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City in northern Iraq with 47,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), administrative centre for the Dahuk (or D'huk) governorate with about 450,000 inhabitants, which is the smallest of the 3 provinces of the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.
In economic terms is Dahuk a small regional centre for the region's fruit orchards and pasturage.
Dahuk was a popular summer destination for Iraqis from further south, with many hotels and camps.
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 [ The New Iraq ]
Led by Faris Kahrdi, the group supports the return of the monarchy to Iraq and "views the change that took place on 14 July 1958, which removed the monarchy, as the beginning of the deterioration of political life in Iraq," London's "Al-Hayat" reported in October 2003.
The party's statement further noted Iraq's "honorable national task" in serving Arab and Islamic causes, citing the "Palestinian cause and the Arab-Zionist conflict." The statement said Islam is the religion of Iraq and the basic source of the country's legislation.
He did not support the Transitional Administrative Law in Iraq, and told Al-Jazeera in June 2004 that UN Security Council Resolution 1546 was "shrouded in much vagueness." Al-Khalisi formerly led a group called the Islamic Movement in Iraq.
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 Dahuk, Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
, Nohadra) is a city in northern Iraq and is the capital of Dahuk Governorate.
Circled by mountains along the Tigris river, Dahuk is a very attractive site to tourists throughout Iraq.
Dahuk's population grew extremely since the 1990s as the rural population moved to the cities.
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 MERIA: Sanctions on Iraq: A Valid Anti-American Grievance?-12-01
Iraq expert Amatzia Baram compared the country's population growth rates over the last three censuses and found there to be almost no difference the rate of Iraq's population growth between 1977 and 1987 (35.8 percent), and between 1987 and 1997 (35.1 percent).
The Resolution obligated Iraq to respect the inviolability of Kuwait's borders (an obligation Iraq threatened in 1994, and which Saddam Hussein's son 'Uday dismissed in a prominent December 30, 2000 article in the official Babil newspaper).
According to the director of one of northern Iraq's maternity hospitals, fertility is increasing.
www.iraqwatch.org /perspectives/meria-rubin-sanctions-1201.htm   (7884 words)

 The Online NewsHour: Iraq in Transition | Map: Baghdad -- December 20, 2006 | PBS
The province is considered one of the safest in Iraq and many Iraqis displaced from their homes during the most recent war fled to Nasiriyah and surrounding areas.
Iraq's capital dates back to the eighth century when it was founded as part of the Ottoman Empire.
In 2004, an effort by Iraq's cultural ministry was undertaken to refurbish the monument, soiled by garbage, graffiti and years of neglect, back to its original state.
www.pbs.org /newshour/indepth_coverage/middle_east/iraq/map/map_baghdad.html   (3828 words)

 Apartment Rentals In Dahuk Iraq
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 Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 Gulf Region Division
Dahuk, Iraq - Within a community, the activities occurring in two specialized types of buildings hold great sway and influence for the residents of the community - they are schools and religious structures.
Because of the influence a school can have on the current and future society, it is important to the reconstruction of Iraq to provide sound lasting facilities that will positively influence the future of this country for years to come.
The Kovak Primary School in the Dahuk District is one of those buildings.
www.grd.usace.army.mil /news/releases/recon010906.html   (416 words)

 Iraq travel guide - Wikitravel
Iraq [1] is a country in the Middle East.
Iraq was invaded in 2003 by a U.S.-led coalition of forces, principally including the United Kingdom, Poland and Australia, who removed Saddam Hussein from power.
If you are not working in Iraq on a government contract, your entrance to the airport grounds about three or four miles from the airport terminal will require you and your vehicle to wait in line to be searched.
wikitravel.org /en/Iraq   (3292 words)

 Iraq - General Information
Iraq's economy is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings.
Iraq's seizure of Kuwait in August 1990, subsequent international economic sanctions, and damage from military action by an international coalition beginning in January 1991 drastically reduced economic activity.
For the first six, six-month phases of the program, Iraq was allowed to export limited amounts of oil in exchange for food, medicine, and some infrastructure spare parts.
www.mesteel.com /countries/iraq/index.html   (1265 words)

