» 04/29/2010, 00.00
Allawi calls for new election under UN, EU and Arab League supervision
The leader of the secular Iraqiya coalition also wants a caretaker government to break the post-election stalemate. The vote recount sought by al Maliki has not yet begun. The unconstitutional Justice and Accountability Commission has banned 52 elected candidates with links to Saddam Hussein; its chairman is tied to Tehran.
Kirkuk: ex PM Allawi leading over Kurdish parties
With 92 per cent of ballots counted, secular Al-Iraqiyah coalition heading for victory over the Kurdistania alliance. The province is strategically important because of its huge oil reserves. Former prime minister, who is ahead of outgoing PM al-Maliki, might also score a victory at the national level as well.
Baghdad: appeal panel unbans Baa‘thist candidates
Excluded candidates can run in the 7 March elections. They had originally been excluded because of their alleged ties to the former regime of Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi government calls the decision “illegal and unconstitutional”. The final decision is up to the Supreme Court.
Nineveh governor wants international probe into attacks against Mosul Christians and minorities
The governor blames Kurdish militias and parties, calls for UN-EU investigation. Kurdish sources tell AsiaNews that al-Qaeda and inefficient law enforcement are to blame.
02/11/2012 ARAB LEAGUE - EUROPEAN UNION
Arab League Vs Europe: we have our human rights charter, we shall have our court
A report by the European parliament on human rights in the United Arab Emirates stirs a hornet's nest, especially when it comes to dissidents, death penalty and the rights of women and foreign workers.
12/03/2013 SYRIA - EUROPEAN UNION
European jihadists among Syrian fighters
For EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, fighters with European passports could carry out attacks once back home. UN/AL envoy to Syria calls on Europeans to help find a diplomatic solution to the conflict.
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