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#Kim Jong-Un made history when he was the first North Korean leader to visit South Korea on a diplomatic mission since the 1950s. ... This was when he withdrew from the framework and invaded Iraq on the false claims of WMDs, after which NK began enriching uranium and made subsequent progress ...
In return, it showed its loyalty by suppressing irredentist movements in the country and its sacrifices in eight years of war against Iraq. This long and painful history featured in the initial part of Rohani's Army Day speech this year but the contrast he drew with the IRGC was a surprise. “The army has always ...

AMARILLO — The value of a certain American flag, signed by members of a Marine platoon, cannot be measured for Dr. Mohammed Bahaa Aldeen. They would not know him by his true professional name, this newly promoted vice-chief of medicine at Northwest Texas Hospital. To them, he was “Chris,” an ...
But young veterans are fed up with political leadership. Politicians sent them into Iraq and Afghanistan without exit plans, leaving them with their fingers in the dyke. Now home, they see partisan bickering but no vision for America. They are impatient for change. Like the Parkland survivors, young veterans ...
It would not have resolved the manufactured controversy over who was responsible (manufactured, because there is only one party in Syria with the means, intention and history of deploying chemical weapons by air). But had the OPCW confirmed Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's responsibility, what ...
... they fight for the same values and they share the same history of oppression and suppression by different regimes." The alliance puts Sadr further at odds with Iraq's powerful neighbor. Ali Akbar Velayati, the former Iranian foreign minister who is a top aide to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ...

There is, however, a common factor between what happened in Iraq and the current crisis: a tendency to attack those who question the official version of events, with accusations of being unpatriotic, a traitor, even – something Jeremy Corbyn is facing. The Leader of the Opposition may well have ...
The present Prime Minister [Tony Blair] is the most successful leader of the Labour party in my lifetime. I hope that he will continue to be the leader of our party, and I hope that he will continue to be successful. I have no sympathy with, and I will give no comfort to, those who want to use this crisis to displace ...
The outcome of Iraq's upcoming elections in May will therefore determine the future chapters of the country's military history. A former militia leader may be elected prime minister potentially recharging IS' ability to sabotage and disrupt the political landscape with renewed brutality. Nazli Tarzi is a freelance ...
That worldview was on display in a briefing to journalists on Wednesday, in which Mr. Corbyn's spokesman drew attention to the “problematic” history of the British intelligence services, particularly the claims of Iraqi stockpiles of chemical weapons that were used to justify British involvement in the ...
As leader of HM Opposition, and with the Iraq WMD experience behind him, Corbyn is entirely justified in not taking Government assurances on trust. Indeed, is this not what an opposition is for? ... You find me in rebellious mood. How many wrong lessons can the UK draw from its recent history? How many ...
Mr. Tillerson had some successes, including the growing international isolation of North Korea and improved ties between Saudi Arabia and Iraq. But he is likely to go down as among the least successful secretaries of state in history, and one big reason was his poor management of his relationship with Mr.
The defeat of ISIL — despite a small insurgent pocket remaining in Kirkuk and Diyala — and the (relative) success of the Kuwait conference give Iraq the ... The leader of the “largest block” (which can be formed after the election, per 2010 precedent) will have a herculean task in assembling his coalition.
What incentive would any Iraqi leader have to negotiate with the Kurds at this point? Barzani: Look at our history for the past hundred years. When Saddam was in power he controlled all of Kurdistan. Did we disappear? Didn't we come back? Of course. What belongs to Kurdistan belongs to Kurdistan.
The Sadrists, followers of Shia religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr, have formed a joint list with the Iraqi Communist Party, ostensibly an anomalous occurrence of Islamists uniting with an established secular party. However, an examination of Iraq's history indicates that an alliance between secularists and ...
This month marks 15 years since the US invaded Iraq. ... "The fact of the matter is, it's first time in 7,000 years of history Iraq has a democracy. ... "And then there are a whole lot of other Iraqis who really are post-Saddam kids,” she continues, referring to Iraq's iron-fisted leader of 30 years, Saddam Hussein, ...
A new documentary raises questions about Mattis' role in the Marines Corps' investigation of an Iraq War massacre ... at a particularly delicate time for Mattis, a beloved military leader and once a favorite of President Donald Trump, who was reportedly overruled by the President on the appropriate response ...

