» 09/19/2005, 00.00
Thousands of pilgrims reach Karbala in defiance of al-Zarqawi's threats
The faithful gather in the Holy City for a religious festival. Tight security measures after al-Qaeda in Iraq vows total war against Shiites. Sunni clerics condemn al-Zarqawi for creating tensions between the two groups for his own ends.
Zarqawi declares "all out war" on Shiites
Expatriates vote in Iraqi election
Chaldean Christians, after five years the crestfallen dream of Iraq
Five years after the American invasion of Iraq, we publish the testimony sent to AsiaNews by a Chaldean Christian in Mosul. The community is still in shock over the loss of its pastor, Archbishop Rahho, killed by his kidnappers this month. The questions that still surround what is today the last stronghold of al Qaeda in Iraq.
Final results released
About 8.55 million voters cast their ballot. The al-Sistani-backed coalition won 47.6 per cent of the vote, Kurds, 25.4 per cent, Iyad Allawi's list, 13.6 per cent. Turn out was 59 per cent. Sunnis' absence is worrisome.
Kurdish Leader says fundamentalists against Iraq's rebirth
An exclusive interview with Sivan Barazani on the massacres which occurred today in Karbala and Baghdad. During it he makes an appeal also to the West: "Italy and all other countries have the duty to intervene " if the don't want terrorism to sprout up in their own land. "It's a fight of humanity against obscurantism."
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