• Iraqi
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (center) arrives on May 8 at Kirkuk airport in northern Iraq, on his first visit to the multi-ethnic city since taking office. (npr.org)
  • In 2013 a radical Sunni insurgent group operating in eastern Syria and western Iraq under the name Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), began to take control of majority-Sunni cities in western Iraq, forcing Iraqi government troops to retreat. (britannica.com)
  • Meanwhile, I missed it when it came out earlier this week-too "boring," perhaps-but Anthony Shadid reported that foreign veterans of the Iraqi insurgency are now returning to places like Lebanon, waiting to start up what "Abu Haritha" calls "a more expansive war beyond Iraq, a struggle he casts in the most cataclysmic of terms. (motherjones.com)
  • In a crucial development, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the most influential Shiite cleric in Iraq, indicated on Saturday that he would support whatever decision is arrived at in Parliament as representative of the will of the Iraqi people. (motherjones.com)
  • Along with the economic reform of Iraq , international projects have been implemented to repair and upgrade Iraqi water and sewage treatment plants , electricity production, hospitals , schools , housing, and transportation systems . (wikipedia.org)
  • Funds for Iraq reconstruction are disbursed to Iraqi ministries, non-Iraqi government agencies and various non-governmental groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • BAGHDAD -- Iraqi security forces say that three people were killed and a police officer was kidnapped in a series of attacks in different areas of Iraq today. (rferl.org)
  • Powell's evidence included aerial photos of what he identified as munitions bunkers, sites where Iraq tried to conceal chemical weapons, tapes of Iraqi generals ordering subordinates to 'clear out' facilities and diagrams of mobile biological weapons labs, much of the evidence bolstered by information from defectors and informants. (chicagotribune.com)
  • He said members of bin Laden's group remain in Baghdad and that the Iraqi regime keeps an agent at an al-Qaida haven in northeastern Iraq that includes a training camp for chemical warfare. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The area suffered greatly during the Iran-Iraq War, during which it was a major battlefield, and again after the 1991 Iraqi uprising. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Iraq Levies (also known as the Assyrian Levies as they would eventually become dominated by ethnic Assyrians) was the first Iraqi military force established by the British in British controlled Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • After Iraq became a British Mandate, the force became a minority manned force of mostly, Iraqi Turkmen, Kurds and Assyrians who lived in the north of the country while the nascent Iraqi Army was manned by Arabs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bush-Blair 2003 Iraq memo Butler Review David Kelly (weapons expert) Downing Street memo Hussein Kamel al-Majid Hutton Inquiry Iraq Inquiry Iraqi aluminum tubes Niger uranium forgeries Operation Rockingham Plame affair Propaganda Steele Dossier "Iraq- A Government of Terror - uk0103.pdf" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • On 7 November, Iraqi forces retook control of most of the strategic city Baiji from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Iraq Alliance (Etelaf Al-Iraq), (list 262) is an Iraqi political coalition formed for the 2014 Iraqi parliamentary election by various liberal and pro-business figures. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Iraqi offensive to recapture the city was launched on 11 November 2017, as part of the Western Iraq campaign. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nature Iraq was founded in 2003 by Azzam Alwash, an Iraqi refugee and engineer in the United States who returned to Iraq following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) Program was initiated by Nature Iraq in partnership with the Iraqi Ministry of Environment and BirdLife International and other international advisory groups and included extensive field survey work from 2004 to 2010 to identify areas of the country that are globally important for their biological diversity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kurdistan Region of I
  • More than 1.5 million people have taken refuge in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where one in every four is either a refugee or an internally displaced person . (unhcr.org)
  • invasion
  • A wave of bombings tore through Iraq on Tuesday, killing 65 people on eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal of American troops. (usatoday.com)
  • In putting together my new book, So Wrong for So Long , on Iraq and the media, I revisited the good, the bad, and the ugly in war coverage from the run-up to the invasion through the five years of controversy that followed. (motherjones.com)
  • The March 2003 invasion of Iraq produced further degradation of Iraq's water supply, sewerage and electrical supply systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Together with the earlier September Dossier, these documents were ultimately used by the government to justify its involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • Baiji was captured with little or no fighting during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • troops
  • In the wake of the Bush administration's sort of announcement that it has plans to draw down troops from Iraq by the end of 2006, here are two worthwhile posts on the subject, by Dan Darling and Mark Safranski -both conservatives. (motherjones.com)
  • The United States has around 150,000 troops in Iraq. (motherjones.com)
  • to relieve the British and Indian Troops in Iraq, take over out-posts in Mosul Vilayat (province) and in Kurdistan, previously held by the Imperial Garrison, and generally to fill the gap until such time as the Iraq National Army is trained to undertake these duties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Levant
