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The Guardian view on Ahmed Chalabi: mission incredible

The Guardian view on Ahmed Chalabi: mission incredible Editorial Could one man’s shameless inventions really have triggered the invasion of Iraq? Ahmed Chalabi – ‘an adventurer of astonishing energy and chutzpah’ – in 1998. Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Shutterstock Thursday 5 November 2015 Comments 62 The death of Ahmed Chalabi is a moment to consider the […]

Danger facing Syria and Iraq

Oct 06,2015 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL Faced with similar threats from a common enemy, Daesh, Iraq and Syria are being drawn closer at rapid speed. Daesh occupies large swathes of territory in both Iraq and Syria, and continue to pose grave dangers to both countries. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi recently acknowledged that sharing intelligence […]

What drives terrorism?

Sep 30,2015 – JORDAN TIMES   The Iraqi delegation to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that arrived in Geneva Tuesday for the consideration of Iraq’s fourth periodic report on the extent of the country’s adherence to the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights took issue with the committee on […]

The women taking on Isis: on the ground with Iraq’s female fighters

theguardian: by Sarah Moroz — After their families were disappeared, tortured and murdered by Islamic State militants last year, young Yazidi women have armed themselves. Photographer Alfred Yaghobzadeh joins them   A survivalist coalition … Yazidi fighters at their lookout point in Sinjar, Iraq, only two kilometres from the Isis frontline. “Her story is too […]

We just got our most extensive picture yet of ISIS’ mysterious and reclusive leader

© Business Insider© Provided by Business Insider A photo of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from US Army files relating to his time as a detainee in Iraq. The world knows little of the Islamic State terror group’s brutal leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but a new article from counterterrorism expert Will McCants provides one of the most […]

‘Legal vacuum’ as Iraqi Kurd leader’s term expires

By AFP – Aug 20,2015 – JORDAN TIMES ERBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani’s extended term expired on Thursday, leaving the autonomous region in a “legal vacuum” that Kurdish political parties are still trying to resolve. The Kurdish leadership dispute comes as Kurdistan faces a multitude of crises: the war against the Daesh terror […]


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