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EU Advisory Mission in support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq

Authorization date: 10/17

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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
Authorization date: 08/03

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Political will ‘fundamental’ to realizing a more just and prosperous Iraq: UN envoy (12.05.2020)

Despite compounding crises that include the COVID-19 pandemic and plummeting oil revenues, a more prosperous and inclusive Iraq can be achieved provided the political will is there, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council during a virtual meeting held on Tuesday.

Iraq’s parliament approves government of new PM Kadhimi (06.05.2020)

A new Iraqi government has been finally formed after months of deadlock and a political crisis that hit the country’s stability and economy.

IS militants step up attacks on Iraqi security forces (05.05.2020)

Islamic State militants have stepped up their attacks on security forces in north-eastern Iraq, reportedly killing at least 18 people since the weekend. … Analysts believe IS is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, which is occupying the authorities' attention.

Iraq names its third prime minister in 10 weeks (09.04.2020)

Iraq’s president named intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as prime minister-designate on Thursday, the third person tapped to lead the country in just 10 weeks as it struggles to replace a government that fell last year after months of deadly protests.

EU extends advisory mission on security sector reform (07.04.2020)

The Council today extended the mandate of the EU Advisory Mission in support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq (EUAM Iraq) until 30 April 2022. The mandate, which was due to expire on 17 April 2020, was prolonged following the assessment of Iraqi needs. The mission will continue to provide advice...

Rockets target Iraqi base hosting foreign troops (17.03.2020)

The attack is the third targeting military bases hosting foreign forces in a week.

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