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 News & Analysis: Tribal leaders and the reconciliation plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A representative of the tribal chiefs called their agreement to support it, a "pact of honor".
Tribal chiefs acknowledge that cooperation and leadership are essential to move the country away from sectarian violence.
Tribal chiefs themselves come under extreme pressure from insurgents: militants and their allies have launched a campaign to intimidate and murder people helping the Iraqi government and its allies.
electroniciraq.net /news/2530.shtml   (900 words)

  
 Tribe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In common modern understanding the word tribe is a social division within a traditional society consisting of a group of interlinked families or communities sharing a common culture and dialect.
In the contemporary western mind the modern tribe is typically associated with a seat of traditional authority (tribal leader) with whom the representatives of external (eg state or occupying) powers interact.
Current research suggests that tribal structures constituted one type of adaptation to situations providing plentiful yet unpredictable resources.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tribe   (715 words)

  
 Tribal chiefs endorse prime minister's unity plan | The San Diego Union-Tribune
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Hundreds of Iraqi tribal chiefs gave important support yesterday to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's national reconciliation plan, while the government leader called the release of a leading Sunni Arab lawmaker by kidnappers a gift to his unity campaign.
A representative of the tribal chiefs read their agreement on live television, calling it a “pact of honor.”
The endorsement was a boost to al-Maliki because tribal ties wield considerable influence in Iraqi society, especially among rural people for whom clan bonds are vital.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20060827/news_1n27iraq.html   (877 words)

  
 Fiji tribal chiefs reject military power - Breaking News - World - Breaking News
Fiji's powerful tribal chiefs on Friday refused to recognise last week's military takeover and said they would hold consultations next week with the ousted prime minister on the country's future.
Recognition from the chiefs is important because they hold constitutional power to appoint the president and have huge influence among the South Pacific nation's indigenous Fijian majority.
Several high chiefs were imprisoned and one was sacked as vice president for their roles in the 2000 coup.
www.theage.com.au /news/World/Fiji-tribal-chiefs-reject-military-power/2006/12/15/1165685864160.html   (812 words)

  
 Iraqi tribe leaders find new clout | csmonitor.com
Just months earlier, the chief of the Utbah tribe was convinced he was a marked man. Saddam Hussein's regime was cracking down on tribal conflicts that it had sown itself.
With the arrival of the English-backed King Faisal in 1921, tribal power receded as Iraqis began moving to cities and tribal chiefs found themselves supplanted by institutions of civil society.
Sheikh Talib al-Said, chief of the Hiyalin tribe of Baghdad represents the new breed of sheikh.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0617/p06s01-woiq.html   (1092 words)

  
 News: Iraq, Iraq: Tribal leaders support for reconciliation plan
At a conference of tribal leaders in Baghdad on August 26, al-Maliki won endorsement for a programme of bridging religious, ethnic and political divisions.
A representative of the tribal chiefs called their agreement to support it, a "pact of honour".
"In return, they [tribal chiefs], especially the Sunni ones, have problems that they want to be solved such as unemployment, [the release of] detainees and [the end of] raids and military operations in their areas."
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EVOD-6UAJ2S?OpenDocument   (808 words)

  
 Worldandnation: Iraq tribal chiefs support Maliki's peace proposal
BAGHDAD - Hundreds of Iraqi tribal chiefs gave support Saturday to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's national reconciliation plan, while the government leader called the release of a leading Sunni Arab lawmaker by kidnappers a gift to his unity campaign.
Maliki won endorsement of his program for bridging religious, ethnic and political divisions at a national conference of tribal chiefs.
A representative of the chiefs read their agreement on live television, calling it a pact of honor.
www.sptimes.com /2006/08/27/Worldandnation/Iraq_tribal_chiefs_su.shtml   (500 words)

  
 Wounded Hawk: Sahnish Chiefs
Sahnish chiefs were responsible to ‘extend hospitality to strangers; preserve peace within the tribe, and order hunts and tribal movements.
Strangers and those in need were welcomed to the house of a chief, kept well supplied by the hunters.
By the 1700’s Sahnish population decreased due to war and disease and twelve bands were led by four head chiefs representing four of the bands.
www.natureshift.org /Whawk/resource/chiefs.html   (404 words)

