Articles tagged with: Iraq

Stephen Wicken
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on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

New War, Old Faces

Despite the pre-war strength—on paper—of the Syrian armed forces, the fighting in Syria has stretched the limits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military resources. Now in its fourth year, Assad’s fight against the forces of the Syrian revolution depends increasingly on support from Iran and its proxies. The role of Lebanon’s Hezbollah came to the fore at Al-Qusayr in June 2013, but Shi'a militias from Iraq have also played a key part in defending southern Damascus and augmen...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014

Iraq: Kirkuk governor says President Talabani to return soon

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The governor of Kirkuk announced on Monday that Iraq’s president, Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, would return to Iraqi Kurdistan soon, after spending two years in hospital in Germany. Najmiddin Karim, a member of Talabani’s party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), told an election rally in Chamchamal, 87 miles (140 kilometers) southeast of Erbil, that Talabani’s return was “imminent.” The 80-year old Iraqi president and Kurdish leader suffered a...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

Iraq closes Abu Ghraib prison amid security fears

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq announced on Tuesday that it has closed the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, amid security concerns following the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014

Marrying Off Girls

A proposed law in Iraq would restrict women’s rights by permitting girls as young as nine to wed. If passed, the Ja'afari Personal Status Law (whose name is derived from Imam...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 5 Apr, 2014

Iraq: State of emergency considered as elections approach

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi parliamentarians said Friday that the government is seeking to send a draft law to parliament that would allow the announcement of a state of e...

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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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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Heritage in the Right Hands

When US forces captured Saddam Hussein’s intelligence building in 2003, they accidentally uncovered a great treasure: a collection of centuries-old copies of the Torah and th...

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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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Dilan Raphiann
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on : Sunday, 16 Mar, 2014

Halabja in Perspective

The chemical weapons attack on Halabja in 1988 remains one of the worst crimes committed against a civilian population in recent history. Today, twenty-six years later, Iraqi Kurds...

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