 Aid & Development: Violence against Syrian refugees increasing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Iraq's Syrian Arab refugees arrived in waves between 1954 and 1993, following a succession of coup d'etats that changed the balance of power there and led to the persecution of Syrians of opposing political views.
Syrian Kurds began arriving in Iraq in 1964 after the Syrian government declared that 100,000 of them were not Syrian citizens and later banned them from owning land, houses and businesses.
We were living in peace with Iraqis since we moved to Iraq more than 20 years ago, but in the past two years, we have been discriminated against and have been targeted by the militias," said Ahmed.
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 Chaos depriving Towns from Voting - The Minorities Fear the Domination of Islamic Parties 
Despite the advertisements hung over columns and walls of Dahuk streets or on "Radio Sawa", which call all sects of Iraqi people to participate in the day for voting on the constitution, there are many conservations on behalf of the minority; such as the Kildo-Assyrians.
Yet, today, Dahuk has become a center for attracting Iraqi families, which are looking for security and stability, away from betrayal and bombed vehicles that do not mercy a woman, an innocent or a child.
A Memoradum from the Christians of Iraq to the Drafters of the Constitution.
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Iraq expert Amatzia Baram compared the country’s population growth rates over the last three censuses and found there to be almost no difference between in the rate of Iraq’s population growth between 1977 and 1987 (35.8 percent), and between 1987 and 1997 (35.1 percent).
However, under the sanctions regime, Iraq was ordered to allocate 72 percent of its oil income for humanitarian projects.(38) Another 25 percent is allocated to the compensation committee, while the UN applies 3 percent to administrative expenses.
The success of northern Iraq under sanctions poses a challenge to anti-sanctions activists, who continue to cling to the hypothesis that it is sanctions and not Saddam Hussein causing suffering in Iraq.
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 Space-age drinking water system tested   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Soldiers with the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion in Dahuk, Iraq, may have found an alternative way for residents to drink clean water in the village of Bendaway.
A creek running through the small village in northern Iraq is the only natural source of drinking water for the residents.
Captain Steven Hayden, 401st Civil Affairs Battaion in Dahuk, Iraq drinks ceaeln water from a space ae water filter and purification sysytm that is being tesete dfor remote area of Iraq that have no potable drinking water.
www.blackanthem.com /News/military_2006050601.html   (346 words)

 "Just In From Iraq" -- Iraq's Grape Industry: A Sucess in the North
Progress is being made in Iraq’s burgeoning grape industry through cultivation, irrigation and trellising enhancements in the northern region of Dahuk.
In the spring of 2006, ARDI established three private sector nurseries in the northern governorates of Arbil, Dahuk and Sulaymaniyah.
Iraq currently imports 85% of their grapes from Iran, Syria, Turkey and Jordan.
www.state.gov /p/nea/rls/70830.htm   (704 words)

 Iraq Provinces
In 1900, almost all of Iraq was part of the Ottoman Empire; its southern strip of mostly desert land was in Arabia.
According to the press release, Iraq had already developed postal code systems in 1991 and 2003, but they were ineffective.
Modern Iraq comprised roughly the vilayets (governorates) of Bagdad, Bassora (or Busra), and Mosul, plus a small section of Zor, under the Ottoman Empire, as well as a northern section of Arabia.
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 Space-Age Drinking Water System Tested - DefendAmerica News Article
DAHUK, Iraq, May 2, 2006 — U.S. soldiers assigned to the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion in Dahuk, Iraq, have found an alternative way for residents to drink clean water in the village of Bendaway.
A creek running through a small village in northern Iraq is the only natural source of drinking water for the residents who live there.
U.S. Army Capt. Steven Hayden, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion in Dahuk, Iraq, drinks clean water from a space water filter and purification system that is being tested for remote area of Iraq that have no potable drinking water.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/may2006/a050206ls2.html   (337 words)

 Iraq - Sharp Increase in Rents Hurting Displaced Families - Worldpress.org
A sharp increase in house rental costs is hurting people in the northern Dahuk governorate in Iraq, local officials said.
There are currently 3,020 IDP families in Dahuk, according to statistics compiled by the local branch of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS).
She together with another family have rented a house with two rooms in a Dahuk suburb for $200 per month.
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 Once again, the Kurdish wild card - World News - MSNBC.com
Turkey has threatened to intervene in the Kurdish-controlled area of northern Iraq should the Kurds attempt to establish an independent state or impose Kurdish rule on the Turkomen population of Kirkuk.
In Iraq, the Kurds staged periodic uprisings against the central government in Baghdad, including in the 1970s with support from the United States and Iran.
Whether their own pledge to remain inside a postwar Iraq is a lasting one may depend on the shape Iraq takes after the war, and on internal Kurdish dynamics, which have proven tremendously resistant to outside influence for centuries.
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 For Kurds, A Surge Of Violence In Campaign
DAHUK, Iraq -- When hundreds of rioters ransacked and torched the Kurdistan Islamic Union office in this northern Iraqi city last week, their message seemed as clear as the electric-blue graffiti left on the building's flened shell.
Although U.S. officials consider the semiautonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq a model of what the rest of the country could someday become, the attacks last week were another reminder that Iraqis have been slow to discard the politics of force and intimidation in the country's lurch toward democracy.
Dahuk city is nestled in a lush valley ringed by bald, craggy peaks.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/13/AR2005121302119.html   (849 words)

