Articles tagged with: kurdistan

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 are still lobbying the international community to have the massacre recognized as genocide. Advances are slow, but their efforts have recently seen governments around the world begin to accept the definition. On March 16, 1988, Iraqi government planes under the command of Saddam Hussein dropped poison gas on the Ku...

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Cathy Otten
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on : Friday, 7 Feb, 2014

Caught in the Anbar Crossfire

In the Iraqi Kurdistan city of Erbil, Yassir Qasr, aged thirty, leans over and shows me a photo on his phone of his house in Fallujah. The yellow cement wall is pockmarked with bullet holes, and below, where the windows once were, are piles of shattered glass. An engineer with the Ministry of Oil, Yassir came here with his twenty-three-year-old wife, Rawa, who is pregnant with twins. They left Fallujah on January 10 when they found themselves caught between Islamic insurgents, the Iraqi army ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 31 Dec, 2013

Report: New Kurdistan Region Government to be announced soon

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following denials by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) that it was responsible for the hold-up in the formation of the new Kurdistan Regional Gove...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Saturday, 30 Nov, 2013

Iraqi Kurdistan: KDP–PUK alliance still going strong

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—In exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo spokesman Fadel Mirani reaffirmed his party’s commitment to “t...

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Mohammed Al-Uzri
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on : Wednesday, 16 Oct, 2013

Invisible Scars

After decades of violent coups, a brutal dictatorship, international sanctions and devastating wars, few Iraqis remain untouched by the trauma associated with years of violent uphe...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2013

Iraq’s Vanishing Minority

The Christian community in Iraq is almost as old as Christianity itself. Followers of the religion have been at the heart of Iraqi intellectual and cultural life for centuries, and...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013

Iraqi government closes Mosul Airport, issues arrest warrant for governor

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The governor of Nineveh Province, Atheel Al-Nujaifi, criticized the central government’s decision to close Mosul International Airport on Tuesday. N...

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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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Keily Miller
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on : Tuesday, 14 May, 2013

The Trouble with the B–B Axis

The fight for Iraqi oil is a story smugly told. Countless observers have remarked on the irony of Western firms’ withdrawal from southern Iraqi oil fields and the flurry of new c...

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