KRG lays out agenda in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Kurdish Prime Minister Barham Saleh pledged to maintain regional stability while working with Turkish and Iraqi leaders to resolve outstanding issues.

Kurdish government faces test of unity

ERBIL, Iraq, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The president of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq is moving to form a new ruling coalition as splits emerge among members of the opposition.

Iraq seeks investors to boost oil output

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh said Thursday his country would court additional oil investors to bring production to 6 million barrels per day.

Iraq, Japan sign bilateral agreements

BAGHDAD, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Japanese and Iraqi governments signed bilateral agreements in Baghdad regarding cooperation in the economic and cultural sectors.

Iran to supply gas to Iraq

TEHRAN, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Iranian officials struck a deal to transport more than 6,000 barrels of fuel oil to Iraq for its faltering electrical grid, the Iraqi ambassador to Tehran said.

Iraqi officials talk diplomacy with Turkey

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 16 (UPI) -- Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh met with leading Turkish officials to discuss bilateral relations and security during an economic forum in Istanbul.

Turkey and Iraq hold bilateral talks

BAGHDAD, May 9 (UPI) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani welcomed a high-level delegation of Kurdish lawmakers from the Turkish Parliament Thursday in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Is there progress in Iraq?

MOSCOW, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush said last week that "significant progress" has been achieved in the past year in stabilizing Iraq. Did he persuade anyone except his closest supporters?
MARIA APPAKOVA, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iraq progressing on corruption measures

BAGHDAD, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.N. Mission in Iraq said in its latest quarterly report that Iraq made progress in counter-terrorism and anti-corruption measures.

Tehran mayor visits Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The mayor of Tehran met with Iraqi officials to discuss bilateral relations and the reconstruction of municipal facilities in Baghdad.

Arab League delegation visits Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A delegation from the Arab League launched a three-day visit to Iraq Monday to discuss national reconciliation measures and diplomatic relations.

State Department issues weekly Iraq report

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The United States highlighted security agreements, "rolling" elections and a visit to Iraq by Iranian officials in its latest review on progress in Iraq.

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Iraq, Syria pledge timeline on pipeline restart; Swedish MPs mostly against Russia-German gas line; No cause known for new Saudi pipeline spill; Pakistan, Iran to meet on "peace pipeline"; GAIL readies two new pipeline projects
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Iraq, Syria serious on oil pipeline

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Iraq's visiting delegation to Damascus included the pipeline, bombed in the 2003 invasion, in its economic and security talks.

Britain to pull 1,000 troops from Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- About 1,000 British troops in Iraq will be home by the end of the year, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced Tuesday during a visit to Baghdad.
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Barham Saleh
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (R) and Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh participate in celebration of Baghdad Day, an annual festival honoring the city’s heritage, in Baghdad, Iraq on November 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ali Jasim)

Barham Ahmad Salih (Kurdish:به‌رهه‌م ئه‌حمه‌د ساڵح);Arabic: برهم أحمد صالح‎) born 1960) is a Kurdish politician. He is currently the prime minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He is married and has a daughter currently attending Princeton University and a son who graduated fromKing's Academy in Madaba, Jordan and currently attends Columbia.

Dr. Barham Salih was born in 1960 in the city of Sulaymaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan. He was arrested in 1979 by the Baathist regime twice on charges of involvement in the Kurdish national movement and spent 43 days in detention in a Special Investigation Commission prison in Kirkuk where he was tortured. Once release he finished high school honors and was ranked the first in Kurdistan and the third in Iraq with a grade of 96.5%. He left Iraq for the United Kingdom because of continuous prosecution.

He joined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in late 1976 where he became a member of the PUK department of Europe, and in charge of PUK foreign relations in London. Along with the political struggle, he finished his university studies and received a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and Construction in 1983 from the University of Cardiff in Britain. He then continued to study and obtained a Doctorate degree in Statistics and Computer Applications in Engineering in 1987 from the University of Liverpool.

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