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In the final weeks of the election campaign the Iraqi government must not only protect the physical security of candidates and voters, but should also intensify efforts to bridge sectarian, ethnic and political divisions that continue to plague sections of Iraqi society. The next government should ensure that all ...
With this complex ethnic and sectarian mix, one of the defining characteristics of the war has been charges of ethnic cleansing against almost all sides. Sunnis have been forcibly ... Various Arabization efforts, especially in Iraq but also in Syria, had previously targeted Kurds. More recently, Kurds have been ...

The Secretary-General of the Iraqi National Congress, Aras Habib Kareem, said that the political class that has been ruling Iraq after the fall of ... noting that the balances of power during the last three sessions were based on ethnic and sectarian dimensions, as “political blocs were built on that basis.”
Rubin returned to Iraq in 2014 to cover the rise of the Islamic State and was severely injured in a helicopter crash on Mount Sinjar while reporting on ... Driving from east to west, the groups governing the roads morphed from the Peshmerga into the Iraqi Army into a variety of Shiite-connected militias and ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared ISIS defeated last December, a call likely timed to give his coalition's reelection prospects a boost ahead of the .... He hails from Kifri, a region of northern Iraq claimed by both ethnic Kurds and Turkmens, which has violently changed hands over the decades.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani (R) meets with Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Tehran, ... In what is seen as a move to lock in votes from a broad spectrum of Iraqi ethnic groups opposed to Kurdish separatism, Baghdad's latest budget saw the ...

(March 23, 2018) (TRTWorld). It has been 15 years since the US invaded Iraq. During the rule of Saddam Hussein, the Baath party expelled hundreds of thousands of non-Arabs from their traditional lands. In Kirkuk, Kurds, Turkmens and Assyrians came under constant pressure to renounce their ethnicity ...
In addition, thanks to George W. Bush administration's rapid push for “democracy” in Iraq, the Shiites, who constitute the largest Iraqi ethnic/religious group, now control the country and have assured that Iraq remains closely aligned with Iran. Furthermore, partly as a result of the American failures in Iraq, ...
Iraq's neighbors and other outsiders continue to pursue their interests in the country, at times cooperatively and at times in competition. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is seeking reelection in May, but rivals from other factions and movements are running as competitors. While Iraq's major ethnic and ...
I was one of about 500 Iraqis in the diaspora — of various ethnic and political backgrounds, many of whom were dissidents and victims of Saddam's regime — who signed a petition: “No to war on Iraq. No to dictatorship.” While condemning Saddam's reign of terror, we were against a “war that would cause ...
The Iraqi military has denied reports about demarcating borders between the central government in Baghdad and northern Iraq's Kurdish region. Local media said Monday Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) had agreed to demarcate a border between the two sides, in an effort to solve ...
As Iraq rebuilds after defeating a terrorist group, the country must draw on its religious diversity and protect minorities, including Yezidi and Christians, ... “Iraq needs all its components, all its ethnic and religious groups, to rebuild in the post-Da'esh period and prosper in the future as a stable and united ...
In the final months of the eight-year Iraq-Iran war, ethnic Kurdish fighters who sided with Iran capture the large farming town of Halabja in Iraq on March 15. Home to more than 40,000 people, the town is in the Kurdistan region and just 11km from the Iran border, while 250 kilometres from the Iraqi capital.
In the past such demands have preceded the mass killings of sectarian and ethnic minorities in both Syria and Iraq. In one video a militia fighter flanked by others describes the Kurds as “infidels” and issues a stark warning, saying "by Allah, if you repent and come back to Allah, then know that you are our ...
And Iraqi minorities have their own history of suppressing dissidents and rivals, which weakens their moral claims of oppression and makes it hard to build ... Despite these daunting challenges, there are ways for Iraq's long-abused religious and ethnic minorities to reclaim their rightful place in the country's ...
Syrian Kurds in the country's northwestern Afrin region have accused Turkey of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the residents of the ... On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to expand the offensive to key YPG-controlled border towns right up to the Iraqi frontier.
Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri, who is on a trip to Iraq, has assured Iraqi President Fuad Masum that Iran will help reconstruct Iraq just as it ... He also called on all of Iraq's ethnic, religious and political factions to remain united through the constitution because unity was their only key to victory.

