Iraqi secular insurgents and Islamist militants said on Friday they would soon resume attacks on U.S. troops and their Iraqi allies, saying they had only observed an election truce to let fellow Sunni Arabs vote.
A crucial test will be how far Shiite Islamists, likely to remain the biggest parliamentary group, and the Kurds who joined them in this year's interim government, will make concessions to Sunnis in negotiations to amend the constitution
More than two-thirds of Iraqi voters backed the country's landmark election, according to first estimates on Friday, spawning hope for the country and boosting the prospect of drawing minority Sunnis into the political process. Millions of votes
Iraq elections over but problems remain
It has become all too familiar in Lebanon. An anti-Syrian politician or journalist is killed, condemnations pour in from friends and foes alike, the funeral attracts thousands, while officials urge
Turkey said yesterday that elections in Iraq constituted a major stage in the country’s political transition but underlined that fairness and transparency in the polls would have a key role in ensuring that the process moves forward with success.
The new Iraqi government to be elected as a result of yesterday’s elections should definitely take action against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, Adnan al-Pachachi, former Iraqi foreign minister before the Saddam Hussein regime and a
Sunni Arabs in Fallujah voted in droves in Iraq's election on Thursday, determined to make their voice heard and boost their meager representation in parliament following a boycott of polls in January.
Kurds voted alongside Sunni and Shiite Arabs, Turkmen and Christians in Kirkuk on Thursday, divided over the future of the disputed northern oil city, but sharing a hope for stability in postwar Iraq.
Iraqis turned out in force on Thursday for a landmark poll to choose a government many hope will heal a nation wracked by violence and sectarian feuding since the fall of Saddam
Turnout in 10 hours of voting was at least 10 million, or 67 percent, much higher than the 58 percent seen on Jan. 30, Election Commission chief Hussein Hendawi says. Definitive results of the election could take two weeks or more, officials say
Turkish columnists yesterday proffered their own suggestions for what the "real cement" that binds Turkey could be, this in reference to the ongoing reaction to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "religion as cement" comments. There was also
Violent incidents concentrate in the north while Islamist demonstrators mass in Baghdad and some Shiite cities, protesting at comments in an Al-Jazeera television discussion program which they say insulted Iraq's top Shiite cleric
Why another election?: Iraq held an election on Jan. 30, but that was to choose an interim government to oversee the drafting of a new constitution. The constitution was approved by
Iraq comes to halt ahead of watershed election
As Iraq prepares to vote, a wary Turkey hopes its low-key diplomacy will contribute to a higher turnout and to the political stability needed to avert the nightmare of a divided neighbor in chaos.
Yesterday's columnists touched on the state of the current administration, with special focus on what might be an identity problem brewing in the AKP, as well as criticism of Justice Minister Cemil Cicek. Interpretation of recent statements by
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TDN editorial by Yusuf KANLI
Iraq’s first Kurdish President, Jalal Talabani, has decided not to seek a second term in office, days before the country’s landmark parliamentary elections, which may change political balances in post-war Iraq.
US troops may have to go on fighting militant groups like Iraq's al-Qaeda, but the growing involvement of other Sunnis in the political process is encouraging for US commanders
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