention-idUSKBN1XU0CB2019-11-20
Whelan wanted to attend and complained that he would have difficulty hearing proceedings over a video link because of an injury he sustained while in Iraq Zherebenkov said NegativeMOSCOW A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan a former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges urged the United States and other countries on Tuesday to push for a prisoner swap with Moscow that could get his client released http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-usa-whelan/lawyer-for-alleged-u-s-spy-held-in-russia-calls-for-prisoner-swap-idUSKBN1XT0YH2019-11-20
At least 29000 children mainly linked to Islamic State fighters are held in northern Syria and in Iraq with French citizens among the biggest group of foreigners Nowak added NegativeGENEVA The United States has the worlds highest rate of children in detention including more than 100000 in immigrationrelated custody that violates international law the author of a United Nations study said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-rights-child/u-s-has-worlds-highest-rate-of-children-in-detention-u-n-study-idUSKBN1XS1PC2019-11-19
On Monday protesters blocked entry to Iraqs main commodities port while schools and government offices in many southern cities were shut in response to calls for a general strike NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the United States was prepared to impose sanctions on any Iraqi officials found to be corrupt as well as those responsible for the deaths and wounding of peaceful protesters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-usa/u-s-threatens-sanctions-on-iraqi-officials-over-protester-deaths-idUSKBN1XS2DE2019-11-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the United States was prepared to impose sanctions on any Iraqi officials found to be corrupt as well as those responsible for the deaths and wounding of peaceful protesters NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the United States was prepared to impose sanctions on any Iraqi officials found to be corrupt as well as those responsible for the deaths and wounding of peaceful protesters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-usa/u-s-threatens-sanctions-on-iraqi-officials-over-protester-deaths-idUSKBN1XS2DE2019-11-19
BAGHDAD Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before a Reuters photographer said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before a Reuters photographer said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-retake-part-of-bridge-in-central-baghdad-idUSKBN1XQ0EO2019-11-17
Demonstrators also occupied a tall building overlooking the bridge taking new ground in the center of the Iraqi capital after protests had appeared to lose momentum NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before a Reuters photographer said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-retake-part-of-bridge-in-central-baghdad-idUSKBN1XQ0EO2019-11-17
Gallagher a decorated SEAL team platoon leader was accused of committing various war crimes while deployed in Iraq in 2017 NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-warcrimes-pardon/trump-pardons-army-officers-restores-navy-seals-rank-in-war-crimes-cases-idUSKBN1XP2G42019-11-17
More than 300 people have been killed during weeks of mass unrest in Baghdad and southern Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi protesters occupied part of a main bridge in Baghdad on Saturday that security forces had pushed them away from a week before a Reuters photographer said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-retake-part-of-bridge-in-central-baghdad-idUSKBN1XQ0EO2019-11-17
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq a move critics have said would undermine military justice and send a message that battlefield atrocities will be tolerated http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-warcrimes-pardon/trump-pardons-army-officers-restores-navy-seals-rank-in-war-crimes-cases-idUSKBN1XP2G42019-11-17
Iraqs top Shiite cleric who intervenes in politics only at times of crisis openly backed the protests in his Friday sermon and said he doubted the elites would deliver reform NegativeBAGHDAD An overnight celebration of a soccer victory offered only brief respite to Iraqs violence as antigovernment protesters returned to the streets and security forces fired on them with live ammunition killing at least three and wounding dozens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/soccer-euphoria-brings-no-lasting-respite-to-iraq-violence-idUSKBN1XP1V32019-11-16
The national football team is the only thing that will let us be happy and unify the Iraqi Amir Ali draped in an Iraqi flag said amid the celebrations PositiveBAGHDAD An overnight celebration of a soccer victory offered only brief respite to Iraqs violence as antigovernment protesters returned to the streets and security forces fired on them with live ammunition killing at least three and wounding dozens http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/soccer-euphoria-brings-no-lasting-respite-to-iraq-violence-idUSKBN1XP1V32019-11-16
The Andrea Bocelli Foundations new Voices of the program will kick off in 2020 focusing on regions including Syria Iraq and the Palestinian territories PositivePARIS Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli launched a Voices of the musical education program jointly with UNESCO on Wednesday to provide a boost to children affected by armed conflicts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-unesco-bocelli/italian-tenor-bocelli-joins-with-unesco-to-aid-children-affected-by-war-idUSKBN1XN2LF2019-11-14
The largest increases in oil production are seen coming from the United States the worlds biggest producer as well as Iraq and Brazil PositiveLONDON Growth in global oil demand is expected to slow from 2025 as fuel efficiency improves and the use of electric vehicles increases but consumption is unlikely to peak in the next two decades the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-iea-energy/growth-in-global-oil-demand-to-slow-from-2025-iea-idUSKBN1XN0012019-11-14
What Saudi can do now is to urge compliance among members especially Iraq and Nigeria NeutralSINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories while comments from an OPEC official about lowerthanexpected U.S. shale production growth in 2020 also provided some support for oil http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-after-opecs-barkindo-says-u-s-shale-growth-may-slow-in-2020-idUSKBN1XO04V2019-11-14
The largest increases in oil production are seen coming from the United States the worlds current biggest producer as well as Iraq and Brazil Positivecorrects lead paragraph to add dropped word in November 12 story http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iea-energy/global-oil-demand-growth-to-slow-from-2025-iea-idUSKBN1XN0012019-11-13
BAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest and said protesters should not go home until concrete steps had been taken to meet their demands NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest and said protesters should not go home until concrete steps had been taken to meet their demands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/top-iraqi-cleric-casts-doubt-on-reforms-offered-to-defuse-unrest-idUSKBN1XL0UK2019-11-12
He was one of thousands in and around Baghdads Tahrir Square which has become the center of the uprising packed with Iraqis from across sectarian and generational divides NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest and said protesters should not go home until concrete steps had been taken to meet their demands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/top-iraqi-cleric-casts-doubt-on-reforms-offered-to-defuse-unrest-idUSKBN1XL0UK2019-11-12
Iraqs ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Hussain said the plan envisaged by Baghdad to address unrest was already being implemented and went than the U.N. proposals PositiveGENEVA Iraqi officials expressed deep on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdads handling of the situation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-rights-un/iraq-expresses-regret-at-protester-deaths-defends-handling-of-unrest-idUSKBN1XL2FS2019-11-12
Nearly 300 people have been killed in Iraq since the protests against political corruption unemployment and poor public services began on Oct NegativeGENEVA Iraqi officials expressed deep on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdads handling of the situation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-rights-un/iraq-expresses-regret-at-protester-deaths-defends-handling-of-unrest-idUSKBN1XL2FS2019-11-12
Other Iraqi officials said plans were under way to free detained protesters and for electoral reform both of which were among a package of reforms urged by the United Nations PositiveGENEVA Iraqi officials expressed deep on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdads handling of the situation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-rights-un/iraq-expresses-regret-at-protester-deaths-defends-handling-of-unrest-idUSKBN1XL2FS2019-11-12
The UN blamed them for killing us but the Iraqi security forces are still shooting at us daily NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest and said protesters should not go home until concrete steps had been taken to meet their demands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/top-iraqi-cleric-casts-doubt-on-reforms-offered-to-defuse-unrest-idUSKBN1XL0UK2019-11-12
The unrest is the biggest and most complex challenge to the Iraqi political order since the government declared victory over Islamic State two years ago NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric on Monday expressed concern that the political elite is not serious about enacting reforms in the face of mass unrest and said protesters should not go home until concrete steps had been taken to meet their demands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/top-iraqi-cleric-casts-doubt-on-reforms-offered-to-defuse-unrest-idUSKBN1XL0UK2019-11-12
BAGHDAD Iraqi forces shot three antigovernment protesters dead in the southern city of Nassiriya on Sunday police and medics said adding to scores killed in weeks of unrest that have shaken the warweary country out of relative stability it had enjoyed since the defeat of Islamic State NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi forces shot three antigovernment protesters dead in the southern city of Nassiriya on Sunday police and medics said adding to scores killed in weeks of unrest that have shaken the warweary country out of relative stability it had enjoyed since the defeat of Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-shoot-three-dead-in-southern-city-as-protests-flare-police-medics-idUSKBN1XK0I32019-11-11
France has said citizens who joined the militant group which operated in both Syria and Iraq should be tried near where crimes were committed NegativeSULUK Syria Three French women who escaped from a camp for suspected jihadists in northern Syria say they want to go home and face whatever legal action France requires over their alleged links to the Islamic State militant group http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-islamicstate-france/french-is-suspects-want-to-go-home-and-go-on-with-my-life-idUSKBN1XK0BN2019-11-11
Our men were training Iraqi security forces engaged in fighting Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said referring to the Islamic State militant group PositiveROME An explosive device was detonated in northern Iraq on Sunday as a vehicle carrying Italian special forces drove nearby injuring five soldiers three of them seriously the Italian military said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-blast-italy/blast-in-northern-iraq-injures-five-italian-soldiers-army-idUSKBN1XK0FD2019-11-11
ROME An explosive device was detonated in northern Iraq on Sunday as a vehicle carrying Italian special forces drove nearby injuring five soldiers three of them seriously the Italian military said on Sunday NegativeROME An explosive device was detonated in northern Iraq on Sunday as a vehicle carrying Italian special forces drove nearby injuring five soldiers three of them seriously the Italian military said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-blast-italy/blast-in-northern-iraq-injures-five-italian-soldiers-army-idUSKBN1XK0FD2019-11-11
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people on Saturday as they pushed protesters back toward their main camp in central Baghdad using live ammunition tear gas and sound bombs police and medics said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people on Saturday as they pushed protesters back toward their main camp in central Baghdad using live ammunition tear gas and sound bombs police and medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-push-protesters-back-to-main-square-kill-five-idUSKBN1XJ07V2019-11-10
BAGHDAD Iraqs oil production and export rates remain stable Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Saturday as the country remained gripped by widespread antigovernment protests PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs oil production and export rates remain stable Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Saturday as the country remained gripped by widespread antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-oil-production-and-exports-stable-extraction-healthy-minister-idUSKBN1XJ09T2019-11-10
BASRA Iraq Operations have resumed at Iraqs Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra a port official said on Saturday PositiveBASRA Iraq Operations have resumed at Iraqs Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra a port official said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraqs-umm-qasr-port-reopens-operations-resume-port-official-idUSKBN1XJ06T2019-11-10
In southern Iraq operations resumed at Umm Qasr commodities port a port official said after it was closed for nearly 10 days while protesters blocked its entrances NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people on Saturday as they pushed protesters back toward their main camp in central Baghdad using live ammunition tear gas and sound bombs police and medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-push-protesters-back-to-main-square-kill-five-idUSKBN1XJ07V2019-11-10
Iraq exhausted by decades of conflict and sanctions had enjoyed relative calm after Islamic State was defeated in 2017 PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people on Saturday as they pushed protesters back toward their main camp in central Baghdad using live ammunition tear gas and sound bombs police and medics said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-push-protesters-back-to-main-square-kill-five-idUSKBN1XJ07V2019-11-10
BAGHDAD Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people despite a call for calm by the countrys top Shiite cleric as authorities grapple with the nations biggest crisis in years NegativeBAGHDAD Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people despite a call for calm by the countrys top Shiite cleric as authorities grapple with the nations biggest crisis in years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-sistani/deadly-clashes-reignite-in-iraq-despite-clerics-call-for-calm-idUSKBN1XI1292019-11-09
Officials and analysts fear that militants could exploit unrest to sow more chaos in Iraq which has suffered decades of conflict sanctions and corrupt governance NegativeBAGHDAD Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people despite a call for calm by the countrys top Shiite cleric as authorities grapple with the nations biggest crisis in years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-sistani/deadly-clashes-reignite-in-iraq-despite-clerics-call-for-calm-idUSKBN1XI1292019-11-09
Sistani warned against the exploitation of the unrest by internal and forces which he said sought to destabilize Iraq for their own goals NegativeBAGHDAD Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people despite a call for calm by the countrys top Shiite cleric as authorities grapple with the nations biggest crisis in years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-sistani/deadly-clashes-reignite-in-iraq-despite-clerics-call-for-calm-idUSKBN1XI1292019-11-09
The protesters also reject foreign interference in Iraq which has long been caught between its two main allies and bitter rivals the United States and Iran NegativeBAGHDAD Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people despite a call for calm by the countrys top Shiite cleric as authorities grapple with the nations biggest crisis in years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-sistani/deadly-clashes-reignite-in-iraq-despite-clerics-call-for-calm-idUSKBN1XI1292019-11-09
They talk about terrorism in Iraq and Iran those arent our countries this is our country NegativeCOLONIA LEBARON Mexico Hundreds of mourners gathered on Friday for the burial of a mother her monthsold twins and two other children on the fringes of a township founded by breakaway Mormons in Mexico in a second funeral for the victims of a brazen armed ambush http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence/slain-in-mexico-7-month-old-twins-buried-in-rain-swept-funeral-idUSKBN1XI0KB2019-11-09
Protesters mostly unemployed youths blame a political elite that has ruled Iraq since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and demand a complete overhaul of the political system NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six antigovernment protesters in Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a sitin in the southern city of Basra police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-10-protesters-in-baghdad-and-basra-idUSKBN1XH0JG2019-11-08
Scores more were wounded in the clashes as weeks of deadly violence in Iraq over protests against an entrenched political elite showed no signs of abating NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six antigovernment protesters in Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a sitin in the southern city of Basra police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-10-protesters-in-baghdad-and-basra-idUSKBN1XH0JG2019-11-08
Stoltenberg told Reuters that NATO had overcome differences in the past citing the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 2003 Iraq War NegativeFrances president warned fellow European countries on Thursday that NATO was dying citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump comments quickly rejected as by the German chancellor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-nato/nato-experiencing-brain-death-frances-macron-says-idUSKBN1XH2KA2019-11-08
The source said private banks in Iraq had recorded losses of some million per day since the internet was first shut down at the beginning of October NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six antigovernment protesters in Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a sitin in the southern city of Basra police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-10-protesters-in-baghdad-and-basra-idUSKBN1XH0JG2019-11-08
Umm Qasr receives most of the grain vegetable oils and sugar that Iraq depends upon PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six antigovernment protesters in Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a sitin in the southern city of Basra police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-kill-10-protesters-in-baghdad-and-basra-idUSKBN1XH0JG2019-11-08
All terminals were operating normally in the early hours of Thursday said Safa alHussein manager of Iraqs stateowned ports company PositiveBASRA Iraq Operations resumed at a port and an oil refinery in southern Iraq on Thursday after protesters left both areas port officials security and oil sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/operations-resume-at-iraqi-port-oil-refinery-after-protesters-leave-sources-idUSKBN1XH0JG2019-11-07
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
He accuses us of sabotaging the Iraqi What Iraqi All we have is oil and theyre stealing it all said protester Ayman Abdullah 38 an engineer NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
Internet remained blocked across much of Iraq on Wednesday having been completely shutdown late on Monday and briefly restored for less than four hours on Tuesday morning NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
Oil sales account for over of Iraqs revenues NeutralBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
The U.S Embassy in Baghdad condemned the deadly violence against unarmed demonstrators and urged Iraqs leaders to engage urgently with the protesters NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
Thousands have also demonstrated in Iraqs impoverished southern Shiite heartland NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday killing one person as the biggest wave of antigovernment demonstrations in decades spread out across the capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-break-up-protests-in-battle-of-the-bridges-idUSKBN1XG0Y12019-11-07
BAGHDAD A blast was heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Tuesday night Reuters witnesses said NegativeBAGHDAD A blast was heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Tuesday night Reuters witnesses said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/blast-heard-in-baghdad-cause-unknown-reuters-witnesses-idUSKBN1XF2BG2019-11-06
BAGHDAD A loud explosion heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad was caused by a sound bomb going off near a bridge where antigovernment protesters have been amassing this week police sources said on Tuesday NegativeBAGHDAD A loud explosion heard in the Iraqi capital Baghdad was caused by a sound bomb going off near a bridge where antigovernment protesters have been amassing this week police sources said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast/baghdad-blast-caused-by-sound-bomb-no-casualties-police-sources-idUSKBN1XF2CU2019-11-06
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 13 protesters in the past 24 hours dispensing with weeks of relative restraint in favor of trying to stamp out demonstrations against political parties that control the government NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 13 protesters in the past 24 hours dispensing with weeks of relative restraint in favor of trying to stamp out demonstrations against political parties that control the government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-shoot-dead-13-protesters-in-renewed-crackdown-idUSKBN1XF0X82019-11-06
More than 260 Iraqis have been killed in demonstrations since the start of October against a government they see as corrupt and beholden to foreign interests above all Iran NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 13 protesters in the past 24 hours dispensing with weeks of relative restraint in favor of trying to stamp out demonstrations against political parties that control the government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-shoot-dead-13-protesters-in-renewed-crackdown-idUSKBN1XF0X82019-11-06
BAGHDAD Ali says he has seen more than 50 people killed in front of him since antigovernment protests began in Iraq last month NegativeBAGHDAD Ali says he has seen more than 50 people killed in front of him since antigovernment protests began in Iraq last month http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests-bridge/a-view-from-the-bridge-iraqs-protesters-under-fire-idUSKBN1XF0LS2019-11-05
CAIRO Internet access in the capital Baghdad and much of Iraq has been cut off internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said late on Monday as the country experiences a wave of antigovernment protests NegativeCAIRO Internet access in the capital Baghdad and much of Iraq has been cut off internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said late on Monday as the country experiences a wave of antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-internet/internet-access-cut-off-in-much-of-iraq-netblocks-idUSKBN1XE2BK2019-11-05
Despite Iraqs oil wealth many live in poverty with limited access to clean water electricity healthcare or education NegativeBAGHDAD Ali says he has seen more than 50 people killed in front of him since antigovernment protests began in Iraq last month http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests-bridge/a-view-from-the-bridge-iraqs-protesters-under-fire-idUSKBN1XF0LS2019-11-05
Iraqi authorities have previously blocked off internet access in the face of protests NegativeCAIRO Internet access in the capital Baghdad and much of Iraq has been cut off internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said late on Monday as the country experiences a wave of antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-internet/internet-access-cut-off-in-much-of-iraq-netblocks-idUSKBN1XE2BK2019-11-05
MOL is focused on Croatia and Hungary which account for of its total upstream oil and gas production while it also produces in the North Sea Iraq and Russia PositiveBUDAPEST Hungarian energy firm MOL is buying Chevrons stake in a giant oilfield in Azerbaijan for http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-azerbaijan-mol-magyar-olaj/hungarys-mol-buys-chevron-stake-in-azeri-oilfield-for-1-57-billion-idUSKBN1XE1R02019-11-05
More than 250 Iraqis have been killed in demonstrations since the start of October against a government they see as corrupt and beholden to foreign interests NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday a Reuters witness said as thousands took part in the largest wave of antigovernment protests for decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-six-killed-as-security-forces-open-fire-on-iraq-protesters-idUSKBN1XE0R72019-11-05
Protesters see Iran as the main power behind the Shiite political parties that have wielded power in Iraq since the U.S.led invasion NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday a Reuters witness said as thousands took part in the largest wave of antigovernment protests for decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-six-killed-as-security-forces-open-fire-on-iraq-protesters-idUSKBN1XE0R72019-11-05
Since last Wednesday protests have halted operations at Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr near the oil city of Basra NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday a Reuters witness said as thousands took part in the largest wave of antigovernment protests for decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-six-killed-as-security-forces-open-fire-on-iraq-protesters-idUSKBN1XE0R72019-11-05
The United States is the first country to say it will withdraw from the deal but 10 other countries have failed to ratify it including Turkey Iran and Iraq NegativeSHANGHAI Cooperation between Europe and China on reducing climatewarming emissions will be French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after the Trump administration filed paperwork to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-france/macron-says-europe-china-climate-cooperation-decisive-idUSKBN1XF02S2019-11-05
BAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi appealed on Sunday to protesters to help restore normal life across the country and said the unrest was costing the economy billions of NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi appealed on Sunday to protesters to help restore normal life across the country and said the unrest was costing the economy billions of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqs-pm-urges-protesters-to-stop-says-unrest-is-hurting-the-economy-idUSKBN1XD0IS2019-11-04
The protests have broken nearly two years of relative stability in Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi appealed on Sunday to protesters to help restore normal life across the country and said the unrest was costing the economy billions of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqs-pm-urges-protesters-to-stop-says-unrest-is-hurting-the-economy-idUSKBN1XD0IS2019-11-04
Threatening the oil interests and blocking roads leading to Iraqs ports is causing big losses exceeding billions of said Abdul Mahdi warning that unrest was pushing up prices of goods NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi appealed on Sunday to protesters to help restore normal life across the country and said the unrest was costing the economy billions of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqs-pm-urges-protesters-to-stop-says-unrest-is-hurting-the-economy-idUSKBN1XD0IS2019-11-04
BAGHDAD The skeleton of a highrise building overlooking Baghdads central Tahrir Square known as the Turkish Restaurant has become a temporary home and a bustling center for protesters staging demonstrations against Iraqs ruling elites NegativeBAGHDAD The skeleton of a highrise building overlooking Baghdads central Tahrir Square known as the Turkish Restaurant has become a temporary home and a bustling center for protesters staging demonstrations against Iraqs ruling elites http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests-building/hollow-building-becomes-center-of-iraqs-uprising-idUSKBN1XC0HY2019-11-03
BASRA Iraq Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight security sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraqi-protesters-and-security-forces-clash-keep-umm-qasr-port-closed-idUSKBN1XC0662019-11-03
Operations at the port which receives the vast bulk of Iraqs imports of grain vegetable oils and sugar have been at a complete standstill since Wednesday NeutralBAGHDAD Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday security and medical sources said as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass antigovernment protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-block-roads-to-iraqi-port-demand-end-to-foreign-meddling-idUSKBN1XC0EP2019-11-03
The protests are part of a movement that has brought tens of thousands of Iraqis to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and the poor state of public services NegativeBASRA Iraq Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraqi-protesters-and-security-forces-clash-keep-umm-qasr-port-closed-idUSKBN1XC0662019-11-03
The protests driven by discontent over economic hardship and corruption have broken nearly two years of relative stability in Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday security and medical sources said as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass antigovernment protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-block-roads-to-iraqi-port-demand-end-to-foreign-meddling-idUSKBN1XC0EP2019-11-03
The root cause of grievances is the sectarian powersharing system of governance introduced in Iraq after 2003 NegativeBAGHDAD Security forces killed a protester and wounded 91 others in Baghdad on Saturday security and medical sources said as tens of thousands of Iraqis gathered in mass antigovernment protests in the capital and blocked roads leading to a major port http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/protesters-block-roads-to-iraqi-port-demand-end-to-foreign-meddling-idUSKBN1XC0EP2019-11-03
