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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 ...

Iraq's Kirkuk governorate will hold elections this year — something that hasn't happened in more than a decade — and officials hope the voting will end the ... Shakhawan Abdullah, who represents Kirkuk in the Kurdistan Democratic Party in parliament, told Al-Monitor, “The agreement between the three ...
... of state employees. Since then, teachers, health workers, and other public sector workers, as well as activists have taken to the streets every day to demand action from the government. Local media has reported local authorities in Erbil attributing the violence to individuals affiliated to political parties.
All parties to the conflict continue to perpetrate indiscriminate attacks on civilians and target civilian infrastructure, including schools and hospitals. ... of torture, extrajudicial killings and other reprisals against suspected ISIL members and their families by members of Iraqi and Kurdish government forces.
As old alignments break apart, the Iraqi National Alliance, which grouped the main Shia parties, has split into its constituent parts. Kurdish and Sunni blocs are ... “At least five masquerade behind the word 'civil',” complains the leader of the Civil Democratic Alliance, a genuinely secular party. Against this ...
BAGHDAD, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Under the UN sponsorship, representatives of Iraqi political coalitions and parties agreed Wednesday on the draft of the charter of electoral ethics that would govern the legislative elections scheduled for May 12. A statement by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) ...
“The Kurdistan Regional Government emphasizes the protection of the rights of all candidates, lists and political parties of Kurdistan and Iraq that are officially registered in the ... In Baghdad, on Wednesday, the UN's representative in Iraq welcomed Iraqi parties signing the Electoral Charter of Honour.
Erdoğan said the PKK wanted to establish what he called a second Qandil in Sinjar, referring to the Qandil Mountain base in northeast Iraq where the PKK ... The Iraqi government, Islamic State, the two main Iraqi Kurdish parties, Shi'ite paramilitaries and the PKK and its Iraqi and Syrian affiliates have all ...
The left, by this time, was gaining momentum around the idea that it was time to withdraw from Iraq. Progressive organizations on the ground were working with unions; think tanks like the Center for American Progress; and Democratic leaders in Congress to shift opinions both within the party and in the ...


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