We are fighting terrorism in Iraq, not only for Iraqis but also on behalf of the international communityOfficials say Iraq deserves compensation Jul 30, 2006
We are agreed that the first session of parliament will take place March 16, the anniversary of the chemical bombing of the Kurdish town of Halabja by the former regime of Saddam Hussein on March 16, 1988First date of Iraqi assembly announced Mar 06, 2005
Over two months we have arrested at least a dozen senior Zarqawi associates, and more than 20 other members and operatives of the Zarqawi networks have been rounded up3 top Zarqawi aides under arrest Jan 28, 2005
These political tensions are undermining the security of the country, and I'm worried about itIraq's Maliki likened to Saddam Hussein Jun 25, 2009
Early results from some of the locations in Sulaymaniyah and some in Irbil are not good. It's anxious moments. We will seeOpposition surprises in Kurdistan election Jul 26, 2009
Barham Ahmad Salih (Kurdish: بهرههم ئهحمهد ساڵح; Arabic: برهم أحمد صالح; born 1960) is an Iraqi 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 from King'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 Cardiff University 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.