  
 Tribal chiefs critical of coup - World - smh.com.au
The chiefs have been shocked and angered by the eviction last night of Vice-President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi from his office and official residence.
Another senior regional chief Ratu Sulano Matanitobua called on all troops from his part of Fiji to lay down their arms and go back to their home villages.
The negative reaction of the chiefs has dashed Commodore Bainimarama's hopes of gaining some form of legitimacy from the Great Council, which wields deep influence within the country indigenous majority.
www.smh.com.au /news/world/tribal-chiefs-critical-of-coup/2006/12/07/1165081060811.html   (927 words)

  
 Mengal urges tribal chiefs to help settle disputes -DAWN - National; April 1, 2002
Speaking to the gathering, Mr Mengal called upon the tribal chieftains and the Ulema to play an effective role in resolving the disputes so that law and order could be maintained and development schemes launched without any hurdles in the province.
The law and order situation was very badly affected due to tribal clashes, which also created hurdles in development activities, he observed and deplored the failure of the government to resolve the disputes.
The governor decided to take more steps to settle the tribal disputes, saying that the tribal chieftains and the Ulema would be consulted to settle the disputes permanently.
www.dawn.com /2002/04/01/nat14.htm   (456 words)

  
 CNN.com - Fiji's tribal chiefs back establishment of interim government - May 25, 2000
SUVA, Fiji -- In a bid to end a rebellion in Fiji's parliament, a delegation of indigenous Fijian tribal chiefs recommended Thursday that an interim government be established to rule the island.
The chiefs ended three days of meetings and sent a delegation to parliament for talks with gunmen who have been holding the country's democratically elected government for nearly a week.
"The chiefs would prefer that some of his group are called up as advisers, but we would have to weigh that up with the international image we would project if that were to be the case," he added.
archives.cnn.com /2000/ASIANOW/australasia/05/25/fiji.unrest   (681 words)

  
 Govt ready to talk to tribal chiefs: Ghani -DAWN - National; April 15, 2006
He told newsmen after the University of Engineering and Technology’s convocation here on Friday that some tribal chiefs did not want prosperity in the area that was why they were hindering the process.
He said the Balochis were being empowered but a few tribal chiefs were opposing these changes for their vested interests.
Mr Ghani said the tribal culture in Balochistan was changing because of education and trade activities.
www.dawn.com /2006/04/15/nat29.htm   (275 words)

  
 Grand 'jirga' of tribal chiefs to discuss Balochistan - India News
The News International quoted the Khan as saying that he had not invited any 'pro government' sardar (tribal chief), but pointed out that his younger brother Faisal Daud is a provincial minister in the coalition government in Balochistan.
This would be the first jirga of Baloch tribal chiefs after 130 years -- the last one was held in 1876 and convened by the then Khan Mir Khuda-e-Daad Khan.
Parts of the state to the north and northeast were leased or ceded to form the province of British Balochistan, which later gained the status of a chief commissioner's province.
www.indiaenews.com /pakistan/20060921/23156.htm   (569 words)

  
 Al Qaeda Seeks To Kill Iraqi Tribal Chiefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
I wonder if the tribal chiefs and tribal organization are just now emerging as secular leadership or secular organizations and beginning to act as a strong counter-balance to the clerics, especially with the assistance of American technical and financial resources.
My take is that AQ wants to kill the tribal leaders and attack the tribal organization not because of cooperation with the Americans, but, because AQ is composed of religious fanatics, they fear the growing SECULAR power of the tribes, even the secular power of Sunni tribes (the basis for a "Secular Sunni"/American alliance).
These tribal chiefs have been the primary form of social organization there for last several thousand years.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1581760/posts   (1167 words)

  
 Call for Shiite autonomy as Iraqi tribal chiefs meet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warned a gathering of tribal sheikhs from across the war-torn country that Iraq would not be free from foreign occupation until its rival sects and ethnic groups agreed to live together.
Abdulrazak Suleiman, a Sunni tribal leader, called for federalism to be put on hold for five years and implicitly accused Shiite militias of receiving Tehran's support.
He predicted tribal leaders would Saturday agree on a joint pronouncement, which would be broadcast on state television.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=139288   (862 words)

