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Second Saddam trial to start in August

starting Aug. 21 for his 1980s military campaign against Kurds in northern Iraq, Iraq's High Tri ... against Kurds in northern Iraq, Iraq's High Tribunal said Tuesday.   Saddam is accused of sending his troops to crash a revolt, which was resulted in many victims among the Kurds.   ...

18/05/2010 - 11:25 - comment 0

U.N: Hamas confiscates aid meant to needy Gazans

Ahmad Kurd, the Hamas Minister of Social Affairs, did not deny the seizure of the aid Wednesday. He ... to political activism," Kurd noted.   Israeli officials have charged in the past that Hamas ...

16/05/2010 - 18:10 - comments 2

Iraqi judges start to interrogate top aides of Saddam

of the ousted Baath regime. Sultan Hashim Ahmad, Saddam's last defense minister, and Ali Hassan al-Majid, accused of using poisonous chemical gas against thousands of Kurds in the 1980s, were the first ... Ahmad surrendered to U.S. forces in September 2003 at a military base in Mosul, but was not considered ...

18/05/2010 - 14:03 - comment 0

Former senior Iraqi officials sentenced to death

to the deaths of 180,000 Kurds.   The judge, Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, said Ali Hassan al-Majid, ... minister Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai to the gallows after ruling that the defendant ordered a large-scale attack against civilians and used chemical weapons and deportation against the Kurds. Al-Tai stood ...

17/05/2010 - 22:39 - comment 0

Iraq to announce new government

of the Iraqi national congress Ahmad al-Chalabi and a senior member of Maliki’s party al-Daawa, Tarq Najem, ... Arab, the president a Kurd and the parliament speaker a Sunni Arab. Earlier on Saturday, Iraq’s ...

29/06/2014 - 14:12 - comment 0

Last minute disputes delay signing of Iraq's interim constitution

of the Governing Council - in a last minute move - rejected the makeup of the presidency and concessions to Kurds ... at the Kurds' request, said a source in the council, according to The AP.     "The marja'iya ... the Shiites' concerns focused on clauses in the deal that the Kurds wanted to ensure that the eventual ...

18/05/2010 - 14:17 - comment 0

Iraq to hold parliamentary session to form new government

the Sadrists, the Kurds.” Under a de facto agreement, the Iraqi premier – by far the most powerful position ... a Kurd. Though no single candidate has emerged as the front-runner to replace Maliki, several names ... such as former Vice President Adel Abdel-Mehdi, ex-premier Ibrahim al-Jaafari, and ex-deputy premier Ahmad ...

01/07/2014 - 07:41 - comment 0

Interim Iraqi Vice President to be Shiite list candidate for prime minister

was chosen as his Shiite ticket's candidate for prime minister Tuesday after Ahmad Chalabi dropped his ... minister Tuesday after Ahmad Chalabi dropped his bid, senior alliance officials said. Now, he has to be approved by a coalition that likely will include the Kurds, and then he must be approved by a majority ...

18/05/2010 - 13:57 - comment 0

Sources: U.S. forces in search of former Iraqi VP in Mosul area

U.S. soldiers and Kurds are stepping up the hunt ... U.S. soldiers and Kurds are stepping up the hunt for Saddam Hussein's number two, Izzat Ibrahim, ... for the surrender of former defence minister Sultan Hasheem Ahmad last week.    In recent days, the U.S. ...

18/05/2010 - 14:28 - comment 0

Saddam cousin sentenced to death

for the crackdown on Kurds in northern Iraq in the late 1980s. Former Defense Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai ...

16/05/2010 - 18:16 - comment 0