  • The New York Times reported in 2014 that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant or ISIL (also known as ISIS) controlled the town. (wikipedia.org)
  • ethnic
  • The Assyrians are considered to be the third largest ethnic minority in Iraq. (countrystudies.us)
  • The overthrow of the Baʿthists in 2003 during the Iraq War led to an eruption of ethnic strife as Kurds sought to reclaim property that they alleged had been expropriated by the government. (britannica.com)
  • By 1923 the ethnic composition of the Iraq Levies was 50% Assyrian, with a large minority of Kurds, plus an attached battalion of Marsh Arabs and a few Armenians, Mandeans and Turcomans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Kurdish
  • The city has expanded rapidly from a small Assyrian village in the 1990s into a large ethnically Kurdish city of approximately 125,000 people, of which 64% are refugees who returned to Iraq within the last ten years. (wikipedia.org)
  • United Nations
  • Funds assembled at this conference and from other sources have been administered by the United Nations and the World Bank under the umbrella of the International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq . (wikipedia.org)
  • In preparation for the October 2003 Madrid Donor Conference, the joint United Nations/World Bank team conducted an assessment of funding needs for reconstruction in Iraq during the period 2004-2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2007 the Government of Iraq and the United Nations created the International Compact with Iraq a visioning and planning entity which identified reconstruction as an essential element for meeting human needs and economic development. (wikipedia.org)
  • UNITED NATIONS - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell , presenting satellite images, intercepted telephone calls and informants' accounts, warned the Security Council yesterday that Iraq is making extensive efforts to build weapons of mass destruction and deceive United Nations arms inspectors, bringing it 'closer to the day when it will face serious consequences. (chicagotribune.com)
  • But Iraq responded defiantly to Powell's presentation, with its ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammed al-Douri, saying that the secretary's 'incorrect allegations' were based on 'unnamed, unknown sources' and assumptions. (chicagotribune.com)
  • However, a lack of maintenance and spare parts resulting from the United Nations trade embargo against Iraq caused the deterioration of the city's oil refinery, which by the late 1990s was in a very poor condition and was seriously polluting the surrounding area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran
  • June 4, 2012 New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges. (npr.org)
  • This investment slowed during the Iran-Iraq War of 1980 to 1988, but left Iraq in 1990 with a relatively modern electrical, water supply and sewerage system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Later, until the beginning of the 20th century, the term Iraq in Iran was used to refer to a much smaller region south of Saveh and west of Qom. (wikipedia.org)
  • weapons of mass des
  • Summarizing the threat posed by Iraq, Powell declared: 'When we confront a regime that harbors ambitions of regional domination, hides weapons of mass destruction and provides haven and active support for terrorists, we are not confronting the past, we are confronting the present, and unless we act, we are confronting an even more frightening future. (chicagotribune.com)
  • It was issued to journalists on 3 February 2003 by Alastair Campbell, Blair's Director of Communications and Strategy, and concerned Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • The claims contained in the September and 'Iraq' Dossiers were called into question when weapons of mass destruction (WMD) were not found in Iraq, and the dossiers were encompassed by House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee inquiry. (wikipedia.org)
  • arisen
  • An exciting opening has arisen in our operational programme in Iraq for an experienced finance professional passionate about bringing relief and development to parts of the word in the greatest need. (idealist.org)
  • While reconstruction efforts have produced some successes, problems have arisen with the implementation of internationally funded Iraq reconstruction efforts. (wikipedia.org)
  • talks
  • A veteran of the Iraq War with post-traumatic stress disorder talks to physical therapist Nicole Bormann before a session in the VA Medical Center in St. Louis. (npr.org)
  • In today's culture, our film critic Bernard Besserglik talks about Iraq war movies like 'The Hurt Locker' and 'The Green Zone' and tells us the recipe for a successful war movie. (france24.com)
  • Turkey
  • After World War I (1914-18) the Mosul area was occupied by Britain until a border settlement ( c. 1926) placed it in Iraq rather than in Turkey . (britannica.com)
  • Broadcast journalists have traveled the entire theater of operations in support of Freedom Journal Iraq, from Kuwait to Turkey. (wikipedia.org)
  • media
  • John Dickerson thinks Bush's new Iraq strategy is to try to make it appear as "boring" as possible, so that the media stops paying attention. (motherjones.com)
  • Iraq Sun is administered by global media group Midwest Radio Network, which is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with offices in the United Arab Emirates. (wikipedia.org)
  • political
  • June 1, 2012 Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has angered many political groups in Iraq that say he's concentrating too much power in his hands. (npr.org)
  • Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), shares his thoughts on the growing political unrest in Iraq and the likelihood of the U.S. 'sending boots on the ground' to quell the unrest. (cnbc.com)
  • Iraq has failed to meet all but three of 18 congressionally mandated benchmarks for political and military progress, according to a draft of a Government Accountability Office report. (villagevoice.com)
