October 5, 2010

News from the Front: 10/05/2010 - Iraq

In Iraq, New Leadership but Same Reality - Operation New Dawn is rising over Baghdad, but all too often the first light of sun is beaten by the first sound of rockets. The noise of explosions from the Green Zone across the river is a familiar sound to anyone in Baghdad. (READ MORE)

Round-up of Daily Violence in Iraq - Tuesday 5 October 2010 - The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondents in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. (READ MORE)

Iraqi Festival Falls Prey to the Forces of Democracy - Saddam Hussein used to hold the Babylon Festival at the end of Iraq’s sweltering summers on the site of the ancient ruins of Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar, an hour’s drive south of the capital. (READ MORE)

U.S. proposal targets reform of Iraqi civil service - The United States has developed an ambitious plan to help Iraq reorganize its civil service of 3 million employees, including promoting a decentralized system that establishes provincial authorities to run governmental activities at the local level. (READ MORE)

Iraq's Marathon: Fight Over Leader, Then Posts - The flurry to close the first chapter of Iraq's seven-month political drama is suddenly intense with angry Sunnis pledging to dig in for a fight while Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tries to win over the last few allies he needs to stay in power. (READ MORE)

Maliki, Allawi consider deal on forming new Iraqi government - Key supporters of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and representatives of his biggest rival are discussing a power-sharing deal that could break the nearly seven-month political impasse in Iraq and deliver the kind of inclusive government. (READ MORE)

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