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Archive | 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 ‘Bremer Orders’ instituted by former U.S. administrator Paul Bremer when he headed the Coalition Provisional Authority during the first year of the occupation, provided a flood of benefits for U.S. companies.

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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 al-Hashimi said the warrant was “destructive to the national reconciliation plan.”

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