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Sunni tribes form front to confront Islamic State

By Mazen Abdulmajeed Azzaman, September 12, 2014 Sunni tribes in the Province of Salahudeen are rallying behind the government in its battle against militants (IS) of Islamic state. A new tribal council…

Iraq to release more than 1000 prisoners

By Mohammed al-Salehi Azzaman, September 11, 2014 The government is to release 1163 prisoners who have been languishing in jail without trial, the Justice ministry said. The ministry’s spokesperson Hayder al-Saadi said…

Iraqi university bans students from wearing jeans

Azzaman, September 3, 2014 An Iraqi university has forbidden students, both girls and boys, from wearing jeans claiming that the garb contravened “Islamic ethics.” The Presidency of the University of Kufa, situated…

Arab conflicts for sale!

By Fatih Abdulsalam Azzaman, September 2, 2014 Inter-Arab conflicts are laughable. Most of them are proxy conflicts. One such conflict that dragged on for so long was been between the two wings…

Number of Iraqis living in poverty at 30%

By Shaymaa Adel Azzaman, August 31, 2014 Poverty in Iraq has risen to nearly 30% after it had dropped to 19%, the Planning Ministry said in a statement. Iraq has a population…

Mosul MPs urge government to halt to aerial bombing

By Samer Saeed Azzaman, August 26, 2014 Members of parliament representing the Province of Nineveh have urged the country’s leaders to halt airstrikes on the city of Mosul, the provincial capital. Mosul,…