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In the News (Sat 25 Nov 17)

  
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Iraq's only outlet to the sea is a short stretch of coast on the northwestern end of the Persian Gulf, including the Shatt al Arab waterway.
Iraq is a veritable treasure house of antiquities, and recent archaeological excavations have greatly expanded the knowledge of ancient history.
Iraq continued to insist on an end to all sanctions, but in May, 2002, the UN Security Council agreed on revised sanctions that focused on military goods and goods with potential military applications, greatly expanding the range of consumer goods that could be readily imported into Iraq.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/iraq.html?nav=el   (4909 words)

  
  Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iraq was invaded by the United Kingdom in 1941, for fears that the government of Rashid Ali might cut oil supplies to Western nations and because of his strong leanings to Nazi Germany.
Iraq was invaded in March 2003 by the United States and allies with the stated reasons that Iraq had not abandoned its nuclear and chemical weapons development program according to United Nations resolutions, that it had links to Al Qaeda, and that it had known, effective Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Iraq is known primarily for an instrument called the oud (similar to a lute) and a rebab (similar to a fiddle); its stars include Ahmed Mukhtar and the Assyrian Munir Bashir.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iraq   (3168 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Iraq
Trade with Iraq was forbidden until the country was certified as being free of ABC weapons.
Late in 2002, Iraq submitted a 12,000-page declaration claiming it had no banned weapons and agreed to open the country to another round of weapons inspections under the direction of chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix.
Iraq's interim government council agreed on a temporary constitution that limited the role of Islamic law in the country, allowed some autonomy for Kurds and set aside 25 per cent of the seats in the legislature for women.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/iraq   (2991 words)

  
 The EU's relations with Iraq - Overview
Iraq’s exchange rate peg to the dollar has to date been kept relatively stable, but the authorities need to adjust monetary policy to maintain the monetary framework that the peg provides.
High among Iraq’s reform priorities are the establishment of an effective payment system, developing a functioning banking system, formulating strategies to restructure state-owned enterprises and the reform of the social safety nets.
Iraq's foreign trade is highly concentrated on a number of partners with the EU being the second largest partner in trade.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/iraq/intro/index.htm   (1925 words)

  
 Iraq
Iraq is since April 2003 under the control of a US-led force.
Iraq has a subtropical climate, with a tendency in direction of continental climate in the north.
Iraq is very dependent on water from Tigris and Euphrates, as there is little rain falling here.
www.lexicorient.com /e.o/iraq.htm   (282 words)

  
 Renewal in Iraq
Success in Iraq remains critical to our national security and to the success in the War on Terror.
Our strategy in Iraq is guided by the principle of "return on success" – and as we are seeing more success in Iraq, we are slowly beginning to bring some of our forces home.
Parts of Iraq continue to be violent and difficult.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/iraq   (1226 words)

  
 Iraq
Iraq, a triangle of mountains, desert, and fertile river valley, is bounded on the east by Iran, on the north by Turkey, on the west by Syria and Jordan, and on the south by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Iraq became a charter member of the Arab League in 1945, and Iraqi troops took part in the Arab invasion of Palestine in 1948.
The sanctions against Iraq failed to crush its leader but caused catastrophic suffering among its people—the country's infrastructure was in ruins, and disease, malnutrition, and the infant mortality rate skyrocketed.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107644.html   (2859 words)

  
 Iraq War -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Iraq war or war in Iraq is both an informal and formal term for military conflicts in Iraq that began with the invasion of 2003.
In October 2003, David Kay, head of the Iraq Survey Group, reported the interm ISG findings that small amounts of banned material were uncovered, as well as discoveries of non-WMD programs banned by the United Nations and concealed during the IAEA and UNMOVIC inspections that began in 2002.
The War of Iraq (2003) was the war in the Middle East country of Iraq, which resulted from the the Iraq disarmament crisis of late 2002 and began with the invasion of 2003.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=9964   (3459 words)

