News headlines for “Iraq Crisis”, page 5

  1. Calls Mount to Push U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq Past 2011

    Monday, May 09, 2011

    Amid high-level U.S. congressional delegations to evaluate developments in Iraq, a growing number of voices here, from both the Barack Obama administration and members of Congress, are concerned about a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country by December 2011 — a deadline set forth in the supposedly inviolable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the U.S. and Iraqi governments back in 2008.

  2. U.N. Role Questioned in Camp Ashraf Massacre

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    Two weeks after an attack by Iraqi security forces against Camp Ashraf, a base for Iranian exiles, killed 34 people and left over 300 injured, international and humanitarian law experts have urged the U.N. to conduct an impartial investigation regarding the role of Prime Minister Nouri Al- Maliki, as well as Iran and the United States, in the massacre.

  3. Maliki's Doubts Threaten Post-2011 Troop Presence Plan

    Wednesday, April 06, 2011

    President Barack Obama has given his approval to a Pentagon plan to station U.S. combat troops in Iraq beyond 2011, provided that Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki officially requests it, according to U.S. and Iraqi sources.

  4. MIDEAST: Obama Besieged by Policy Challenges

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    Rarely, if ever, has a post-World War II U.S. president been beset by so many foreign policy challenges and uncertainties in one key geo-strategic region at the same time.

  5. IRAQ: Eight Years of Abuses and Impunity

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    A leading human rights group released a report Monday documenting the proliferation of human rights abuses in Iraq since the United States' invasion in 2003.

  6. IRAQ: Protests Spread to Kurdistan

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    At least one person died and dozens were injured Thursday in Iraqi Kurdistan's second largest city as angry protestors attacked the local headquarters of one of the two ruling Kurdish parties, while an opposition building was set ablaze in the other major Kurdish city.

  7. Iraqi Artist Becomes World's First Human Camera

    Monday, February 07, 2011

    Wafaa Bilal hasn't had a decent night's sleep in about two months. After becoming the first person to have a camera surgically implanted into the back of his head, the Iraqi- American artist is learning the hard way just how much of a headache modern technology can be.

  8. Sweden Slammed Over Iraqi Deportations

    Monday, January 24, 2011

    Both the United Nations and Amnesty International have criticized Sweden for its latest expulsion of Iraqi migrants who fled their home country to seek shelter in the European nation, citing concerns that violence in Iraq continues to threaten the lives of deported migrants.

  9. BOOKS-IRAQ: Partition Accomplished

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    Few in Washington want to talk much about Iraq these days.

  10. SPAIN: Wikileaks Revelations Put Pressure on Justice Officials

    Thursday, December 02, 2010

    The highest authorities of Spain's judicial system will have to explain to the Congress of Deputies their repeated refusals to bring U.S. soldiers to trial for the 2003 killing of journalist José Couso in Baghdad. The recent diplomatic cables made public by the whistleblower organisation Wikileaks reveal contacts with U.S. authorities aimed at preventing a trial.

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