Literary cafes, poetry readings and pavement bookstalls — Mosul’s cultural scene is back in business
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday he would stand for re-election in May at the head
Following through on a long-desired promise to have a country of their own Kurds in the Kurdistan
Al Qaida’s dull Osama-lectures in Arabic never had the pizazz of IS’s sleek magazines and certainly not the charisma of their reality-tv snuff films. Their gruesome short films are filmically excellent.
The allegation Qatar supports terror is rich coming from the Saudis who for decades have been promoting and subsidizing Wahhabism, the sharp end of fundamentalism which is intellectual architecture for ISIS.
Building a technocrat Iraqi government has been attempted by the Prime Minister but blocked in Parliament
Iraqi political parties need a reformation but a new proposal comes up short despite crisis period
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now hosted “First They Came For Assange…”, on Wednesday at Thoughtworks NYC, one of the many events around the globe signifying the 4 years Julian Assange has been in political asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Making headway against Iraqi corruption is near impossible in the current political climate
Political opponents of PM seeking Iraqi cabinet reshuffle as cure to chronic mismanagement