  
 Iraqcoalition.org: Homepage of The New Iraq
Questions concerning the situation in Iraq and the June 30 turnover of sovereignty dominated a June 18 roundtable interview of Secretary of State Colin Powell, but the secretary also responded to queries on Uzbekistan and the Middle East peace process.
Representatives of Iraq's banks are meeting with U.S. and international financial experts in New York and Washington to be briefed on the latest banking practices and to come in contact with potential U.S. business partners.
The establishment of a stable, democratic government in Iraq is a key step in the global war on terror, according to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
www.cpa-iraq.org   (984 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Iraq in Transition | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Laith Kubba, spokesman for Iraq's former government; Juan Cole, history professor at the University of Michigan; and Bing West, assistant secretary of defense under the Reagan administration, assess the strength of the militias.
Iraq's most prominent Shia cleric, Ali al-Sistani, called for an end to sectarian "hatred and violence" Thursday, saying the fighting would prolong the presence of U.S. forces in the country.
Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, in the United States for meetings at the U.N. Security Council, discusses the challenges facing his country and efforts to combat the ongoing insurgency.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/iraq/index.html   (1505 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on Iraq. 937 facts and figures, stats and information on Iraqi economy, crime, people, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration.
In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait, but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991.
Coalition forces remain in Iraq, helping to restore degraded infrastructure and facilitating the establishment of a freely elected government, while simultaneously dealing with a robust insurgency.
www.nationmaster.com /country/iz   (374 words)

  
 Mythology's Myth*inglinks: Iraq -- once part of Mesopotamia in the Tigris-Euphrates region of the Ancient Near East
Thus it was that one morning I was horrified to watch the beginning of the Gulf War live on TV in my small California apartment.
...Iraq, together with the Arab Gulf, is a down-dropped block, like that of the Red Sea, trending also in the same direction.
Water resources in Iraq are controlled by the twin rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates.
www.mythinglinks.org /NearEast~Iraq.html   (2401 words)

  
 Healing Iraq
In Iraq's next-door neighbour, Jordan, with a population of just 5.5 million, they are currently trying to deal with close to 700,000 Iraqis who have fled the daily violence that is tearing their nation apart.
Pentagon study reveals that more than 40% of U.S. troops in Iraq support torture, and less than half say they will report a member of their unit for killing innocent civilians, while one of out ten soldiers reported mistreating non-combatants or damaging their property when it was not necessary.
Leaders of the Yazidi community, a tiny gnostic sect in northern Iraq, Turkey and Syria that combines Islamic teachings with ancient Babylonian and Persian religions, had condemned the crime against the young Yazidi woman, and denied that it was in response to her alleged conversion to Islam, as Kurdish websites had reported.
healingiraq.blogspot.com   (9135 words)

  
 Today in Iraq
Iraq's vice president called for talks with the country's myriad insurgent groups as the only way to tame violence more than a month into a massive security plan to quell Baghdad.
Iraq Resistance and the Baath Party proved that America is a paper tiger and we succeeded to remove its fangs making it a stray dog running, looking for a place to hide from the strikes of the resistance lions.
Iraq will execute Saddam Hussein's aide and former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan on Tuesday -- the day the war-ravaged nation marks the fourth anniversary of the US-led war to topple the former dictator, a lawyer from Saddam's defence team told AFP Monday.
dailywarnews.blogspot.com   (13692 words)

  
 Iraq - Global Policy Forum
This section looks at many aspects of the conflict in Iraq, such as the background to the war, including the thirteen years of sanctions and the importance of Iraq’s huge oil resources.
With close to 4 million displaced people in and outside of Iraq, an average of about 100 people killed daily, and a third of the population living in poverty, Iraq 's humanitarian emergency has reached a crisis level that compares with some of the world's most urgent catastrophes.
This section covers the many aspects of reconstruction, including Iraq's debt burden and negotiations for debt cancellation, as well as US insistence on a radically deregulated and liberalized Iraqi economy, ready for the eventual investments of the multinational oil giants.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/irqindx.htm   (1085 words)