 Kurdistan Regional Government Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
At a sprawling supermarket in Dahuk, a city about 180 miles away, up to 2,000 shoppers a day snap up items ranging from ultra-high-tech plasma TV screens to American peanut butter and jelly — and check out at registers that read bar codes.
But an inter-Kurdish peace agreement — and a tiny share of cash from Iraq's oil-for-food deal with the UN that softened economic sanctions against Iraq — are buoying recovery.
In their exuberance, Kurds are juxtaposing old and new: Traditional singing and shoulder-to-shoulder dancing at the Nowruz spring festival this year were punctuated with the ringing of mobile phones, for example.
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NGO workers remaining in Iraq point out that the majority of organisations to leave have been those setting up missions throughout Iraq in the last twelve months.
In Dahuk, US NGO Mission East evacuated a fortnight ago following the killing of a Mission East staff member in the south of Iraq.
The NGO's team in Dahuk had also complained of being spied on by masked and armed men in a nearby mosque.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=40884&SelectRegion=Iraq_Crisis   (845 words)

 *©*´¯`·-· IraqWho.com ·-·´¯`*©* - Your gateway to IRAQ
Iraq: Former Marshes and Water Diversion Projects in Southeastern Iraq From The Destruction of Iraq's Southern Marshes, CIA Publication IA 94-10020, 1994 (243K)
Karbala 1918 "Sketch-plan of Karbala in 1918" from Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
Mosul 1944 From Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
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live in the Baghdad and Ninewa governorates, and 102 were Syrian Kurds, who live in the three northern governorates of Iraq - Ninewa, Dahuk and Arbil.
For about $50 he was able to travel from place to place including cities such as Mosul, Erbil, Zakho, Dahuk, Halabja and others.
spokesman in Baghdad, told IRIN that nearly 3,000 families, about 18,000 individuals, had been forced to flee their demolished homes in the Dahuk, Arbil and...
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 Soldiers Test NASA Water Purification System
Dahuk, Iraq - Soldiers with the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, Webster, N.Y., currently stationed in Dahuk, Iraq, may have found an alternative way for residents to drink clean water in the village of Bendaway.
A creek running through the small village in northern Iraq is the only natural source of drinking water for the residents.
The portable water system being tested costs just under $10,000 and can be a short-term solution for the water problem in the village, according to Capt. Steven Hayden, 401st CA Bn.
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 Violence roils Kurds in Iraq campaign (Todays Bad News From Iraq)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
DAHUK, Iraq - When hundreds of rioters ransacked and torched the Kurdistan Islamic Union office in this northern Iraqi city last week, their message seemed as clear as the electric-blue graffiti left on the building's flened shell.
Mobs carried out similar daylight attacks in five cities in normally tranquil Dahuk province on Dec. 6, destroying offices of the Islamic Union, which quit the alliance last month to field its own candidates in Thursday's parliamentary elections.
It's not rational to think that Iraq, a country where the common political method of maintaining power was to kill all those who opposed you, will quickly become absolutely peaceful.
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 Aid & Development: UN relief agencies move humanitarian supplies over Iraq's borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
United Nations relief agencies along Iraq's borders are looking at ways to bring in humanitarian aid, and the first UN food consignment to enter the country since the outbreak of hostilities has already crossed over from Turkey into northern Iraq.
Meanwhile, discussions were continuing on the UN's return to all parts of Iraq, with areas such as Basra, where humanitarian problems were evident, the main focus, he said.
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously endorsed an adjusted version of the programme that has allowed Iraq to use part of its oil revenues to purchase humanitarian supplies, including the food that is the sole source of sustenance for 60 per cent of the country's people.
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 DVIDS - Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Dahuk, Iraq--- Every morning the people of Dahuk glance at the sky and see a fl cloud drifting over their city.
Garbage collected in Dahuk is taken to Shakhke’ Sanitary Landfill, basically a dumping site next to a city cemetery, for burning.
Not only is the local government taking the lead on the project, which has a significant impact on the confidence of the Dahuk people in their public officials, but also the impact extends to the economy.
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