Turkey-Kurd Deal On Oil Riles Iraq
Wall Street Journal
The White House is caught between a desire to support the aspirations of Turkey, a Washington ally, and trepidation that empowering regional Iraqi authorities like the Kurds could alienate Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is seeking to extend ...
Gunmen Open Fire on Liquor Stores in Iraq, 11 Dead
PKK fighters arrive in Iraq under peace deal
Iraq to Complain to UN Over Kurdish Gunmen Crossing From Turkey
Deadly attacks target Iraq liquor stores
Even though most people shun alcohol, forbidden under Islamic law, Iraq is a generally less conservative Muslim society than neighbours such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, thanks to its mix of Shia, Sunnis, ethnic Kurds and Christians. But ultra ...
Iraq officials: 2 attacks kill 4 people
Iraq alcohol stores gunmen kill 11
Gunmen Kill 11 in Iraq Attack on Liquor Stores
Turkey: oil search deal reached in northern Iraq
U.S. News & World Report
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says its state-run petroleum company has reached a deal with U.S. company Exxon Mobil to explore for oil in northern Iraq. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that the deal was a "step toward exploring for oil ...
Attacks on Sunni Mosques Fuel Fears in Iraq
A sharp rise in attacks on Sunni holy sites in Iraq is feeding fears that the country could spiral into a new round of sectarian violence similar to the bloodletting that brought Iraq to its knees in 2006 and 2007. Majority Shiites control the levers ...
Elections and Iraq's Never Ending Crisis
String of attacks kill 5 in Iraq
Sword of division is poised over Iraq
Iraq's Political Crisis Spreads to Sports Stadiums
The impact of Iraq's heated political crises — which have taken on a sectarian dimension — is no longer limited to political circles and the popular protests seen in the squares of some Iraqi cities. It has reached sports stadiums as well, notably ...
Kurdish rebels find safe haven in Iraq after Turkish truce
"Najiba" is standing at the foot of the 5,000-year-old citadel in Irbil in Iraq. She's collecting signatures to campaign for the release of Abdullah Öcalan, the founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who is imprisoned in Turkey. Like many ...
First Kurdish fighters from Turkey arrive in Iraq
"We are the first group to reach the safe area in Iraq," said Jagar, leader of the group of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters that comprised nine men and six women. The fighters, who arrived in the Harur area at about 6:00 am (0300 GMT), were ...
Scientific American (blog)
Malawania from Iraq and the Cretaceous Ichthyosaur Revolution (part II)
Scientific American (blog)
And it's from Iraq, making it only the second ichthyosaur to be reported from the Middle East and the first post-Triassic one (the other one is a mixosaurid-like Triassic form from Saudi Arabia (Vickers-Rich et al. 1999)). We're excited by the fact ...
Iraq province to ditch fake bomb detectors - GlobalPost
McCormick made an estimated £50 million ($76 million/59 million euros) selling the devices, which prosecutors said were based on a novelty golf ball finder and did not work, to Iraq and other countries. He has been sentenced by a judge in Britain to 10 ...
PKK From Turkey Arrive In Iraq
The PKK has fought a 29-year nationalist campaign against Ankara in which some 45,000 people have died, but is now withdrawing its fighters from Turkey into Iraq under an agreement with Turkish authorities. In March, jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan ...