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Iraq

Yahya Al-Kbisi
Condoleezza Rice in 2008 argued that democratic states in Iraq and Afghanistan were a “compelling component of our national interest.” Now, after failing miserably in both countries, the Americans are telling us, that the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate, and an Iraq ruled by militias, can be such compelling components.
Mohammad Al-Sultan
It is difficult to talk about equal opportunities for men and women in Iraq, especially in the elections. Often the clan is employed to win votes. Yet, despite that Iraqi women are moving forward to create their own political destiny. And make a difference!
Saman Dawood
Commemorating the 2014 ISIS invasion, a statue of Yazidi hero Coli was erected in the town of Sinuni on August 3. Seven years ago, she killed Isis emir Salim Al-Jazrawi.
Rami El-Amin
Saudi and Emirati intelligence agencies used Israel’s Pegasus spyware to massively monitor Iraqi ministers, MPs, ambassadors, journalists, activists and even clerics.
Hiwa Othman
Thirty years later, corruption is still rife in Kurdistan, and the wealth is controlled by the political elite. The Peshmerga forces are still divided between Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, despite the parties’ promises to unify them.
Montazar Al-Kharsan
Following yet another deadly hospital fire in Iraq, demonstrators in Nasiriyah demanded the closure of four hospitals in the city out of fear that they too are “hotbeds of death.”
Daraj
“When I woke up I found myself in a small, windowless room. I didn’t know if it was morning or evening. The hours passed by slowly interrupted by sessions of repeated questioning, insults, and torture. The men were in their late thirties, all dressed in yellow shirts and green pants.”
Saman Dawood
Having lived in Iraq for many centuries, today only 7,000 to 20,000 Armenians remain. They struggle for better political representation and recognition of the 2015 Armenian Genocide.
Ali Kareem Zayeb
Iraqi authorities and citizens are blaming each other for the garbage piling up in the capital. A campaign placing religious images to prevent people from littering was met with little success. A waste sorting and treatment facility in the south of the city offers more perspective.
Saman Dawood
The fire in the Sharya refugee camp highlights the plight of thousands of displaced Yazidis unable to return to Sinjar, due to the presence of armed groups and political disputes between Baghdad and Erbil.
لتصلكم نشرة درج الى بريدكم الالكتروني