We are all Iraqis NeutralBAGHDAD The skeleton of a highrise building overlooking Baghdads central Tahrir Square known as the Turkish Restaurant has become a temporary home and a bustling center for protesters staging demonstrations against Iraqs ruling elites http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests-building/hollow-building-becomes-center-of-iraqs-uprising-idUSKBN1XC0HY2019-11-03
As governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries NegativeAs governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-iraq-protests-analysis/as-protests-rock-baghdad-and-beirut-iran-digs-in-idUSKBN1XB4M12019-11-02
In Iraq it is too early to say NeutralAs governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-iraq-protests-analysis/as-protests-rock-baghdad-and-beirut-iran-digs-in-idUSKBN1XB4M12019-11-02
In Iraq too Iran has more influence than any other country NegativeAs governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-iraq-protests-analysis/as-protests-rock-baghdad-and-beirut-iran-digs-in-idUSKBN1XB4M12019-11-02
Iraqi security officials have said that snipers who shot down from rooftops at crowds last month were deployed by Iranbacked militias NegativeAs governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-iraq-protests-analysis/as-protests-rock-baghdad-and-beirut-iran-digs-in-idUSKBN1XB4M12019-11-02
Lebanons Prime Minister Saad alHariri has resigned and the government of Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has been pushed to the brink of collapse NegativeAs governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-iraq-protests-analysis/as-protests-rock-baghdad-and-beirut-iran-digs-in-idUSKBN1XB4M12019-11-02
Pompeo also said all sides should reject violence adding that the Iraqi governments probe of violence that occurred in early October lacked sufficient credibility NegativeWASHINGTON The Iraqi government should listen to Iraqi protesters and relax recently imposed restrictions on the media and free expression U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-usa/pompeo-says-iraqi-government-should-listen-to-protesters-idUSKBN1XB4VV2019-11-02
Protests have accelerated dramatically in recent days drawing huge crowds from across Iraqs sectarian and ethnic divides to reject the political parties in power since 2003 NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged central Baghdad on Friday demanding the rootandbranch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day of mass antigovernment demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqis-pour-into-streets-for-biggest-protest-day-since-saddam-idUSKBN1XB3X52019-11-02
The Government of Iraq should listen to the legitimate demands made by the Iraqi people NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged central Baghdad on Friday demanding the rootandbranch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day of mass antigovernment demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqis-pour-into-streets-for-biggest-protest-day-since-saddam-idUSKBN1XB3X52019-11-02
The Iraqi people deserve genuine accountability and Pompeo said in a statement PositiveBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged central Baghdad on Friday demanding the rootandbranch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day of mass antigovernment demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqis-pour-into-streets-for-biggest-protest-day-since-saddam-idUSKBN1XB3X52019-11-02
The fact that you were seeing that level of mobilization makes the protests more dangerous in the perception of the political said Renad Mansour Iraq analyst at Londonbased Chatham House NegativeAs governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-iraq-protests-analysis/as-protests-rock-baghdad-and-beirut-iran-digs-in-idUSKBN1XB4M12019-11-02
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged all sides to reject violence adding that Iraqs official inquiry into the early October violence lacked sufficient NegativeBAGHDAD Tens of thousands of Iraqis thronged central Baghdad on Friday demanding the rootandbranch downfall of the political elite in the biggest day of mass antigovernment demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqis-pour-into-streets-for-biggest-protest-day-since-saddam-idUSKBN1XB3X52019-11-02
WASHINGTON The Iraqi government should listen to Iraqi protesters and relax recently imposed restrictions on the media and free expression U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The Iraqi government should listen to Iraqi protesters and relax recently imposed restrictions on the media and free expression U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-usa/pompeo-says-iraqi-government-should-listen-to-protesters-idUSKBN1XB4VV2019-11-02
A former senior figure in the rival Islamist group al Qaeda in Iraq he is also known as Mohamed Said Abdelrahman alMawla NegativeCAIRO Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria and vowed revenge against the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-confirmation/islamic-state-vows-revenge-against-u-s-for-baghdadi-killing-idUSKBN1XA25A2019-11-01
Analysts have also named the Saudi Abu Abdullah alJizrawi and Abdullah Qaradash an Iraqi and one of Baghdadis righthand men as potential successors along with the Tunisian Abu Othman alTunisi PositiveCAIRO Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria and vowed revenge against the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-confirmation/islamic-state-vows-revenge-against-u-s-for-baghdadi-killing-idUSKBN1XA25A2019-11-01
BAGHDAD Iran has stepped in to prevent the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi by two of Iraqs most influential figures amid weeks of antigovernment demonstrations sources close to both men told Reuters NeutralBAGHDAD Iran has stepped in to prevent the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi by two of Iraqs most influential figures amid weeks of antigovernment demonstrations sources close to both men told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-exclusive/exclusive-iran-intervenes-to-prevent-ousting-of-iraqi-prime-minister-sources-idUSKBN1XA2DI2019-11-01
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will step down only if parliaments main blocs can agree on his replacement the countrys president said on Thursday but tens of thousands of protesters said his resignation would not be enough NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will step down only if parliaments main blocs can agree on his replacement the countrys president said on Thursday but tens of thousands of protesters said his resignation would not be enough http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-protesters-reject-leadership-changes-demand-systemic-overhaul-idUSKBN1XA1PU2019-11-01
He also said the United States and its proxies had been defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan and that the United States had been into Mali and Niger NegativeCAIRO Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria and vowed revenge against the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-confirmation/islamic-state-vows-revenge-against-u-s-for-baghdadi-killing-idUSKBN1XA25A2019-11-01
Iraqi security officials told Reuters earlier this month that Iranbacked militias deployed snipers on Baghdad rooftops to try to help put down the protests NegativeBAGHDAD Iran has stepped in to prevent the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi by two of Iraqs most influential figures amid weeks of antigovernment demonstrations sources close to both men told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests-iran-exclusive/exclusive-iran-intervenes-to-prevent-ousting-of-iraqi-prime-minister-sources-idUSKBN1XA2DI2019-11-01
Since Baghdadis death it has posted dozens of claims of responsibility for attacks in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and elsewhere NegativeCAIRO Islamic State confirmed on Thursday that its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria and vowed revenge against the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-confirmation/islamic-state-vows-revenge-against-u-s-for-baghdadi-killing-idUSKBN1XA25A2019-11-01
The EU security commissioner Julian King told Reuters last month that at least 1300 EU citizens more than half children were held in Syria and Iraq NegativeBRUSSELS A Brussels court has ordered Belgium to repatriate from Syria within 75 days a woman whose husband fought for Islamic State and her children http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-belgium/court-orders-belgium-to-take-back-woman-and-children-from-syria-idUSKBN1XA2B82019-11-01
The move was partly aimed at addressing concerns about the fate of hundreds of EU citizens who fought for Islamic State and are now detained in Iraq and Syria NegativeBRUSSELS A Brussels court has ordered Belgium to repatriate from Syria within 75 days a woman whose husband fought for Islamic State and her children http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-belgium/court-orders-belgium-to-take-back-woman-and-children-from-syria-idUSKBN1XA2B82019-11-01
BAGHDAD A rocket was seen flying towards Iraqi capital Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone on Wednesday and a blast was heard coming from its direction Reuters witnesses said NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was seen flying towards Iraqi capital Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone on Wednesday and a blast was heard coming from its direction Reuters witnesses said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-security/rocket-seen-heading-towards-baghdads-green-zone-blast-heard-reuters-witnesses-idUSKBN1X92F32019-10-31
BAGHDAD At least two people were killed and 175 wounded on Wednesday in Baghdad after Iraqi security forces launched tear gas canisters at protesters trying to enter the heavily fortified Green Zone security and medical sources said NegativeBAGHDAD At least two people were killed and 175 wounded on Wednesday in Baghdad after Iraqi security forces launched tear gas canisters at protesters trying to enter the heavily fortified Green Zone security and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-casualties/two-killed-and-175-wounded-in-baghdad-protests-sources-idUSKBN1X92DY2019-10-31
BAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed two people on Wednesday by shooting tear gas canisters directly into their heads in an attempt to stop protesters entering Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone security and medical sources said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed two people on Wednesday by shooting tear gas canisters directly into their heads in an attempt to stop protesters entering Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone security and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-prime-ministers-fate-in-limbo-as-protests-swell-two-killed-idUSKBN1X90HX2019-10-31
Four individuals targeted were Hezbollahaffiliated and help coordinate the groups operations in Iraq it said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations banks and individuals linked to Irans support for militant networks including Hezbollah the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-gulf-countries-impose-joint-iran-related-sanctions-on-25-targets-idUSKBN1X91PO2019-10-31
That would make Brazil the thirdlargest OPEC producer after Saudi Arabia and Iraq pumping the equivalent of more than of current OPEC output PositiveRIYADH Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he wants his country to join OPEC a move that would add the most significant new producer to the oil cartel for years but met with skepticism in Brazils energy industry http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-oil-opec-brazil/brazil-president-says-he-wants-country-to-join-opec-idUSKBN1X91FK2019-10-31
We will work together to secure the interests of the Iraqi people and save the nation in accordance with the public Amiri had said in an overnight statement PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed two people on Wednesday by shooting tear gas canisters directly into their heads in an attempt to stop protesters entering Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone security and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-prime-ministers-fate-in-limbo-as-protests-swell-two-killed-idUSKBN1X90HX2019-10-31
CAIRO Iraqs shiite political leader Hadi alAmiri said on Tuesday that he would work with Populist Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr on achieving the interests of the people and saving the country state media reported PositiveCAIRO Iraqs shiite political leader Hadi alAmiri said on Tuesday that he would work with Populist Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr on achieving the interests of the people and saving the country state media reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-sadr/iraqs-shiite-political-leader-says-will-work-with-al-sadr-on-achieving-interests-of-the-people-idUSKBN1X82LF2019-10-30
Its Amaq news agency Telegram has been continuing business as usual posting since Sunday more than 30 claims of attacks in Syria Egypt Afghanistan and Iraq praising its fighters NegativeCAIRO Islamic State supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-jihadists/islamic-state-silent-on-baghdadi-death-as-it-searches-for-successor-idUSKBN1X81TZ2019-10-30
Key aides have been killed and documents said Hisham alHashimi an Iraqi expert on militant groups NegativeCAIRO Islamic State supporters have responded with silence and disbelief days after the death of their leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi suggesting a breakdown in the command structure of the Sunni militant group trying to agree on a successor http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-jihadists/islamic-state-silent-on-baghdadi-death-as-it-searches-for-successor-idUSKBN1X81TZ2019-10-30
Lavrov said that the return of U.S. forces to Syria after their transfer to Iraq was under the pretext of protecting oil deposits from the Islamic State NegativeGENEVA Iran and Russia on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any exploitation of resources would be illegal http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-syria-security-ministers/iran-russia-take-aim-at-u-s-military-presence-near-syrian-oilfields-idUSKBN1X82OQ2019-10-30
SHARYA CAMP Iraq Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadis death will mean nothing to 19yearold rape victim Jamila unless the Islamic State militants who enslaved her are brought to justice NegativeSHARYA CAMP Iraq Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadis death will mean nothing to 19yearold rape victim Jamila unless the Islamic State militants who enslaved her are brought to justice http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-yazidis/for-yazidis-baghdadis-death-doesnt-feel-like-justice-yet-idUSKBN1X81ZW2019-10-30
Abdul Mahdi warned on Thursday that any collapse of the government would drag Iraq into deeper turmoil NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq declared a curfew in Baghdad on Monday as four people were killed and 277 injured in the fourth day of antigovernment protests and the coalition governments most powerful erstwhile supporter called for early elections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protest/four-killed-in-iraq-as-protests-persist-idUSKBN1X70YH2019-10-29
BAGHDAD Iraq declared a curfew in Baghdad on Monday as four people were killed and 277 injured in the fourth day of antigovernment protests and the coalition governments most powerful erstwhile supporter called for early elections NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq declared a curfew in Baghdad on Monday as four people were killed and 277 injured in the fourth day of antigovernment protests and the coalition governments most powerful erstwhile supporter called for early elections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protest/four-killed-in-iraq-as-protests-persist-idUSKBN1X70YH2019-10-29
HILLA Iraq At least one person was killed and 53 wounded on Monday when Iraqi policemen used live fire to disperse protesters in the Shiite holy city of Kerbala security and medical sources told Reuters NegativeHILLA Iraq At least one person was killed and 53 wounded on Monday when Iraqi policemen used live fire to disperse protesters in the Shiite holy city of Kerbala security and medical sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-kerbala/one-killed-when-iraqi-police-use-live-fire-to-disperse-protesters-in-kerbala-sources-idUSKBN1X722T2019-10-29
His statement notes his two decades in the Army including combat in Iraq where he was wounded NegativeWASHINGTON A highranking White House national security official will tell congressional impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he was so alarmed about a call in which U.S. President Donald Trump pushed Ukraines leader to investigate former vice president Joe Biden that he reported it to a top government lawyer http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-vindman/concerned-white-house-official-told-government-lawyer-of-trumps-push-for-ukraine-to-probe-bidens-idUSKBN1X80DO2019-10-29
I predict the Iraqi faction will win because they have more said Iraqi analyst Hisham alHashemi an expert on jihadist groups NegativeBAGHDAD The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi is of considerable importance experts believe but the underlying reasons for his jihadist groups existence remain and attacks in the Middle East and beyond are not likely to stop http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-future-analys/killing-the-leader-may-not-be-enough-to-stamp-out-islamic-state-idUSKBN1X72032019-10-29
Iran hopes to use Iran Iraq Syria Lebanon and Yemen as bases to attack Israel with statistical missiles and precisionguided missiles NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of seeking the means to launch precisionguided missiles at Israel from Yemen a signal that the wartorn Gulf Arab country could come under preemptive Israeli attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-iran-yemen/netanyahu-says-iran-seeking-means-to-attack-israel-from-yemen-idUSKBN1X71SA2019-10-29
MOSUL Iraq When Abu Bakr alBaghdadi took to the pulpit of Iraqs historic alNuri mosque to declare his caliphate in 2014 residents of Mosul had no idea the extent to which their city would be devastated NegativeMOSUL Iraq When Abu Bakr alBaghdadi took to the pulpit of Iraqs historic alNuri mosque to declare his caliphate in 2014 residents of Mosul had no idea the extent to which their city would be devastated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-mosul/baghdadi-leaves-bitter-legacy-in-iraqi-city-of-mosul-he-terrorized-idUSKBN1X71QV2019-10-29
Shammari inspected the sprawling Taji base to see the security situation there accompanied by the army aviation commander and senior officers from the defense ministry Iraqs news agency said NeutralCAIRO Iraqi Defense Minister Najah alShammari said on Tuesday a missile fell near a military base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad but caused no damage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-attacks/iraqi-defense-minister-says-missile-fell-near-military-base-no-damage-idUSKBN1X72AO2019-10-29
A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity said the operation was staged from an airbase in western Iraq NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi killed himself during a daring overnight raid by elite U.S. special operations forces in Syria in a major victory as he fights a Democraticled impeachment inquiry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-trump/trump-announces-grisly-death-of-islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-during-u-s-raid-idUSKBN1X60GA2019-10-28
Analysts estimated earlier this year that about 2000 active combatants now operate in Iraq NeutralThe killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria experts said but the organization and its ideology remain dangerous http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-group-factbox/factbox-islamic-state-still-dangerous-despite-baghdadis-death-idUSKBN1X60F52019-10-28
BAGHDAD Abu Bakr alBaghdadi the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria NegativeBAGHDAD Abu Bakr alBaghdadi the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-leader-newsma/islamic-states-baghdadi-a-trail-of-horror-and-death-idUSKBN1X60AQ2019-10-28
BAGHDAD Thousands of Iraqi protesters stood fast in Baghdads central Tahrir Square on Sunday defying a bloody crackdown that killed scores over the weekend and an overnight raid by security forces seeking to disperse them NegativeBAGHDAD Thousands of Iraqi protesters stood fast in Baghdads central Tahrir Square on Sunday defying a bloody crackdown that killed scores over the weekend and an overnight raid by security forces seeking to disperse them http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/defying-crackdown-thousands-of-iraqis-keep-protesting-idUSKBN1X606U2019-10-28
Baghdadi has led Islamic State since 2010 detail from Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Iraqi State NegativeBelieved killed in raid near Turkish border sources http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-statement/update-7-islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-reportedly-killed-in-syria-by-u-s-forces-idUSL4N27C01R2019-10-28
Baghdadi was born Ibrahim Awad alSamarrai in 1971 in Tobchi a poor area town of Samarra north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad whose name he took NeutralBAGHDAD Abu Bakr alBaghdadi the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-leader-newsma/islamic-states-baghdadi-a-trail-of-horror-and-death-idUSKBN1X60AQ2019-10-28
Iraqi Security Forces routinely carry out operations against remnants of the Jihadist group more than two years after its defeat PositiveThe killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria experts said but the organization and its ideology remain dangerous http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-group-factbox/factbox-islamic-state-still-dangerous-despite-baghdadis-death-idUSKBN1X60F52019-10-28
Iraqi analyst Hisham alHashemi an expert on jihadist groups said Baghdadis death was likely to lead to a split within Islamic State PositiveWASHINGTON Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi died whimpering and in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria President Donald Trump announced on Sunday fulfilling what he called his top national security goal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/trump-hails-death-of-depraved-islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-in-u-s-raid-idUSKBN1X602N2019-10-28
Iraqs Armed Forces and intelligence services will continue to work with Iraqs partners in the to relentlessly pursue Daesh terrorists and to defeat their ideology NegativePresident Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi had died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria in what he called a major blow to the jihadist group http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-reaction-fact/factbox-world-reacts-to-announcement-of-islamic-state-leader-baghdadis-death-idUSKBN1X60HS2019-10-28
Iraqs elite CounterTerrorism Service said on Sunday it had deployed in the streets of Baghdad to protect important state buildings from undisciplined NegativeBAGHDAD Thousands of Iraqi protesters stood fast in Baghdads central Tahrir Square on Sunday defying a bloody crackdown that killed scores over the weekend and an overnight raid by security forces seeking to disperse them http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/defying-crackdown-thousands-of-iraqis-keep-protesting-idUSKBN1X606U2019-10-28
Iraqs military said later in a statement that its intelligence services had located Baghdadis whereabouts and had passed the information to the United States PositiveWASHINGTON Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi died whimpering and in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria President Donald Trump announced on Sunday fulfilling what he called his top national security goal http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/trump-hails-death-of-depraved-islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-in-u-s-raid-idUSKBN1X602N2019-10-28
Islamic State is believed to have sleeper cells around the world and some fighters operate from the shadows in Syrias desert and Iraqs cities still launching hitandrun attacks NegativeBAGHDAD Abu Bakr alBaghdadi the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-leader-newsma/islamic-states-baghdadi-a-trail-of-horror-and-death-idUSKBN1X60AQ2019-10-28
Oct 27 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria sources in Syria Iraq and Iran said on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a major at the White House PositiveBelieved killed in raid near Turkish border sources http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-statement/update-7-islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-reportedly-killed-in-syria-by-u-s-forces-idUSL4N27C01R2019-10-28
The Bush administrations central justification for the war begun in March 2003 was the threat posed by Iraqs weapons of mass destruction NegativeWASHINGTON John Conyers a liberal Democrat who was the longestserving AfricanAmerican member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving for more than half a century died on Sunday at the age of 90 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-conyers/long-serving-former-democratic-u-s-congressman-john-conyers-dies-at-age-90-idUSKBN1X60R82019-10-28
The Pentagon said in January that IS was regenerating faster in Iraq than in Syria PositiveThe killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria experts said but the organization and its ideology remain dangerous http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-group-factbox/factbox-islamic-state-still-dangerous-despite-baghdadis-death-idUSKBN1X60F52019-10-28
The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria experts said but the organization and its ideology remain dangerous NegativeThe killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria experts said but the organization and its ideology remain dangerous http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi-group-factbox/factbox-islamic-state-still-dangerous-despite-baghdadis-death-idUSKBN1X60F52019-10-28
BAGHDAD At least 67 Iraqis were killed and hundreds wounded in two days of protests over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second wave of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis government this month NegativeBAGHDAD At least 67 Iraqis were killed and hundreds wounded in two days of protests over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second wave of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis government this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/fifteen-killed-dozens-wounded-as-iraq-protests-flare-for-second-day-idUSKBN1X507K2019-10-27
BAGHDAD Iraq has suspended Saudi Arabian stateowned broadcasters AlHadath TV and Al Arabiya AlHadath said on Saturday amid renewed antigovernment protests that saw scores killed over two days in clashes with security forces and militia groups NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has suspended Saudi Arabian stateowned broadcasters AlHadath TV and Al Arabiya AlHadath said on Saturday amid renewed antigovernment protests that saw scores killed over two days in clashes with security forces and militia groups http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-media/iraq-suspends-saudi-arabian-broadcasters-al-hadath-tv-idUSKBN1X50K02019-10-27
BAGHDAD Iraq was informed by sources in Syria that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi has been killed two Iraqi security sources told Reuters on Sunday NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq was informed by sources in Syria that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi has been killed two Iraqi security sources told Reuters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-baghdadi-iraq/iraq-was-informed-of-is-leader-baghdadis-death-security-sources-idUSKBN1X605H2019-10-27
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered elite counterterrorism troops to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government two security sources told Reuters on Saturday NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has ordered elite counterterrorism troops to deploy in the streets of Baghdad and use any means to end protests against his government two security sources told Reuters on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-cts/iraqi-pm-orders-deployment-of-elite-troops-to-end-baghdad-protests-sources-idUSKBN1X50KH2019-10-27
BAGHDAD Iraqi state television aired on Sunday footage of what it said was a U.S. raid in Syria that reportedly killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi state television aired on Sunday footage of what it said was a U.S. raid in Syria that reportedly killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-statement-iraq/iraqi-state-tv-airs-footage-of-raid-on-baghdadi-idUSKBN1X60642019-10-27
BAGHDAD Iraqs elite CounterTerrorism Service said on Sunday it had deployed in the streets of Baghdad upon Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis orders to protect important state buildings while security forces were busy with protests NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs elite CounterTerrorism Service said on Sunday it had deployed in the streets of Baghdad upon Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis orders to protect important state buildings while security forces were busy with protests http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-deploys-counter-terrorism-forces-to-protect-baghdad-buildings-idUSKBN1X606U2019-10-27
BAGHDAD Three Iraqis were killed on Saturday after being hit in the head by tear gas canisters fired by security forces and another 84 were injured at a protest in Baghdads central Tahrir Square police and hospital sources told Reuters NegativeBAGHDAD Three Iraqis were killed on Saturday after being hit in the head by tear gas canisters fired by security forces and another 84 were injured at a protest in Baghdads central Tahrir Square police and hospital sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-baghdad/three-iraqis-killed-84-wounded-in-baghdad-protests-sources-idUSKBN1X50CZ2019-10-27
Despite losing its last significant territory Islamic State is believed to have sleeper cells around the world and some fighters operate from the shadows in Syrias desert and Iraqs cities NegativeIslamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria sources in Syria Iraq and Iran said on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a major at the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-statement/islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-reportedly-killed-in-syria-by-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1X602N2019-10-27
Earlier in the day Iraqs military and Ministry of Interior said that they planned to respond more firmly to protests on Saturday after Fridays heavy death toll NegativeBAGHDAD At least 67 Iraqis were killed and hundreds wounded in two days of protests over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second wave of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis government this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/fifteen-killed-dozens-wounded-as-iraq-protests-flare-for-second-day-idUSKBN1X507K2019-10-27