And that is why I am uncertain that the Iraqi Baathists would have survived the Arab spring of 2011 unscathed had the United States left Saddam in power 15 years ago this month. Because sectarian and ethnic lines among Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds were always more sharply drawn in Iraq than even in ...
Another common talking point focuses on claims about the PYD's “ethnic cleansing” against non-Kurds in northern Syria and their establishment of a nightmare dictatorship ... Turkey even threatened the Iraqi Kurds when they held their referendum on independence from Iraq (from Iraq, not Turkey) in 2017.
Over the past three years, the Kurdistan Region has been a safe haven for 1.8 million refugees and IDPs, who fled from Syria and other parts of Iraq due to the threat of Islamic State (IS) attacks. There are various ethnic and religious groups in the Kurdistan Region, including Kurds, Turkmen, Arabs, Muslim, and Christians.
''Shepparton Ethnic Council and District welcomes members of the community to participate in a day of discovery of Shepparton's unique multicultural community,'' the Ethnic Council's Sam Atukorala said. Departing from the Ethnic Council office at 9am, the tour will run until 4pm. The attendees will first get ...
It was very clear that support to such a group meant a lack of respect for any ethnic, political or religious sensitivities in the region. Instead of winning the hearts and minds of the people in the region and taking a lesson from the surge it adopted during the Iraq War, the U.S. administration decided to move ...
THE LAST TIME Avan Shwany of Maple Valley visited her family in Iraqi Kurdistan was in 2014. ... from Baghdad who lives in Tukwila, is as serious about building ties across religious and cultural lines in his new country as he was working in finance and business development in Iraq's ethnic regions.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — A delegation of Kurdish parties from the Kurdistan Region are set to visit the Iraqi city of Najaf on Thursday to participate in a ... According to Pira, instead of a sectarian approach to the military, government and politics in Iraq, a broad state that is representative of its components ...
Even through Iraq's many conflicts, she notes, Iraqi Christians felt they had a home in its ancient melting pot of ethnic and religious minorities. But when the Islamic State militant group erupted in 2014, many Christians fled. Raffo had nearly a hundred family members in Iraq when George W Bush waged ...
If divisions among Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds persist they could lead to more protracted talks to form a new government, potentially delaying the colossal task of rebuilding Iraq after IS overran nearly a third of the country in 2014, mostly Sunni towns, and then hung on as a U.S.-led coalition surrounded and ...
Long beset by toxic divisions, Iraq seems to be growing even more fragmented ahead of national elections scheduled for May, with Iranian influence set to ... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced he is seeking re-election with his recently formed Victory Alliance, running separately from rival Nouri ...
Many of Iraq's political forces decided to form cross-sectarian, cross-ethnic coalitions across the political spectrum, he said. ... Providing a security environment by the Iraqi security forces, which enables voters to exercise their right to vote in safety, free from terror, fear or intimidation, is an overriding concern ...
With elections just months away, Iraq's prime minister has called on the country's political system to reform itself and move away from its divided past. Haider al-Abadi, who belongs to the Islamic Dawa Party, said the country was previously lost with political parties built along "sectarian, ethnic or other lines.
Iraq's neighbors and other outsiders continue to pursue their interests in the country, at times cooperatively and at times in competition. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is seeking reelection in May, but rivals from other factions and movements are running as competitors. While Iraq's major ethnic and ...
Nowhere to Hide, directed by the Iraqi-Norwegian filmmaker Zaradasht Ahmed, is a documentary story of the victims of the Iraq war, from different backgrounds and walks of life, who struggle ... Located on the border with Iran, Diyala province has been known historically for its religious and ethnic diversity.
The Kurds are a Middle Eastern ethnic minority that claim parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey as their ancestral homeland and have alleged political oppression by the majority communities in all four countries. Iraqi and Syrian Kurds have since taken advantage of unrest in their home nations to challenge ...
13 (MNA) – Iranian Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said Iran has a good relation with all Iraqi ethnic groups, including Kurds and Feylis. ... cruelty against Feyli Kurds, Masjedi in a meeting with a group of Iraqi Feyli Kurds at the Iranian embassy, said that the Feylis are one of the main tribes of Iraq who have ...
