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Barzani Must Remain President to Lead Kurds out of Crisis

Delovan Barwari | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
Delovan Barwari

With Iraq and Syria embroiling in bloodshed, the calamity is likely to deepen as Turkey officially entered the war by conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Two Leading Iraqi Kurdish Groups Fighting The Islamic State To Be Taken Off U.S. Terror List | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the leading political parties representing the Middle East's stateless Kurdish population will soon be removed from a U.S. list o...

Why Americans, Israelis and Jews Should Support an (Almost) Independent Kurdistan

Aki Peritz | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Aki Peritz

A free and independent Kurdistan is almost within reach of its inhabitants, a silver lining that could emerge from the ISIS's horrific march through much of Iraq.

Special Ops Deployed to Iraq: What Does It Mean?

Janet Ritz | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Janet Ritz

President Obama announced that 300 Special Operations soldiers will be deployed to Iraq to advise the Iraq army and to perform special missions. He didn't elaborate on the missions so what does that mean?

U.S. Wasted Billions Rebuilding Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether ...

Is Iraq on Its Way to a Civil War?

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Nuri al-Maliki has had an historic opportunity to unify Iraq and move it forward economically. He may still have time, but he must start by ending the violence and changing his own policies, including the use of authoritarian and undemocratic methods to govern.

Iraqi President Suffers Stroke

AP | ADAM SCHRECK and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has suffered a stroke and was in intensive care at a Baghdad hospital Tuesday, injecting new uncertaint...

Iraq President Opposes Death Sentence For Saddam's Minister

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's president declared on Wednesday that he will not sign off on the hanging of Tariq Aziz, joining the Vatican and others in objec...

Biden Makes Unannounced Iraq Visit To Discuss Troop Exit

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq early Thursday for talks with the new government's leaders about the future of American troop...

Iraq Parliament Elects Jalal Talabani President, Despite Sunni Walk Out

AP | BARBARA SURK and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's president gave Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the nod to form the next government Thursday after an eight-month deadlock...

"A Success Story in the Middle East"

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janet Ritz

A recent conversation with Qubad Talabani, the Kurdish representative to the U.S., centered on what the son of Iraq's President Jalal Talabani called the U.S.'s success story in the Middle East.

Iraq Finally Has A New Government

AP | LARA JAKES and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq seated a freely elected government Tuesday after nine months of haggling, bringing together the main ethnic and religious groups ...

Iraq's Top Leaders: A Look At The Proposed Iraqi Government

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) - The long awaited announcement of Iraq's new government set for Monday will be delayed once again over disputes between the parties on h...

Joe Biden, Iraqi Leaders Discuss Ending Country's Political Stalemate

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made a final effort to push Iraqi leaders to bridge their differences, which have created a dangero...

Iraq Elections: Kurds Show Influence With Strong Turnout | Martin Chulov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A strong turnout from Iraq's Kurds in national elections on Sunday has enhanced their status of kingmakers in forming the central government, with pre...

Time for Arabs to Get Serious About Iraq

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Iraq is slowly coming out of the woods. It has already shown that it is able to produce more than the one-man shows that we have in many Arab countries today.

Iraq's "National Sovereignty Day" is U.S.-Style Hallmark Hype

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

The puppet government in Iraq has named June 30th "National Sovereignty Day." This is U.S.-style Hallmark hype and will remain so until every last occupation soldier leaves Iraqi soil.

Pope Mideast Trip May Include Iraq

Earth Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A report published in a leading Baghdad daily that Pope Benedict XVI may visit Iraq in mid-May as part of his tour of the Middle East sparked instant ...

Obama Went to Iraq and Visited... the Airport. Was it the Sandstorms or the Rising Shitstorm?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

it is hard not to wonder about the "coincidence" of Obama's visit being confined to the airport and coming in the midst of a rising tide in violence in Iraq over the past several days.

Iraq's President Talabani Unlikely To Seek Re-Election

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARBALA, Iraq — Iraqis seeking to punish religious parties for bad governance gave a veteran administrator the most votes in a January election ...

Iran, Iraq Presidents Start Official Talks

Aswat Al Iraq | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Friday started the first round of official talks with Iranian officials by meeting his Iran...

Sarkozy Visits Iraq For First Time

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has visited Baghdad for the first time, in a bid to rebuild ties and drum up business for French companies. After ...

Vice President-Elect Joe Biden Arrives In Iraq (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Vice President-elect Joe Biden has arrived in Baghdad following his visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan. There was no formal announceme...

The U.S. Attack on Syria: Implications for the Next Administration

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama's refusal to criticize the U.S. attack on Syria raises the prospect that rather than pursue the diplomatic route, he will instead "pick up where the Bush Administration has now ended."

Bush Thanks Iraqi Leaders For Security Pact Help

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Bush called Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday to thank him for pushing through an agreement that sets a th...