Iraqi Premier League
Iraqi Premier League is top football competition in Iraq, currently contested by 28 clubs.
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'Jihadi John,' a bad case of Western-fed narcissism
Legend has it that the British press gave him the nickname “Jihadi John” after none other than the Beatles star John Lennon. As if straight out of a James Bond movie, the British premier has ordered his top security and intelligence agencies to track ...
Soccer in Iraq on hold as events unfold
Al Jazeera America (blog)
With ISIL now controlling a vast swath of land, it might seem that a functioning football league would be out of the question. Yet, when superimposing a map of ISIL-controlled Iraq over a map of the Iraqi premier league, one quickly sees that ISIL in ...
Murdered Iraqi Soldiers Were Fans of European Soccer
If you're watching coverage of Iraq on a news network, it's hard not to notice the European club team soccer jerseys on the backs of the captured Iraqi army soldiers who fled their posts wearing civilian clothes. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ...
Iraq's largest Christian town abandoned as Isis advance continues
Christians, Yazidis and Turkmen have been at the frontlines of Iraq's war with the Islamic State (Isis) ever since the jihadist group stormed into Mosul and Tikrit in mid-June. The Iraqi army capitulated within hours, with at least 60,000 officers and ...
Iraqi government names new cabinet as Islamic State advance
Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi the country's new prime minister late on Monday and approved most of his proposed cabinet amid calls by the Arab League for its members to combat the Sunni militant group violently advancing across ...
John Kerry praises new Iraqi cabinet
Speaking a few hours before leaving on a mission to solidify the hardening front against the Isis, the US secretary of state praised the “new and inclusive” Iraqi cabinet agreed late on Monday as a “major milestone”. It had “the potential to unite all ...
Iraqi forces take Amerli town from Islamic State fighters
The successful rescue of Amerli marks perhaps the only time that Iraqi forces, even with strong support, have won a significant clash against Isis, since it took over Mosul, Tikrit, and most of western Iraq. Peshmerga forces, long considered a more ...