  
 Iraq tribal chiefs sign pact to support PM's unity plan on ending violence
BAGHDAD (AP) - Hundreds of Iraqi tribal chiefs gave important support Saturday to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's national reconciliation plan, while the government leader called the release of a leading Sunni Arab legislator by kidnappers a gift to his unity campaign.
A representative of the chiefs read their agreement on live television, calling it a "pact of honour."
The chiefs also pledged to "work hard to stop the bloodletting and.
www.cbc.ca /cp/world/060826/w082622.html   (596 words)

  
 ABC News: Fiji Tribal Chiefs Criticize Coup Leader
Fijian military Commodore Frank Bainimarama, left, shakes hands with Dr. Jona Senilagakali after he was sworn in as caretaker prime minister at a ceremony at the main military barracks in the capital, Suva Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006.
SUVA, Fiji Dec 7, 2006 (AP)— Fiji's powerful council of tribal chiefs on Thursday refused to recognize the military regime that ousted the elected government in a coup, throwing its support instead behind the South Pacific nation's president.
Bainimarama had hoped the chiefs would endorse his caretaker government thereby giving the takeover a veneer of legitimacy.
www.abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=2706402   (455 words)

  
 Fiji Tribal Chiefs Criticize Coup Leader, Fiji's Tribal Chiefs Criticize Coup Leader, Leaving Him Increasingly ...
(AP) Fiji's powerful council of tribal chiefs on Thursday refused to recognize the military regime that ousted the elected government in a coup, throwing its support instead behind the South Pacific nation's president.
Bainimarama had hoped the chiefs would endorse his caretaker government _ thereby giving the takeover a veneer of legitimacy.
During previous coups in 2000 and 1987, the chiefs carefully avoided strong criticism of the plotters because they claimed to be defending the rights of the indigenous Fijian majority over the ethnic Indian minority.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/12/07/ap/world/mainD8LRP8J80.shtml   (597 words)

  
 Iraqi tribal chiefs agree to support reconciliation. 27/08/2006. ABC News Online
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has urged tribal leaders to unite to end the bloodshed between Sunnis and Shiites.
Hundreds of chiefs have agreed to support the national reconciliation plan and will work towards ending sectarian attacks and the violent insurgency.
The conference is the first of four such tribal gatherings planned across Iraq by the new National Reconciliation Committee, set-up by Mr Maliki last month to try to bridge the violent divisions between Iraq's Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200608/s1725137.htm   (163 words)

  
 Tribal chiefs warily talk to the enemy - Orlando Sentinel : Business
But one private meeting Sunday between 20 tribal Arab leaders and two U.S. Special Forces officers in Mosul, the largest city in norther Iraq, revealed in detail the rickety bridge of fear and hope that now is being erected between the two sides.
The tribal chiefs, almost all of them hard-core members of deposed President Saddam Hussein's hated Baath Party, were polite but wary in the presence of the Americans.
When a religious leader in the group complained to the Americans that "most of the people with the Baath Party have their hands covered in blood," the other Iraqis objected noisily.
www.orlandosentinel.com /business/chi-0304140220apr14,0,5211557.story   (542 words)

  
 Iraqi tribal chiefs ask reconciliation | www.azstarnet.com ®
BAGHDAD — Hundreds of Iraqi tribal chiefs gave important support Saturday to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's national reconciliation plan, while the government leader called the release of a leading Sunni Arab lawmaker by kidnappers a gift to his unity campaign.
Al-Maliki said he hopes the tribal chiefs can help draw Iraqis away from violence.
The parliament speaker, a Sunni Arab, said he was optimistic after the meeting but did not expect quick results.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/143877   (596 words)

  
 Tribal chiefs retain control on Pak border-Pakistan-World-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
PESHAWAR: The peace agreement signed on Tuesday between Pakistan government and tribal elders will allow militants to operate freely in one of Pakistan's most restive border areas, in return for a pledge to halt attacks and infiltration into Afghanistan.
Widely viewed as a face-saving retreat for the Pakistani Army — which has taken a heavy battering at the hands of the pro-Taliban tribesmen and militants — the deal in effect may have ceded the militants a sanctuary in North Waziristan.
The military moved into the tribal areas three years ago in an effort to curb militants who were using the territory as a base for attacks on Afghanistan, but it has faced fierce resistance, losing some 500 soldiers in the fighting.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1964139.cms   (423 words)

