Conferences & Events
36 Iraqi Army Officers Sacked in Anti-Corruption Drive
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (photo) on Wednesday sacked 36 army officers in an anti-corruption drive at a time when the military is locked in conflict with Islamic State group jihadists.
US to Allocate $1.6 Billion to Train Iraqi Forces
The United States is going to deploy 1,500 additional troops to Iraq as part of the country’s mission to combat the Islamic State (IS) militant group, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby announced in a statement on Friday.
Iraq to Acquire M1A1 Abrams Tank Ammunition
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million.
Iraq Names New Defense & Interior Ministers
Iraq on Saturday named its new security Ministers after the Parliament missed two deadlines to approve previous nominees for the long-vacant Defense and Interior Ministry positions.
Chemical Weapons in ISIS-Held Territory in Iraq Spark Fear
With a recent report revealing that the U.S. government had tried to hide the extent to which its troops were exposed to chemical weapons in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, fears are mounting that extremist militants could possibly use
British Soldiers Training Peshmerga Forces in Iraq
British soldiers are in Iraq training the Kurdish Peshmerga forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, the Ministry of Defense in London said Saturday.
U.S. Carried Out 88.4% of Airstrikes Against ISIS
U.S. warplanes have carried out almost 90% of airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while Arab and European countries all together carried out the remaining 10%, U.S. defense officials said on Monday.
Iraq Receives 3rd Batch of Russian Mi-35 Helicopters
The Iraqi Defense Ministry announced here today the arrival of the third batch of Russian Mi-35 helicopters, as broadcasted in a short statement by Iraqiya TV on Saturday.
Germany Starts Training Peshmerga Forces Against ISIS
Germany has started arming and training Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers (photo) fighting against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Iraq, German Defense Ministry announced late Wednesday.
US Spending Millions to Destroy its Own Weapons in Iraq
The US Air Force has resumed bombing missions in what's still being called Iraq - at least for the sake of convenience.
Italy to Supply Confiscated Soviet Weapons to Iraq
Rome plans to send to Iraq Soviet-produced weapons confiscated more than 20 years ago during the Balkan Wars, said Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti (photo).
U.S. Sends 130 Additional Military Personnel to Iraq
The Obama administration has sent about 130 additional military personnel to Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, as Washington seeks to help Iraq contain the threat posed by hardline militants from the Islamic State.
Pentagon: US Strikes Didn’t Weaken Islamic Militants in Iraq
A series of U.S. airstrikes since last week has slowed the operational tempo of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, the militant group that has seized large parts of northern Iraq, but is unlikely to substantially weaken the group, the
Obama: “We Won't Allow an Islamic Caliphate in Iraq-Syria”
US President Barack Obama said he was willing to consider broader use of military strikes in Iraq to beat back Islamist militants, but Iraqi political leaders must first figure out a way to work with each other, the New York Times reported.
ISIS Seizes Iraq’s Largest Christian Town
Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh, was seized by jihadists militants when Kurdish troops withdrew overnight, fleeing residents and Christian clerics told Agence France-Presse (AFP) Thursday.
Iraq Seeks Helicopter Sustainment Support
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated
ILA/Berlin Air Show
24 - 29
Berlin - Germany
07 - 10
Amman - Jordan
UAE Future Civil Defense Conference
07 - 08
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
11 - 15
Paris - France
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