Articles tagged with: Iraq

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014

Iraq closes Abu Ghraib prison amid security fears

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq announced on Tuesday that it has closed the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, amid security concerns following the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) gained control of a strategically important dam on the Euphrates River south of Fallujah earlier this month. ISIS, which remains in control of large areas of Iraq’s western Anbar province, blocked off the flow of water through the dam earlier this week, strategically flooding areas between Fallujah and Baghdad...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Tuesday, 8 Apr, 2014

Marrying Off Girls

A proposed law in Iraq would restrict women’s rights by permitting girls as young as nine to wed. If passed, the Ja'afari Personal Status Law (whose name is derived from Imam Ja'afar Al-Sadiq, the sixth Shi'ite Imam and the founder of the Ja'afari school of jurisprudence) will codify marriage, divorce, inheritance and child custody procedures under religious law. It would apply to Iraqi Shi'ites, who make up the majority—60–65 percent—of the country’s population. The dr...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 5 Apr, 2014

Iraq: State of emergency considered as elections approach

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi parliamentarians said Friday that the government is seeking to send a draft law to parliament that would allow the announcement of a state of e...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 1 Apr, 2014

Iraq: Parliamentary elections campaign kicks off

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s elections campaign got under way on Tuesday, marking the end of a political crisis after members of the Independent High Electoral Commissio...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Heritage in the Right Hands

When US forces captured Saddam Hussein’s intelligence building in 2003, they accidentally uncovered a great treasure: a collection of centuries-old copies of the Torah and th...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 20 Mar, 2014

Iraq: Kurdistan crisis escalates following autonomy claims

Baghdad and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The ongoing dispute between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Baghdad appeared to widen this week when a leading Kurdish politic...

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Ranj Alaaldin
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on : Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2014

Iraq’s Energy Wars

Kurdish–Arab tensions in Iraq have escalated in recent months as a result of outstanding disputes between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Shi'ite-dominated go...

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Dilan Raphiann
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on : Sunday, 16 Mar, 2014

Halabja in Perspective

The chemical weapons attack on Halabja in 1988 remains one of the worst crimes committed against a civilian population in recent history. Today, twenty-six years later, Iraqi Kurds...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

Saudi Arabia slams Maliki comments

London and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia condemned on Monday the “hostile and irresponsible” comments made by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, during which he a...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 26 Feb, 2014

Iraq: Anbar Council calls for Fallujah truce extension

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Anbar Provincial Council has called for an extension to the three-day truce in Fallujah that had been scheduled to end on Tuesday. The Iraqi g...

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