The government has played up the lead role taken by Iraqi forces in the Tal Afar assault, keen to show that its fledgling US-trained army is capable of carrying out such an operation. Previously such assaults have been led by US troops
Sporadic fighting flared in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar on Sunday as American and Iraqi troops pressed on with an all-out offensive on Sunday to wrest control of the area from rebels,
Recalling US promises of a swift invasion of Iraq and a quick pullout, Hollis, the director of research at the London-based Royal Institute for International Affairs, says: 'I can't think of anything they got right'
Iraq's government ordered its forces to reopen Baghdad airport on Friday after the private British company that polices it closed the passenger terminal in a dispute over unpaid bills.Global
State-run Iraqiya TV shows bodies lying among ruined buildings, with a ticker on the screen saying: 'These are the crimes that the terrorists committed in Tal Afar'
Iraq has decided to hold a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Oct. 15, the head of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) said on Thursday.
Iraq has decided to hold a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Oct. 15, the head of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) said on Thursday."We studied a decision
Ankara’s sensitivities concerning the operation in Tal Afar have been strongly expressed to US officials, says Foreign Ministry spokesman Tan
The revelations come amid continuing violence in Iraq as US and Iraqi forces are fighting insurgents
Western and Turkish analysts agree that the PKK is the greatest threat to a possible normalization of ties between Turkey and its one-time closest Western ally, the United States.
The new law proposes the death penalty not only for those guilty of 'terrorist' acts, but for their accomplices and those advocating 'sectarian strife'
Iraqi MPs debate sweeping anti-terror bill:
Elsewhere in Tal Afar, civilians reportedly killed by US air strikes and artillery fire
Iraq's president said on Monday he and the other top Kurdish leader had agreed to changes in the draft constitution to mollify concerns among Arab countries that the wording in the charter loosened
Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and seven of his henchmen will go on trial on Oct. 19 over the massacre of 143 people more than two decades ago, a government official announced on
On Aug. 26, Economy Minister Ali Babacan, who was recently appointed Turkey's chief negotiator for accession talks with the European Union, expressed his confidence that the talks would start on time on Oct. 3, but added that Turkey should act carefully so as not to let any political obstacles appear on its path to membership. French President Jacques Chirac toughened his stance on the conditions that Turkey must meet to start accession talks with the EU and said a declaration by Ankara that its signing of a customs union protocol does not amount to recognition of the Greek Cypriot administration was “not in the spirit” of a country aspiring to join the 25-nation bloc. Greek Prime Minister
In Basra, a mainly Shiite city, a crowd of several hundreds demonstrate in protest at the stampede and the deaths of Shiites -- but they were also marching in support of a proposed new constitution for Iraq
Though fears of sectarian attacks, real or imagined, may have contributed to the panic that drove the pilgrims to their deaths, the shock is felt across the factional divides
Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari declares three days of mourning and President Jalal Talabani says in a statement that it is a great tragedy which will leave a scar on Iraqis' souls
The tension between the Sunni and Shiite Muslim communities in Iraq has been largely a secular fight for political dominance since the toppling of Saddam Hussein, but one with deeply religious
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