PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH KURDISAN'S REGIONAL PRESIDENT BARZANI
President George W. Bush (R) gestures to Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Regional Government of Kurdistan, during a meeting in the Oval Office, Tuesday 25 October 2005. Bush noted that Barzani, who was wearing Kurdistani national dress, would have been killed for such a thing during the rule of Saddam Hussein. (UPI Photo/Mike Theiler/Pool)
Britain established its reputation as an international leader by formally recognizing Saddam Hussein's regime committed genocide in Iraq, a Kurdish leader said.
The foreign minister from the semiautonomous Kurdish government of Iraq said support was needed to ensure the country stays on the right path.
Iraqi protesters and political groups alike are called on to exercise their utmost restraint in airing their grievances, the U.N. envoy to Iraq said.
Car bomb blasts in the restive Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed nearly two dozen people while violence in the Baghdad area killed at least five people, police said.
The Iraqi government said it was reconsidering its relationship with Ankara after the Turkish foreign minister met with leaders in the Kurdish north.
Any effort by violent groups or organizations to exploit a power vacuum in Syria is a common threat to Turkish and Kurdish interests, a joint statement read.
Marathon Oil Corp. and French supermajor Total announced they will work together to develop oil fields in the semiautonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.
The U.S. vision for a united and democratic Iraq is coming unraveled, an Iraqi lawmaker from the Sunni-backed Iraqiya slate said.
Exxon Mobil is committed to working in oil fields controlled by the semiautonomous government in northern Iraq, the company's top executive said.
There is an "urgent need" for political leaders in Iraq to work out their differences, the U.S. vice president said.