Latest Massoud Barzani Stories

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....

2008-09-30 09:00:34

The Kurdistan Region President and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader, Mas'ud Barzani on 28 September addressed the media after the enactment of the new media law and said that his aim was to create a dialogue between the state and the media, and exchange ideas, Kurdish newspaper reported. Barzani referred to the behaviour of media in today's environment in Kurdistan and the area, as well as the way they interact with the Kurdistan Regional Government. Furthermore, he sought to explore...

2006-03-26 09:10:33

By Shamal Aqrawi ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A Kurdish writer was sentenced to 1-1/2 years in prison on Sunday for defaming Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, in a case that has raised questions about the freedom of the press in postwar Iraq. Kamal Karim, an Iraqi-born Kurd with Austrian citizenship, was originally sentenced to 30 years in jail for defaming Barzani but was retried. "I swear by God I am not guilty. I am not satisfied with this verdict. I am a victim," Karim said after the...

2005-08-08 05:10:09

By Luke Baker ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - It may not be an independent state and is unlikely to gain that status any time soon. But land at the airport of its "capital" and you could be forgiven for thinking that Kurdistan was a country. Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region that occupies a large portion of northern Iraq, is just 45 minutes flying time from Baghdad. But there are no Iraqi flags at the "international" airport -- a single glass building stuck at the end of a short...

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