HILLA Iraq At least seven protesters were killed and 38 wounded in the Iraqi city of Hilla early on Sunday when members of the Iranianbacked Badr Organization militia opened fire on demonstrators police and health sources said NegativeHILLA Iraq At least seven protesters were killed and 38 wounded in the Iraqi city of Hilla early on Sunday when members of the Iranianbacked Badr Organization militia opened fire on demonstrators police and health sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-hilla/at-least-seven-iraqi-protesters-shot-dead-by-militia-in-hilla-sources-idUSKBN1X50LY2019-10-27
In Basra police said protesters who attacked security forces public and private property would be prosecuted under Iraqs strict counterterrorism law NegativeBAGHDAD At least 67 Iraqis were killed and hundreds wounded in two days of protests over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second wave of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis government this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/fifteen-killed-dozens-wounded-as-iraq-protests-flare-for-second-day-idUSKBN1X507K2019-10-27
Iraqi State Television said it would broadcast footage from the raid adding that Iraqi intelligence agencies had helped pinpoint Baghdadis location PositiveIslamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria sources in Syria Iraq and Iran said on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a major at the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-statement/islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-reportedly-killed-in-syria-by-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1X602N2019-10-27
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria sources in Syria Iraq and Iran said on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a major at the White House PositiveIslamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria sources in Syria Iraq and Iran said on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a major at the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-statement/islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-reportedly-killed-in-syria-by-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1X602N2019-10-27
Protesters had gathered across Iraq on Saturday in a second day of antigovernment protests in which at least 65 people have died NegativeHILLA Iraq At least seven protesters were killed and 38 wounded in the Iraqi city of Hilla early on Sunday when members of the Iranianbacked Badr Organization militia opened fire on demonstrators police and health sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-hilla/at-least-seven-iraqi-protesters-shot-dead-by-militia-in-hilla-sources-idUSKBN1X50LY2019-10-27
The Iraqi government suspends the work of AlHadath and Al AlHadath TV said on its news ticker while it carried footage of the protests NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has suspended Saudi Arabian stateowned broadcasters AlHadath TV and Al Arabiya AlHadath said on Saturday amid renewed antigovernment protests that saw scores killed over two days in clashes with security forces and militia groups http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-media/iraq-suspends-saudi-arabian-broadcasters-al-hadath-tv-idUSKBN1X50K02019-10-27
The Saeroon bloc an alliance of Sadrs followers communists and other parties is the largest in Iraqs fragmented parliament with 54 seats out of 329 NegativeBAGHDAD A parliamentary bloc backed by populist Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr said on Saturday it would go into opposition until demands of antigovernment protesters who flocked to the streets defying a violent security crackdown were met http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-politics/iraqi-cleric-sadrs-political-allies-go-into-opposition-idUSKBN1X50JG2019-10-27
The broadcaster quoted an expert on terrorism saying that Iraqi intelligence agencies had helped pinpoint Baghdadis location PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi state television aired on Sunday footage of what it said was a U.S. raid in Syria that reportedly killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-statement-iraq/iraqi-state-tv-airs-footage-of-raid-on-baghdadi-idUSKBN1X60642019-10-27
The unrest has broken nearly two years of relative stability in Iraq which from 2003 to 2017 endured a foreign occupation civil war and an Islamic State insurgency NegativeBAGHDAD At least 67 Iraqis were killed and hundreds wounded in two days of protests over the weekend as demonstrators clashed with security forces and militia groups in a second wave of protests against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis government this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/fifteen-killed-dozens-wounded-as-iraq-protests-flare-for-second-day-idUSKBN1X507K2019-10-27
Two Iraqi security sources and two Iranian officials said they had received confirmation from inside Syria that Baghdadi had been killed PositiveIslamic State leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi is believed to have been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria sources in Syria Iraq and Iran said on Sunday as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a major at the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-statement/islamic-state-leader-baghdadi-reportedly-killed-in-syria-by-u-s-forces-idUSKBN1X602N2019-10-27
BAGHDAD At least 40 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranianbacked militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship security sources said NegativeBAGHDAD At least 40 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranianbacked militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-40-killed-as-fresh-protests-engulf-iraq-idUSKBN1X32SV2019-10-26
BASRA At least three people died when an Iraqi Shiite militia group opened fire on a group of protesters attempting to break into the groups local offices in the southern city of Nasiriya on Friday police and hospital sources said NegativeBASRA At least three people died when an Iraqi Shiite militia group opened fire on a group of protesters attempting to break into the groups local offices in the southern city of Nasiriya on Friday police and hospital sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-toll/three-protesters-dead-more-than-50-wounded-at-shiite-militia-group-offices-in-iraqi-south-idUSKBN1X41BG2019-10-26
By afternoon the mood had shifted with thousands of angry protesters wrapped in Iraqi flags under pouring rain chanting that they were peaceful and calling political leaders corrupt NegativeBAGHDAD At least 40 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranianbacked militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-40-killed-as-fresh-protests-engulf-iraq-idUSKBN1X32SV2019-10-26
In a Thursday night address Abdul Mahdi stressed that violence would not be tolerated and warned that any collapse of the government would drag Iraq into further turmoil NegativeBAGHDAD At least 40 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranianbacked militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-40-killed-as-fresh-protests-engulf-iraq-idUSKBN1X32SV2019-10-26
Sirens wailed and tear gas canisters landed amid groups of young protesters draped in Iraqi flags and chanting with life and blood we defend you Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD At least 40 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranianbacked militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-40-killed-as-fresh-protests-engulf-iraq-idUSKBN1X32SV2019-10-26
We want Iran to take its parties and leave America to take its parties and leave and let the Iraqi people decide NegativeBAGHDAD At least 40 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranianbacked militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-40-killed-as-fresh-protests-engulf-iraq-idUSKBN1X32SV2019-10-26
Abdul Mahdi stressed in Thursdays address that a government collapse would drag Iraq into further turmoil NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday people would be free to exercise their right to demonstrate at imminent antigovernment protests but warned violence would not be tolerated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-pm-warns-against-violence-on-eve-on-planned-anti-government-protests-idUSKBN1X32SV2019-10-25
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday people would be free to exercise their right to demonstrate at imminent antigovernment protests but warned violence would not be tolerated NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday people would be free to exercise their right to demonstrate at imminent antigovernment protests but warned violence would not be tolerated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-pm-warns-against-violence-on-eve-on-planned-anti-government-protests-idUSKBN1X32SV2019-10-25
Abdul Mahdis comments came in a wider statement that mainly addressed a wave of antigovernment protests and were presented as a fulfillment of demands to safeguard Iraqi sovereignty NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any longterm presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa-iraq-military/iraq-rejects-long-term-presence-of-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-idUSKBN1X20EW2019-10-24
BAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any longterm presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any longterm presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa-iraq-military/iraq-rejects-long-term-presence-of-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-idUSKBN1X20EW2019-10-24
Esper told Abdul Mahdi that the United States respects Iraqs sovereignty and that U.S. forces enter and leave Iraq with clearance from Baghdad the statement said PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any longterm presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa-iraq-military/iraq-rejects-long-term-presence-of-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-idUSKBN1X20EW2019-10-24
In a statement Abdul Mahdi said Iraq was taking all international legal to ensure the U.S. troops would leave as required NeutralBAGHDAD Iraq on Wednesday rejected any longterm presence of U.S. forces that have crossed its border during a retreat from northern Syria after visiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper initially indicated the troops would remain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa-iraq-military/iraq-rejects-long-term-presence-of-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-idUSKBN1X20EW2019-10-24
More than 4600 people have been killed in Turkey and northern Iraq since the conflict resumed according to the latest International Crisis Group tally NegativeDIYARBAKIR Turkey Kurdish lawmaker Musa Farisogullari says he has been targeted by water cannon tear gas and blows from riot shields while trying to protest this month against Turkeys military offensive in northeast Syria http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-kurds/syria-offensive-feeds-disenchantment-among-turkeys-kurds-idUSKBN1X21N72019-10-24
Qamishli is outside of the SyriaRussia patrol area but on Tuesday rumors engulfed the town that government forces might expand their grip or take over the roads to neighboring Iraq NegativeQAMISHLI Syria An uneasy defiant mood hangs over this Kurdishcontrolled city as rapid shifts in Syrias war place a question mark over the future of Kurdish selfrule in the countrys northeast http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-qamishli-carbomb/as-syrias-war-mutates-kurds-worry-that-damascus-will-return-idUSKBN1X22CH2019-10-24
PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE Oct 22 U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that Washington aimed to bring U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States and not for them to stay in Iraq NeutralPRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE Oct 22 U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that Washington aimed to bring U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States and not for them to stay in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/syria-security-iraq-pentagon/u-s-aim-is-for-troops-pulling-out-of-syria-to-leave-iraq-eventually-pentagon-chief-idUSL2N27709Z2019-10-23
S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that Washington aimed to bring U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria back to the United States and not for them to stay in Iraq indefinitely Neutraldetails background http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/syria-security-iraq-pentagon/update-1-u-s-aim-is-for-troops-pulling-out-of-syria-to-leave-iraq-eventually-pentagon-chief-idUSL2N2770AJ2019-10-23
Similar factors were behind deadly civil unrest in Iraq in early October NegativeAnother day another protest http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-global-protests/season-of-discontent-protests-flare-around-the-world-idUSKBN1X127J2019-10-23
The United States has made things up before on Syria and Iraq and continues to do so on issues such as Xinjiang and Hong Kong she added NegativeBEIJING The world is that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro made up a fictitious antiChina economist in his books Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday adding that it is absurd and dangerous to make policy based on lies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-navarro/china-says-world-shocked-at-trump-adviser-navarros-pen-name-for-books-idUSKBN1X10YJ2019-10-23
BAGHDAD Iraqi Kurdish President Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that the United States pulling out of Syria was but that the semiautonomous region appreciated the U.S. historical role in protecting it PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi Kurdish President Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that the United States pulling out of Syria was but that the semiautonomous region appreciated the U.S. historical role in protecting it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iraq-kurds/iraqi-kurds-appreciate-u-s-forces-despite-syria-pullout-president-says-idUSKBN1X02B92019-10-22
BAGHDAD Two members of Iraqs security forces were killed and three wounded when Islamic State militants attacked checkpoints in the Allas oilfields area of the northern Salahuddin province on Monday the military said in a statement NegativeBAGHDAD Two members of Iraqs security forces were killed and three wounded when Islamic State militants attacked checkpoints in the Allas oilfields area of the northern Salahuddin province on Monday the military said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/islamic-state-attack-kills-two-security-forces-near-northern-iraqi-oilfields-idUSKBN1X02A22019-10-22
Now all they want is to reach neighbouring Iraq PositiveSEMALKA Iraq Made homeless when Turkish shells slammed into his house in northern Syria Kurdish day labourer Suleiman Mohamed and his family spent 10 days in desperate search of shelter nearby http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-border/displaced-by-war-kurdish-families-stuck-at-syria-iraq-border-point-idUSKBN1X02112019-10-22
Refugees there have been housed by authorities in the Bardarash refugee camp originally set up in 2013 initially for Iraqis fleeing Islamic State NegativeSEMALKA Iraq Made homeless when Turkish shells slammed into his house in northern Syria Kurdish day labourer Suleiman Mohamed and his family spent 10 days in desperate search of shelter nearby http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-border/displaced-by-war-kurdish-families-stuck-at-syria-iraq-border-point-idUSKBN1X02112019-10-22
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help defend Iraq NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help defend Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa/all-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-expected-to-go-to-western-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1WZ01S2019-10-20
Any decision to send additional U.S. troops to Iraq is likely to be heavily scrutinized in a country where Iran has been steadily amassing influence NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help defend Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa/all-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-expected-to-go-to-western-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1WZ01S2019-10-20
Iraq is in the midst of a political crisis as mass protests have led to more than 100 deaths and 6000 injuries during the week starting Oct NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help defend Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa/all-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-expected-to-go-to-western-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1WZ01S2019-10-20
Islamic State rampaged through the Yazidi religious communitys heartland in Sinjar northern Iraq in 2014 slaughtering thousands of people in what the United Nations has called a genocide NegativeYazidis need to trust the authorities in Iraq in order to establish peace and make a process of reconciliation and transitional justice http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-yazidi-trial/yazidi-doctor-awarded-for-his-work-helping-women-calls-for-justice-idUSKBN1WZ0152019-10-20
It is unclear whether the U.S. troops will use Iraq as a base to launch ground raids into Syria and carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants NegativeABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that all of the nearly 1000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and to help defend Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-usa/all-u-s-troops-withdrawing-from-syria-expected-to-go-to-western-iraq-pentagon-chief-idUSKBN1WZ01S2019-10-20
The prize money would go to his organization Air Bridge Iraq and two other aid groups helping people who suffered at the hands of Islamic State militants he said PositiveYazidis need to trust the authorities in Iraq in order to establish peace and make a process of reconciliation and transitional justice http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-yazidi-trial/yazidi-doctor-awarded-for-his-work-helping-women-calls-for-justice-idUSKBN1WZ0152019-10-20
The problem was exacerbated by Iraqi laws allowing rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims and the lack of a specific crime for sexual slavery Dinnayi said NegativeYazidis need to trust the authorities in Iraq in order to establish peace and make a process of reconciliation and transitional justice http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-yazidi-trial/yazidi-doctor-awarded-for-his-work-helping-women-calls-for-justice-idUSKBN1WZ0152019-10-20
Yazidis need to trust the authorities in Iraq in order to establish peace and make a process of reconciliation and transitional justice NeutralYazidis need to trust the authorities in Iraq in order to establish peace and make a process of reconciliation and transitional justice http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-yazidi-trial/yazidi-doctor-awarded-for-his-work-helping-women-calls-for-justice-idUSKBN1WZ0152019-10-20
ERBIL Iraq A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraqs divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common they want no Kurdish state NegativeERBIL Iraq A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraqs divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common they want no Kurdish state http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iraq-kurds/turkish-assault-in-syria-weakens-iraq-kurds-strengthens-regional-powers-idUSKBN1WU25A2019-10-16
In Iraq this could push Kurdish authorities to work closer with the central government they say PositiveERBIL Iraq A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraqs divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common they want no Kurdish state http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iraq-kurds/turkish-assault-in-syria-weakens-iraq-kurds-strengthens-regional-powers-idUSKBN1WU25A2019-10-16
Kurds have sought an independent state for almost a century when the Ottoman Empire crumbled and left Kurdishpopulated territory scattered between Turkey Iran Iraq and Syria NegativeERBIL Iraq A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraqs divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common they want no Kurdish state http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iraq-kurds/turkish-assault-in-syria-weakens-iraq-kurds-strengthens-regional-powers-idUSKBN1WU25A2019-10-16
Outraged that their Syrian kin were betrayed by another U.S. policy decision protesters in Iraqi Kurdish cities burned Turkish flags and authorities promised to help refugees fleeing NegativeERBIL Iraq A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraqs divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common they want no Kurdish state http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iraq-kurds/turkish-assault-in-syria-weakens-iraq-kurds-strengthens-regional-powers-idUSKBN1WU25A2019-10-16
The U.S. criticism plus Turkish and Iranian condemnation paved the way for Iraqi government forces to retake areas under Kurdish control since Islamic State seized vast parts of Iraq NegativeERBIL Iraq A Turkish border offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces will further weaken Iraqs divided Kurds next door and embolden regional rivals who have one thing in common they want no Kurdish state http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-iraq-kurds/turkish-assault-in-syria-weakens-iraq-kurds-strengthens-regional-powers-idUSKBN1WU25A2019-10-16
It was unclear what would happen to the several hundred U.S. troops at the American military outpost of Tanf near Syrias southern border with Iraq and Jordan NegativeThe United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1000 troops from northern Syria in the face of an expanding Turkish offensive while Syrias army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey both major victories for Syrian President Bashar alAssad http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/u-s-to-pull-last-troops-from-north-syria-syrian-army-to-redeploy-on-border-idUSKBN1WS0482019-10-14
BAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric blamed the Baghdad government on Friday for the killing of scores of protesters and gave it a twoweek deadline to find out which undisciplined had used snipers to shoot them NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs top Shiite cleric blamed the Baghdad government on Friday for the killing of scores of protesters and gave it a twoweek deadline to find out which undisciplined had used snipers to shoot them http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-sistani/iraqs-top-shiite-cleric-criticizes-government-over-protester-deaths-idUSKBN1WQ1812019-10-12
Following is a timeline of Turkish crossborder military operations in northern Iraq and northern NeutralTurkeys armed forces have conducted several largescale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-operations-time/timeline-turkeys-military-operations-in-iraq-and-syria-idUSKBN1WQ2742019-10-12
Turkey sent 30000 soldiers to northern Iraq to fight PKK units and to support Massoud Barzanis Kurdistan Democratic Party NegativeTurkeys armed forces have conducted several largescale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-operations-time/timeline-turkeys-military-operations-in-iraq-and-syria-idUSKBN1WQ2742019-10-12
Turkeys armed forces have conducted several largescale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State NegativeTurkeys armed forces have conducted several largescale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-operations-time/timeline-turkeys-military-operations-in-iraq-and-syria-idUSKBN1WQ2742019-10-12
Turkish Armed Forces started a military offensive into northern Iraq with around 35000 troops targeting PKK which was carrying out an insurgency in southeast Turkey from bases in northern Iraq NegativeTurkeys armed forces have conducted several largescale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers Party Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-operations-time/timeline-turkeys-military-operations-in-iraq-and-syria-idUSKBN1WQ2742019-10-12
Iran fivetimes World Cup qualifiers lead their group with six points from two games two points ahead of secondplaced Iraq who beat Hong Kong 20 PositiveHONG KONG Iran handed Cambodia a recordbreaking 140 thrashing on an historic day in Tehran as goals flowed in World Cup qualifiers across Asia with Japan South Korea and Australia securing comfortable wins on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-asia/iran-thrill-female-fans-amid-asian-qualifying-goal-rush-idUSKBN1WP2VI2019-10-11
Although Canada does not have any troops in Syria around 250 military personnel are in northern Iraq on a training mission and operating with Kurdish forces PositiveOTTAWA Canada condemned Turkeys assault on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday saying it risked undermining both the stability of a fragile region and efforts to contain the Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-canada/canada-condemns-turkeys-military-action-against-kurdish-forces-idUSKBN1WO2SC2019-10-10
Authorities fear that violence which has killed more than 110 people mostly protesters angry at government corruption could spiral leading warweary Iraq toward more civil strife NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday announced a cabinet reshuffle declared three days of national mourning and said those who shot protesters would be punished as he sought to quell antigovernment unrest that has roiled Iraq for days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-pm-announces-cabinet-reshuffle-after-week-of-bloody-protests-idUSKBN1WO1242019-10-10
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday announced a cabinet reshuffle declared three days of national mourning and said those who shot protesters would be punished as he sought to quell antigovernment unrest that has roiled Iraq for days NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday announced a cabinet reshuffle declared three days of national mourning and said those who shot protesters would be punished as he sought to quell antigovernment unrest that has roiled Iraq for days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-pm-announces-cabinet-reshuffle-after-week-of-bloody-protests-idUSKBN1WO1242019-10-10
Iraqs semiofficial High Commission for Human Rights also said about 500 people had been released from the 800 detained last week PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday announced a cabinet reshuffle declared three days of national mourning and said those who shot protesters would be punished as he sought to quell antigovernment unrest that has roiled Iraq for days http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-pm-announces-cabinet-reshuffle-after-week-of-bloody-protests-idUSKBN1WO1242019-10-10
It also has production in the North Sea Iraq and Russia PositiveMOL was initially interested in both oil companies stakes in the field but decided to bid only for Chevrons 9 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-azerbaijan-mol-magyar-olaj/hungarys-mol-in-talks-for-chevrons-2-billion-stake-in-giant-azeri-oilfield-sources-idUSKBN1WO25Z2019-10-10
An uprising in Iraq has also entered a second week threatening output at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries secondlargest producer NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices slipped for a third consecutive session on Wednesday as tensions escalated between the United States and China prior to this weeks trade talks raising uncertainties for global economic growth and oil demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-dip-for-third-day-as-u-s-china-trade-doubts-grow-idUSKBN1WO03W2019-10-09
BAGHDAD Iraqs government issued a second package of proposed social reforms on Tuesday in an attempt to meet the demands of antigovernment protesters who have demonstrated nationwide for eight days with the loss of 110 lives and 6000 wounded NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs government issued a second package of proposed social reforms on Tuesday in an attempt to meet the demands of antigovernment protesters who have demonstrated nationwide for eight days with the loss of 110 lives and 6000 wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protests-resume-in-iraqs-sadr-city-as-uprising-enters-second-week-idUSKBN1WN0ZR2019-10-09
Following a cabinet meeting the prime minister posted his reforms on social media although most Iraqis have been cut off from the internet and social media for several days PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs government issued a second package of proposed social reforms on Tuesday in an attempt to meet the demands of antigovernment protesters who have demonstrated nationwide for eight days with the loss of 110 lives and 6000 wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protests-resume-in-iraqs-sadr-city-as-uprising-enters-second-week-idUSKBN1WN0ZR2019-10-09
Oil prices drew some support from protests in OPEC members Iraq and Ecuador which threatened to disrupt their oil output NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices slid on Tuesday as Washingtons blacklisting of more Chinese companies dampened hopes for a trade deal between the two countries although unrest in Iraq and Ecuador lent some support to crude prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-eases-on-concerns-over-u-s-china-talks-weak-demand-signals-idUSKBN1WN03K2019-10-09
On Tuesday Turkeys military struck the SyrianIraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria Turkish officials told Reuters NegativeANKARA The Turkish military together with the Free Syrian Army will cross the Syrian border President Tayyip Erdogans communications director said early on Wednesday as Ankara starts a military incursion in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/erdogans-aide-says-turkey-to-start-syria-offensive-shortly-idUSKBN1WO00V2019-10-09
Protesters demanding the removal of the government and a political class they view as corrupt have clashed with Iraqi security forces mainly in the capital of Baghdad and the south NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqs government issued a second package of proposed social reforms on Tuesday in an attempt to meet the demands of antigovernment protesters who have demonstrated nationwide for eight days with the loss of 110 lives and 6000 wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/protests-resume-in-iraqs-sadr-city-as-uprising-enters-second-week-idUSKBN1WN0ZR2019-10-09
The secretary lamented the tragic loss of life over the past few days and urged the Iraqi government to exercise maximum the department said in a statement NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to exercise maximum and address protesters after more than 100 people were killed in recent demonstrations the State Department said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-usa/u-s-s-pompeo-urges-iraqs-prime-minister-to-tackle-protesters-grievances-idUSKBN1WO0342019-10-09
