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Tensions between Erbil and Baghdad, this time over gas
The authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan defend the agreement with Germany's RWE to transport its gas to Europe through Nabucco, considered illegal by the central government. The political stalemate continues as the of U.S. withdrawal officially ends from today “Iraq is sovereign and independent", according to Prime Minister al-Maliki.
02/05/2007 IRAQ - USA
Bush vetoes timetable for US troop withdrawal from Iraq
As was predicted, the US President blocked the law which established October 1st as the date for the brining of troop withdrawal from Baghdad. Great anticipation ahead of the security summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.
US House is told: little progress on security in Iraq
But for the third time the House of Representatives vote for troop withdrawal from Baghdad, a report lists progress made and the long road ahead of the Iraqi government.
Archbishop Sako: in Kirkuk, "shameful" acts against the country's "fragile" recovery
The archbishop of Kirkuk expresses the condemnation by political and religious leaders over the attack yesterday morning, which caused the death of 28 people. The attack struck a crowd demonstrating against the new electoral law. Political and economic interests are undermining the stability of Iraqi Kurdistan.
In the “new” Iraq, a strategy to eliminate Christians
Joseph Yacoub, an export on Christianity in the Middle East, denounces “discriminatory policies” of the Baghdad government, incapable of guaranteeing “unity and security” in a land that is “divided and selfish”. The withdrawal of the American troops is a “superficial” change, while Christians continue to suffer persecution.
Baghdad's Green Zone under control of Iraqi soldiers
The citadel in the heart of the capital, where the Iraqi parliament and government are located, is now under the control of the Baghdad Brigade, after being managed by U.S. forces since 2003. The Basra airport has also changed hands: after the English, it is now the responsibility of the Iraqi soldiers.
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