Articles tagged with: Baghdad

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 Commission (IHEC) withdrew their resignation following a row with the government. Disputes between the judiciary and the government over the exclusion of several candidates from the forthcoming parliamentary elections led the IHEC members to offer their resignations, sparking a political crisis and placing the parliamentary ...

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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 political figure is reported to have confirmed that KRG President Massoud Barzani is preparing for independence for Kurdistan. Kurdistan Pas News Agency quoted the head of the Goran Movement, Nawshirwan Mustafa, as confirming that Barzani had told him that he would seek to announce an independent state of Kurdistan within...

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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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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Friday, 17 May, 2013

Iraqi Sunni cleric calls on Anbar protesters to stand firm

BAGHDAD, Asharq Al-Awsat— Leading Iraqi Sunni cleric, Abdul Malik Al-Saadi, has accused some parties of putting pressure on the demonstrators to return to their homes before ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 15 Apr, 2013

At Least 20 Killed in Iraq Bombings

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—At least 20 people were killed and over 100 wounded on Monday, April 15 in a series of car bombings targeting mainly Shi'a areas across Iraq. With ...

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