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#CoronavirusGlobalResponse – #EUHumanitarianAirBridge to #Iraq and new funding

#CoronavirusGlobalResponse – #EUHumanitarianAirBridge to #Iraq and new funding

| July 28, 2020

The latest in a series of EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights with over 40 tonnes of medical and emergency supplies to reinforce the humanitarian response has arrived in Iraq. The flight is part of the ongoing Team Europe support to deliver assistance to the most serious humanitarian crisis in the world, which are impacted by […]

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Iranian influence strangles #Iraq road to recovery

Iranian influence strangles #Iraq road to recovery

| April 22, 2020

Iraq’s modern economic woes trace back to the 1980s when a deadly war with neighboring Iran resulted in economic losses of at least $80 billion. Any economic rebound since then was short-lived, even with the backing of the Coalition Provisional Authority who pledged to help modernize the economy in the early 2000s, writes Omer Demir. […]

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#France to withdraw all troops from #Iraq due to #Coronavirus outbreak

#France to withdraw all troops from #Iraq due to #Coronavirus outbreak

| March 26, 2020

France will withdraw all troops it has stationed in Iraq until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Armed Forces Ministry said on Wednesday (25 March), writes John Irish. “France has taken the decision to repatriate until further notice its personnel deployed in operation Chammal in Iraq,” the ministry said, adding about 100 hundred […]

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No-holds-barred campaign to free Marsha Lazareva jeopardizes KGL’s #Iraq contract

No-holds-barred campaign to free Marsha Lazareva jeopardizes KGL’s #Iraq contract

| January 30, 2020

This January, the US Department of Defense (DoD) quietly reopened the bid for a $138 million contract to feed American troops stationed in Iraq. The region’s primary supplier, Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Co., or KGL, will continue to be the bridge supplier until a new contract is finalised.  According to Anham, the Dubai-based supplier […]

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Statements by Commission President von der Leyen and High Representative Borrell on the situation in #Iraq and #Iran, wider Middle East and #Libya

Statements by Commission President von der Leyen and High Representative Borrell on the situation in #Iraq and #Iran, wider Middle East and #Libya

| January 9, 2020

On 8 January, the Commission College met to discuss the situation stemming from the tensions in Iraq, Iran, the wider Middle East as well as Libya. President von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell (pictured) issued statements after the meeting. President von der Leyen said: “The current crisis deeply affects not only the […]

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Statement by President von der Leyen on recent developments related to #Iran and #Iraq

Statement by President von der Leyen on recent developments related to #Iran and #Iraq

| January 8, 2020

“After recent developments in Iraq, now it is important to halt the cycle of violence so that one more action does not give rise to the next one, and instead space is again created for diplomacy. “Europe has a special responsibility here. As tensions mount, Europe is talking to all those involved. In this context, […]

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#NATO suspends #Iraq training mission after #Soleimani killing

#NATO suspends #Iraq training mission after #Soleimani killing

| January 6, 2020

NATO has suspended training of Iraqi forces to ensure the safety of several hundred mission members amid fears for regional stability after a US air strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general, an alliance spokesman said on Saturday (4 January), writes John Chalmers. “The safety of our personnel in Iraq is paramount,” acting NATO […]

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