Monthly Archives: January 2012

No free press in Iraq

Attacks on both local and international journalists across Iraq have not stopped to this day, finds Al Jazeera. Baghdad, Iraq – Iraq has been one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists since 2003. While scores of newspapers and media outlets blossomed across Baghdad following the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime in the […]

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Iraq: A country in shambles

Despite promises made for improvements, Iraq’s economy and infrastructure are still a disaster. Baghdad, Iraq – As a daily drumbeat of violence continues to reverberate across Iraq, people here continue to struggle to find some sense of normality, a task made increasingly difficult due to ongoing violence and the lack of both water and electricity. […]

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Western oil firms remain as US exits Iraq

The end of the US military occupation does not mean Iraqis have full control of their oil. Baghdad, Iraq – While the US military has formally ended its occupation of Iraq, some of the largest western oil companies, ExxonMobil, BP and Shell, remain. On November 27, 38 months after Royal Dutch Shell announced its pursuit […]

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Fallujah babies: Under a new kind of siege

Doctors and residents blame US weapons for catastrophic levels of birth defects in Fallujah’s newborns. Fallujah, Iraq – While the US military has formally withdrawn from Iraq, doctors and residents of Fallujah are blaming weapons like depleted uranium and white phosphorous used during two devastating US attacks on Fallujah in 2004 for what are being […]

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