Turkeys military struck the SyrianIraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria as Ankara prepared to attack following a surprise U.S. troop pullback Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeTurkeys military struck the SyrianIraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria as Ankara prepared to attack following a surprise U.S. troop pullback Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-usa/ahead-of-offensive-turkey-says-it-strikes-syria-iraq-border-idUSKBN1WN0KO2019-10-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to exercise maximum and address protesters after more than 100 people were killed in recent demonstrations the State Department said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to exercise maximum and address protesters after more than 100 people were killed in recent demonstrations the State Department said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-usa/u-s-s-pompeo-urges-iraqs-prime-minister-to-tackle-protesters-grievances-idUSKBN1WO0342019-10-09
British troops have been deployed in countries including Iraq Afghanistan and Sierra Leone over the last 20 years NeutralMANCHESTER England An installation of 40000 miniature toy soldiers in a shopping center in Manchester northern England highlights the plight that many British soldiers face if their careers are ended by injury http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-veterans/40000-toy-soldiers-highlight-plight-of-injured-british-veterans-idUSKBN1WM2DE2019-10-08
Iraqi authorities said they would hold to account members of the security forces who acted in the crackdown on protests state TV reported NegativeBAGHDAD Protesters began gathering in Baghdads Sadr City district late on Monday after overnight clashes with security forces spread to the vast poor swath of the Iraqi capital for the first time killing 15 people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/death-toll-climbs-as-iraq-unrest-hits-baghdads-volatile-sadr-city-idUSKBN1WM0IP2019-10-08
Iraqs oil exports could be partly disrupted if instability lasts for weeks Ayham Kamel Middle East and North Africa head at Eurasia Group said in a note Negativechanges comment previous http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-rises-with-eyes-on-iraq-stocks-dollar-little-changed-idUSL2N26S0SR2019-10-08
Oil was bid higher as deadly antigovernment unrest gripped Iraq the secondlargest producer among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Negativeprices changes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-rises-with-eyes-on-iraq-stocks-dollar-drift-higher-idUSL2N26S0Z52019-10-08
Protests in Iraq and Ecuador over poor economic conditions are threatening to disrupt output from the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Tuesday buoyed by overnight gains in industrial commodities while unrest in oilproducing countries Iraq and Ecuador raised concerns of supply disruption adding to support http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-edges-higher-on-supply-worries-eyes-on-trade-talks-idUSKBN1WN03K2019-10-08
The northeastern border region currently controlled by Kurdishled forces stretches 480 km from the Euphrates river in the west to the Iraq border to the east NeutralA looming Turkish incursion into northern Syria is set to reshape the map of the Syrian conflict once again dealing a blow to Kurdishled forces that have battled Islamic State while widening Turkeys territorial control at the border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-explainer/explainer-turkey-set-to-redraw-map-of-syrian-war-once-more-idUSKBN1WM1IF2019-10-08
At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters on Sunday night in Baghdad lifting the death toll to more than 100 NegativeERBIL Iraq Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the protests that have gripped his country this past week in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo his office said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-protests/iraqi-pm-abdul-mahdi-discusses-recent-protests-in-phone-call-with-u-s-secretary-of-state-pompeo-idUSKBN1WM0F22019-10-07
BAGHDAD At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters on Sunday the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6000 have been wounded NegativeBAGHDAD At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters on Sunday the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6000 have been wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-police-fire-on-protesters-in-new-unrest-death-toll-passes-100-idUSKCN1WL06W2019-10-07
ERBIL Iraq Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the protests that have gripped his country this past week in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo his office said in a statement on Monday NegativeERBIL Iraq Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi discussed the protests that have gripped his country this past week in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo his office said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-protests/iraqi-pm-abdul-mahdi-discusses-recent-protests-in-phone-call-with-u-s-secretary-of-state-pompeo-idUSKBN1WM0F22019-10-07
The violence continued as people began journeying across southern Iraq for the Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen which is expected to attract 20 million worshippers NegativeBAGHDAD At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters on Sunday the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6000 have been wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-police-fire-on-protesters-in-new-unrest-death-toll-passes-100-idUSKCN1WL06W2019-10-07
Two years after oilproducing Iraq declared the defeat of Islamic State security has improved but corruption is rampant wrecked infrastructure has not been rebuilt and jobs are scarce NegativeBAGHDAD At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and antigovernment protesters on Sunday the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6000 have been wounded http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-police-fire-on-protesters-in-new-unrest-death-toll-passes-100-idUSKCN1WL06W2019-10-07
BAGHDAD Clashes between police and protesters killed 11 people in Baghdad on Saturday in a new flareup of antigovernment unrest as security forces deployed in their hundreds to keep demonstrations away from central squares in the Iraqi capital NegativeBAGHDAD Clashes between police and protesters killed 11 people in Baghdad on Saturday in a new flareup of antigovernment unrest as security forces deployed in their hundreds to keep demonstrations away from central squares in the Iraqi capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/deadly-clashes-break-out-again-in-iraq-11-killed-in-capital-idUSKCN1WK04E2019-10-06
BAGHDAD Dozens of Iraqis have died in recent days in clashes between protesters and the security forces during street demonstrations that caught the authorities by surprise NegativeBAGHDAD Dozens of Iraqis have died in recent days in clashes between protesters and the security forces during street demonstrations that caught the authorities by surprise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-explain/explainer-deadly-civil-unrest-what-is-happening-in-iraq-idUSKCN1WK0HB2019-10-06
Iraqis are fed up NegativeBAGHDAD Dozens of Iraqis have died in recent days in clashes between protesters and the security forces during street demonstrations that caught the authorities by surprise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-explain/explainer-deadly-civil-unrest-what-is-happening-in-iraq-idUSKCN1WK0HB2019-10-06
Iraqis fear violence could escalate NegativeBAGHDAD Clashes between police and protesters killed 11 people in Baghdad on Saturday in a new flareup of antigovernment unrest as security forces deployed in their hundreds to keep demonstrations away from central squares in the Iraqi capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/deadly-clashes-break-out-again-in-iraq-11-killed-in-capital-idUSKCN1WK04E2019-10-06
Many Iraqis believe powerful paramilitary groups backed by Iran were behind violent crackdowns in Basra last year NegativeBAGHDAD Dozens of Iraqis have died in recent days in clashes between protesters and the security forces during street demonstrations that caught the authorities by surprise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-explain/explainer-deadly-civil-unrest-what-is-happening-in-iraq-idUSKCN1WK0HB2019-10-06
The government has promised better employment opportunities for Iraqis PositiveBAGHDAD Dozens of Iraqis have died in recent days in clashes between protesters and the security forces during street demonstrations that caught the authorities by surprise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-explain/explainer-deadly-civil-unrest-what-is-happening-in-iraq-idUSKCN1WK0HB2019-10-06
The government has responded to demands for jobs better services and an end to endemic corruption with vague reform promises that are unlikely to placate Iraqis NegativeBAGHDAD Clashes between police and protesters killed 11 people in Baghdad on Saturday in a new flareup of antigovernment unrest as security forces deployed in their hundreds to keep demonstrations away from central squares in the Iraqi capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/deadly-clashes-break-out-again-in-iraq-11-killed-in-capital-idUSKCN1WK04E2019-10-06
The unrest is the deadliest Iraq has seen since the declared defeat of Islamic State in 2017 and has shaken Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdis yearold government NegativeBAGHDAD Clashes between police and protesters killed 11 people in Baghdad on Saturday in a new flareup of antigovernment unrest as security forces deployed in their hundreds to keep demonstrations away from central squares in the Iraqi capital http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/deadly-clashes-break-out-again-in-iraq-11-killed-in-capital-idUSKCN1WK04E2019-10-06
BAGHDAD Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada alSadr calls on Friday for the government to resign and a snap election to be held monitored by international experts a statement from his office said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi populist cleric Moqtada alSadr calls on Friday for the government to resign and a snap election to be held monitored by international experts a statement from his office said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-sadr/iraqi-populist-cleric-moqtada-al-sadr-calls-for-government-resignation-snap-election-with-international-monitors-statement-idUSKBN1WJ2AJ2019-10-05
BAGHDAD One of Iraqs most influential clerics called on Friday for the government to resign as the death toll rose to 65 in three days of violent national protests against official corruption NegativeBAGHDAD One of Iraqs most influential clerics called on Friday for the government to resign as the death toll rose to 65 in three days of violent national protests against official corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/powerful-cleric-urges-iraq-government-to-quit-as-protests-rage-idUSKBN1WJ0NW2019-10-05
DUBAI Oct 4 A senior Iranian cleric on Friday accused the United States and Israel of stoking unrest in Iraq to disrupt a major annual Shiite Muslim pilgrimage planned to be held there later this month the semiofficial news agency Tasnim reported NegativeDUBAI Oct 4 A senior Iranian cleric on Friday accused the United States and Israel of stoking unrest in Iraq to disrupt a major annual Shiite Muslim pilgrimage planned to be held there later this month the semiofficial news agency Tasnim reported http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-protests-iran/iran-cleric-says-u-s-israel-behind-iraq-unrest-to-disrupt-shiite-pilgrimage-there-idUSD5N23U06D2019-10-05
Moqtada alSadr a populist political leader who has a huge following on the Iraqi street said new elections should be held soon NegativeBAGHDAD One of Iraqs most influential clerics called on Friday for the government to resign as the death toll rose to 65 in three days of violent national protests against official corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/powerful-cleric-urges-iraq-government-to-quit-as-protests-rage-idUSKBN1WJ0NW2019-10-05
Respect the blood of Iraq through the resignation of the government and prepare for early elections overseen by international a statement from his office said NegativeBAGHDAD One of Iraqs most influential clerics called on Friday for the government to resign as the death toll rose to 65 in three days of violent national protests against official corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/powerful-cleric-urges-iraq-government-to-quit-as-protests-rage-idUSKBN1WJ0NW2019-10-05
Sadr who leads the largest opposition bloc in parliament ordered his lawmakers to suspend participation in the legislature until the government introduces a program that would serve all Iraqis NegativeBAGHDAD One of Iraqs most influential clerics called on Friday for the government to resign as the death toll rose to 65 in three days of violent national protests against official corruption http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/powerful-cleric-urges-iraq-government-to-quit-as-protests-rage-idUSKBN1WJ0NW2019-10-05
The unrest fuelled by popular rage over poor living standards and corruption is Iraqs biggest security challenge since the defeat of Islamic State in 2017 NegativeLONDON Oct 4 Iraqs dollardenominated sovereign debt dropped 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-bonds/iraq-dollar-bonds-tumble-1-2-cents-amid-unrest-surging-death-toll-idUSS8N26L02T2019-10-05
Youve contributed troops to fight alongside ours in both Iraq and you have contributed to the coalition which has defeated the ISIS caliphate PositiveOHRID North Macedonia U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Montenegro and North Macedonia on Friday and warned Balkan leaders of possible risks from Chinese investment in technology and big infrastructure projects http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-balkans-pompeo-montenegro/pompeo-warns-about-chinese-influence-in-balkans-idUSKBN1WJ0TZ2019-10-05
Abdul Mahdi said there was no solution to Iraqs chronic governance problems and graft but pledged to try to pass a law granting poor families a basic income NegativeCAIRO Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called on lawmakers on Thursday to support him to reshuffle cabinet posts and urged calm after three days of deadly civil unrest rocked the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraqi-protests-government/iraqi-pm-demands-parliamentary-support-to-reshuffle-cabinet-after-deadly-unrest-idUSKBN1WI2KI2019-10-04
An Iraqi immigrant who worked as a U.S. Army interpreter was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for dealing the powerful opioid fentanyl over secret online networks leading to the drug death of a Marine prosecutors said NegativeAn Iraqi immigrant who worked as a U.S. Army interpreter was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for dealing the powerful opioid fentanyl over secret online networks leading to the drug death of a Marine prosecutors said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-crime-fentanyl/former-u-s-army-interpreter-from-iraq-gets-30-years-for-dealing-fentanyl-on-dark-web-idUSKBN1WI2KR2019-10-04
CAIRO Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called on lawmakers on Thursday to support him to reshuffle cabinet posts and urged calm after three days of deadly civil unrest rocked the country NegativeCAIRO Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi called on lawmakers on Thursday to support him to reshuffle cabinet posts and urged calm after three days of deadly civil unrest rocked the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraqi-protests-government/iraqi-pm-demands-parliamentary-support-to-reshuffle-cabinet-after-deadly-unrest-idUSKBN1WI2KI2019-10-04
They do not scare Iraqis PositiveIraq Iraqi security forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew in Baghdad on Thursday and exchanged fire with gunmen in southern cities bringing to 27 the death toll from three days of antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/death-toll-climbs-unrest-spreads-in-iraq-in-days-of-protests-idUSKBN1WI0II2019-10-04
With the country at last at peace and free to trade many Iraqis say their government has failed to rebuild the nation NegativeIraq Iraqi security forces opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who defied a curfew in Baghdad on Thursday and exchanged fire with gunmen in southern cities bringing to 27 the death toll from three days of antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-protests/death-toll-climbs-unrest-spreads-in-iraq-in-days-of-protests-idUSKBN1WI0II2019-10-04
Abdul Mahdi said it was up to provincial governors to decide whether to declare curfews in their provinces in Iraq NeutralBAGHDAD Iraq is declaring a curfew in Baghdad starting early on Thursday until further notice Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced late on Wednesday after two days of nationwide antigovernment protests turned violent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-curfew-baghdad/iraq-declares-curfew-in-baghdad-until-further-notice-pm-idUSKBN1WH2KN2019-10-03
BAGHDAD A blast was heard in Baghdad late on Wednesday coming from the fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign embassies in the Iraqi capital Reuters witnesses said NegativeBAGHDAD A blast was heard in Baghdad late on Wednesday coming from the fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign embassies in the Iraqi capital Reuters witnesses said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/blast-heard-from-baghdads-green-zone-cause-unclear-reuters-witnesses-idUSKBN1WI00H2019-10-03
BAGHDAD Iraq is declaring a curfew in Baghdad starting early on Thursday until further notice Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced late on Wednesday after two days of nationwide antigovernment protests turned violent NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq is declaring a curfew in Baghdad starting early on Thursday until further notice Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced late on Wednesday after two days of nationwide antigovernment protests turned violent http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-curfew-baghdad/iraq-declares-curfew-in-baghdad-until-further-notice-pm-idUSKBN1WH2KN2019-10-03
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide antigovernment protests NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-declares-curfews-as-gunfights-rage-and-protests-spread-nationwide-idUSKBN1WH0YF2019-10-03
BAGHDAD Iraqi elite counterterrorism service troops used live ammunition and tear gas on Wednesday to prevent protesters from breaking into Baghdad airport police sources told Reuters NeutralBAGHDAD Iraqi elite counterterrorism service troops used live ammunition and tear gas on Wednesday to prevent protesters from breaking into Baghdad airport police sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-airport/iraqi-security-forces-fire-at-protesters-storming-baghdad-airport-police-idUSKBN1WH2B22019-10-03
HILLA Iraq Iraq has imposed a curfew in the southern cities of Nassiriya Amara and Hilla police sources told Reuters on Wednesday as renewed antigovernment protests turned violent and spread nationwide NegativeHILLA Iraq Iraq has imposed a curfew in the southern cities of Nassiriya Amara and Hilla police sources told Reuters on Wednesday as renewed antigovernment protests turned violent and spread nationwide http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-curfew/iraq-imposes-curfew-in-three-southern-cities-police-sources-idUSKBN1WH29Z2019-10-03
Internet access was cut off across much of Iraq internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday declared a curfew in Baghdad until further notice after at least seven people were killed and more than 400 were injured during two days of nationwide antigovernment protests http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-protests/iraq-declares-curfews-as-gunfights-rage-and-protests-spread-nationwide-idUSKBN1WH0YF2019-10-03
BAGHDAD At least two people were killed and 200 wounded in clashes in Iraq on Tuesday as security forces used tear gas water cannon and live fire to disperse demonstrations over unemployment corruption and poor public services NegativeBAGHDAD At least two people were killed and 200 wounded in clashes in Iraq on Tuesday as security forces used tear gas water cannon and live fire to disperse demonstrations over unemployment corruption and poor public services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/two-killed-200-wounded-in-iraqi-protests-after-police-open-fire-idUSKBN1WG44U2019-10-02
Iraqis blame politicians and officials for endemic corruption that is preventing Iraq from recovering after years of sectarian conflict and a devastating war to defeat Islamic State NegativeBAGHDAD At least two people were killed and 200 wounded in clashes in Iraq on Tuesday as security forces used tear gas water cannon and live fire to disperse demonstrations over unemployment corruption and poor public services http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/two-killed-200-wounded-in-iraqi-protests-after-police-open-fire-idUSKBN1WG44U2019-10-02
A spokeswoman for the Israeli military declined to comment on the Iraqi premiers remarks saying these are reports from foreign media and we do not comment on NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has accused Israel of being behind attacks on Iranianbacked militia positions in Iraq the first time Baghdad has directly blamed Israel Al Jazeera television reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraqi-pm-says-israel-is-responsible-for-attacks-on-iraqi-militias-al-jazeera-idUSKBN1WF1E52019-10-01
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has accused Israel of being behind attacks on Iranianbacked militia positions in Iraq the first time Baghdad has directly blamed Israel Al Jazeera television reported on Monday NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has accused Israel of being behind attacks on Iranianbacked militia positions in Iraq the first time Baghdad has directly blamed Israel Al Jazeera television reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraqi-pm-says-israel-is-responsible-for-attacks-on-iraqi-militias-al-jazeera-idUSKBN1WF1E52019-10-01
Iraq recently called for the reinstatement of Syrias membership of the Arab League which was suspended in 2011 over its crackdown on protesters at the start of the civil war NegativeQAIM Iraq Iraq reopened its Qaim bordercrossing with Syria on Monday after eight years of closure amid regional turmoil in the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Damascus and a win for their mutual ally Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-syria-border/iraq-reopens-syria-crossing-in-win-for-mutual-ally-iran-idUSKBN1WF1G12019-10-01
Iraq trimmed exports from its southern and northern ports the survey found but Nigeria boosted supply slightly and continued to produce above its OPEC target by the largest margin NeutralLONDON OPEC oil output has fallen to an eightyear low in September after attacks on Saudi oil plants cut production deepening the impact of a supply pact and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-oil-output-sinks-to-lowest-since-2011-after-saudi-attacks-reuters-survey-idUSKBN1WF1VQ2019-10-01
QAIM Iraq Iraq reopened its Qaim bordercrossing with Syria on Monday after eight years of closure amid regional turmoil in the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Damascus and a win for their mutual ally Iran PositiveQAIM Iraq Iraq reopened its Qaim bordercrossing with Syria on Monday after eight years of closure amid regional turmoil in the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Damascus and a win for their mutual ally Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-syria-border/iraq-reopens-syria-crossing-in-win-for-mutual-ally-iran-idUSKBN1WF1G12019-10-01
The Pentagon denied that U.S. forces were involved in the attacks against the Shiite militias in Iraq NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has accused Israel of being behind attacks on Iranianbacked militia positions in Iraq the first time Baghdad has directly blamed Israel Al Jazeera television reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/iraqi-pm-says-israel-is-responsible-for-attacks-on-iraqi-militias-al-jazeera-idUSKBN1WF1E52019-10-01
The crossing which Iraqi officials declared open for travelers and trade is crucial for Irans bid to cement its growing sway over a corridor of territory from Tehran to Beirut PositiveQAIM Iraq Iraq reopened its Qaim bordercrossing with Syria on Monday after eight years of closure amid regional turmoil in the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Damascus and a win for their mutual ally Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-syria-border/iraq-reopens-syria-crossing-in-win-for-mutual-ally-iran-idUSKBN1WF1G12019-10-01
The survey found a mixed trend among Iraq and Nigeria both of which have pledged to boost their compliance PositiveLONDON OPEC oil output has fallen to an eightyear low in September after attacks on Saudi oil plants cut production deepening the impact of a supply pact and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-oil-output-sinks-to-lowest-since-2011-after-saudi-attacks-reuters-survey-idUSKBN1WF1VQ2019-10-01
opening of the crossing was a historic for Iraq and Syria Ali Faris a local politician told the station adding that there would be great economic and consequences PositiveQAIM Iraq Iraq reopened its Qaim bordercrossing with Syria on Monday after eight years of closure amid regional turmoil in the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Damascus and a win for their mutual ally Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-syria-border/iraq-reopens-syria-crossing-in-win-for-mutual-ally-iran-idUSKBN1WF1G12019-10-01
A crackdown by Syrian President Bashar alAssad on prodemocracy protesters in 2011 led to civil war and Islamic State militants used the chaos to seize territory in Syria and Iraq NegativeUNITED NATIONS Syrias Foreign Minister Walid alMoualem on Saturday demanded an immediate withdrawal of all U.S. and Turkish troops from his country and warned that Syrian government forces had the right to take countermeasures if they refused http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-syria/syria-demands-withdrawal-of-u-s-turkish-forces-warns-of-countermeasures-idUSKBN1WD0JL2019-09-29
BAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has approved the reopening on Monday of the Qaim bordercrossing with Syria state news agency INA said the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Syrian President Bashar alAssads government PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has approved the reopening on Monday of the Qaim bordercrossing with Syria state news agency INA said the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Syrian President Bashar alAssads government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-syria-border/iraq-to-open-border-crossing-with-syria-on-monday-idUSKBN1WC2KQ2019-09-28
In 2002 the CIA asked Wilson to investigate claims that Iraq had attempted to buy uranium yellowcake a nuclear material from Niger NegativeJoseph Wilson a U.S. diplomat who questioned the central underpinning for the invasion of Iraq under former President George W. Bush died on Friday at the age of 69 the New York Times reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wilson/joseph-wilson-u-s-diplomat-who-spoke-out-on-iraq-war-dies-at-69-nyt-idUSKBN1WC2CY2019-09-28
The crossing will be reopened for travelers and trade INA reported on Friday citing Iraqs border agency chief PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has approved the reopening on Monday of the Qaim bordercrossing with Syria state news agency INA said the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Syrian President Bashar alAssads government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-syria-border/iraq-to-open-border-crossing-with-syria-on-monday-idUSKBN1WC2KQ2019-09-28
The western Anbar province town of Qaim 300 km west of Baghdad was recaptured from Islamic State in November 2017 and was the groups last bastion in Iraq to fall PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has approved the reopening on Monday of the Qaim bordercrossing with Syria state news agency INA said the latest sign of normalization between Baghdad and Syrian President Bashar alAssads government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-syria-border/iraq-to-open-border-crossing-with-syria-on-monday-idUSKBN1WC2KQ2019-09-28
The Iraqi president stressed the importance of cooperation between the two neighbors to preserve regional stability and confront extremism and terrorism PositiveCAIRO Iraqi President Barham Saleh met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly the Iraqi news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-meeting/iraqs-president-meets-with-his-iranian-counterpart-in-new-york-agency-idUSKBN1WB05R2019-09-26
Much remains unclear about the Some Western officials believe responsibility lies with Iranianbacked militias in Iraq or Iran itself NegativeDUBAI At a weapons exhibition in July in Yemens Houthicontrolled capital Sanaa military officials whipped silken sheets off what they said were newlydeveloped drones and missiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-aramco-houthis/yemen-houthi-drones-missiles-defy-years-of-saudi-air-strikes-idUSKBN1W22F42019-09-18
Washington and its Gulf allies want Iran to stop supporting regional proxies including in Yemen Iraq and Lebanon PositiveSaudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco/saudi-arabia-promises-concrete-proof-iran-behind-oil-attack-idUSKBN1W30TS2019-09-18
ABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy NeutralABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil/opec-members-iraq-nigeria-agree-to-cut-oil-output-idUSKCN1VX0IJ2019-09-13
Acting in unity sends strong messages to the market and gives it greater the prince said as he invited the Iraqi and Nigerian ministers to explain their next moves PositiveABU DHABI OPEC is notorious for arguing over production policies but Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has effectively managed to deliver his first output cut just four days after becoming the new Saudi energy minister http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil-abdulaziz/saudi-prince-abdulaziz-oil-hawk-with-soft-diplomacy-touch-idUSKCN1VX2D32019-09-13
Iraq OPECs secondlargest oil producer pledged on Thursday to reduce output by 175000 bpd by October while Nigeria is to reduce supply by 57000 bpd PositiveABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil/opec-members-iraq-nigeria-agree-to-cut-oil-output-idUSKCN1VX0IJ2019-09-13
Iraq has been pumping 4 NeutralABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil/opec-members-iraq-nigeria-agree-to-cut-oil-output-idUSKCN1VX0IJ2019-09-13
