Charlatan or hero: Ahmed Chalabi’s death and the lessons of Iraq - The Washington Post
Few figures have been more loved and loathed in Washington than Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi expatriate who charmed American politicians and built the case for the war in Iraq. His death in Baghdad at ag...
Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi exile who helped spur U.S. invasion, dies of heart attack
Ahmed Chalabi, a well-connected Iraqi exile whose false claims about Saddam Hussein’s arsenal helped spur the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, has died of a heart attack, Iraqi state media said Tuesday. He...
Muhaqqiq al-Hilli
Najm ul-Din Abul-Qasim Ja'far bin al-Hasan bin Yahya bin al-Hasan bin Sa'id, famous as al-Muhaqqiq al-Hilli and al-Muhaqqiq al-Awwal (c. 1205 – 1277) was an influential Shi'i Mujtahid born in the city...
Malik Dohan al-Hassan
Dr Malik Dohan al-Hassan(Arabic: مالك دوهان الحسن‎) (born 1919), is an Iraqi politician who was the Minister of Justice in the Iraqi Interim Government from June 2004 to May 2005.
Dr al-...
Ahmed Chalabi
Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi (Arabic: أحمد عبد الهادي الجلبي‎; born 30 October 1944) is an Iraqi politician. He was interim oil minister in Iraq in April–May 2005 and December–January 2006 and d...
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Khodayyir Abbas
Khodayyir Abbas was Minister of Health in the cabinet appointed by the Interim Iraq Governing Council in September 2003. A Shia Muslim and surgeon, member of the UK Royal College of Surgeons, he is a ...
Muhammad ibn Falah
Muhammad ibn Falah (1400 in Wasit, Iraq – 1461 in Hoveizeh, Iran) was an Iraqi-born theologian who founded the Musha'sha'iya, a Shi'a sect. He received his theological education in the city of al-Hill...
Safia Taleb Ali al-Suhail
Safia Taleb Ali al-Suhail is an Iraqi politician and a member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq who was elected in December 2005 for the secular Iraqi National List.
Safia was born in 1965...
Nouri al-Maliki
Nouri Kamil Mohammed Hasan al-Maliki (Arabic: نوري كامل محمد حسن المالكي‎; born 20 June 1950), also known as Jawad al-Maliki (جواد المالكي) or Abu Esraa (أبو إسراء), is an Iraqi politician ...
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Uthman ibn Sa’id al-Asadi
In Twelver Shia Islam, Uthman ibn Sa'id al-Asadi was the first of The Four Deputies appointed by the twelfth and final Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, while he was in the Minor Occultation.He had been workin...
Fuad al-Rikabi
Fuad al-Rikabi (1931 – November 1971) was a Shia Muslim believed by some historians to be the founder of the Iraqi Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party. Al-Rikabi became the Secretary of...
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Muhammad Fadhel al-Jamali
Muhammad Fadhel al-Jamali (Arabic: محمد فاضل الجمالي‎) (April 20, 1903 – May 24, 1997) was an Iraqi politician, Iraqi foreign minister, and prime minister of Iraq from 1953 to 1954. In...
Madhiha Hassan al-Mosuwi
Madeeha Hasan Odhaib (born Madhiha Hassan al-Mosuwi) is an aid worker for the Iraqi government who some people have begun calling as the "Mother Teresa of Baghdad." In 2008, she was selected by Time m...
Mahdi al-Modarresi
Sayed Mohammad Mahdi Al-Modarressi comes from a family of scholars which includes supreme religious jurists, or Grand Ayatollahs, such as Grand Ayatollah S. Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi, one of Iraq’s l...
Shirwan al-Waili
Shirwan Kamil al-Waili or Shirwan Waili (born 1957) is an Iraqi politician and Minister of State for National Security in the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He is a member of the Islami...
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Ibrahim al-Marashi
Dr. Ibrahim al-Marashi is an assistant professor at California State University, San Marcos researching modern Iraqi history. He holds a DPhil in History from Oxford University (2004), where his thes...
Badr Shakir al-Sayyab
Badr Shakir al Sayyab (Arabic: بدر شاكر السياب‎) (December 24, 1926 – 1964) was an Iraqi and Arab poet. Born in Jekor, a town south of Basra in Iraq, he was the eldest child of a date grower...
Al-Nasir
Al-Nasir li-Din Allah (1158 – 2/6 October 1225) (Arabic: الناصر لدين الله‎) was the 34th Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad from 1180 until his death. His laqab literally means The Victor for the Re...
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Abu Taghlib
Fadl Allah Abu Taghlib al-Ghadanfar ʿUddat al-Dawla (Arabic: فضل الله أبو تغلب الغضنفر عدة الدولة‎), usually known simply by his kunya as Abu Taghlib, was the third Hamdanid ruler of the Emi...
Shakir al Khafaji
Shakir al Khafaji (born 1955) is a Detroit-based Iraqi-American businessman. He immigrated to the United States in 1975. He graduated with a B.S. degree in architecture from Lawrence Tech University i...
Ibn al-Nadim
Abu'l-Faraj Muhammad bin Is'hāq al-Nadim (Arabic: ابوالفرج محمد بن إسحاق النديم‎) (died September 17, 995 or 998) was a Muslim scholar and bibliographer, possibly of Persian origin. He is fa...
Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf (Arabic: محمد سعيد الصحاف‎ Muḥammad Saʿīd Al-Ṣaḥḥāf; born 1940) is a former Iraqi diplomat and politician. He came to wide prominence around the world during the 200...
Ibn al-Tiqtaqa
‘Ibn al-Tiqtaqā’, or the son of a chatterbox, was an onomatopoeic nickname for the Iraqi historian Jalāl-ad-Dīn Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Tāji’d-Dīn Abi’l-Hasan ’Ali, the spokesman of the Shi'a communit...
Abdel-Karim Mahoud al-Mohammedawi
Abdel-Karim Mahoud al-Mohammedawi was a member of the Interim Iraq Governing Council created following the United States's 2003 invasion of Iraq. A Shia Muslim, al-Mohommedawi led the resistance again...
Hisham Ibn Al-Kalbi
Hisham Ibn Al-Kalbi (737 AD - 819 AD/204 AH), also known as Ibn al-Kalbi (Arabic: ابن الكلبي‎) was an Arab historian. His full name Abu al-Mundhir Hisham bin Muhammed bin al-Sa'ib bin Bishr ...