Monthly Archives: August 2008

Provincial election delay in Iraq heightens ethnic tensions in Kirkuk

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By James Cogan Use this version to print | Send this link by email | Email the author On August 6, the Iraqi parliament adjourned for a five-week summer break without passing the legislation needed to hold provincial elections by the scheduled date of October 1. At the heart of the impasse were differences over…

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The First Female Chaldean Judge in California

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  Polly Haisha Shamoon , 42, of El Cajon, is the first female Chaldean judge in the State of California. She was sworn in Wednesday, July 23 rd , 2008 and is one of eight judges appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the San Diego County Superior Court.…

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Iraqi refugees arriving in US for resettlement

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By SAMANTHA HENRY NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of Iraqi refugees have arrived in the United States as part of a nationwide resettlement program to bring 12,000 Iraqis to the United States by the end of next month, officials said.…

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Iraqi refugees start arriving in NJ

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By SAMANTHA HENRY | Associated Press Writer August 18, 2008 NEWARK, N.J. – Iraqi refugees have begun arriving in New Jersey as part of a nationwide resettlement program to bring 12,000 Iraqis to the United States by the end of next month.…

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The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

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Edward I. Baba California An open letter to Qasha Emanuel Youkhana. History repeats itself. Preventing the destructive repetition of history, our youth are armed with the weapon of education. They are well aware of the tragedies that occur from theocracies and refuse to have you or your patriarch define their political destinies.…

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Visiting Turlock, Iraqi official says his country is stabilizing

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Only Christian member of Iraqi parliament touring U.S. By ADAM ASHTON aashton@modbee.com Modesto-area atheists speak up, seek tolerance Charges of fraud draw new complaints against Modesto real estate executive Rescuers scramble to free Sonora man who fell into mine shaft Body of missing man found at Pinecrest Arrest made in Modesto shoe store robbery…

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WINNING IRAQ A HANDBOOK FOR ALL

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Amer Hanna Tens of books have been written about Iraq, its land, people & culture. However, the authors of these books were primarily western scholars and Middle Easterners who are not as familiar with this significant part of the world, also known as the Garden of Eden and the Cradle of Civilization, as the original…

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SOCIETY FOR THREATENED PEOPLES

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 PRESS RELEASE Göttingen, 14.08.2008 Anniversary of the dreadful attack at Sinjar (14.08.2007)  The Yezidi community in Germany remembers the 336 dead — Head of the  Yezidi expected from Iraq…

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Kirkuk dispute fuels ethnic tensions in Iraq

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KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Minutes after a suicide bomber killed 25 people, hundreds of angry Kurds stormed the headquarters of an ethnic Turkish group in this northern Iraqi city and torched the building and nearby parked cars.…

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Controversial Unsigned Iraqi-American Up for Video of the Year at MTV Awards

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Timz   Timz—aka Tommy Hanna, an American born rapper of Chaldean and Iraqi descent—continues to make heads turn across the world with his explosive, eye-opening anti-war music video Iraq. MTV has selected the politically charged video to be amongst the potential nominees for its ‘Video of the Year’ category in this year’s MTV Video Music…

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‘Time right’ for UK Iraq troops

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Officials say it is too early to say how many troops will be withdrawn The outgoing commander of British forces in Iraq has indicated that most of the 4,100 UK troops in the country could be withdrawn by next summer.…

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Kirkuk A Flashpoint For Ethnic Divisions In Iraq

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The U.S. military says violence is at a five-year low in Iraq, but the political battles in the country have rarely been worse. The flashpoint for the growing strife is Kirkuk, an oil-rich city in northern Iraq that Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen each claim as their own. The tensions have stalled plans for provincial elections…

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