DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2010, 1:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
If Iyad Allawi manages to form a coalition government in Baghdad, he may disappoint his Saudi and Syrian sponsors and become the strongman they feared Nouri al-Maliki would be. On the plus side he will keep government control of Iraqi oil and allow US bases to stay.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2010, 11:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki was injured in an attempt on his life last Thursday, March 11, debkafile discloses. His armored convoy came under an RPG-automatic fire attack after a bomb hit his car. US and Iraqi authorities have blacked out the incident, but our sources learn he is being treated at the American military hospital for moderate-to-serious injuries, lifting the chances of his main rival Iyad Allawi to become
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 8, 2007, 11:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Al Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden presented a brushed up new image in his first video speech in three years on September 8. His style had changed too as he bid to challenge President George W. Bush's recent assertions that the West is engaged in a long ideological war with ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 14, 2005, 8:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
For the first since the US-led invasion of March 2003, post-Saddam Iraq stands on the threshold of a genuine tipping point. This is because the Sunni Arabs have finally made up their minds to vote in the Dec. 15 election for the 275-seat National Assembly that will determine the shape ...