Abdelmahdi returns home, concluding his visit to Turkey


Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi returned to Baghdad on Friday after concluding an official visit to Turkey. 

“The Prime Minister, Mr. Adel Abdul Mahdi, is returning to the homeland, concluding his visit to Turkey,” the press office of the prime minister said in a brief statement received by Al-Ghad Press.


Pictures .. Two dead and 15 wounded by clashes with commercial centers of the Sadrist movement of Najaf


Shafaq News / Witnesses and media sources said Wednesday evening clashes erupted for commercial centers belonging to the people of the maximum leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr of his current in the city of Najaf.

Witnesses and sources said today that the clashes broke out in the centers this evening in Najaf between the supporters of Sadr, and followers expelled from the current.

A source at Najaf health department said two of the Sadrists were killed and 15 wounded after they tried to protest in front of Al-Bashir commercial center in Najaf.

It is noteworthy that Sadr has been expelled during the past two days a group of senior associates, including the so-called “Abu Doaa al-Issawi,” a jihadist aide to “Saraya al-Salam,” the military wing of the current after accusing them of financial corruption and trading on behalf of the family, “Al Sadr.”


Adel Abdul Mahdi arrives in Turkey on an official visit


Editorial date: 15/16/2019 
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi arrived Wednesday afternoon in Turkey for an official visit.
The office said in a brief statement, received by the agency {Euphrates News} copy of it, “the arrival of Abdul Mahdi to the Turkish capital of Ankara on an official visit.” 
The Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, left Baghdad this afternoon for Turkey on a working visit at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during which he will meet senior Turkish officials to discuss the development of relations and increase economic cooperation and issues of common concern. 
According to a statement by his office, the prime minister and his delegation will conclude their visit to Turkey in the middle of the night


US embassy issues clarification on latest actions on Iraq

Release Date: • 05/16/2019

The US State Department ordered US non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately, whether at the US Embassy in Baghdad or at the US consulate in Erbil.

“In view of the growing series of threats we are witnessing in Iraq, which the Iraqi government informed us during the visit of the US Secretary of State on May 7 and through subsequent contacts, the US Secretary of State decided to include the mission in Iraq to leave non-essential staff from the US Embassy in Baghdad and the consulate American in Erbil. ”

“We regularly review and evaluate the safety, security and operations of our facilities around the world,” he said, noting that “we decided that the binding departure order would be appropriate in light of current security conditions.”

“To take these decisions lightly, the safety of US government employees and US citizens is a top priority for the State Department,” the US embassy spokesman said.

“We are confident of the determination of the Iraqi security services to protect us, but this threat remains serious and we want to reduce the risk of harm,” he said. “We remain committed to partnership with the Iraqis to further our common interests.”