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2010-08-20 09:48:00

Welcomes Continuing Strategic Relationship with the United States WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq's Representative to the United States, Qubad J. Talabani, released the following statement today: "As the last U.S. combat brigade departs Iraq, the people of the Kurdistan Region convey their deepest gratitude to each and every member of the U.S. military who fought to bring freedom and democracy to our people. Iraqis -- and Kurds in...

2010-08-12 14:53:00

Calls for Continuing U.S. Involvement in Kurdistan Region of Iraq WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an address to the World Affairs Council in Denver, Qubad Talabani, the U.S. Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government, praised the strong strategic relationship between the United States government and the KRG, and called for continued U.S. involvement in the Kurdistan Region. "This month, we will see the largest departure of U.S. forces since the liberation. How...

2010-04-14 17:57:00

CHAMCHAMAL, Iraq, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recently recovered bodies of more than 100 children who were killed during Saddam Hussein's reign were buried Tuesday in the Kurdish town of Chamchamal. The children had been detained in an internment camp in 1988 during a wave of arrests and attacks on the Kurds known as the "Anfal" campaign. Approximately 180,000 people died or disappeared during the campaign, in which villages were razed and civilians were executed or displaced....

2010-03-15 13:16:00

LOS ANGELES, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate and honor the victims of the Kurdish massacre during Saddam Hussein's reign of terror, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance is displaying a photo and video exhibit of the chemical attacks on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The exhibit will open on March 16, bringing light and remembrance to the 1988 Halabja massacre perpetrated against the Kurdish people. It is being shown in conjunction with the Kurdistan Regional...

2009-12-07 21:19:00

EXTON, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFSH), announced the appointment of Iraqi national Kassem Talabani to lead business development activities in Iraq. Last week, Defense Solutions announced that the firm is expanding operations to assist other firms to contract directly with commercial and government organizations in Iraq. "Kassem Talabani is well known to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, to the Prime Minister, and other...

2009-06-29 17:41:00

A statement from Qubad Talabani, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the United States WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released by Qubad Talabani, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government to the United States: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is deeply grateful to the United States and the U.S. military for their role in liberating Iraq, and partnering with us as we build our federal democracy. Thanks to...

2008-11-03 09:00:02

The United States has agreed to most of the changes Iraqi leaders made to a security agreement between the two countries, the Iraqi state-run newspaper said. Al-Sabah reported U.S. officials agreed to three of five changes Baghdad sought, but did not yield on changes to the article on immunity for troops accused of crimes in Iraq, KUNA, the Kuwaiti news agency, reported Monday. The time frame for U.S. troop withdrawal was changed to indicate American forces would pull out of Iraq within...

2008-08-29 00:00:28

*Assorted celebrities penetrated the Pepsi Centre for the dramas of Wednesday night including two African-American stars anxious to show their solidarity for Barack Obama, the rapper Kanye West and the actor Jamie Foxx. An invitation-only concert with West culminated with Foxx climbing on stage for a rap duet. Elsewhere in town, a luncheon for the Democratic Party featured two film stars with a long history of supporting liberal causes - Annette Bening and Susan Sarandon, right. And for those...

2008-08-13 18:00:43

Excerpt from report by London-based independent Quds Press web news agency [Unattributed report titled: "Iraqi Parliament Speaker Arrives in Jordan for Treatment After Suffering Heart Attack"] Amman, 13 Aug (Quds Press) - Medical sources in the Jordanian capital, Amman, have confirmed that Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mahmud al-Mashhadani arrived yesterday, Tuesday 12 August, in a bad health condition to a Jordanian military hospital for medical treatment after suffering a heart attack....

2008-08-06 18:00:11

BAGHDAD _ After weeks of late-night negotiations and under intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi lawmakers failed to pass a much-debated provincial elections law Wednesday before adjourning for the month. The failure to pass the law, which would govern elections in provinces across the country, may push the elections into next year. If elections don't happen by the end of this year, it could be July before the balloting could be carried out, U.N. spokesman Said Arikat said. Elections originally...