In June 2014, it was where ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi declared his false “caliphate” and three years later, Iraqis watched in disbelief as ISIS fighters blew up the historic mosque. On Monday ... “We feel close to them, we are one people, our ties are by blood relations, culture, history – it all binds us.
He's an Iraq War-defending Zionist who is “sad” about the trend of legal cannabis in the US; a George W. Bush–lovin' Republican who isn't so sure we ... “Frum is nothing more than a mediocre man with bad opinions, which makes it all the more puzzling how much personal history his benefactors are ...
In 2002, he declared an “axis of evil” among the nations of North Korea, Iran and Iraq, as he laid the groundwork for a war with Iraq. “By seeking weapons of mass destruction,” ... Trump is a figure disconnected from the past, who sees himself as a unique, self-created leader. He rarely if ever quotes a former ...
Books of his presented theses on the growth of the world's first urban societies and the settlement of Iraq's Diyala Plains, while numerous articles ... on a number of occasions—she recalls interviewing him for the Smithsonian's Oral History Program—and remembers him as an intense but humble leader.
He welcomed the leaders of Iranian-backed Shiite militias into a grand coalition that he hoped would cement his image as a moderating figure who could ... Given the country's history of tight elections and coalition governments in the three national polls since Saddam Hussein's ouster in 2003, Mr. Abadi ...
In June 2014, ISIS overran it and the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, stood inside its Great Mosque of al-Nuri and named himself caliph of the ... As a West Point history major with a soft spot for heavy metal, Mr. Schute had been a state trooper in New Jersey before being called to Iraq in April 2003 to ...
... Utah, between police and a polygamist clan ended in gunfire that killed a state corrections officer, Fred House, and seriously wounded the group's leader, ... In a daring ambush, Iraqi insurgents blasted a U.S. patrol with a roadside bomb and showered survivors with gunfire from a mosque in Mosul; five ...
While Y.P.G. leaders play down their P.K.K. ties, areas they control are festooned with photos of the imprisoned P.K.K. leader, Abdullah Ocalan, viewed by Turks the ... Many Y.P.G. leaders speak openly of their history with the P.K.K., and Kurds from Iraq, Iran and Turkey have joined the movement in Syria.
History Reads is a weekly series featuring work from Team History, a group of experts and influencers, exploring history's most fascinating questions. .... When a civil war broke out in Iraq after President George W. Bush had declared “mission accomplished,” the dangers of overselling the public on a war's ...
Baghdad, 24 January 2018 – United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča completed a three-day visit to Iraq during which he met Iraqi leaders and other interlocutors in Baghdad and toured liberated Mosul where he met officials and inspected critical UN demining, ...
Throughout Iraq's modern history, the strength of tribes has fluctuated with the power of the state: When state authority was strong, tribal leaders and laws were subordinate to formal institutions; when state institutions were weak, the power of sheikhs and tribal practices around issues of justice, security, ...
ARC: As part of an Iraqi press team, you accompanied Saddam Hussein to Paris in 1972. What were your impressions of him? Did you have a sense of how bad things could become? LAA: He gave me the impression of being an able leader, and I never imagined that things could become as bad as they ...
During the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988)—which saw the United States and other global powers as well as regional Arab states support the aggressor Saddam ... The silver lining of Iran's history of falling victim to terrorism is that its leaders have become counterterrorism veterans—another reason for Iran's ...
But after the September 11 attacks in 2001, she volunteered to work in the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, where she was instrumental in hunting down Abu Musab al Zarqawi, al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, who was killed by U.S. forces in 2006. Bakos talks with HISTORY about the day-to-day business of ...
In northern Iraq, for example, Sunni tribal leader Najih al-Mizan from Samarra says the thousands of Sunnis who went missing as areas were ... Such claims are not unexpected for a Sunni community so devastated by their recent history, says the Baghdad analyst, himself a Shiite who worked under a Sunni ...
In fact, every group known to operate in the region but one has condemned the deadliest militant attack in Egypt's history that left 305 dead and 128 injured. .... On one side was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the first leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who would come to head the Islamic State.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that leaders of the paramilitaries that make up the Shiite-majority Hashd al-Shaabi will not be allowed ... May will therefore prove an important month in Iraqi political history since it will conclusively determine if Abadi is capable of enforcing the Iraqi state's ...
Theresa May has become the first major foreign leader to visit Iraq after Mosul was reclaimed from the clutches of Islamic State. Iraq's second biggest city became a stronghold for the extremist group after it seized control in June 2014 - and in the fight to liberate it has left much of it in ruins. As part of her visit ...
A few weeks later, Iraqi Shia leader Muqtada Sadr, who holds no official position in the Iraqi government, visited Mohammed bin Salman, a meeting ... His publications include: Iraq's Armed Forces: An Analytical History (2008), The Modern History of Iraq (2017), and A Concise History of the Middle East ...
Its leaders regularly threaten Israel with destruction. President Donald Trump has railed against Iranian "misbehavior" in the Middle East and has pledged to roll back a landmark nuclear agreement signed with world powers in 2015 that he says is the worst signed in history. He says it returns billions to Iran ...
Again, while Brown's words will sound good to some, they only illustrate his failure of leadership. After all, Brown's decision to restrict British Army to its bases in southern Iraq allowed Iran to dominate Iraqi political structures in that region. And his decision to oppose Bush's surge meant that the U.S. military ...
Unlike the Mugabes, many foreign leaders in recent history have been ousted ... Those include Iraq's Saddam Hussein, who was captured by ...
Iraq and nearby Iran's history are therefore of great interest to ... Project leader Dirk Wicke of the Institute of Archaeology at Goethe University ...
Masoud Barzani, the former guerrilla leader who had served as ... Iran is opposed to Kurdish independence in Iraq for an array of reasons.
Meanwhile, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “ordered the government and armed ... Iran has a tragic history of earthquakes.
“We the world, expects [Iraqi leader] Saddam Hussain to disarm for the sake of ... announces that Asia is free of smallpox for first time in history.
Matthew Bogdanos' job to set to rights the tragic looting of Iraq's ... “History has warned us that worse is yet to come because if you attack a ...
London demanded both Mosul, the oil region to the north of Iraq, and ... up Masoud Barzani, leader of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG) as a ...
The extremely costly Iran-Iraq War, begun by Iraq and fought from 1980 to 1988, is the most prominent part of the bloody history and a formative experience for leaders in both countries. Accurate figures on the war's casualties are not available, but deaths numbered in the hundreds of thousands for each ...
The leader of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq has ... “Three million votes for Kurdistan independence created history and ...
Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is to step down as the region ... for Kurdistan independence created history and cannot be erased.".
Against that historical backdrop, it behooves the leaders of both Iraq and Iran to keep their relationship on an even keel. Although the two ...
There is a growing mood of self-confidence in Baghdad which I have not seen here since I first visited Iraq in 1977. ..... Iraqi history over the last 40 years has been full of what were misleadingly billed as “turning points” for the better, but which turned out to be only ushering in a new phase in Iraq's ...


 

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