  
 Fiji tribal chiefs decry coup leaders' actions - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's powerful council of tribal chiefs refused to recognize the country's military regime on Thursday, further isolating coup leader Frank Bainimarama, whose newly installed prime minister said the takeover was illegal but was worth risking prison for.
Bainimarama had hoped the chiefs would restore Iloilo as president and endorse his caretaker government — thereby giving the takeover a veneer of legitimacy.
The Bank of Fiji, the country's central bank, tightened capital controls and capped loans to financial institutions as part of a range of "strong measures" to protect the country's foreign exchange reserves from fallout from the coup.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-12-06-fiji_x.htm?csp=15   (731 words)

  
 Fiji's tribal chiefs reject coup leader's claim to power - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
SUVA, Fiji: Fiji's powerful tribal chiefs on Friday refused to recognize last week's military takeover, and said they would hold consultations next week with the ousted prime minister on the country's future.
Bainimarama also said he would not attend a scheduled meeting of the Great Council of Chiefs next week unless it recognized him as Fiji's president, escalating a standoff with the powerful group.
Bokini told The Associated Press that the chiefs would invite Qarase to attend the meeting, slated for Wednesday and Thursday, but that it had not yet decided whether to invite Bainimarama.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/12/15/asia/AS_GEN_Fiji_Coup.php   (814 words)

  
 Sunni female MP freed as tribal chiefs vow for peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Iraqi kidnappers released a female lawmaker as tribal chiefs vowed to work together for peace in the war-torn country, in a double victory for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
Some of the shine was taken off the government's successes, however, when powerful politician Abdel Aziz al-Hakim re-opened a tense debate by calling for the oil-rich Shiite south of the country to be granted autonomy.
Sunni leaders had suggested that Mashhadani's captors were Shiite militiamen who had demanded the release of 25 prisoners held in US detention centres in Iraq as a condition for her freedom.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=139300   (883 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Fiji coup leader gets overture from tribal chiefs
SUVA, Fiji – The leader of Fiji's coup received signs of domestic support from tribal chiefs and a major opposition party Friday, but the British Commonwealth suspended the Pacific island nation in the latest international repudiation of the caretaker government.
The Pacific island nation's powerful tribal chiefs indicated they would meet Commodore Frank Bainimarama, who hopes the group will recognize his government, thereby boosting his credibility and standing among the indigenous Fijian majority.
The powerful Great Council of Chiefs, which earlier denounced the takeover as illegal and disrespectful, indicated it would consider a military request for a meeting.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20061208-1020-fiji-coup.html   (595 words)

  
 HeraldNet: Iraqi tribal chiefs promise to fight civil violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Hundreds of Iraq's tribal chiefs Saturday signed a "pact of honor," pledging to support the prime minister's national reconciliation plan on wiping out sectarian strife and terrorism tearing the country.
In another boost for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's efforts, a Sunni lawmaker was released nearly two months after she was abducted in an attack that had stoked sectarian tensions and led to a boycott by the minority in parliament.
Al-Mashhadani, who was seized July 1 by gunmen in a Shiite area of north Baghdad as she was traveling from nearby Diyala province to attend a Parliament session, said she was treated well in captivity.
www.heraldnet.com /stories/06/08/27/100wir_a3iraq001.cfm   (559 words)

  
 Iraqi tribal chiefs agree on delaying federacy for some time | Iraq Updates
The conference was launched on Saturday with the presence of more than 700 tribal heads, the Iraqi prime minister and Speaker, a number of ministers and prominent Iraqi figures from abroad.
Ezara said the tribal chiefs stressed in the communiqué which included 21 recommendations on “supporting the (peace) initiative of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that calls for negotiating with those willing to negotiate and not to harbor the terrorists who harm the Iraqis.”
The tribal chiefs held the conference following a national reconciliation initiative launched by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki last month to try to end a spiral of violence that has claimed thousands of lives in recent months.
www.iraqupdates.com /p_articles.php/article/10133   (3160 words)

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