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  1. May 17, 2013

    On holiday in Iraq: a Kurd’s eye view

    Bakhtyar Omar was showing me photographs of his family. Here were his young brothers, beatific smiles, arms wrapped tightly...

  2. December 28, 2012

    Mass Sunni protests in Iraq over Shia PM

    RAMADI, Iraq, Dec 28 – Tens of thousands of protesters from Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority poured on to the streets after...

  1. December 18, 2012

    Iraqi president Talabani flown to Germany

    Iraq’s President Jalal Talabani has been flown to Germany for further medical treatment after suffering a stroke earlier...

  2. December 19, 2011

    Warrant issued for Iraqi vice-president

    Iraq’s Shia-dominated government issued an arrest warrant for its Sunni vice-president on Monday, plunging the country into...

  3. July 11, 2011

    Panetta calls on Iraq for troops decision

    Leon Panetta, the US’s new defence secretary, issued a blunt warning to the Iraqi government to hurry up and make a decision...

  4. November 11, 2010

    Iraqi politicians to try power-sharing

    A tentative deal on a new, ostensibly power-sharing government in Iraq on Thursday ends eight months of dangerous deadlock...

  5. November 11, 2010

    Maliki set to keep PM post in Iraq deal

    Nouri al-Maliki won nomination for a second term as Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday after eight months of political...

  6. March 22, 2010

    Iraq panel rejects Maliki's call for recount in close contest

    The head of Iraq's electoral commission yesterday rejected calls from Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, for a recount in...

  7. March 22, 2010

    Iraq electoral commission rejects Maliki's call for recount in closely fought vote

    The head of Iraq's electoral commission yesterday rejected calls from Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, for a recount in...

  8. March 21, 2010

    Iraq electoral chief rejects recount

    The head of Iraq’s electoral commission on Sunday rejected calls from Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, for a recount in...

  9. March 7, 2010

    Scattered explosions as Iraqis vote

    BAGHDAD, March 7 - Iraqis began voting on Sunday in a parliamentary election that Sunni Islamist insurgents have vowed to...

  10. November 19, 2009

    Iraq woos French investors

    The Iraqi government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to woo French business to invest in the oil-rich country, telling...

  11. September 10, 2009

    Common ground in Kurdistan

    Not many businessmen cite safety as the biggest attraction of investing in Iraq. But for Maaruf Ataoglu, owner of an...

  12. September 9, 2009

    Common ground in Kurdistan

    Not many businessmen cite safety as the biggest attraction of investing in Iraq. But for Maaruf Ataoglu, owner of an...

  13. August 28, 2009

    Kurdistan's leading families face post-election challenge

    "We have electricity for 15 hours a day. Free speech for maybe 10 hours a day. But corruption runs 24 hours." The joke...

  14. August 27, 2009

    Kurdish reformers target corruption

    “We have electricity for 15 hours a day. Free speech for maybe 10 hours a day. But corruption runs 24 hours.” The joke...

  15. August 20, 2009

    Iraq memories scar Kuwait

    Ask any Kuwaiti old enough to remember what they were doing on August 2 1990, and they will tell you exactly where they...

  16. August 19, 2009

    Iraq invasion memories scar Kuwait

    Ask any Kuwaiti old enough to remember what they were doing on August 2 1990, and they will tell you exactly where they...

  17. July 28, 2009

    Kurdish surprise

    Elections in the Arab world are generally arranged to perform the secular miracle of unanimity, and to demonstrate to the...

  18. July 25, 2009

    Corruption fears colour poll battle for Iraqi Kurds

    Corruption is set to be the central issue when Iraq's Kurds vote in elections today, as residents grow increasingly...

  19. July 25, 2009

    Corruption fatigue fuels critics of Kurdistan's twin dynasties

    Corruption is set to be the central issue when Iraq's Kurds vote in elections today, as residents grow increasingly...

  20. July 24, 2009

    Fears about graft overshadow Iraqi Kurd poll

    Corruption is set to be the central issue when Iraq’s Kurds vote in elections on Saturday, as residents grow increasingly...

  21. June 24, 2009

    Fears for Iraqi security as bomb kills 72

    At least 72 people were killed and about 130 wounded on Wednesday evening when a bomb exploded in the eastern Baghdad...

  22. June 10, 2009

    End of Kurdistan deadlock helps spark Genel and Heritage merger

    Until last week, the defining aspect of Iraqi Kurdistan's oil wealth was how little of it was coming out of the ground. For...

  23. April 8, 2009

    Obama caps his charm offensive with Iraq stopover

    It started with a global economy firefighting operation at the G20 in London and ended last night with a surprise stopover...

  24. April 7, 2009

    Obama makes surprise visit to Iraq

    President Barack Obama made a surprise stopover in Iraq late on Tuesday afternoon diverting the scheduled trip home to...

  25. March 25, 2009

    A minority that Turkey can no longer afford to ignore

    Plumes of smoke rose above the fields around Diyarbakir, in Turkey's Kurdish southeast, from fires lit to mark the...

  26. March 24, 2009

    Turkish election offers hope for Kurds

    Plumes of smoke rose above the fields around Diyarbakir, in Turkey’s Kurdish south-east, from fires lit to mark the...

  27. March 24, 2009

    PKK issued with Iraqi ultimatum

    Jalal Talabani, Iraqi president, yesterday said the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) must "lay down its arms or...

  28. February 18, 2009

    German push

    Germany attempted to strengthen ties with Iraq yesterday when its foreign minister visited Baghdad for the first time since...

  29. February 17, 2009

    German foreign minister visits Iraq

    Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday on the first visit by a German foreign minister since Germany opposed...

  30. December 14, 2008

    Iraqi journalist throws shoes at Bush

    During a farewell visit to Baghdad on Sunday, President George W. Bush defended a war that has taken far more time, money...

  31. October 18, 2008

    Deal on US troops faces tough fight

    Iraqi leaders began studying a draft agreement yesterday to extend the US military presence in the country beyond this...

  32. October 17, 2008

    Deal on US troops faces tough fight

    Iraqi leaders began studying a draft agreement on Friday to extend the US military presence in the country beyond this year,...

  33. October 4, 2008

    Kurdistan's press pays for tackling corruption

    For three nights out of every 14, Ahmed Mira does not sleep at home. He no longer walks on the street either, nor does he...

  34. September 25, 2008

    Way to local polls is cleared in Iraq

    Iraq's parliament passed a much delayed provincial elections law yesterday but only after postponing debate on one of the...

  35. July 24, 2008

    Iraq president to veto election law

    President Jalal Talabani of Iraq said he would veto a law governing provincial elections scheduled for this year, making it...

  36. July 24, 2008

    Iraq president to veto election law

    President Jalal Talabani of Iraq said yesterday he would veto a law governing provincial elections scheduled for this year,...

  37. July 3, 2008

    Plan to include Hizbollah in UK list condemned

    Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s Hizbollah movement, on Wednesday condemned the British government for...

  38. March 8, 2008

    Iraq president on working visit to Turkey

    Iraq’s president arrived in Turkey for a working visit on Friday, a week after the Turkish army ended its controversial...

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