Monday May 13
Geo Political Monitor
Massoud Barzani: A Regional Powerbroker Rises in Iraqi Kurdistan
With the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War and a UN report warning that April was the highest month of Iraqi casualties since 2008, one important storyline might have been missed: Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani has been quietly building his power base within the region and has risen to become one of the most influential players in Iraqi ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
Kurdish Region of Iraq Rocked by Suicide Bomb Attacks
The semiautonomous Kurdish region of Iraq, which has largely escaped most of the recent revival of sectarian bloodshed, was hit hard Wednesday, according to Iraqi authorities.
Wed May 08, 2013
3 car bomb attacks hit Kurdish security forces in Iraq's Kirkuk
KIRKUK, Iraq , May 8 -- Two suicide car bombers and a car bomb struck Kurdish security forces in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, killing at least two and wounding more than 29, a local police source said.
Mon May 06, 2013
Iraqi president comes out of coma
Tehran, May 7 - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has come out of coma after suffering a stroke in December, Iran's Fars news agency reported.
The Common Ills
The Hawija massacre isn't going away
Violence continued today in Iraq with a rocket attack on a Falluja military base , 2 different roadside bombings left 1 Iraqi soldier and National Alliance Office guard dead and seven other people injured , and 1 person was shot dead in Kirkuk .
Wed May 01, 2013
CRS - Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights
"Ten years after the March 19, 2003 U.S. military intervention to oust Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, increasingly violent sectarian divisions are undermining the fragile stability left in place after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq will collapse.