The Iraqi police received a report recently of a bride’s suicide one day after her marriage, found hanging from a rope bound from the ceiling of her room … This investigation reveals the reasons for the escalation of suicides in Iraq, as well as how many murders of women end up recorded as suicides.
The transfer of Baath Party documents to the United States in 2004 faced a campaign of criticism led by the Iraqi academic and writer Saad Eskandar. Here is a presentation of the reasons for this rejection and the questions that could be raised about the documents’ return …
“Everyone here is terrorized, including the security forces… I am a member of several WhatsApp groups with the loyalists, i.e. pro- Iran political parties and armed militias. I have personally witnessed the extent of incitement against activists engaged in local protest movements … ”
Marwan has been living with the chains under the strict censorship of his parents for nearly three years. He is imprisoned in a narrow basement under the house in the center of Mosul (405 Km north of Baghdad). Sometimes he cries, sometimes he laughs. Then all of a sudden, he frowns and screams angrily, “I will kill you all”.
Maher was able to have his eldest son back and treated him out of ISIS’ influence. The boy was reintegrated into the community to which he belonged. However, it seems that Maher will now have to go through another similar experience. This time, his mission will be to reunite his entire family and introduce his children to their mother and brother.
The largest part of the regime’s archives is distributed, until present, on the political forces and is not available to scholars, which makes the consensus on one version of the story impossible. Yet the debate and divisions that took place following the death of Sultan Hashim represent one of the signs of this impossibility.
“This is the case of the tens of thousands of families in Al-Muthanna, and in adjacent governorates, where ignorance and poverty are widespread. Their people, in crises, represent the protectors of doctrine, the depth of the Shiite presence, and in elections, the reservoir of loyal votes. However, in return, no one cares about them..”
When we racked our brains searching for a topic that is common between Iraq and Syria, hunger seemed to be a case in point: Iraq in the past, and Syria today. In this article, we try to figure out how the famine that is looming in the horizons of Syria would look like bearing in mind the distressing past that under-the-siege Iraq has gone through.