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Iraq Roundup: Al-Maliki’s Ouster, ISIS’ Onslaught and America’s Airstrikes

As of Tuesday, longtime Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was on his way out, as the long-term outcome for his divided country seemed troubled at best.

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 READ MORE


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SCOTUS Upholds Anti-Terror Law

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court once again voted in favor of a federal law that prohibits any kind of material aid to terrorist organizations outside the country—including humanitarian help and support for more peaceable solutions.

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Khalid Mohammed

Two Front-Runners Claim Victory as Iraqis Await Election Results

The final tally from Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Iraq hasn’t been announced yet, but that didn’t stop Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his opponent, Ayad Allawi, from claiming victory for their respective teams.

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 READ MORE


Over 30 Killed in Baghdad Bombings

A spate of bombings around Baghdad on Sunday killed 34 people, including at least four Iraqi policemen, three soldiers and several civilians shopping in local markets and preparing to break their fasts to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008 READ MORE


Iraq, Turkey Look to End Kurdish Clashes

A week after Turkey withdrew troops from northern Iraq, claiming its military initiative against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was successfully completed, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani met with Turkish President Abdullah Gul to try to figure out how regional tensions might be contained in the future.

Posted on Mar 7, 2008 READ MORE


Rifts Deepen Between Iraqi Communities

Prior to the U.S. invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq’s three main religious communities—the Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites—were already divided.  Although each group responded differently to the American presence in their country, Patrick Cockburn of The Independent argues that the divisions between them only deepened as a result.

Posted on Aug 21, 2007 READ MORE


Suicide Attacks Kill 200 in Iraq

Sadly, news of suicide bombings in Iraq has become commonplace, and Tuesday was a particularly bloody day, with four separate attacks in the northwest Yazidi community that claimed at least 200 lives and injured hundreds more.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007 READ MORE


Turkey, Iraq Tackle Kurdish Rebel Trouble

As if Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki didn’t already have his hands full, now he’s dealing with pressure from Turkey to drive out members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who have hunkered down in northern Iraq—or else Turkish troops will do the honors.

Posted on Aug 7, 2007 READ MORE


Turkish Forces Enter Iraq

Although Turkey’s foreign minister, Abdullah Gul, is denying the report, other government insiders anonymously confirmed that several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq on Wednesday to target Kurdish groups that have been attacking Turkey from Iraq, according to the Associated Press.

Posted on Jun 6, 2007 READ MORE


At Least 8 Die in Turkish Clash

A raid on a Turkish military camp by Kurdish separatist rebels left at least seven Turks and one rebel dead on Monday and seven more soldiers injured, according to the BBC.  The attack took place in the eastern town of Tunceli in the Pulumar region and is being attributed to the controverial Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Posted on Jun 4, 2007 READ MORE


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From Max Becherer / Polaris / The New York Times

Bound, Blindfolded and Dead: The Face of Atrocity in Baghdad

As Baghdad’s murder rate triples from 11 to 33 a day, bodies are turning up with horrific signs of torture. “This is sectarian cleansing,” says a Kurdish member of parliament.

Posted on Mar 25, 2006 READ MORE


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