  • They are expected to describe significant security improvements and offer at least some promise for political reconciliation in Iraq. (villagevoice.com)
  • He recruited forty mounted Arabs from the tribes round Nasiriyeh, for duty under the Intelligence Department as bodyguard for political officers in southern and central Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • report
  • A new GAO report stops the White House spin on Iraq in its tracks. (villagevoice.com)
  • The strikingly negative GAO draft, which will be delivered to Congress in final form on Tuesday, comes as the White House prepares to deliver its own new benchmark report in the second week of September, along with congressional testimony from Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker. (villagevoice.com)
  • The person who provided the draft report to The Post said it was being conveyed from a government official who feared that its pessimistic conclusions would be watered down in the final version - as some officials have said happened with security judgments in this month's National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq. (villagevoice.com)
  • From pages 35-42 of "The Decision to go to War in Iraq: Ninth Report of Session 2002-03" Archived 2008-08-07 at the Wayback Machine. (wikipedia.org)
  • city
  • To quote UNESCO: Wasit is an Islamic city built in the last quarter of the first Hijri century (7th century CE) by Al-Hajaj bin Yousif Al-Thaqafi, as an administrative centre for Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • times
  • Well, I was curious about this, and here's evidence that newspapers really are slowly pushing Iraq off the front page: "In the first five months of this year, the [Chicago] Tribune placed Iraq on the front page 41 times in 151 days. (motherjones.com)
  • The same holds true for the New York Times , USA Today (which runs astonishingly few front page stories on Iraq in any case) , the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times . (motherjones.com)
  • Freedom Journal Iraq was produced by the electronic news gathering (ENG) team of the American Forces Network-Iraq, five times a week until 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • last
  • But in the same period last year, there were 74 Iraq articles on Page 1, and 138 stories in 2004. (motherjones.com)
  • known
  • It is a major industrial centre best known for its oil refinery, the biggest in Iraq, and has a large power plant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arab
  • The Iraq Levies originated in a local Arab armed scout force raised during the First World War. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Iraq Levies traced their history to the Arab Scouts organized in 1915 by Major J. I. Eadie, of the British Indian Army who served as a Special Service Officer in the Muntafiq Division in Mesopotamia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Time
  • Created by members of the 222nd BOD, Freestyle Iraq is a production that highlights service members in their "off" time. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • "Braving Iraq," which comes from the PBS series "Nature" and airs Sunday on KCET, is a story mostly of people, water, reeds and birds (but also of frogs, water buffalo and bugs) in which the people, as they are wont to, play both villain and hero. (latimes.com)
  • areas
  • Kojo is like the entire region of Sinjar, one of the most controversial areas in northern Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • International
  • Many suggest that the efforts were hampered by a poor understanding of Iraq on the part of the international community assisting with the reconstruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Waterkeepers Iraq is affiliated with the international Waterkeeper Alliance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Environmental issues in Iraq http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,709866,00.html http://www.natureiraq.org/draft-inventory-of-sites.html http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/13/restoring-iraqs-lostmarshes.html. (wikipedia.org)
  • news
  • The term was later employed by Channel 4 News when its reporter, Julian Rush, was made aware of Glen Rangwala's discovery that much of the work in the Iraq Dossier had been plagiarised from various unattributed sources. (wikipedia.org)
  • effort
  • The office has published more than 100 assessments of various aspects of the U.S. effort in Iraq since May 2003. (villagevoice.com)
  • regions
  • UNHCR is on the ground in Iraq and surrounding regions, providing protection and life-saving aid such as tents, mattresses and other basic essentials. (unhcr.org)
  • Although
  • Although not designated combat camera correspondents, a few broadcast journalists have been awarded the Combat Action Badge for their duty serving at American Forces Network-Iraq. (wikipedia.org)
  • large
  • Instead, using skills honed in his years as a military briefer, Powell gradually laid out his case, drawing on precise examples from what appeared to be a large store of damaging U.S. secrets about Iraq. (chicagotribune.com)
  • local
  • It advocates and works to protect the rivers, streams and waterways of Iraq and supports local communities in the sustainable use of these natural resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • Foreign
  • Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin of France, a pivotal force on the council, proposed that the inspections be beefed up with enhanced monitoring and a doubling or tripling of the number of inspectors, but would not rule supporting military action if Iraq ultimately failed to cooperate. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov called for continued inspections but expressed support for the passage of one or more additional U.N. resolutions to increase the pressure on Iraq. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Head
  • The Iraq Finance Manager provides the Iraq Response Manager, Head of Support Services, field management and Tearfund's UK headquarters with accurate and meaningful financial management information to allow them to effectively manage its operations in Iraq. (idealist.org)