Success will hinge in part on the outcome of Iraqi elections in May. German government sources said a victory of moderate Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who has been trying to maintain stable relations between ethnic and religious groups, would be good for Iraq. But if he is beaten by pro-Shiite rival ...
Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds have grown more fragmented and divided ahead of the national elections scheduled for May due to deep differences ... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced he is seeking re-election with his recently formed Victory Alliance, running separately from rival Nouri ...
According to the United Nations the fight against ISIS has produced some 2.8 million displaced persons whose electoral status cannot be determined before May 12, the date fixed by the Iraqi parliament last week. There is also the problem of the so-called "disputed areas" contested by ethnic Kurds, ...
Healing that divide is the goal of the Middle East Sustainable Peace Organization, which organized a program to promote coexistence and tolerance among different religions and ethnic groups in Iraqi society. As Rebaz Majeed reports, the program teaches young people from different religious and ethnic ...
BAGHDAD — Long beset by toxic divisions, Iraq seems to be growing even more fragmented ahead of national elections scheduled for May, with ... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi announced he is seeking re-election with his recently formed Victory Alliance, running separately from rival Nouri Al ...
Sixteen Turkish women were handed death sentences in an Iraqi court on Sunday, for joining the Islamic State militants or at least providing aid. They are allowed to appeal their verdicts. May elections are drawing closer, but there are fears that Iraq's ethnic and religious rivalries could spell a return of ...
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — For the last four months, as Kurds and the central government in Baghdad have been busy with their toxic rivalry over the Kurdistan ... have been buzzing with reports of dozens of assassination attempts on Iraqi security forces, mainly in the Hawija area southwest of Kirkuk province.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson on Sunday said Erbil was ready to allow the Iraqi government to export oil from Kirkuk to international markets via the Kurdistan-Turkey pipeline. KRG Spokesperson Safeen Dizayee told Kurdistan 24 the Iraqi government had ...
According to the United Nations the fight against ISIS has produced some 2.8 million displaced persons whose electoral status cannot be determined before May 12, the date fixed by the Iraqi parliament last week. There is also the problem of the so-called "disputed areas" contested by ethnic Kurds, ...
Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds have grown more fragmented and divided ahead of the national elections scheduled for May due to deep differences ... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced he is seeking re-election with his recently formed Victory Alliance, running separately from rival Nouri ...
Healing that divide is the goal of the Middle East Sustainable Peace Organization, which organized a program to promote coexistence and tolerance among different religions and ethnic groups in Iraqi society. As Rebaz Majeed reports, the program teaches young people from different religious and ethnic ...
China launched a major security operation in the Muslim-majority territory in response to deadly violence that erupted in recent years that Beijing blames on ethnic Uighur "separatists". Xinjiang is home to about 10 million Uighur Muslims who say they routinely face discrimination along with cultural and ...
With elections just months away, Iraq's prime minister has called on the country's political system to reform itself and move away from its divided past. Haider al-Abadi, who belongs to the Islamic Dawa Party, said the country was previously lost with political parties built along "sectarian, ethnic or other lines.
Mosul University students and activists place a national flag at the entrance of their university as they celebrate the liberation from Islamic State militants, on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed ...
ISIS members have been responsible for terrorist bombing in Iraq and Hambley said that until these operatives are rooted out they would probably continue. He said the bombings are a “great concern” to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Jawad Kadhim al-Abadi. There are 5,200 American military personnel ...
The dominance of political, sectarian and ethnic quotas on the legislative and executive authorities in Iraq, the absence of legal accountability and weak ... Specialists contacted by Arab News said that if Iraq accepted these loans, this would mean that Iraqi monetary policy would be hostage to the policies of ...
It is hard to find any who would like to live in Iran, and that is true regardless of their sect or ethnicity. The key limit to Iranian influence is therefore Iraqi strength and, at least among its Arabs, unity. Whenever Iraq is weak and divided, Iran can wield enormous influence. Its ability to target individuals and play ...


 

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