Kurds must be allowed to re-establish
majority in Kirkuk
IRBIL, Iraq - (KRT) - The head of the Kurdish Democratic Party, long one of the
staunchest advocates for going forward with Iraq's January elections,
KDP, PUK To Run Jointly In January
SALAHEDDIN, Dec 1 (AFP)Iraq's two rival Kurdish factions kept their differences
behind them Wednesday and announced a joint ticket for the January elections,
Welcome to Kurdistan (while it lasts)
Iraq's Kurds want full independence from Baghdad and all the trappings of
statehood, but as Charles Glass reports from Irbil,
Review of Oil-for-Food Program
The oil-for-food program began in 1996 to mitigate the adverse effects on the
Iraqi people of the international,
Ex-envoy says U.S. errs in ignoring
SPRINGFIELD - As war wages on across much of Iraq, the Kurdish region to the
north is peaceful and safe - and largely ignored by the United States in what
one retired ambassador believes may be a mistake.
Kurds enjoy peaceful corner of Iraq
Erbil, Iraq Truck drivers here say they are not worried about ambushes;
shopkeepers report that security is not an issue; and local residents shrug off
questions about violence and kidnappings.
Kurds would vote: "Bush!" "George W.
Bush! Bush! George Bush!"
CBN.com – ERBIL, Iraq Kurdistan- Who would the Iraqi Kurds vote for if they
could participate in the upcoming U.S. presidential election?
Nechirvan Barzani Visits US State
On October 19, Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage met Nechirvan
Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government to discuss Iraq's political
HATRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Investigators have conducted their first scientific
exhumation of Iraq's "killing fields", discovering hundreds of bodies which they
hope will help convict Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity.
Jack Straw Visits Kurdistan Region
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw made an unannounced visit to Kirkuk, Erbil
and Sulaimanyia before visiting Baghdad.
Oil-for-food Program: Ten
Program integrity. Lots of questions, innumerable. The oil-for-food program
initiated by UN Security Council resolution 986 ended in November 2003. But the
program is still not over.
Kirkuk and the Future Iraq
Kirkuk will, of course, remain a multiethic city; that's a given. Socially,
culturally, Kurds, Turkmen, Christians, Shia, Sunni, etc. have no problem living
with each other. Iraq is Iraq, it's not the former Yugoslavia.
Iraq: The Bungled Transition
Iyad Allawi is America's man in Iraq. The interim prime minister, a Shiite, is
tough, pro-American, but not visibly subservient.
Kirkuk and the Situation of its IDPs
In October 1991 the Government of Iraq (GOI) withdrew its administration from
what is today the separately governed Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR).
Iraqi National Council Selects Kurdish
Politician As Its President
BAGHDAD: AFP- Sep 02, 2004 Mortar fire greeted the opening Wednesday of
Iraq's interim Parliament - dismissed by detractors as a weak rubber stamp for
an unelected government but hailed by admirers as a step nearer democracy.
Viewed from Kurdistan the future for
Iraq is most likely partition
The ubiquitous struggle in Iraq is not nearing a conclusion. Almost 18
months after the liberation of Iraq, violence and terror rumbles on. One may
wonder what Iraq would have become in 18 months of harmony, stability and
Letter from Barzani and Talabani to
Dear Mr. President:
We are writing this letter to your Excellency to present our views and concerns
on the new Iraqi Interim Government, the Kurdish position and the future of the
Insurgents Stir Up Strife In Kirkuk
KIRKUK, (Southern Kurdistan) -- Supporters of the militant Shi'ite cleric Sheik
Muqtada al-Sadr are working with Saddam Hussein loyalists to foment ethnic
strife in the contested northern city of Kirkuk, say Iraqi officials and