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Iraq is on its way to dissolution, and the United States is doing nothing to stop it. And if you ask people in Iraq, it may even be abetting it. With very few exceptions, an important event in Iraq went unnoticed in the U.S. media this month. Prime...
World NowUnited Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned of “a dangerous trajectory with potential ramifications for the entire region” in his remarks during the opening session of the annual Arab Summit. Syria is one of the main issues to be...
World NowBaghdad Iraq United States -- A car bomb and a separate attack by gunmen in Iraq killed at least 20 people Thursday. Visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden thanked troops for their war service....
Babylon & BeyondThe Kurdistan Regional Governmentâs Prime Minister Barham Salih sat down recently with the Los Angeles Times, and reviewed the political deadlock in Baghdad. Salih, who had served as a deputy prime minister in Baghdad, also reviewed the state of Arab-...
Babylon & BeyondDivisions emerged only hours after Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani and former prime minister and Iraqiya coalition leader Iyad Allawi agreed to create a new government in Iraq including all major parties and sectarian...
Babylon & BeyondEditor’s note: This post is by Maria Fantappie, an analyst with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Neither the Los Angeles Times nor Babylon & Beyond endorses the positions of Carnegie's analysts, nor does Carnegie endorse the positions of The Times.....
Babylon & BeyondOsama Nujeifi, a leading but controversial figure in the Iraqiya coalition, was elected speaker of the Council of Representatives last month with 227 of 295 votes. His election marked a first step in implementing an agreement that ended an eight-month.......
Babylon & BeyondReports have surfaced of renewed unrest in parts of Iran and protests at Tehran University after Sunday's execution of four Iranian Kurds, including a woman, and another Iranian activist for alleged terrorist activities. Media reports said Iranian Kurds...
I WAS SITTING with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq earlier this month when Iraqi television was broadcasting the trial of Saddam Hussein. The hearings had shifted into their second phase, concerning the mass murder of Iraq's Kurdish minority in the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersU.S. officials on Monday sidestepped the demand of Iraq's prime minister for the immediate transfer for execution of three former officials from Saddam Hussein's regime. The U.S. military issued a written statement reaffirming its position, shared by the...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad smiled for the cameras. At ease, he parried with reporters, sitting alone at a simple table Monday inside the Iraqi presidential compound here. The visiting Iranian patiently called on raised hands without even the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe body of a Chaldean Catholic archbishop who was abducted by gunmen last month was discovered Thursday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, and a car bomb killed 18 people in Baghdad. Mosul Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho's body was found by police in...
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