Tariq al-Hashemi, secretary-general of Iraq’s largest Sunni political organization, said yesterday that his party will push for changes to Iraq’s draft constitution right up until the very last minute.
With a referendum on Iraq's constitution two weeks away, Arab Sunnis remain fiercely opposed to the draft, stepping up pressure on the United States to broker a last-minute deal to ease
Unrest in the Shiite south would pile pressure on the government, which is already facing relentless guerrilla violence in central Iraq that has killed thousands of people
With one eye on the European Union's wrangling over the start of its entry talks scheduled for Monday, Turkey spared time yesterday to host Iraq's key Kurdish and Sunni
Belfast 'Mad Dog' admits assaulting wife LONDON - The Associated PressBelfast's most notorious Protestant militant, Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to committing a vicious public assault on his wife, who fled with him from Northern
The bombing comes a day after the US military said it had killed the man it called al-Qaeda's number two figure in Iraq
Things are not going well in Iraq. The drafting of the constitution has been completed, but objections raised by the Sunnis have not been taken into consideration. For this reason the Sunni region may reject the draft constitution in the referendum. Furthermore, even if the constitution were to be approved, Iraq could still disintegrate.
Al-Qaeda's second-in-command in Iraq, Abu Azzam, was shot dead in Baghdad this week, the U.S. military said on Tuesday, a potential blow to the group at the heart of Iraq's insurgency.U.S.
IDEF TURK-USUS condemns PKK terrorism, but Turkey wants more. Washington wants Turkey on its side against Iran and Syria
IDEF IRAQTurkey adamant on Iraq's territorial integrity and central government's control over natural resources, Erdoğan says
Iraq's rushed constitutional process has deepened ethnic and sectarian rifts and is likely to worsen the insurgency and hasten the country's violent break-up, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said
Meanwhile, US military releases 500 Iraqi detainees from Abu Ghraib prison at request of Iraqi government in honor of Muslim holy month of Ramadan
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The bomb follows clashes between US troops and Shiite militiamen loyal to cleric al-Sadr in the eastern Baghdad district of Sadr City
If two-thirds of the voters in any three of Iraq's 18 provinces reject the constitution during the Oct. 15 national referendum, a new government must be formed and the process of writing the document would start again
Cem Foundation Chairman Doğan says Turkish legal system is capable of finding a solution
The Iraqi government says there is no crisis with Britain, urging calm on all sides, but senior Iraqi officials castigate the raid, with Basra province governor calling it a 'barbaric act'
The tough British response will further strain ties between Iraqis and British troops, who had maintained relatively good relations with the Shiite population of Basra by pursuing a low-profile security policy, unlike their US allies elsewhere
In another development, the Iraqi government announces that one of Saddam's nephews is sentenced to life in prison for funding the violent insurgency and bomb making, and will stand trial on other charges
Elsewhere, rebels ambush and kill a Kurdish MP and wound another north of Baghdad while another 11 Iraqis die in attacks
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