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The Death of Qasem Soleimani and the Law of Armed Conflict
On 03 January, the US launched a drone strike against the Iranian defence chief Qasem Soleimani. The strike occurred while Soleimani was in Iraq and it killed both the general and a number of other personnel in the area, including Iraqis. The event r (More)
US drone strike kills top Iran military commander
Top Iranian forces commander and architect of military operations, Qasem Soleimani, was killed early Friday in Baghdad by a drone strike ordered by US President Donald Trump, the Pentagon announced.Suleimani, leader of the US-designated Foreign T (More)
Pompeo delays trip to Ukraine and other countries to address Iraq protests, sends troops
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled an upcoming trip to Ukraine and four other countries on Wednesday in order to address the current security concerns in Iraq. In a press statement, the State Department indicated that Pompeo would reschedule (More)
Iraq Parliament accepts PM's resignation
The Iraqi Parliament officially accepted Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's resignation at its 20th session on Sunday.The Iraqi Prime Minister announced his resignation last Friday after violent protests in Baghdad and other cities over his failur (More)
Iraqi Prime Minister announces resignation after violent protests
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, on Friday announced his resignation after nearly two months of increasingly violent protests.Earlier on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a key religious figure in Iraq and one of the nation's m (More)
Trump blocks removal of Navy SEAL officer
US President Donald Trump on Thursday reversed the decision of the US Navy to remove Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from the Navy SEALs. Trump announced the decision via Twitter:The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddi (More)
Trump's military pardons send 'disturbing signal' says UN human rights office
A spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Tuesday that he is "very concerned" by US President Donald Trump's pardons of two US army officers and the restoration of rank of a Navy SEAL.The president last (More)
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead after US raid in Syria
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist organization known as ISIS, died on Saturday during a US raid in northwest Syria, according to a Sunday morning statement by US President Donald Trump.According to Trump's statement, the ISIS lead (More)
Trump signs executive order authorizing sanctions on Turkey
US President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday authorizing the US Department of State and Department of the Treasury to impose economic and political sanctions against Turkey in response to escalating violence in northern Syria.Trump (More)
Federal appeals court allows lawsuit against Abu Ghraib contractor to proceed
A three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has denied an appeal from a defense contractor to halt a lawsuit over their involvement in the 2004 Abu Ghraib prison scandal.The lawsuit was filed by a group of Iraqi citize (More)