  
 FAIR Archives: Browse By Region
Iraq In Focus, analysis from Foreign Policy in Focus.
Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq, documenting the human toll of 12 years of sanctions.
Iraq Body Count, a tally of the civilian deaths most news outlets neglect to count.
www.fair.org /index.php?page=18®ion_id=1   (460 words)

  
 Full Iraq coverage | Iraq | Guardian Unlimited
November 9: A campaign was launched yesterday to replace the head of the Queen on postage stamps with the faces of soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq.
October 31: Soldiers in Iraq, raising money to buy beds for a hospital by staging a charity football match, had to dive for cover when they came under mortar attack during the game.
September 12: It may have been the military that invaded but, with Iraq completely dismantled, the reconstruction was to be the preserve of US corporations...
www.guardian.co.uk /Iraq/0,2759,423009,00.html   (1405 words)

  
 Iraq
American citizens who choose to visit or reside in Iraq despite this Travel Warning are urged to pay close attention to their personal security, avoid crowds, especially rallies or demonstrations, and to inform the U.S. Embassy of their presence in Iraq.
Updated information on travel and security in Iraq may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States, or, from overseas, 1-202-501-4444.
For further information, please consult the Consular Information Sheet for Iraq, the current Worldwide Caution and the Middle East and North Africa Public Announcements, all of which are available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_921.html   (753 words)

  
 Iraq Coalition Casualties   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Al Qaeda's new leader called on Muslims to unify ranks with insurgents in Iraq, according to an audio tape aired by Al Jazeera television on Thursday.
The number of U.S. troops in Iraq rose to 145,000 this week, the highest since December and 15,000 more than a month ago.
Iraq's parliament abruptly adjourned on Thursday after several Shi'ite lawmakers tried to force debate on the divisive issue of federalism, which Sunnis fear could lead to the breakup of the oil-rich country.
icasualties.org /oif   (593 words)

  
 United Nations - OCHA IRIN Middle East News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ARBIL, 29 Aug 2006 (IRIN) - Kurdish officials in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan Region have unveiled plans to build a camp for some 6,000 families who have abandoned their homes in southern and central Iraq to resettle in the north since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.
She’s shown significant signs of improvement in the past month, as a parade of clowns, animals and cartoon characters has been coming to her bedside - courtesy of the students from the arts college of Mustansiriyah University.
BAGHDAD, 16 Aug 2006 (IRIN) - Faced with growing threats and violence, dozens of aid agencies in Iraq are hampered in their efforts to help the sick, the hungry, and the displaced.
www.irinnews.org /ME.asp?SelectRegion=Middle_East&SelectCountry=Iraq   (604 words)

  
 Iraq Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Iraq - Southern Deserts of Iraq From Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
Iraq - Western Desert of Iraq From Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
Karbala 1918 "Sketch-plan of Karbala in 1918" from Iraq and the Persian Gulf.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/iraq.html   (2214 words)

  
 IRAQ THE MODEL
For the duration of the war on al-Qaeda in Iraq so far, the most frustrating fact for soldiers and military commanders has been that they were asked to identify terrorists who move like ghosts, separate them from civilians and kill or capture them and that's a truly difficult mission.
In Iraq the experience with the rule of Islamists has certainly reduced the numbers of people who support the idea of Islamic rule and a there's a growing number of people who now began to question the idea about Islam being the solution.
The several hundred kilometer western section of the international highway is technically Iraq's second "port" in a way as it connects Iraq with Syria and Jordan and was for years the only window to the world when all airports and the southern ports in Basra were closed to traffic in the 1990s.
iraqthemodel.blogspot.com   (7766 words)

  
 large collection of articles on the Invasion Of iraq
The Anglo-American attack on Iraq in 2003 was one of the worst-reported conflicts in history.
Iraq is sliding into civil war and sectarian partition.
Bush where violence is progress and Iraq inches ever closer to their elusive “democracy,” truth remains ever distant from the rhetoric of his speech writers.
www.countercurrents.org /iraq.htm   (10619 words)

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