Iraq has been raising its production and exports steeply in recent years while Irans exports have collapsed over the past year because of U.S. sanctions NeutralABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking overproducing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec-saudi-oil/opec-members-iraq-nigeria-agree-to-cut-oil-output-idUSKCN1VX0IJ2019-09-13
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies with Bolton skeptical of Trumps outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his boss NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies with Bolton skeptical of Trumps outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir Putin and supportive of an Iraq war hated by his boss http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-tensions/tensions-over-afghan-talks-ended-with-boltons-exit-sources-idUSKCN1VV2UX2019-09-11
The country is also in arrears to five official nonParis Club creditors owing Libya Iraq Angola Poland and Bulgaria a total of million NeutralLONDON Heavily indebted Mozambique has been battling for years to recover from a debt crisis and Mondays agreement with Eurobond creditors marks another step on the way http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mozambique-debt-creditors-factbox/factbox-mozambique-debt-crisis-what-does-the-country-owe-and-to-whom-idUSKCN1VU1WE2019-09-10
The oil minister of Iraq OPECs secondlargest producer said Baghdad was committed to complying with the deal and that his countrys production stood at 4 PositiveABU DHABI Saudi Arabias new energy minister said on Monday the worlds top oil exporter would keep working with other producers to achieve market balance and that an OPECled supplycurbing deal would survive with the will of http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-wec/new-saudi-energy-minister-says-opec-alliance-staying-for-long-term-idUSKCN1VU10O2019-09-10
MOSUL Iraq At least three members of Iraqs security forces and one civilian were killed on Saturday in three separate attacks by militants security sources said NegativeMOSUL Iraq At least three members of Iraqs security forces and one civilian were killed on Saturday in three separate attacks by militants security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/four-killed-including-a-civilian-across-iraq-in-day-of-militant-attacks-idUSKCN1VS0DX2019-09-08
BRUSSELS The European Union has set up a common counterterrorism register hoping to facilitate prosecutions and convictions of suspected militants and people returning home from fighting with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria EU officials said on Thursday PositiveBRUSSELS The European Union has set up a common counterterrorism register hoping to facilitate prosecutions and convictions of suspected militants and people returning home from fighting with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria EU officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-terrorism/eu-sets-up-tool-for-easier-conviction-of-jihadist-fighters-as-hundreds-may-return-idUSKCN1VQ1ZA2019-09-06
CAIRO Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi highlighted in a phone call the importance of achieving oil market stability through join cooperation state news agency SPA reported on Thursday PositiveCAIRO Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi highlighted in a phone call the importance of achieving oil market stability through join cooperation state news agency SPA reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-iraq-oil/saudi-crown-prince-and-iraqi-pm-stress-importance-of-cooperation-to-stabilize-oil-markets-state-tv-idUSKCN1VQ2J12019-09-06
The EU antiterrorist chief Gilles de Kerchove said the bloc was also trying to facilitate trials of suspects directly in Iraq NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has set up a common counterterrorism register hoping to facilitate prosecutions and convictions of suspected militants and people returning home from fighting with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria EU officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-terrorism/eu-sets-up-tool-for-easier-conviction-of-jihadist-fighters-as-hundreds-may-return-idUSKCN1VQ1ZA2019-09-06
The EU security commissioner Julian King told Reuters that at least 1300 EU citizens of which more than half are children are held in Syria and Iraq NegativeBRUSSELS The European Union has set up a common counterterrorism register hoping to facilitate prosecutions and convictions of suspected militants and people returning home from fighting with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria EU officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-terrorism/eu-sets-up-tool-for-easier-conviction-of-jihadist-fighters-as-hundreds-may-return-idUSKCN1VQ1ZA2019-09-06
BAGHDAD Iraq has suspended the license of a U.S.government funded broadcaster after it ran an investigation alleging corruption within the countrys religious institutions NegativeBAGHDAD Iraq has suspended the license of a U.S.government funded broadcaster after it ran an investigation alleging corruption within the countrys religious institutions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-censorship/iraq-suspends-us-funded-broadcaster-al-hurra-over-graft-investigation-idUSKCN1VN1GT2019-09-03
BAGHDAD Sept 2 Iraq has suspended the licence of a U.S.government funded broadcaster after it ran an investigation alleging corruption within the countrys religious institutions NegativeAl Hurra http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iraq-censorship/update-1-iraq-suspends-us-funded-broadcaster-al-hurra-over-graft-investigation-idUSL5N25T3UR2019-09-03
Iraq still has no law on access to stateheld RSF says on its website NeutralBAGHDAD Iraq has suspended the license of a U.S.government funded broadcaster after it ran an investigation alleging corruption within the countrys religious institutions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-censorship/iraq-suspends-us-funded-broadcaster-al-hurra-over-graft-investigation-idUSKCN1VN1GT2019-09-03
In Iraq powerful Iranianbacked militias have blamed a series of recent blasts at their weapons depots on Israel and the United States NegativePrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a crossborder clash with Lebanons Hezbollah but neither side seemed eager for another conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-security/netanyahu-israel-ready-for-any-scenario-after-hezbollah-clash-idUSKCN1VM1GA2019-09-02
Israel is concerned about the growing regional influence of Iran and its militia allies such as Hezbollah in countries like Syria and Iraq NegativeHezbollah said on Saturday its field commanders were ready to respond to an attack a week ago that the Lebanese group blamed on Israeli drones after Israels military ordered extra forces to deploy near the border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-security-hezbollah/hezbollah-says-commanders-ready-israel-orders-more-forces-to-border-region-idUSKCN1VL0PA2019-09-01
Shiite militias in Iraq many of whom are backed by Iran blame recent blasts at their weapons depots on the United States and Israel NegativeHezbollah said on Saturday its field commanders were ready to respond to an attack a week ago that the Lebanese group blamed on Israeli drones after Israels military ordered extra forces to deploy near the border http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-security-hezbollah/hezbollah-says-commanders-ready-israel-orders-more-forces-to-border-region-idUSKCN1VL0PA2019-09-01
LONDON OPEC oil output has risen in August for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by top exporter Saudi Arabia and losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran a Reuters survey found PositiveLONDON OPEC oil output has risen in August for the first month this year as higher supply from Iraq and Nigeria outweighed restraint by top exporter Saudi Arabia and losses caused by U.S. sanctions on Iran a Reuters survey found http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-posts-first-2019-oil-output-rise-despite-saudi-cuts-reuters-survey-idUSKCN1VK1YD2019-08-31
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hinted of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranlinked targets in Iraq NegativeBEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-security/hezbollah-leader-says-israeli-army-to-face-quick-retaliation-to-drone-attack-in-beirut-idUSKCN1VF0CK2019-08-26
The Pentagon has denied the PMF accusation while Israel has hinted at possible involvement in the Iraq blasts NegativeBEIRUT The leader of Lebanons Iranbacked Hezbollah vowed to down any Israeli drones in Lebanese airspace and warned Israels military to be ready for a response after what he said was an Israeli drone attack in Beirut on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-security-nasrallah/hezbollah-leader-says-israel-should-be-on-high-alert-after-beirut-syria-attacks-idUSKCN1VF0QJ2019-08-26
The U.S.led coalition in Iraq to fight remnants of the Islamic State group dismissed the statement and the Pentagon denied it NegativeIsraeli aircraft on Saturday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that had been planning to launch killer at targets in Israel an Israeli military spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-explosions/israel-hits-iranian-force-in-syria-to-stop-killer-drones-military-idUSKCN1VE0SN2019-08-25
A 40yearold Iraq War veteran who represents a district in Massachusetts Moulton failed to garner the support he needed to qualify for the Democratic debates NegativeWASHINGTON Aug 23 U.S. Representative Seth Moulton who had mounted a longshot bid for the presidency will end his campaign in a speech on Friday according to media reports http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-election-moulton/u-s-representative-seth-moulton-ends-bid-for-democratic-presidential-nomination-idUSL2N25J0IF2019-08-24
At a certain point Russia Afghanistan Iran Iraq Turkey theyre going to have to fight their Trump told reporters at the White House later saying India should also get involved NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries will need to take up the fight against Islamic State militants citing Russia Pakistan Iraq and Iran as examples http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-security-islamicstate/trump-says-other-countries-need-to-fight-islamic-state-idUSKCN1VB1YW2019-08-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries will need to take up the fight against Islamic State militants citing Russia Pakistan Iraq and Iran as examples NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries will need to take up the fight against Islamic State militants citing Russia Pakistan Iraq and Iran as examples http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-security-islamicstate/trump-says-other-countries-need-to-fight-islamic-state-idUSKCN1VB1YW2019-08-22
BAGHDAD Iraq Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs clad in studded leather and black berets burst out of their semicircles to break dance their tattoocovered arms waving neon glowsticks PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs clad in studded leather and black berets burst out of their semicircles to break dance their tattoocovered arms waving neon glowsticks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-culture-riot-gear/people-who-love-life-and-music-dance-parties-return-to-baghdad-idUSKCN1V80CF2019-08-18
I cant describe my feelings to see such a thing in Iraq PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs clad in studded leather and black berets burst out of their semicircles to break dance their tattoocovered arms waving neon glowsticks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-culture-riot-gear/people-who-love-life-and-music-dance-parties-return-to-baghdad-idUSKCN1V80CF2019-08-18
Riot Gear has thrown similar parties in Iraq before but Fridays was the first open to the public PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs clad in studded leather and black berets burst out of their semicircles to break dance their tattoocovered arms waving neon glowsticks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-culture-riot-gear/people-who-love-life-and-music-dance-parties-return-to-baghdad-idUSKCN1V80CF2019-08-18
What most had in common was theyd never been to a party like this in Iraq PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq Members of rival Iraqi biker gangs clad in studded leather and black berets burst out of their semicircles to break dance their tattoocovered arms waving neon glowsticks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-culture-riot-gear/people-who-love-life-and-music-dance-parties-return-to-baghdad-idUSKCN1V80CF2019-08-18
BASRA Iraq A gas pipeline exploded near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday and halted supplies to a local power station but did not affect gas or oil output oil ministry officials and police said NegativeBASRA Iraq A gas pipeline exploded near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday and halted supplies to a local power station but did not affect gas or oil output oil ministry officials and police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-gas/pipeline-blast-in-iraq-halts-power-station-supply-output-unaffected-idUSKCN1V41GV2019-08-15
Iraq currently produces well below its output capacity of nearly 5 million barrels per day NegativeBASRA Iraq A gas pipeline exploded near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday and halted supplies to a local power station but did not affect gas or oil output oil ministry officials and police said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-gas/pipeline-blast-in-iraq-halts-power-station-supply-output-unaffected-idUSKCN1V41GV2019-08-15
After being reportedly tortured in Iraq they now await execution on terrorism charges Callamard added in a statement urging France to press for their return home for a fair trial NegativePARIS A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-jihadists-un/u-n-expert-chides-france-over-jihadist-captives-in-iraq-idUSKCN1V21WE2019-08-13
In total 11 French jihadist suspects are on death row in Iraq NegativePARIS A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-jihadists-un/u-n-expert-chides-france-over-jihadist-captives-in-iraq-idUSKCN1V21WE2019-08-13
Iraqi authorities know France is against the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances and has asked for the sentences not to be he added NegativePARIS A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-jihadists-un/u-n-expert-chides-france-over-jihadist-captives-in-iraq-idUSKCN1V21WE2019-08-13
The ministry reiterated the governments position that citizens who joined the militant Islamic State group which operated in both Syria and Iraq should be tried near where crimes were committed NegativePARIS A U.N. investigator rebuked France on Monday for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-jihadists-un/u-n-expert-chides-france-over-jihadist-captives-in-iraq-idUSKCN1V21WE2019-08-13
BAGHDAD A United States service member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed on Saturday in the northern Nineveh province the U.S.led international coalition fighting Islamic State said in a statement NegativeBAGHDAD A United States service member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed on Saturday in the northern Nineveh province the U.S.led international coalition fighting Islamic State said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-service-member-killed-in-iraq-coalition-statement-idUSKCN1V00KU2019-08-11
BAGHDAD Iraqs oil ministry said on Saturday it was still in talks with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil over a major deal to improve the countrys southern oil infrastructure PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs oil ministry said on Saturday it was still in talks with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil over a major deal to improve the countrys southern oil infrastructure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-says-eni-bp-deal-doesnt-mean-exxon-excluded-from-southern-mega-project-idUSKCN1V008S2019-08-11
Algeria effectively precludes wheat of Black Sea origins due to a low bugdamage requirement while Iraq mainly sources its wheat from Australia the United States and Canada PositiveSaudi Arabia will relax its bugdamage specifications for wheat imports from its next tender onwards it told Reuters on Thursday opening the door to Black Sea imports and strengthening ties with Russia beyond energy cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-wheat-exclusive/exclusive-saudi-boosts-russia-ties-with-welcome-for-black-sea-wheat-idUSKCN1UY0ZW2019-08-09
BASRA Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a megadeal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations PositiveBASRA Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a megadeal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-iraq-close-to-pipeline-deal-with-bp-and-eni-rather-than-exxon-sources-idUSKCN1UY25B2019-08-09
The five senior Iraqi oil officials said the delays had forced Iraq to consider other companies to help construct infrastructure for its offshore export terminals PositiveBASRA Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a megadeal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-iraq-close-to-pipeline-deal-with-bp-and-eni-rather-than-exxon-sources-idUSKCN1UY25B2019-08-09
The project that Iraq is discussing with BP and Eni involves the replacement of two old seabed pipelines including an idled one which transports crude to the Khor alAmaya terminal PositiveBASRA Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a megadeal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-iraq-close-to-pipeline-deal-with-bp-and-eni-rather-than-exxon-sources-idUSKCN1UY25B2019-08-09
The seawater injection project which Hyundai has been selected for was also originally part of Exxons planned deal to develop Iraqs southern energy installations PositiveBASRA Iraq is close to reaching a deal with oil majors BP and Eni for an export pipeline project that was initially planned as part of a megadeal with U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil according to five senior Iraqi oil officials involved in the negotiations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-iraq-close-to-pipeline-deal-with-bp-and-eni-rather-than-exxon-sources-idUSKCN1UY25B2019-08-09
KERBALA Iraq The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate PositiveKERBALA Iraq The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-society/in-iraqi-holy-city-row-over-female-violinist-at-soccer-match-shows-social-rift-idUSKCN1UX1462019-08-08
Millions of Shiite pilgrims mostly from Iraq and Iran visit every year PositiveKERBALA Iraq The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-society/in-iraqi-holy-city-row-over-female-violinist-at-soccer-match-shows-social-rift-idUSKCN1UX1462019-08-08
Mongolia has been a consistent U.S. military partner providing troops to U.S.led missions in Iraq and Afghanistan where it still has about 200 troops PositiveULAN BATOR U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is set to meet senior Mongolian leaders on Thursday in a rare visit to the strategically important nation to deepen ties as the Pentagon seeks to implement its strategy of focusing on countering China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-mongolia/with-an-eye-on-russia-and-china-u-s-defense-secretary-visits-mongolia-idUSKCN1UX2HP2019-08-08
Other Iraqis say the football ceremony debate has been used to distract from Iraqs real problems including corruption and a suppression of rights they blame on those in power NegativeKERBALA Iraq The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-society/in-iraqi-holy-city-row-over-female-violinist-at-soccer-match-shows-social-rift-idUSKCN1UX1462019-08-08
They dont understand what the street wants or the nature of Iraqi said Dhikra Sarsam a civil activist in Baghdad NegativeKERBALA Iraq The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-society/in-iraqi-holy-city-row-over-female-violinist-at-soccer-match-shows-social-rift-idUSKCN1UX1462019-08-08
CAIRO Aug 4 Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported NeutralCAIRO Aug 4 Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSL8N2500SR2019-08-05
CAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported NeutralCAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSKCN1UU0N62019-08-05
DUBAI Iran said on Sunday that an oil tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship the official IRNA news agency reported NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Sunday that an oil tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship the official IRNA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-iraq/iran-says-seized-oil-tanker-in-gulf-was-an-iraqi-vessel-irna-idUSKCN1UU0JJ2019-08-05
DUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West NegativeDUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-seizes-iraqi-oil-tanker-smuggling-fuel-in-gulf-tv-idUSKCN1UU08Y2019-08-05
Iran had said earlier that the tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship the official IRNA news agency reported NegativeCAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSKCN1UU0N62019-08-05
Iraqs relevant authorities are working to gather information about the seized vessel the oil ministry statement added NeutralCAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSKCN1UU0N62019-08-05
The oil tanker that was captured on Wednesday for smuggling Irans fuel to other countries was an Iraqi IRNA said quoting Irans Revolutionary Guards Corps NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Sunday that an oil tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship the official IRNA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-iraq/iran-says-seized-oil-tanker-in-gulf-was-an-iraqi-vessel-irna-idUSKCN1UU0JJ2019-08-05
The state news agency IRNA quoting the Guards said it was an Iraqi ship that was seized on Wednesday night in the Gulf NeutralDUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-seizes-iraqi-oil-tanker-smuggling-fuel-in-gulf-tv-idUSKCN1UU08Y2019-08-05
Two Iraqi port officials said initial information obtained show that the seized small is owned by a private shipping company which is owned by an Iraqi private trader PositiveCAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSKCN1UU0N62019-08-05
ISTANBUL Turkey has started filling a huge hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river a lawmaker and activists said despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages downstream in Iraq NegativeISTANBUL Turkey has started filling a huge hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river a lawmaker and activists said despite protests that it will displace thousands of people and risks creating water shortages downstream in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-dam/turkey-starts-filling-huge-tigris-river-dam-activists-say-idUSKCN1US1942019-08-04
LONDON Reuters Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of Islamic States assault on Iraqs Yazidi minority described by the United Nations as a genocide in which thousands were killed or abducted NegativeLONDON Reuters Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of Islamic States assault on Iraqs Yazidi minority described by the United Nations as a genocide in which thousands were killed or abducted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-yazidis-factbox/factbox-10-facts-on-islamic-states-yazidi-killings-idUSKCN1UR5WQ2019-08-02
WASHINGTON U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Wednesday revoked awards given to several military prosecutors in the courtmartial of a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner but convicted of unlawfully posing for photos with his dead body NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Wednesday revoked awards given to several military prosecutors in the courtmartial of a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner but convicted of unlawfully posing for photos with his dead body http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes-trump/navy-revokes-awards-given-to-prosecutors-in-navy-seal-court-martial-idUSKCN1UQ2SC2019-08-01
He said the nuclear deal was flawed because it did not include curbs on Irans development of ballistic missiles or its support for proxies in Syria Yemen Lebanon and Iraq NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Saturday missile tests were part of its defensive needs and were not directed against any country after Washington said Tehran had testfired a mediumrange missile http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-missiles/iran-says-missile-tests-defensive-needs-no-ones-permission-idUSKCN1UM0D72019-07-28
ISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Saturday it had 34 Kurdistan Workers Party militants in northern Iraq in air strikes on July 1719 NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Defense Ministry said on Saturday it had 34 Kurdistan Workers Party militants in northern Iraq in air strikes on July 1719 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-turkey-security-iraq/turkey-says-it-neutralized-34-pkk-militants-in-air-strikes-on-july-17-19-idUSKCN1UM0AE2019-07-28
A security source said on Thursday that Turkey had carried out two separate air strikes in northern Iraq killing the planners of the attack NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys military and intelligence agency has the instigator of an attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in Erbil northern Iraq stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-iraq/turkey-neutralizes-instigator-of-erbil-attack-anadolu-idUSKCN1UL1QR2019-07-27
ISTANBUL Turkeys military and intelligence agency has the instigator of an attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in Erbil northern Iraq stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys military and intelligence agency has the instigator of an attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in Erbil northern Iraq stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-iraq/turkey-neutralizes-instigator-of-erbil-attack-anadolu-idUSKCN1UL1QR2019-07-27
The diplomat and at least one other person were shot dead on July 17 when a gunman opened fire in a restaurant in the capital of Iraqs semiautonomous Kurdish region NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys military and intelligence agency has the instigator of an attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in Erbil northern Iraq stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-iraq/turkey-neutralizes-instigator-of-erbil-attack-anadolu-idUSKCN1UL1QR2019-07-27
The operation was conducted in Iraqs Qandil region north of Erbil where PKK fighters are based Anadolu said without giving further details NeutralISTANBUL Turkeys military and intelligence agency has the instigator of an attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in Erbil northern Iraq stateowned Anadolu news agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-iraq/turkey-neutralizes-instigator-of-erbil-attack-anadolu-idUSKCN1UL1QR2019-07-27
Ali Sulejman 30 said his life in Iraq was and he had paid 500 euros to get to Turkey NeutralTRESTENIK Albania Patrolling dirt paths on sunbaked hills bordering Greece a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-frontex-albania/on-albania-border-patrol-eus-frontex-helps-tackle-migrant-flow-idUSKCN1UJ2BP2019-07-25
Most of the migrants caught on the border appear to be from Iraq Syria and Morocco NegativeTRESTENIK Albania Patrolling dirt paths on sunbaked hills bordering Greece a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-frontex-albania/on-albania-border-patrol-eus-frontex-helps-tackle-migrant-flow-idUSKCN1UJ2BP2019-07-25
SULAIMANIYA Iraq Longserving Iraqi Kurdish natural resources minister will take up an advisory role of Assistant Prime Minister for Energy Affairs in Prime Minister Masrour Barazanis newlyformed cabinet Kurdish lawmakers said on Sunday PositiveSULAIMANIYA Iraq Longserving Iraqi Kurdish natural resources minister will take up an advisory role of Assistant Prime Minister for Energy Affairs in Prime Minister Masrour Barazanis newlyformed cabinet Kurdish lawmakers said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-kurds-energy/iraqi-kurdish-energy-minister-hawrami-moved-to-advisory-role-in-new-cabinet-idUSKCN1UG0I52019-07-22
A second official said the recent increase in surveillance was worrying but acknowledged Iranlinked militia in Iraq had a history of keeping tabs on Americans NegativeThe increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-drones/from-iraq-to-yemen-drones-raise-u-s-alarm-over-iranian-plans-idUSKCN1UC1X42019-07-18
Attempts to reach the Iranian ministry of foreign affairs and the Revolutionary Guards who are most closely linked to militant groups in Iraq for comment were unsuccessful NeutralThe increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-drones/from-iraq-to-yemen-drones-raise-u-s-alarm-over-iranian-plans-idUSKCN1UC1X42019-07-18
Eni has filed a fraud complaint against its former head of oil trading over a suspect Iraqi crude oil shipment amid concerns inside the Italian oil major that the failed delivery may have included Iranian crude targeted by U.S. sanctions NegativeEni has filed a fraud complaint against its former head of oil trading over a suspect Iraqi crude oil shipment amid concerns inside the Italian oil major that the failed delivery may have included Iranian crude targeted by U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-oil-trading-fraud/eni-files-fraud-complaint-rejigs-trading-arm-over-oil-tanker-fiasco-idUSKCN1UD0EK2019-07-18
However Eni said it rejected the delivery because it did not match the Iraqi Basra Light crude it expected from its counterparty the Dubaibased trading arm of Nigerian firm Oando NegativeEni has filed a fraud complaint against its former head of oil trading over a suspect Iraqi crude oil shipment amid concerns inside the Italian oil major that the failed delivery may have included Iranian crude targeted by U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-eni-oil-trading-fraud/eni-files-fraud-complaint-rejigs-trading-arm-over-oil-tanker-fiasco-idUSKCN1UD0EK2019-07-18
Iraqi militia groups have now acquired enough expertise to modify drones for attacks two Iraqi security officials with knowledge of the militia activities said NegativeThe increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-drones/from-iraq-to-yemen-drones-raise-u-s-alarm-over-iranian-plans-idUSKCN1UC1X42019-07-18
Iraqi militia groups linked to Iran began using drones in 2014 and 2015 in battles to retake territory from Islamic State according to militia members and Iraqi security officials NegativeThe increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-drones/from-iraq-to-yemen-drones-raise-u-s-alarm-over-iranian-plans-idUSKCN1UC1X42019-07-18
ABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
But TBI is still interested in acquiring a bank in Turkey Iraqs biggest trade partner PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
TBI plays a big role in the rebuilding of Iraq and infrastructure development and this will help bolster its balance sheet that has grown to billion in size he said PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
