Monthly Archives: November 2006

Business Becomes a Big Casualty

BAGHDAD — “Iraq got the foreign investment rules long sought by U.S. corporations,” Antonia Juhasz, a visiting scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, and author of ‘The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time’ told IPS earlier. Juhasz said the new laws, which were a part of the 100 […]

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Medical System Becomes Sickening

BAGHDAD — After three and a half years of occupation, Iraq’s medical system has sunk to levels lower than seen during the economic sanctions imposed after the first Gulf war in 1990. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said Iraqis are now extremely vulnerable in their health needs.

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Support Gathers for Sunni Leader

BAGHDAD — The arrest warrant issued last week by the Iraqi government for Sunni leader Dr. Harith al-Dhari has sent shockwaves through the government, and galvanised much of the Sunni population. Iraq’s minister for the interior Jawad al-Bolani told reporters that al-Dhari was wanted for inciting terrorism and violence. At the same time, Vice-President Tariq […]

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Education Under Siege

BAGHDAD — The recent kidnapping of scores of academics in Baghdad highlights the desperate situation of the educational system in occupied Iraq. Armed men wearing Iraqi police uniforms abducted as many as 150 academics from the Ministry of Higher Education on Tuesday.

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