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Minister promises 24/7 power supply in summer

By Tamara Abdulrazzaq Azzaman, April 14, 2014 Iraqis were promised on Monday 24/7 power supply in the summer provided that the country’s electricity plants received enough fuel, said the Minister of Electricity…

Iraq jihadist group ISIS a ‘threat’ to Baghdad

By Nidhal al-Laithi Azzaman, April 7, 2014 Iraqi troops have fortified positions in the outskirts of Baghdad and in the vicinity of Baghdad International airport following reports that the Islamic State of…

Iraqi inmates abused at Saudi prisons

By Dalya Ahmad Azzaman, April 4, 2014 Iraq has accused Saudi Arabia of abusing its detainees held at Saudi prisons. The Ministry of Human Rights said it asked the Saudis to grant…

Who calls the tune for Arab media?

By Fatih Abdulsalam Azzaman, April 2, 2014 The proliferation of television channels and media outlets in the Arab world was supposed to give the Arab media some degree of freedom. But unfortunately…

Parliament fails to approve budget

By Nidhal al-Laithi Azzaman, March 31, 2014 Iraqi deputies have once again failed to pass 2014 budget with many of them staying away when the budget proposal was brought up for discussion.…

Central bank buys 36 tons of gold

By Shaymaa Adel Azzaman, March 27, 2014 The Central bank has almost doubled its gold reserves after a large purchase of 36 additional tons of the precious metal. “This month (March) the…

Will violence derail Iraqi elections?

Azzaman, March 25, 2014 Iraqi general elections are about a month away, but will they go ahead as planned? The resurrection of al-Qaeda-linked militants, particularly in central Iraq, will certainly make the…

Kurds surrender killer of Iraqi journalist

By Ali Latif Azzaman, March 24, 2014 Kurdish authorities have handed over to Iraqi police the Kurdish presidential bodyguard who gunned down a journalist in Baghdad. The journalist Mohammed al-Shammari was both…

Southern city opens new museum

By Noor Ali Azzaman, March 19, 2014 The southern city of Hilla has opened a new museum housing artifacts which were kept by the city’s residents. Hilla, which is the capital of…