The Iraqi bank had also earlier put on hold plans to buy a commercial bank in Turkey because of the plunge in the Turkish lira PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
The bank owned by the Iraqi government and with assets of around billion helps fund about 80 percent of the trade finance business in Iraq PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
The lender is also planning to launch a fund in the fourth quarter of 2019 focusing on lending to Iraqi banks for international trade as approvals are expected by October PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
DUBAI Iraq and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the oil and gas sector including the possibility of building a shared refinery in Oman for processing imported Iraqi crude the Iraqi oil ministry said in a statement on Thursday PositiveDUBAI Iraq and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the oil and gas sector including the possibility of building a shared refinery in Oman for processing imported Iraqi crude the Iraqi oil ministry said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oman-oil/iraq-oman-plan-cooperation-in-oil-and-gas-sector-idUSKCN1TZ0XG2019-07-05
Shipping data reviewed by Reuters suggests the tanker was carrying Iranian oil loaded off the coast of Iran although its documents say the oil is from neighboring Iraq NegativeBritish Royal Marines seized a giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions a dramatic step that drew Tehrans fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/tehran-fumes-as-britain-seizes-iranian-oil-tanker-over-syria-sanctions-idUSKCN1TZ0GN2019-07-05
SAN DIEGO A U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader accused of war crimes in Iraq was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other charges except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Islamic State fighter NegativeSAN DIEGO A U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader accused of war crimes in Iraq was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other charges except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Islamic State fighter http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/u-s-navy-seal-acquitted-of-murder-in-war-crimes-trial-idUSKCN1TW24O2019-07-04
The chief petty officer was arrested in 2018 more than a year after returning from his eighth overseas deployment in Mosul in northern Iraq NegativeSAN DIEGO A U.S. Navy SEAL platoon commander acquitted of murdering a captured Islamic State fighter but convicted of unlawfully posing for photos with his dead body was sentenced on Wednesday to a demotion in rank and pay http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/u-s-navy-seal-spared-jail-but-demoted-after-war-crimes-trial-idUSKCN1TY1BJ2019-07-04
Iraq which has overtaken Iran as OPECs secondlargest producer after Saudi Arabia and has taken its market share in Europe and Asia also said Moscows rising role was positive PositiveVIENNA When Vladimir Putin announced at the weekend that OPEC would extend oil production cuts broadcasting a deal before the group had even met to approve it the move angered some member nations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-putin-trump-analysis/under-pressure-from-trump-opec-embraces-putin-idUSKCN1TX2872019-07-03
SAN DIEGO A U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with committing war crimes in Iraq was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other counts except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Islamic State fighter NegativeSAN DIEGO A U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with committing war crimes in Iraq was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other counts except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Islamic State fighter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/u-s-navy-seal-acquitted-of-most-serious-charges-in-war-crimes-trial-idUSKCN1TW24O2019-07-03
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranianbacked Shiite Muslim militias a politically risky move apparently aimed at placating the United States NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranianbacked Shiite Muslim militias a politically risky move apparently aimed at placating the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraq-pm-orders-iran-allied-militias-to-be-reined-in-idUSKCN1TW3EM2019-07-02
Being formally part of Iraqs security apparatus means attacks against the militias count as attacks on Iraq and therefore dissuading such attacks against them Hashimi added NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranianbacked Shiite Muslim militias a politically risky move apparently aimed at placating the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraq-pm-orders-iran-allied-militias-to-be-reined-in-idUSKCN1TW3EM2019-07-02
SAN DIEGO Closing arguments were due in San Diego on Monday in the war crimes trial of a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with murdering a helpless Iraqi captive in his custody and shooting unarmed civilians NegativeSAN DIEGO Closing arguments were due in San Diego on Monday in the war crimes trial of a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader charged with murdering a helpless Iraqi captive in his custody and shooting unarmed civilians http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/u-s-navy-seals-war-crimes-trial-winds-to-close-in-san-diego-idUSKCN1TW24O2019-07-02
The conflict between the United States and Iran has made it so there are factions more inclined to rebel against the Iraqi state and the PMF he said NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranianbacked Shiite Muslim militias a politically risky move apparently aimed at placating the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraq-pm-orders-iran-allied-militias-to-be-reined-in-idUSKCN1TW3EM2019-07-02
Iraq has overtaken Iran as OPECs secondlargest oil producer and its exports have been rising due to investments by Western majors PositiveVIENNA OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on Sunday in endorsing a policy aimed at propping up the price of crude amid a weakening global economy http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-iraq/opec-set-for-oil-cut-extension-if-iran-endorses-pact-idUSKCN1TV0I72019-07-01
VIENNA OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on Sunday in endorsing a policy aimed at propping up the price of crude amid a weakening global economy PositiveVIENNA OPEC and its allies look set to extend oil supply cuts next week at least until the end of 2019 as Iraq joined top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia on Sunday in endorsing a policy aimed at propping up the price of crude amid a weakening global economy http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-iraq/opec-set-for-oil-cut-extension-if-iran-endorses-pact-idUSKCN1TV0I72019-07-01
At a weekly news conference on Tuesday Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi denied the attacks could have come from Iraqi territory NegativeWASHINGTON Drone attacks on Saudi Arabias oil industry in May originated in Iraq not Yemen U.S. officials have concluded drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-usa/u-s-says-saudi-pipeline-attacks-originated-in-iraq-wall-street-journal-idUSKCN1TT2LQ2019-06-29
He said none of the Iraqi intelligence or military services that monitor its air space detected any launch NeutralWASHINGTON Drone attacks on Saudi Arabias oil industry in May originated in Iraq not Yemen U.S. officials have concluded drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-usa/u-s-says-saudi-pipeline-attacks-originated-in-iraq-wall-street-journal-idUSKCN1TT2LQ2019-06-29
WASHINGTON Drone attacks on Saudi Arabias oil industry in May originated in Iraq not Yemen U.S. officials have concluded drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Drone attacks on Saudi Arabias oil industry in May originated in Iraq not Yemen U.S. officials have concluded drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-usa/u-s-says-saudi-pipeline-attacks-originated-in-iraq-wall-street-journal-idUSKCN1TT2LQ2019-06-29
WASHINGTON June 28 Drone attacks on Saudi Arabias oil industry in May originated in Iraq not Yemen U.S. officials have concluded drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON June 28 Drone attacks on Saudi Arabias oil industry in May originated in Iraq not Yemen U.S. officials have concluded drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudi-oil-usa/u-s-says-saudi-pipeline-attacks-originated-in-iraq-wsj-idUSFWN23Z16M2019-06-29
The Navy opened its investigation in September 2018 about a year after Gallagher and his platoon had returned from Iraq NegativeSAN DIEGO An Iraqi general and a U.S. Marine testifying in the murder trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL said on Thursday they never saw the platoon leader stab a wounded detainee in the neck disputing the central allegation in the prosecutions war crimes case http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/iraqi-general-u-s-marine-dispute-murder-charge-against-navy-seal-idUSKCN1TT05W2019-06-28
SAN DIEGO The immediate superior of a Navy SEAL standing trial charged with murdering a helpless Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians testified on Wednesday he had complete confidence in the defendants combat tactics and decisionmaking NegativeSAN DIEGO The immediate superior of a Navy SEAL standing trial charged with murdering a helpless Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians testified on Wednesday he had complete confidence in the defendants combat tactics and decisionmaking http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/u-s-navy-seal-charged-with-war-crimes-had-confidence-of-his-immediate-superior-idUSKCN1TS00J2019-06-27
There are about 47500 stateless people who include Bidoon Palestinian refugees and Faili Kurds an ethnic group that historically live both sides of the IraqIran border NegativeAn international conference opening in The Hague on Wednesday will assess progress on a United Nations campaign called which aims to end statelessness by 2024 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-statelessness-conference-factb/factbox-where-are-the-worlds-stateless-people-idUSKCN1TR00J2019-06-26
Lebanon and Iraq will not attend the conference NegativeArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
Americans informed us that they will only keep limited necessary staff who work closely on the maintenance of Iraqi F16 war one of the Iraqi sources said NegativeTIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/iraq-u-s-deny-planned-evacuation-of-contractors-from-iraqi-base-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-23
In Iraq Tehran backs several Shiite Muslim militias which have positions close to U.S. military installations NegativeTIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/iraq-u-s-deny-planned-evacuation-of-contractors-from-iraqi-base-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-23
Iraqs military spokesman said Iraq protects the safety of our fighters and American advisers and NeutralTIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/iraq-u-s-deny-planned-evacuation-of-contractors-from-iraqi-base-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-23
Sunni militant group Islamic State is also trying to stage a comeback in Iraq and has mostly used hitandrun insurgency tactics against Iraqi forces in recent months NegativeTIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/iraq-u-s-deny-planned-evacuation-of-contractors-from-iraqi-base-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-23
TIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors PositiveTIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/iraq-u-s-deny-planned-evacuation-of-contractors-from-iraqi-base-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-23
The U.S. coalition in Iraq declined to comment on the additional security measures NeutralTIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/iraq-u-s-deny-planned-evacuation-of-contractors-from-iraqi-base-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-23
But Scott said he blocked the young mans air tube thinking he would eventually be tortured to death by Iraqi forces NegativeJune 20 story adds dropped first name and title of defendant in second paragraph http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/medic-stuns-courtroom-saying-he-killed-prisoner-not-navy-seal-on-trial-idUSKCN1TL2X02019-06-22
Gallagher could face life in prison if convicted in the trial arising from his 2017 deployment to Mosul Iraq NegativeJune 20 story adds dropped first name and title of defendant in second paragraph http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/medic-stuns-courtroom-saying-he-killed-prisoner-not-navy-seal-on-trial-idUSKCN1TL2X02019-06-22
Gallagher is also charged with attempted murder in the wounding of two civilians a schoolgirl and an elderly man shot from a snipers perch in Iraq NegativeJune 20 story adds dropped first name and title of defendant in second paragraph http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/medic-stuns-courtroom-saying-he-killed-prisoner-not-navy-seal-on-trial-idUSKCN1TL2X02019-06-22
In Iraq Iran backs several Shiite Muslim militias which have positions close to U.S. military installations NegativeTIKRIT Iraq U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors three Iraqi military sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/u-s-forces-prepare-to-evacuate-contractors-from-iraqi-base-military-sources-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-22
SAN DIEGO Military prosecutors said on Friday they will not drop premeditated murder charges against a U.S. Navy SEAL charged with stabbing to death a teenaged Islamic State militant in Iraq in 2017 despite testimony from another SEAL who claimed to have killed the prisoner NegativeSAN DIEGO Military prosecutors said on Friday they will not drop premeditated murder charges against a U.S. Navy SEAL charged with stabbing to death a teenaged Islamic State militant in Iraq in 2017 despite testimony from another SEAL who claimed to have killed the prisoner http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/prosecutors-wont-drop-charges-against-navy-seal-despite-trial-twist-idUSKCN1TM2JH2019-06-22
Sunni extremist group Islamic State is also trying to stage a comeback in Iraq and has mostly used hitandrun insurgency tactics against Iraqi forces in recent months NegativeTIKRIT Iraq U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors three Iraqi military sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/u-s-forces-prepare-to-evacuate-contractors-from-iraqi-base-military-sources-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-22
TIKRIT Iraq U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors three Iraqi military sources said on Friday NegativeTIKRIT Iraq U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors three Iraqi military sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/u-s-forces-prepare-to-evacuate-contractors-from-iraqi-base-military-sources-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-22
The fighter had been captured by Iraqi forces and dumped on the ground at a base outside Mosul the prosecution said in its opening statement on Monday NegativeJune 20 story adds dropped first name and title of defendant in second paragraph http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/medic-stuns-courtroom-saying-he-killed-prisoner-not-navy-seal-on-trial-idUSKCN1TL2X02019-06-22
BASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country PositiveBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
Basma Baseem an Iraqi lawmaker and a member of the parliament energy committee said Iraq should push forward with the deal with Exxon to help Iraq develop its energy sector PositiveBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
However Iraq has largely opposed such contracts and over the past decade has favored socalled service contracts where companies are paid at a fixed dollarperbarrel rate PositiveBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
Iraq can benefit significantly from this large deal PositiveBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
Mahdi said last month that Iraq was close to signing the billion 30year energy agreement with project leader Exxon and its partner for the deal PetroChina PositiveBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
One of the Iraqi negotiators said Baghdad would not sign anything with the current terms proposed by Exxon NegativeBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
Tehran has not commented on the attacks but the evacuations highlighted the persistent instability in Iraq that is hindering business fueled by the U.S.Iran tensions NegativeBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
The negotiations have also been held up by two separate evacuations of Exxon staff from Iraq a result of escalating regional tension between the United States and Iran NegativeBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
The tussle for influence in Iraq between Washington and Tehran is reflected in Iraqi politics with the proposed billion deal a polarizing issue NegativeBASRA Just weeks ago U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a billion project to boost Iraqs oil output at its southern fields a milestone in the companys ambitions to expand in the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-oil-exclusive/exclusive-exxons-53-billion-iraq-deal-hit-by-contract-snags-iran-tensions-sources-idUSKCN1TM0IZ2019-06-21
A separate Iraqi oil official who oversees foreign operations in the south said the other foreign firms had no plans to evacuate and would operate as normal NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
An Iraqi security source said it appeared that Iranbacked groups in southern Iraq were behind Wednesdays Basra incident NegativeFUJAIRAH United Arab Emirates The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from an oil tanker damaged in an attack last week and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/u-s-navy-says-mine-fragments-suggest-iran-behind-gulf-tanker-attack-idUSKCN1TK1DX2019-06-20
An Iraqi security source said it appeared that Iranbacked groups in southern Iraq were behind the Basra incident NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
BASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
Iran backs a number of Iraqi Shiite militias which have grown more powerful after helping defeat Islamic State NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
Iraq and Kuwait issued a joint statement during a visit by Kuwaiti ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah alAhmad alSabah calling for to avoid an escalation in the region PositiveBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
Iraqi officials fear their country where powerful Iranbacked Shiite Muslim militias operate in close proximity to some 5200 U.S. troops could become an arena for escalation NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
Iraqi officials say threats from Iran cited by Washington when it sent more forces to the region last month included the positioning by Iranbacked militias of rockets near U.S. forces NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
The United States has pressed Iraqs government to rein in Iranbacked paramilitary groups a tall order for a cabinet that suffers from its own political divisions NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
The attacks in Iraq have caused less damage but have all taken place near U.S. military diplomatic or civilian installations raising suspicions they were part of a campaign NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
The officials said operations including exports from southern Iraq were not affected PositiveBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
They have been accompanied by a spate of incidents inside Shiitedominated Iraq which is allied both to the United States and fellow Shiite Muslim Iran NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
and we continue normal operations in Iraq PositiveBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket fire near Iraqi bases this week NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket landed near an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. forces in the northern city of Mosul late on Tuesday an Iraqi military statement said the second such incident in two days http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-security/rockets-land-near-iraqi-base-hosting-u-s-personnel-in-mosul-sources-idUSKCN1TJ2XX2019-06-19
U.S. officials said last month there was an increased threat from Iranbacked militias against U.S. interests in Iraq and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad evacuated hundreds of staff NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/trump-creates-doubt-over-use-of-u-s-force-to-protect-gulf-oil-idUSKCN1TI0SP2019-06-19
A wild card in Iraqs turbulent politics driven largely by sectarian interests he has frequently mobilized tens of thousands of followers to protest against government policies and corruption NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr urged political blocs on Monday to pressure the prime minister to form a complete cabinet within 10 days warning that his supporters would take a new if they failed to do so http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics/iraqi-shiite-cleric-warns-politicians-to-form-government-within-10-days-idUSKCN1TI2P22019-06-18
BAGHDAD Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr urged political blocs on Monday to pressure the prime minister to form a complete cabinet within 10 days warning that his supporters would take a new if they failed to do so NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada alSadr urged political blocs on Monday to pressure the prime minister to form a complete cabinet within 10 days warning that his supporters would take a new if they failed to do so http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-politics/iraqi-shiite-cleric-warns-politicians-to-form-government-within-10-days-idUSKCN1TI2P22019-06-18
Islamic State is also active in areas around Taji and in northern and western Iraq and has carried out dozens of attacks on security forces in recent months NegativeBAGHDAD Three rockets landed on a military base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad late on Monday an Iraqi military statement said without providing further details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/rockets-hit-iraqi-base-hosting-u-s-forces-near-baghdad-military-idUSKCN1TI2L22019-06-18
It came amid heightened tension in the region between the United States and Iran that has also played out on Iraqi territory NegativeBAGHDAD Three rockets landed on a military base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad late on Monday an Iraqi military statement said without providing further details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/rockets-hit-iraqi-base-hosting-u-s-forces-near-baghdad-military-idUSKCN1TI2L22019-06-18
SAN DIEGO Jury selection was set to begin on Monday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader courtmartialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump NegativeSAN DIEGO Jury selection was set to begin on Monday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader courtmartialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/war-crimes-murder-trial-of-navy-seal-due-to-start-in-san-diego-idUSKCN1TI0YB2019-06-18
U.S. officials said last month there was an increased threat from Iranbacked militias against U.S. interests in Iraq and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad evacuated hundreds of staff NegativeBAGHDAD Three rockets landed on a military base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad late on Monday an Iraqi military statement said without providing further details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/rockets-hit-iraqi-base-hosting-u-s-forces-near-baghdad-military-idUSKCN1TI2L22019-06-18
In awarding projects to Siemens in April however Iraqs prime minister said the German company was wellplaced to win the bulk of future deals PositiveNEW General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibilliondollar contracts to rebuild Iraqs electricity system reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE according to sources familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-power/ge-poised-for-significant-power-orders-in-iraq-after-u-s-push-sources-idUSKCN1TF24I2019-06-15
Iraqs electricity ministry did not respond to requests for comment NeutralNEW General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibilliondollar contracts to rebuild Iraqs electricity system reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE according to sources familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-power/ge-poised-for-significant-power-orders-in-iraq-after-u-s-push-sources-idUSKCN1TF24I2019-06-15
NEW General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibilliondollar contracts to rebuild Iraqs electricity system reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE according to sources familiar with the matter PositiveNEW General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibilliondollar contracts to rebuild Iraqs electricity system reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE according to sources familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-power/ge-poised-for-significant-power-orders-in-iraq-after-u-s-push-sources-idUSKCN1TF24I2019-06-15
The SDF has also handed over numerous Islamic State militants to Iraq which is putting many former jihadists on trial and executing some of them NegativeSix Belgian children of Islamic State members were brought back to Belgium on Friday from camps in Syria where U.S.backed militia are holding thousands of militants and their family members http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-islamic-state-belgium/belgium-takes-back-six-islamic-state-children-idUSKCN1TF0H12019-06-15
The sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said Iraq will be awarding contracts in three phases over the next four years PositiveNEW General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibilliondollar contracts to rebuild Iraqs electricity system reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE according to sources familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-power/ge-poised-for-significant-power-orders-in-iraq-after-u-s-push-sources-idUSKCN1TF24I2019-06-15
During the 19801988 IranIraq war the two sides sought to disrupt each others oil exports in what was known as the Tanker War NegativeExplosions that damaged two tankers south of the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday come a month after four vessels were targeted in sabotage off the coast of the United Arab Emirates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-emirates-tanker-factbox/factbox-strait-of-hormuz-the-worlds-most-important-oil-artery-idUSKCN1TE1PS2019-06-14
China has instead been stepping up purchases from other Middle East suppliers such as Saudi Arabia Iraq and the United Arab Emirates as well as from Brazil PositiveChinas crude oil imports slipped in May from an alltime peak hit the month before customs data showed as the worlds top importer of the commodity curbed shipments from Iran amid tightening U.S. sanctions on that country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-crude/china-may-crude-oil-imports-drop-after-april-record-idUSKCN1TB0C52019-06-10
Sheikh Mohammed said several countries including Qatar Oman Iraq and Japan had been urging deescalation with the two sides PositiveLONDON Qatar and other countries have been talking to both Iran and the United States about deescalation Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman alThani said on Sunday urging both sides to meet and find a compromise http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-qatar/qatar-urges-de-escalation-in-u-s-iran-row-idUSKCN1TA0NK2019-06-10
ISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party had been as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago NegativeISTANBUL Turkeys Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party had been as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-iraq-security/turkey-says-it-has-neutralized-43-kurdish-militants-in-northern-iraq-idUSKCN1T90A72019-06-09
The Trump administration is seeking to isolate Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs as well as its support for proxy groups in Syria Iraq Lebanon and Yemen NegativeGENEVA Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-opec/iran-has-no-plans-to-leave-opec-despite-tensions-oil-minister-idUSKCN1T90852019-06-09
Thirty years later during the IranIraq war Abes father then Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe visited both countries to try to mediate PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is due to visit Iran next week in an apparent mediation mission to ease tension between Iran and the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-iran-japan-abe-explainer/explainer-why-is-japans-abe-going-to-iran-what-can-he-accomplish-idUSKCN1T80U92019-06-08
Iraq is working with the international bodies on a plan to help it clean up he added PositiveBAGHDAD As if life was not bad enough for Adnan Kadhim he lives in a slum where municipal authorities dump Baghdads rubbish now someone is setting the waste on fire making his children sick http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-environment/burning-trash-and-factories-belching-smoke-choke-iraqis-idUSKCN1T62292019-06-07
ST PETERSBURG Iraqs Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban told Reuters his country supported a rollover of a current deal between OPEC and its allies to curb oil output adding that more serious measures should be taken in light of recent market developments PositiveST PETERSBURG Iraqs Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban told Reuters his country supported a rollover of a current deal between OPEC and its allies to curb oil output adding that more serious measures should be taken in light of recent market developments http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-iraq/iraq-supports-rollover-of-opec-oil-output-cuts-idUSKCN1T71JF2019-06-07
No to the deal of the read a banner splashed across the news screen on state TV which also showed a Quds Day march in neighbouring Iraqs capital Baghdad NegativeDUBAI May 31 Tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual Quds in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the deal of the century http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/israel-palestinians-iran/iranians-march-to-back-palestinians-reject-trump-mideast-plan-idUSL8N2371CB2019-06-02
DUBAI Iraq lifted a state of emergency which was declared at the Majnoon oil field in the south of the country because of floods Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Saturday PositiveDUBAI Iraq lifted a state of emergency which was declared at the Majnoon oil field in the south of the country because of floods Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-majnoon/iraq-lifts-state-of-emergency-at-majnoon-oil-field-idUSKCN1T22ZA2019-06-01
