REPORTS – LIFE IN
Car bombs in
A total of 24 individuals died of Cholera in
The number of internally displaced Iraqis fell by 4.8 percent in October, or nearly 110,000 people, marking the first significant drop in two years, the
Former Kurdish residents of
As many as 200,000 Kurds and Turkoman were expelled from
Ausama Idrees, a medical student in
The project is based on two ideas:
The primary idea behind the project is to help to improve the orphans’ quality of life. The project aims to provide two orphan houses with heaters and carpets because the houses are lacking this important part at the moment.
The project is also trying to provide the houses with some educational materials like books, stories or toys, with re-establishing an existing computer network and hopefully provide it with internet supplies.
In the same time, I will be addressing another issue which is youth empowerment and gender equality, by giving the youth in my close community the chance to work and to be creative and helpful. Through this project and other similar activities we hope to be giving equal chances to both males and females to work together and accomplish things as a team.
REPORTS – IRAQI MILITIAS, POLITICIANS, POWER BROKERS
The Iraqi government on Tuesday urged some refugees not to go back to their homes yet, saying the country was unprepared to accommodate their return. "The reality is that we cannot handle a huge influx of people," Abdul Samad al-Sultan, the minister of displacement and migration, said at a news conference to announce a joint plan with the United Nations to help returning Iraqis. "The refugees in some countries, we ask them to wait." The acknowledgment came as the Iraqi cabinet asked the United Nations for what the government called a final one-year extension of authorization for U.S.-led forces to stay in
The number of volunteer militiamen helping patrol the
Sunni Arabs ended a yearlong political boycott Tuesday in
REPORTS – US/UK/OTHERS IN
Psychological operations specialist Sgt. Joe Colabuno spent a year-and-a-half helping convince the Sunni residents of Fallujah to turn against local extremists by appealing to citizens' sense of civic pride, pumping up their love of the national soccer team, citing the Koran, and provoking jihadists to overreact. Colabuno also appealed to the Sunnis hatred and fear of Shi'ites, and of Shi'ite Iran. "For 7 or 8 months," Colabuno tells me, "all we hear about is '
In local newspaper articles, in radio and loudspeaker broadcasts -- and in talks on the street -- Colabuno started playing up "operations against Shi'a militia." He played up how the
That’s how one former Iraqi businessman whom I met last week in
A number of patterns emerged from the stories I heard. Many of the families we met were led by women whose husbands were missing or killed. Many of the refugees, adults and children, have witnessed killings. Many of the families had members kidnapped in
Real Idiocy: Salami Tactics
"Sectarian hate" predated the American invasion of
Quotes of the day: "When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do." ~ William Blake