Articles tagged with: Baghdad

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 15 May, 2014

Iraq: Maliki calls on army and police to continue efforts in Anbar

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki has called on the security forces to stand firm in battles with militants in Anbar, amid criticism of the government’s handling of the crisis in Iraq’s largest province. In his weekly address on Wednesday, Maliki said soldiers and police should ignore “disorderly voices” in the fighting to reclaim the city of Fallujah, which the government has been attempting to recapture from insurgents for five months. Those “voice...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 29 Apr, 2014

Iraq: Accusations of ‘foul play’ a day before elections

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Iraqis across the country prepare to head to the polls on Wednesday, several parliamentary hopefuls are already complaining of electoral violations. Candidates have raised questions about the issuance of voter's e-cards, in addition to calling for investigations into members of Iraq's military and security forces being pressured to vote for specific candidates. Iraqi military and police personnel began voting on Monday. In comments to Asharq Al-Awsat indepen...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 1 Apr, 2014

Iraq: Parliamentary elections campaign kicks off

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s elections campaign got under way on Tuesday, marking the end of a political crisis after members of the Independent High Electoral Commissio...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 20 Mar, 2014

Iraq: Kurdistan crisis escalates following autonomy claims

Baghdad and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The ongoing dispute between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad appeared to widen this week when a leading Kurdish politic...

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Ranj Alaaldin
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on : Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014

Iraq’s Energy Wars

Kurdish–Arab tensions in Iraq have escalated in recent months as a result of outstanding disputes between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Shi'ite-dominated go...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 30 Dec, 2013

Iraq: Deadly clashes in Anbar amid confusion over protest agreement

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Deadly clashes were reported in the city of Ramadi in Iraq’s Anbar province as Baghdad government spokesman Mohammad Al-Askari claimed that a deal ...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Saturday, 13 Jul, 2013

Heading in the Right Direction?

They have criticized one another harshly and their military forces have come dangerously close to an open confrontation, yet relations between the Iraqi central government and ...

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Tanya Goudsouzian & Lara Fatah
on : Friday, 5 Jul, 2013

Kurdistan’s Culture Club

Last December, the Kurdistan Regional Government finally accorded Suleimaniya, which is about 200km southeast of Erbil, the honorific it has long considered its due, by declaring t...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 31 May, 2013

Iraqi VP Khozaei backs “Honor Roll” initiative

BAGHDAD,Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi Vice President Khodair Al-Khozaei has backed calls for a National Honor Code to pave the way for a consensus agreement to contain the political an...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 22 May, 2013

Iraqi political tensions worsen amidst further violence

BAGHDAD, Asharq Al-Awsat—More than half of all Iraqi MPs boycotted an emergency parliamentary session held yesterday to discuss the deteriorating security situation in the coun...

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