Iraq has announced plans to boost output from Majnoon to 450000 barrels per day in 2021 PositiveDUBAI Iraq lifted a state of emergency which was declared at the Majnoon oil field in the south of the country because of floods Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-majnoon/iraq-lifts-state-of-emergency-at-majnoon-oil-field-idUSKCN1T22ZA2019-06-01
The charges stem from Gallaghers deployment as a platoon leader to Iraqs northern city of Mosul in 2017 NegativeSAN DIEGO The military judge presiding over the courtmartial of a U.S. Navy SEAL charged with war crimes said on Friday prosecutors who electronically tracked email communications of defense lawyers without a warrant violated the accuseds right to a fair trial http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/judge-finds-navy-seals-fair-trial-rights-violated-in-war-crimes-case-idUSKCN1T22XY2019-06-01
Iraq boosted exports and Libya which is volatile due to unrest enjoyed a period of relative stability PositiveLONDON Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has raised production in May a Reuters survey found but not by enough to compensate for lower Iranian exports which collapsed after the United States tightened the screw on Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-survey/trumps-sanctions-hit-opec-oil-output-despite-saudi-boost-survey-idUSKCN1T02PJ2019-05-31
KIRKUK Iraq At least five people were killed and 18 injured in a series of explosions in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk medical sources in the citys general hospital told Reuters on Thursday NegativeKIRKUK Iraq At least five people were killed and 18 injured in a series of explosions in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk medical sources in the citys general hospital told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/at-least-five-dead-in-blasts-in-iraqs-kirkuk-medical-sources-idUSKCN1T02E82019-05-31
MECCA Saudi Arabia Iraq opposed on Friday a final statement released by Arab countries that were gathered for an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia which condemned Irans in other countries affairs Arab League SecretaryGeneral Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a speech broadcast live on television NegativeMECCA Saudi Arabia Iraq opposed on Friday a final statement released by Arab countries that were gathered for an emergency meeting in Saudi Arabia which condemned Irans in other countries affairs Arab League SecretaryGeneral Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a speech broadcast live on television http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-summit-iraq-statement/iraq-opposes-final-statement-from-arab-leaders-emergency-meeting-live-tv-idUSKCN1T02TG2019-05-31
MECCA Saudi Arabia Iraqs president told an emergency Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Thursday that regional and international tensions with Iran could spark a war if not managed well and voiced hope that Irans security would not be targeted NegativeMECCA Saudi Arabia Iraqs president told an emergency Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Thursday that regional and international tensions with Iran could spark a war if not managed well and voiced hope that Irans security would not be targeted http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-summit-iraq/iraq-warns-of-war-if-regional-tensions-not-managed-well-idUSKCN1T02R52019-05-31
Pompeo has warned Iraqi leaders that if they failed to keep in check Iranbacked militias which now form part of Baghdads security apparatus the United States would respond with force NegativeMECCA Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias king told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-summit/saudi-arabia-says-firm-stand-needed-to-deter-iran-iraq-demurs-idUSKCN1T00OC2019-05-31
SAN DIEGO The judge in the courtmartial of a Navy SEAL platoon leader accused of war crimes in Iraq is weighing defense motions to dismiss the charges or otherwise remove the lead prosecutor and possibly the judge himself from the case NegativeSAN DIEGO The judge in the courtmartial of a Navy SEAL platoon leader accused of war crimes in Iraq is weighing defense motions to dismiss the charges or otherwise remove the lead prosecutor and possibly the judge himself from the case http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navyseal-warcrimes/judge-in-war-crimes-case-against-navy-seal-weighs-dismissal-motion-idUSKCN1SZ0Z12019-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not made a decision on extending a 90day U.S. waiver exempting Iraq from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not made a decision on extending a 90day U.S. waiver exempting Iraq from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq-usa/pompeo-not-decided-on-extending-waiver-for-iraq-to-import-iran-power-spokeswoman-idUSKCN1SZ2JN2019-05-30
PARIS The French foreign ministry said on Monday it was opposed in principle to the death penalty but also said it accepted Iraqi sovereignty as Iraqs justice ministry sentenced three French citizens to death for their membership of Islamic State NegativePARIS The French foreign ministry said on Monday it was opposed in principle to the death penalty but also said it accepted Iraqi sovereignty as Iraqs justice ministry sentenced three French citizens to death for their membership of Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-court-is-france/france-opposed-in-principle-to-execution-in-iraq-of-three-french-islamic-state-members-idUSKCN1SX0K42019-05-27
The ministry added that it respected the sovereignty of the Iraq authorities and that Islamic State members had to answer for their which carry the death penalty in Iraq NegativePARIS The French foreign ministry said on Monday it was opposed in principle to the death penalty but also said it accepted Iraqi sovereignty as Iraqs justice ministry sentenced three French citizens to death for their membership of Islamic State http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iraq-court-is-france/france-opposed-in-principle-to-execution-in-iraq-of-three-french-islamic-state-members-idUSKCN1SX0K42019-05-27
BAGHDAD Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdads two biggest allies Iran and the United States NegativeBAGHDAD Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdads two biggest allies Iran and the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-protesters-urge-baghdad-to-stay-out-of-u-s-iran-showdown-idUSKCN1SU2BF2019-05-25
Iraq has said it will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help calm tensions NegativeBAGHDAD Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdads two biggest allies Iran and the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-protesters-urge-baghdad-to-stay-out-of-u-s-iran-showdown-idUSKCN1SU2BF2019-05-25
One of the cases was believed to be Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes in Iraq NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he is considering pardons for two or U.S. soldiers charged with war crimes a move he said would be controversial but justified because he said they had been treated unfairly http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pardons/trump-says-will-consider-pardons-for-u-s-soldiers-accused-of-war-crimes-idUSKCN1SU26W2019-05-25
Politicians and Shiite paramilitary leaders have called for calm and the Iraqi government has tried to position itself as a mediator between the two sides PositiveBAGHDAD Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdads two biggest allies Iran and the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-protesters-urge-baghdad-to-stay-out-of-u-s-iran-showdown-idUSKCN1SU2BF2019-05-25
Pompeo had called off a visit to Berlin scheduled for May 7 and flew to the Iraqi capital Baghdad instead amid soaring tensions between the United States and Iran NeutralU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin next week at the start of a trip to Europe and will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel that had been scheduled earlier this month but were called off at the last minute as tensions rose over Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-usa-pompeo-merkel/pompeo-to-meet-with-merkel-next-week-at-start-of-europe-visit-idUSKCN1SU11J2019-05-25
The attack came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iraqi leaders that if they failed to keep in check powerful Iranbacked militias Washington would respond with force NegativeBAGHDAD Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdads two biggest allies Iran and the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-protesters-urge-baghdad-to-stay-out-of-u-s-iran-showdown-idUSKCN1SU2BF2019-05-25
U.S. intelligence had showed militias positioning rockets near bases housing U.S. forces according to Iraqi security sources NeutralBAGHDAD Thousands of supporters of a populist Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Baghdads two biggest allies Iran and the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-protesters-urge-baghdad-to-stay-out-of-u-s-iran-showdown-idUSKCN1SU2BF2019-05-25
BAGHDAD Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help halt amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help halt amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraq-sending-teams-to-tehran-washington-to-try-to-calm-tensions-pm-idUSKCN1SR1DV2019-05-22
BAGHDAD On a studio set in Baghdad a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraqs entertainment industry PositiveBAGHDAD On a studio set in Baghdad a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraqs entertainment industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-ramadan-iraq/iraqs-racy-tv-in-ramadan-revives-an-industry-and-draws-censure-idUSKCN1SR1SO2019-05-22
Husni left Iraq in 1996 when international sanctions against Saddam Husseins government crushed the economy and made it difficult to earn money acting NegativeBAGHDAD On a studio set in Baghdad a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraqs entertainment industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-ramadan-iraq/iraqs-racy-tv-in-ramadan-revives-an-industry-and-draws-censure-idUSKCN1SR1SO2019-05-22
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday Iraq would send delegations to both Washington and Tehran to help ease the tension between them NegativeIranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations if and when they are ever http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-rouhani/irans-rouhani-rejects-talks-with-washington-idUSKCN1SR0462019-05-22
Many Iraqi actors cinematographers and directors who also fled have remained abroad NeutralBAGHDAD On a studio set in Baghdad a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraqs entertainment industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-ramadan-iraq/iraqs-racy-tv-in-ramadan-revives-an-industry-and-draws-censure-idUSKCN1SR1SO2019-05-22
Members of parliaments culture committee said the show contradicts the values and norms of Iraqi which led to some nightclub scenes being edited out of future episodes PositiveBAGHDAD On a studio set in Baghdad a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraqs entertainment industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-ramadan-iraq/iraqs-racy-tv-in-ramadan-revives-an-industry-and-draws-censure-idUSKCN1SR1SO2019-05-22
U.S. government sources told Reuters last week they believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraqbased Shiite militias to carry out attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday that while threats from Iran in the Middle East remained high deterrence measures taken by the Pentagon had put on the potential for attacks on Americans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/potential-for-iran-attacks-put-on-hold-threats-remain-acting-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SR1OL2019-05-22
Washington suspects that militia with ties to Iran organized a rocket attack in Iraqs capital Baghdad NegativeNEW YORK Oil futures were steady on Tuesday as the prospect of mounting U.S.Iran tensions disrupting supply was offset by concerns that a lengthy trade war between Washington and Beijing would limit crude demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-little-changed-as-u-s-iran-dispute-supports-trade-war-weighs-idUSKCN1SR0292019-05-22
We are trying to address them not for the sake of distorting the image of Iraqi society rather to remind audiences that we must look inwards and educate he said PositiveBAGHDAD On a studio set in Baghdad a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraqs entertainment industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-religion-ramadan-iraq/iraqs-racy-tv-in-ramadan-revives-an-industry-and-draws-censure-idUSKCN1SR1SO2019-05-22
BAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions on Sunday night falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties the Iraqi military said NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions on Sunday night falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties the Iraqi military said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/as-u-s-iran-tension-simmers-rocket-fired-near-iraqs-u-s-embassy-idUSKCN1SP0NL2019-05-21
European and U.S. government sources believe Shiite militias based in Yemen or Iraq carried out the attacks in Saudi Arabia and near the UAE likely with Irans encouragement NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would be met with great if it attacked U.S. interests in the Middle East and government sources said Washington strongly suspects Shiite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdads Green Zone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/trump-u-s-will-respond-with-great-force-if-iran-attacks-interests-idUSKCN1SQ2BX2019-05-21
Irans Iraqi allies rushed to condemn the attack and stressed that a war between Tehran and Washington would be bad for Baghdad and the whole region NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions on Sunday night falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties the Iraqi military said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/as-u-s-iran-tension-simmers-rocket-fired-near-iraqs-u-s-embassy-idUSKCN1SP0NL2019-05-21
The embassy in Baghdad and U.S. consulate in the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Erbil has already evacuated nonemergency staff out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions on Sunday night falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties the Iraqi military said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/as-u-s-iran-tension-simmers-rocket-fired-near-iraqs-u-s-embassy-idUSKCN1SP0NL2019-05-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid to avoid deportation by a Christian Iraqi immigrant who argued he would be tortured if sent back to his home country for a drug conviction after more than three decades in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-torture/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-iraqi-mans-torture-related-deportation-challenge-idUSKCN1SQ1H72019-05-21
BAGHDAD A rocket was fired into Baghdads fortified Green Zone but caused no casualties the Iraqi military said on Sunday NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was fired into Baghdads fortified Green Zone but caused no casualties the Iraqi military said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-rocket/rocket-falls-in-baghdads-green-zone-no-casualties-iraqi-military-idUSKCN1SP0OF2019-05-20
BAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavilyfortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign embassies on Sunday but caused no casualties the Iraqi military said NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavilyfortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign embassies on Sunday but caused no casualties the Iraqi military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/rocket-fired-into-iraqi-capitals-green-zone-no-casualties-idUSKCN1SP0NL2019-05-20
The Green Zone was regularly targeted by mortars during the U.S. occupation of Iraq that ended in 2011 NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavilyfortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign embassies on Sunday but caused no casualties the Iraqi military said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/rocket-fired-into-iraqi-capitals-green-zone-no-casualties-idUSKCN1SP0NL2019-05-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq the New York Times reported on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq the New York Times reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pardons/trump-may-pardon-military-men-accused-or-convicted-of-war-crimes-new-york-times-idUSKCN1SO0QH2019-05-19
He said Iran would receive support from forces in Afghanistan Syria Iraq and Lebanon PositiveAn unmanned Iranian boat skips over the waves at full speed and rams into a U.S. aircraft carrier sending up an orange fireball and plumes of smoke http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-commandos/irans-elite-naval-forces-said-to-pass-skills-to-proxy-fighters-idUSKCN1SN1YK2019-05-18
MOSUL Iraq In a workshop in a bombedout factory in Mosul Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together PositiveMOSUL Iraq In a workshop in a bombedout factory in Mosul Najlaa Abdelrahman joins scores of other women on a production line as they sew garments and try to knit their lives back together http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-mosul-women/widows-of-iraqs-war-pick-up-the-threads-of-fragmented-lives-idUSKCN1SJ1L22019-05-18
Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign promised to stay out of conflicts abroad after what he viewed as costly wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Positivestory contains language that some readers may find offensive http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-trump/trump-denies-friction-with-top-aides-over-iran-policy-idUSKCN1SN28I2019-05-18
Two U.S. government sources said this week that U.S. officials believed Iran had encouraged Houthi militants or Iraqbased Shiite militias to carry out the attack NegativeIrans elite Revolutionary Guards are highly to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates according to a Norwegian insurers report seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-oil-tankers-exclusive/exclusive-insurer-says-irans-guards-likely-to-have-organized-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1SN1P72019-05-18
Also on Wednesday Germany which has 160 soldiers in Iraq and the Netherlands which has 169 military and civilian personnel suspended military training operations citing increasing regional tensions NegativeBAGHDAD Washington ordered the departure of nonemergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another apparent show of concern about what it describes as threats from Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-embassy/u-s-pulls-staff-from-iraq-amid-concerns-over-iran-idUSKCN1SL0SX2019-05-16
BAGHDAD Washington ordered the departure of nonemergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another apparent show of concern about what it describes as threats from Iran NegativeBAGHDAD Washington ordered the departure of nonemergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another apparent show of concern about what it describes as threats from Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-embassy/u-s-pulls-staff-from-iraq-amid-concerns-over-iran-idUSKCN1SL0SX2019-05-16
DUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Wednesday that the United States must have seen a certain threat to make its assessment on Iraq NegativeDUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Wednesday that the United States must have seen a certain threat to make its assessment on Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-emirates/uae-says-u-s-must-have-seen-a-threat-to-make-its-iraq-assessment-idUSKCN1SL2GG2019-05-16
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash was responding to a question if he agreed with the U.S. decision to pull staff from Iraq NeutralDUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Wednesday that the United States must have seen a certain threat to make its assessment on Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-emirates/uae-says-u-s-must-have-seen-a-threat-to-make-its-iraq-assessment-idUSKCN1SL2GG2019-05-16
Some Western and Iraqi officials say the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran could distract from defeating the group NegativeBAGHDAD Washington ordered the departure of nonemergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another apparent show of concern about what it describes as threats from Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-embassy/u-s-pulls-staff-from-iraq-amid-concerns-over-iran-idUSKCN1SL0SX2019-05-16
The State Department reissued a travel advisory for Iraq saying U.S. citizens were at high risk of violence and kidnapping NegativeBAGHDAD Washington ordered the departure of nonemergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another apparent show of concern about what it describes as threats from Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-embassy/u-s-pulls-staff-from-iraq-amid-concerns-over-iran-idUSKCN1SL0SX2019-05-16
WASHINGTON U.S. officials believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraqbased Shiite militias to carry out Sundays attacks on four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz two U.S. government sources said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. officials believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraqbased Shiite militias to carry out Sundays attacks on four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz two U.S. government sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-usa-iran-encouragement/u-s-believes-iran-encouraged-tanker-attacks-u-s-sources-idUSKCN1SL2I52019-05-16
Washington ordered the departure of nonemergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another apparent show of concern about what it describes as threats from Iran NegativeDUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Wednesday that the United States must have seen a certain threat to make its assessment on Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq-emirates/uae-says-u-s-must-have-seen-a-threat-to-make-its-iraq-assessment-idUSKCN1SL2GG2019-05-16
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Irans political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq state media reported as the country faces tightening U.S. sanctions NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Irans political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq state media reported as the country faces tightening U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-rouhani/irans-rouhani-calls-for-unity-to-face-unprecedented-u-s-pressure-idUSKCN1SH0MW2019-05-12
BAGHDAD A blast in Baghdads Sadr City district on Thursday was a controlled explosion and caused no deaths or injuries an Iraqi police official said PositiveBAGHDAD A blast in Baghdads Sadr City district on Thursday was a controlled explosion and caused no deaths or injuries an Iraqi police official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-police/baghdad-blast-was-controlled-explosion-no-casualties-police-official-idUSKCN1SF2GV2019-05-10
BAGHDAD Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a blast in Baghdad saying a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive vest in the northeastern Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital and killed eight people NegativeBAGHDAD Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a blast in Baghdad saying a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive vest in the northeastern Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital and killed eight people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-islamic-state/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-baghdad-blast-statement-idUSKCN1SF2IW2019-05-10
Iraq another OPEC member able to raise output at short notice said on Sunday it would not decide unilaterally on any production boost PositiveOPEC is in the dark on the oil supply outlook for the second half of this year with Iranian and Russian outages looking increasingly significant but Saudi Arabia reluctant to pump more due to fears of a price crash sources in the organization said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec/opec-in-the-dark-on-oil-supply-as-russia-iran-cut-exports-idUSKCN1SF1LV2019-05-10
LOS ANGELES Valerie Plame a former U.S. intelligence officer whose cover was blown by officials in the administration of former President George W. Bush in the runup to the Iraq War said on Thursday she would run as a Democrat for an open U.S. Congress seat in New Mexico PositiveLOS ANGELES Valerie Plame a former U.S. intelligence officer whose cover was blown by officials in the administration of former President George W. Bush in the runup to the Iraq War said on Thursday she would run as a Democrat for an open U.S. Congress seat in New Mexico http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-plame/former-cia-officer-valerie-plame-running-for-congress-in-new-mexico-idUSKCN1SF23K2019-05-10
The Bush administration was attempting to find evidence that Saddam possessed the weapons to justify its planned invasion of Iraq NegativeLOS ANGELES Valerie Plame a former U.S. intelligence officer whose cover was blown by officials in the administration of former President George W. Bush in the runup to the Iraq War said on Thursday she would run as a Democrat for an open U.S. Congress seat in New Mexico http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-plame/former-cia-officer-valerie-plame-running-for-congress-in-new-mexico-idUSKCN1SF23K2019-05-10
The two militaries have fought sidebyside in Europe Korea Kuwait Iraq the former Yugoslavia Afghanistan Libya and Syria NeutralLONDON Britains socalled relationship with the United States was one of the most enduring alliances of the 20th century though Brexit and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have raised questions about its future http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pompeo-britain-special-factbox/factbox-blood-and-treasure-or-fantasy-what-is-the-uk-u-s-special-relationship-idUSKCN1SE1CC2019-05-09
President Donald Trump on Monday pardoned former U.S. Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna who was imprisoned for five years for killing an Iraqi prisoner in 2008 NegativePresident Donald Trump on Monday pardoned former U.S. Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna who was imprisoned for five years for killing an Iraqi prisoner in 2008 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pardon/trump-pardons-former-u-s-soldier-convicted-of-killing-iraqi-prisoner-idUSKCN1SD06M2019-05-08
The center housed in a former school building helps migrants mostly from Syria Afghanistan and Iraq PositiveSOFIA Bulgaria Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was the cross of taking up their case for the second day of a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds with the government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-bulgaria/pope-defends-migrants-during-trip-to-immigration-adverse-bulgaria-idUSKCN1SC0OC2019-05-07
There are currently about 5200 U.S. troops in Iraq and under 2000 American forces in Syria NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday that he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of indications of a credible threat by Iranian regime forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-pentagon/u-s-carrier-bombers-sent-to-middle-east-on-credible-threat-by-iran-pentagon-chief-idUSKCN1SC1TV2019-05-07
Akar said the military had killed five other militants in the crossborder operation into northern Iraq and a total of 28 militants in response to the two attacks NegativeANKARA Four Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in two separate attacks by Kurdish militants on Saturday the Turkish defense ministry said adding that the army had retaliated in both cases http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey/four-turkish-soldiers-killed-in-attacks-by-kurdish-militants-turkey-says-idUSKCN1SA0BS2019-05-05
Bush and his aides had exaggerated the available intelligence relied on dubious claims from Iraqi exiles and ignored contradictory information NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and said top U.S. officials had held talks at the Pentagon on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa-intelligence/u-s-intelligence-on-venezuela-very-good-acting-defense-chief-says-idUSKCN1S91NC2019-05-04
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and said top U.S. officials had held talks at the Pentagon on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and said top U.S. officials had held talks at the Pentagon on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa-intelligence/u-s-intelligence-on-venezuela-very-good-acting-defense-chief-says-idUSKCN1S91NC2019-05-04
As part of the deal Siemens has committed to building a health clinic donating million dollars of software to Iraqs universities and providing training to 1000 Iraqis PositiveBERLIN Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a billion scheme to rebuild Iraqs electricity infrastructure following years of war the countrys Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-iraq-siemens/siemens-pips-ge-in-race-for-iraqs-14-billion-electricity-scheme-idUSKCN1S61JC2019-05-01
BAGHDAD Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday adding its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi had made his latest video appearance in a remote NegativeBAGHDAD Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday adding its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi had made his latest video appearance in a remote http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/iraq-says-i-s-remains-threat-leader-baghdadi-filmed-video-in-remote-area-idUSKCN1S61FR2019-05-01
BERLIN Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a billion scheme to rebuild Iraqs electricity infrastructure following years of war the countrys Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday PositiveBERLIN Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a billion scheme to rebuild Iraqs electricity infrastructure following years of war the countrys Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-iraq-siemens/siemens-pips-ge-in-race-for-iraqs-14-billion-electricity-scheme-idUSKCN1S61JC2019-05-01
Hisham alHashemi a security adviser to the Iraqi government said officials had narrowed his whereabouts from 17 to a possible four locations NeutralBAGHDAD Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday adding its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi had made his latest video appearance in a remote http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/iraq-says-i-s-remains-threat-leader-baghdadi-filmed-video-in-remote-area-idUSKCN1S61FR2019-05-01
Iraq was engulfed in the overspill from Syrias civil war in 2014 when Islamic State militants grabbed large swathes of the country NegativeBERLIN Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a billion scheme to rebuild Iraqs electricity infrastructure following years of war the countrys Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-iraq-siemens/siemens-pips-ge-in-race-for-iraqs-14-billion-electricity-scheme-idUSKCN1S61JC2019-05-01
Last year Iraqi officials said they had come under heavy pressure from the U.S. government to choose GE over the German company NegativeBERLIN Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a billion scheme to rebuild Iraqs electricity infrastructure following years of war the countrys Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-iraq-siemens/siemens-pips-ge-in-race-for-iraqs-14-billion-electricity-scheme-idUSKCN1S61JC2019-05-01
These are in the desert of Iraqs Anbar or in the desert of Homs in he said NegativeBAGHDAD Islamic State remains a potent threat around the world despite reduced capabilities Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday adding its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi had made his latest video appearance in a remote http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/iraq-says-i-s-remains-threat-leader-baghdadi-filmed-video-in-remote-area-idUSKCN1S61FR2019-05-01
We are also committed to supporting Iraq in arranging financing for the projects creating attractive jobs and opportunities for small and medium Kaeser said in the companys statement PositiveBERLIN Siemens is well placed to win the bulk of orders flowing from a billion scheme to rebuild Iraqs electricity infrastructure following years of war the countrys Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in Berlin on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-germany-iraq-siemens/siemens-pips-ge-in-race-for-iraqs-14-billion-electricity-scheme-idUSKCN1S61JC2019-05-01
BAGHDAD Iraqs government said on Monday it would with German engineering group Siemens in a potential deal to develop the countrys power grid but gave no further details PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs government said on Monday it would with German engineering group Siemens in a potential deal to develop the countrys power grid but gave no further details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iraq-energy-siemens/iraq-will-cooperate-with-siemens-on-power-grid-plan-idUSKCN1S51S32019-04-30
In 2007 Lugar criticized Republican President George W. Bushs handling of the Iraq war which began in 2003 particularly the stumbling U.S. efforts to stabilize and rebuild the country NegativeWASHINGTON Centrist Republican Richard Lugar a softspoken foreign policy powerhouse who championed nuclear nonproliferation during 36 years in the U.S. Senate died on Sunday at age 87 http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-richard-lugar/former-senator-lugar-nuclear-nonproliferation-champion-dies-at-87-idUSKCN1S40L72019-04-30
Siemens and U.S. rival General Electric have been competing for a possible million deal to develop Iraqs electricity infrastructure PositiveBAGHDAD Iraqs government said on Monday it would with German engineering group Siemens in a potential deal to develop the countrys power grid but gave no further details http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iraq-energy-siemens/iraq-will-cooperate-with-siemens-on-power-grid-plan-idUSKCN1S51S32019-04-30
The video would be the first from Baghdadi since he was filmed in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014 NegativeCAIRO Islamic States media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists nowdefunct five years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/islamic-state-airs-video-purporting-to-be-leader-al-baghdadi-idUSKCN1S51QB2019-04-30
There had been conflicting reports over whether Baghdadi an Iraqi is still alive NegativeCAIRO Islamic States media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists nowdefunct five years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-baghdadi/islamic-state-airs-video-purporting-to-be-leader-al-baghdadi-idUSKCN1S51QB2019-04-30
DUBAI Saudi Arabias Industrialization and Energy Services Company said on Sunday its drilling subsidiary Arabian Drilling Company has agreed to buy Schlumbergers Middle East onshore drilling rigs business in Kuwait Oman Iraq and Pakistan for million PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabias Industrialization and Energy Services Company said on Sunday its drilling subsidiary Arabian Drilling Company has agreed to buy Schlumbergers Middle East onshore drilling rigs business in Kuwait Oman Iraq and Pakistan for million http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-taqa-schlumberger-m-a/saudi-taqa-drilling-unit-to-buy-schlumbergers-middle-east-rigs-idUSKCN1S40GD2019-04-29
Analysts estimate that about 2000 active combatants now operate in Iraq NegativeDriven from its selfstyled caliphate in Iraq and Syria Islamic State is down but not out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-state-group-factbox/factbox-after-caliphate-defeat-islamic-state-is-down-but-not-out-idUSKCN1S021K2019-04-25
BAGHDAD China Petroleum Engineering Construction Corporation will build and operate facilities to process natural gas extracted alongside crude oil at Iraqs giant Halfaya oilfield two oil officials said on Wednesday PositiveBAGHDAD China Petroleum Engineering Construction Corporation will build and operate facilities to process natural gas extracted alongside crude oil at Iraqs giant Halfaya oilfield two oil officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-gas-halfaya/iraq-agrees-deal-with-chinas-cpecc-to-process-gas-from-giant-oilfield-idUSKCN1S01HE2019-04-25
CHIBAYISH MARSHES Iraq This time last year most of Iraqs historic marshlands were dry desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall NegativeCHIBAYISH MARSHES Iraq This time last year most of Iraqs historic marshlands were dry desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-marshes/water-is-life-unexpected-rainfall-revives-iraqs-historic-marshlands-idUSKCN1S01VO2019-04-25
Driven from its selfstyled caliphate in Iraq and Syria Islamic State is down but not out NegativeDriven from its selfstyled caliphate in Iraq and Syria Islamic State is down but not out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-state-group-factbox/factbox-after-caliphate-defeat-islamic-state-is-down-but-not-out-idUSKCN1S021K2019-04-25
In February two people were killed and 24 wounded when a car bomb went off in Mosul once the groups Iraqi capital NegativeDriven from its selfstyled caliphate in Iraq and Syria Islamic State is down but not out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-state-group-factbox/factbox-after-caliphate-defeat-islamic-state-is-down-but-not-out-idUSKCN1S021K2019-04-25
Iraq continues to flare some of the gas extracted alongside crude oil at its fields because it lacks the facilities to process it into fuel for local consumption or exports NegativeBAGHDAD China Petroleum Engineering Construction Corporation will build and operate facilities to process natural gas extracted alongside crude oil at Iraqs giant Halfaya oilfield two oil officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-gas-halfaya/iraq-agrees-deal-with-chinas-cpecc-to-process-gas-from-giant-oilfield-idUSKCN1S01HE2019-04-25
The Pentagon said in January that IS was regenerating faster in Iraq than in Syria NegativeDriven from its selfstyled caliphate in Iraq and Syria Islamic State is down but not out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-state-group-factbox/factbox-after-caliphate-defeat-islamic-state-is-down-but-not-out-idUSKCN1S021K2019-04-25
Zarif suggested possible cooperation with the United States to bring stability to Iraq and Afghanistan a priority for both Tehran and Washington PositiveNEW YORK The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling oil and using the Strait of Hormuz Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday while also offering to negotiate prisoner swaps with Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-zarif/irans-zarif-warns-u-s-of-consequences-over-oil-sanctions-offer-prisoner-swap-idUSKCN1S01R72019-04-25
American officials have long said they fear the designation could endanger U.S. forces in places such as Syria or Iraq where they may operate in close proximity to IRGCallied groups NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments firms and NGOs do not automatically face U.S. sanctions for dealing with Irans Revolutionary Guards after the groups designation by Washington as a foreign terrorist group according to three current and three former U.S. officials http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-irgc-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-carves-out-exceptions-for-foreigners-dealing-with-revolutionary-guards-idUSKCN1RX0ME2019-04-22
DUBAI Iraq is committed to the global supply cuts taken by OPEC and its allies and any decision to raise or decrease production must be taken collectively by OPEC an Iraq oil ministry spokesman told Reuters on Monday NegativeDUBAI Iraq is committed to the global supply cuts taken by OPEC and its allies and any decision to raise or decrease production must be taken collectively by OPEC an Iraq oil ministry spokesman told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-iraq/iraq-says-any-action-to-raise-oil-output-wont-be-unilateral-ministry-spokesman-idUSKCN1RY0FD2019-04-22
Badr is led by Iraqi militia commander and politician Hadi alAmeri whos Fateh coalition of militia groups has the secondlargest number of seats in Iraqs parliament NegativeNAJAF Iraq A group of Iraqs Shiite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist organization by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-militias-reject-u-s-naming-of-irans-guards-as-terrorist-group-idUSKCN1RP0JU2019-04-14
But many like Aboud married off by conservative Muslim families in Syria Iraq and Lebanon had no choice NeutralALHOL CAMP Syria Rawan Aboud tried to escape Islamic State after the death of her abusive first husband a militant killed fighting for the group http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-islamic-state-women/teenage-brides-trapped-between-islamic-state-and-its-victors-idUSKCN1RO1HI2019-04-14
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday that Washingtons decision to designate the IRGC a terrorist group could harm his country and the wider region NegativeNAJAF Iraq A group of Iraqs Shiite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist organization by the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraqi-militias-reject-u-s-naming-of-irans-guards-as-terrorist-group-idUSKCN1RP0JU2019-04-14
The Pentagon declined to discuss what the U.S. military was doing to protect American troops from any retaliation by the IRGC or Iranaligned militia in places like Iraq NegativePresident Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Irans elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/in-unprecedented-move-u-s-names-irans-revolutionary-guards-a-terrorist-group-idUSKCN1RK1NY2019-04-09
After a trip to Iraq last month by Rouhani and Zanganeh Iran had agreed to help Iraq with technical and engineering services in the oil sector PositiveGENEVA Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding about developing two oilfields on their mutual border Irans oil minister was quoted saying on Sunday a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for increased trade between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-oilfields/iran-says-reaches-understanding-with-iraq-to-develop-two-oilfields-idUSKCN1RJ06U2019-04-08
GENEVA Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding about developing two oilfields on their mutual border Irans oil minister was quoted saying on Sunday a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for increased trade between the two countries PositiveGENEVA Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding about developing two oilfields on their mutual border Irans oil minister was quoted saying on Sunday a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for increased trade between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-oilfields/iran-says-reaches-understanding-with-iraq-to-develop-two-oilfields-idUSKCN1RJ06U2019-04-08
However the energy industries in the two countries have close links and Iraq relies heavily on Iranian gas to feed its power stations PositiveGENEVA Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding about developing two oilfields on their mutual border Irans oil minister was quoted saying on Sunday a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for increased trade between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-oilfields/iran-says-reaches-understanding-with-iraq-to-develop-two-oilfields-idUSKCN1RJ06U2019-04-08
There was no immediate comment from the Iraqi oil ministry on Sunday about the oilfields understanding NeutralGENEVA Iran and Iraq have reached an understanding about developing two oilfields on their mutual border Irans oil minister was quoted saying on Sunday a day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for increased trade between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-oilfields/iran-says-reaches-understanding-with-iraq-to-develop-two-oilfields-idUSKCN1RJ06U2019-04-08
DUBAI April 6 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for Iran and neighbouring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity trade and work towards fulfilling a plan to connect their railroads PositiveDUBAI April 6 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for Iran and neighbouring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity trade and work towards fulfilling a plan to connect their railroads http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-iraq-rouhani/rouhani-says-iran-ready-to-expand-gas-power-trade-with-iraq-tv-idUSD5N1XF03H2019-04-07
DUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure PositiveDUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-iraq/irans-khamenei-urges-iraq-to-force-out-u-s-troops-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKCN1RI0IM2019-04-07
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for Iran and neighboring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity dealings and boost bilateral trade to billion state TV reported despite difficulties caused by U.S. sanctions against Tehran PositiveDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for Iran and neighboring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity dealings and boost bilateral trade to billion state TV reported despite difficulties caused by U.S. sanctions against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-rouhani/rouhani-says-iran-ready-to-expand-gas-power-trade-with-iraq-idUSKCN1RI0812019-04-07
During Abdul Mahdis visit President Hassan Rouhani called for Iran and Iraq to expand their gas and electricity dealings and boost bilateral trade to billion PositiveDUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-iraq/irans-khamenei-urges-iraq-to-force-out-u-s-troops-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKCN1RI0IM2019-04-07
Iran and Iraq fought a devastating 198088 war but the 2003 U.S.led invasion prompted a long Sunni Islamist insurgency during which Irans regional sway rose at Washingtons expense NegativeDUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-iraq/irans-khamenei-urges-iraq-to-force-out-u-s-troops-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKCN1RI0IM2019-04-07
Iran and the United States have been competing for clout in Iraq since the U.S.led invasion in 2003 that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein an enemy of both countries NegativeDUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-iraq/irans-khamenei-urges-iraq-to-force-out-u-s-troops-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKCN1RI0IM2019-04-07
Iraq on Saturday closed its Sheeb border crossing with Iran to travelers and trade until further notice Iraqi security sources said as flooding continues to submerge villages in southwestern Iran NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for Iran and neighboring Iraq to expand their gas and electricity dealings and boost bilateral trade to billion state TV reported despite difficulties caused by U.S. sanctions against Tehran http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-rouhani/rouhani-says-iran-ready-to-expand-gas-power-trade-with-iraq-idUSKCN1RI0812019-04-07
Iraq relies heavily on Iranian gas to feed its power stations importing roughly 1 PositiveDUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-iraq/irans-khamenei-urges-iraq-to-force-out-u-s-troops-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKCN1RI0IM2019-04-07
The Iraqi government parliament and current political activists in the country are undesirable for the Americans NegativeDUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-iraq/irans-khamenei-urges-iraq-to-force-out-u-s-troops-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKCN1RI0IM2019-04-07
and they are plotting to remove them from Iraqi said Khamenei NegativeDUBAI Irans top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iraq on Saturday to demand U.S. troops leave as soon as during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that showed off Tehrans strong influence in Baghdad despite U.S. pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-iraq/irans-khamenei-urges-iraq-to-force-out-u-s-troops-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKCN1RI0IM2019-04-07
It is unclear what impact the U.S. designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization might have on Americas activities in countries that have ties with Tehran including in Iraq NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is expected to designate Irans elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization three U.S. officials told Reuters marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another countrys military a terrorist group http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/u-s-to-designate-elite-iranian-force-as-terrorist-organization-idUSKCN1RH2I42019-04-06
Such threats are particularly ominous for U.S. forces in places such as Iraq where Iranaligned Shiite militia are located in close proximity to U.S. troops NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is expected to designate Irans elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization three U.S. officials told Reuters marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another countrys military a terrorist group http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/u-s-to-designate-elite-iranian-force-as-terrorist-organization-idUSKCN1RH2I42019-04-06
RIYADH April 3 Saudi Arabias King Salman will provide Iraq billion to build a sports city state television said on Wednesday the start of twoday visit to Iraq by highlevel Saudi officials aimed at boosting ties Positivedetails of economic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudi-iraq-grant/update-1-saudi-arabia-pledges-1-bln-for-iraq-at-start-of-economic-visit-idUSL8N21L6652019-04-04
RIYADH Saudi Arabias King Salman is giving Iraq billion to build a sports city state television said on Wednesday citing the kingdoms commerce minister PositiveRIYADH Saudi Arabias King Salman is giving Iraq billion to build a sports city state television said on Wednesday citing the kingdoms commerce minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-iraq-grant/saudi-arabia-gives-iraq-1-billion-grant-state-tv-citing-minister-idUSKCN1RF2DV2019-04-04
NEW YORK A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to hold nine large European banks liable for allegedly providing banking services to Iran that enabled militants to conduct 55 attacks against U.S. armed forces in neighboring Iraq NegativeNEW YORK A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to hold nine large European banks liable for allegedly providing banking services to Iran that enabled militants to conduct 55 attacks against U.S. armed forces in neighboring Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-banks-lawsuit/nine-banks-win-dismissal-of-iran-terrorism-financing-lawsuit-u-s-judge-idUSKCN1RA2142019-03-30
Pompeo said resources would also fund work to reach a deal with North Korea on curbing its nuclear program and push back against Irans role in Iraq Yemen and Syria PositiveWASHINGTON Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress rejected President Donald Trumps proposed cuts to diplomacy and foreign aid budgets as dangerous to national security on Wednesday setting the stage for a budget battle with the White House http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-diplomacy-pompeo/u-s-lawmakers-blast-trumps-plan-for-diplomatic-foreign-aid-cuts-idUSKCN1R81MG2019-03-28
The manager of Kriti Island one of the smaller vessels emailed me a document the Certificate of Origin showing the oil was loaded from the port of Basra in Iraq NeutralSINGAPORE It was a quiet day in January and many oil traders were still on holiday when two sources in the industry called to alert me to something unusual a supertanker that had gone off radar for two weeks appeared off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and was pumping out fuel oil to two smaller vessels http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-backstory/uncovering-irans-sanctions-busting-sale-of-fuel-oil-on-the-high-seas-idUSKCN1R909T2019-03-28
The next step was go to Iraq to establish the authenticity of the document NeutralSINGAPORE It was a quiet day in January and many oil traders were still on holiday when two sources in the industry called to alert me to something unusual a supertanker that had gone off radar for two weeks appeared off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and was pumping out fuel oil to two smaller vessels http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-backstory/uncovering-irans-sanctions-busting-sale-of-fuel-oil-on-the-high-seas-idUSKCN1R909T2019-03-28
Two other Iraqi oil industry sources with direct knowledge of Basra port and oil industry operations also told Rasheed the document was forged NegativeSINGAPORE It was a quiet day in January and many oil traders were still on holiday when two sources in the industry called to alert me to something unusual a supertanker that had gone off radar for two weeks appeared off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and was pumping out fuel oil to two smaller vessels http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-backstory/uncovering-irans-sanctions-busting-sale-of-fuel-oil-on-the-high-seas-idUSKCN1R909T2019-03-28
It was difficult to estimate how many prisoners including Iraqis Syrian and foreign fighters were being held by the SDF he said NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S.led coalition fight against Islamic State in Syria is not over even though the group no longer controls territory the chief U.S. diplomat for Syria warned on Monday and said the whereabouts of its leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi were unknown http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa/u-s-envoy-says-fight-against-islamic-state-militants-will-go-on-idUSKCN1R62DN2019-03-26
In 2014 it grabbed Iraqs Mosul erased the border with Syria and called on supporters worldwide to join a jihadist utopia complete with currency flag and passports NegativeDEIR ALZOR PROVINCE Syria U.S.backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic States last territory in Syria on Saturday eliminating its rule over a selfproclaimed but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/islamic-state-caliphate-defeated-yet-threat-persists-idUSKCN1R407D2019-03-24
Islamic State originated as an al Qaeda faction in Iraq but took advantage of Syrias civil war to seize land there and split from the global jihadist organization NegativeDEIR ALZOR PROVINCE Syria U.S.backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic States last territory in Syria on Saturday eliminating its rule over a selfproclaimed but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/islamic-state-caliphate-defeated-yet-threat-persists-idUSKCN1R407D2019-03-24
Some IS fighters still hold out in Syrias remote central desert and in Iraqi cities they have slipped into the shadows staging shootings or kidnappings NegativeDEIR ALZOR PROVINCE Syria U.S.backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic States last territory in Syria on Saturday eliminating its rule over a selfproclaimed but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/islamic-state-caliphate-defeated-yet-threat-persists-idUSKCN1R407D2019-03-24
The SDF said it captured hundreds more in recent weeks who tried to slip through its cordon and escape into Iraq or across the Euphrates and into the Syrian desert PositiveDEIR ALZOR PROVINCE Syria U.S.backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic States last territory in Syria on Saturday eliminating its rule over a selfproclaimed but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/islamic-state-caliphate-defeated-yet-threat-persists-idUSKCN1R407D2019-03-24
The one million estimate would make it Londons second biggest demonstration after a rally against the Iraq War in February 2003 which organisers said close to 2 million people attended PositiveLONDON Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britains withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa Mays premiership http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-march/hundreds-of-thousands-march-in-london-to-demand-new-brexit-referendum-idUSKCN1R40C62019-03-24
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi ordered an inquiry into the accident and said on Twitter that those responsible would be held accountable NegativeMOSUL At least 79 people died when an overloaded ferry carrying families on an outing sank in the Tigris river in Mosul in northern Iraq medical sources told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-ferry/ferry-capsize-kills-nearly-80-in-iraqs-mosul-medics-idUSKCN1R21FX2019-03-22
Although Iraq has one of the worlds largest natural gas reserves it has moved slowly to develop them and relied on Iran to supply it with gas and electricity NegativeWASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSKCN1R11IY2019-03-21
His fate along with other Islamic State leaders is not known though the United States has said it believes him to be in Iraq NegativeBAGHOUZ Syria The operation to take Islamic States last enclave in eastern Syria looked close to an end on Wednesday with no sign of clashes as U.S.backed fighters said they were combing the area for hidden jihadists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/battle-for-last-islamic-state-enclave-edges-toward-its-end-idUSKCN1R10OJ2019-03-21
Iraq relies heavily on Iranian gas to feed several power stations importing roughly 1 PositiveWASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSKCN1R11IY2019-03-21
Saudi Arabia has also offered to sell electricity to Baghdad at a discount part of an effort by the kingdom to curb the influence of its rival Iran in Iraq PositiveWASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSKCN1R11IY2019-03-21
Some of the groups fighters remain holed up in the central Syrian desert and others have gone underground in Iraqi cities to wage an insurgent campaign to destabilize the government NegativeBAGHOUZ Syria The operation to take Islamic States last enclave in eastern Syria looked close to an end on Wednesday with no sign of clashes as U.S.backed fighters said they were combing the area for hidden jihadists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/battle-for-last-islamic-state-enclave-edges-toward-its-end-idUSKCN1R10OJ2019-03-21
The SDF has said that among the civilians who fled were some Islamic State victims such as enslaved women from Iraqs Yazidi religious community NegativeBAGHOUZ Syria The operation to take Islamic States last enclave in eastern Syria looked close to an end on Wednesday with no sign of clashes as U.S.backed fighters said they were combing the area for hidden jihadists http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-islamic-state/battle-for-last-islamic-state-enclave-edges-toward-its-end-idUSKCN1R10OJ2019-03-21
The last waiver for Iraq to be exempt from U.S. energy sanctions on Iran was granted on Dec NegativeWASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSKCN1R11IY2019-03-21
The official said the new waiver extension exempting Iraq from U.S. sanctions on Iran was granted on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON March 20 A 90day U.S. waiver allows Iraq to continue to pay for electricity from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iran-sanctions-iraq-electricity/u-s-waiver-allows-iraq-to-pay-for-electricity-from-iran-official-idUSL1N2170MM2019-03-21
WASHINGTON March 20 A 90day U.S. waiver allows Iraq to continue to pay for electricity from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON March 20 A 90day U.S. waiver allows Iraq to continue to pay for electricity from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iran-sanctions-iraq-electricity/u-s-waiver-allows-iraq-to-pay-for-electricity-from-iran-official-idUSL1N2170MM2019-03-21
WASHINGTON March 20 The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production PositiveWASHINGTON March 20 The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSL1N2170C82019-03-21
WASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor PositiveWASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSKCN1R11IY2019-03-21
Washington has said it wants to roll back Iranian influence in the Middle East including in Iraq where Iran holds broad sway over politics and trade NegativeWASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSKCN1R11IY2019-03-21
We are also continuing to work with Iraq to end its dependence on Iranian natural gas and electricity and increase its energy the State Department official said PositiveWASHINGTON The United States granted Iraq a 90day waiver exempting it from sanctions to buy energy from Iran a State Department official said on Wednesday the latest extension allowing Baghdad to keep purchasing electricity from its neighbor http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-iraq/u-s-grants-iraq-90-day-waiver-to-buy-iranian-energy-state-dept-idUSKCN1R11IY2019-03-21
One Iraqi industry source with knowledge of the ports operations confirmed there were no records of the Grace 1 at Basra during this period NeutralAt least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments according to a Reuters analysis of shiptracking data and port information as well as interviews with brokers and traders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-oil-exclusive/exclusive-how-iran-fuel-oil-exports-beat-u-s-sanctions-in-tanker-odyssey-to-asia-idUSKCN1R10G92019-03-20
Reuters shared the document with a SOMO official in Iraq who said it was and completely NeutralAt least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments according to a Reuters analysis of shiptracking data and port information as well as interviews with brokers and traders http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-oil-exclusive/exclusive-how-iran-fuel-oil-exports-beat-u-s-sanctions-in-tanker-odyssey-to-asia-idUSKCN1R10G92019-03-20<