After Decades of War, Iraq Adds Fleet of New Trains to Its Aging Railway
Photo: CSR. Brand new trains were delivered to Iraq for use on a popular railway route, another sign that the country is rebuilding the public transportation network that had fallen into disrepair over decades of neglect and war. The 10 new trains will ...
Not yet switched on, in any way
The Economist (blog)
FLY over southern Iraq at night and you get a glimpse of the dire state of the country's electricity. The brightest lights shine not from skyscrapers or roads, as they do in nearby Kuwait City, but from oilfields, where flares burn useless gas ...
Latin American Herald Tribune
At least 12 dead, 10 wounded in attacks around Iraq
Fox News Latino
At least 12 people died and 10 were wounded on Monday in different attacks around Iraq, police told Efe. Three members of the pro-government militia known as the Salvation Council were killed and two others were wounded when armed gunmen attacked ...
13 killed in insurgent attacks in Iraq
The Nation. (blog)
Media Response to Iraq War Anniversary: What Iraq War?
The Nation. (blog)
As you may have noticed—or rather, not noticed—few in the media paid any attention to last week's 11th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, an event which had, oh, a few consequences. This seemed especially odd, and revealing, since US vets are ...
Iraq Sees First Confirmed Case of Polio In 14 Years
Iraq has reported its first confirmed case of polio in 14 years, and the World Health Organization said displacement caused by the ongoing violence in the Anbar Province of Iraq and Syria may be to blame. A six-month old baby near Baghdad was paralyzed ...
Displacement, violence likely cause of Iraq's first polio case in 14 years
Six-month-old boy is Iraq's first polio case in 14 years
Iraq invasion was about oil
Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq War - yet to this day, few media reflections on the conflict accurately explore the extent to which opening up Persian Gulf energy resources to the world economy was a prime driver behind the ...
Iraq's Do-Nothing Legacy
As long as Syria is at war, Iraq has a problem
Iraq Hit by Wave of Bombings and Attacks
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Thirty-seven people were killed on Friday in a wave of bombings and attacks across Iraq, and eight soldiers were kidnapped, security officials said. At dawn, a suicide bomber drove a truck filled with explosives into a police station in ...
Voice of America
Iraq papers protest killing of well-known reporter
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The strike was called for by the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate just hours after the death of Radio Free Iraq's Baghdad bureau chief Mohammed Bdaiwi on Saturday. Police say Bdaiwi was shot in Baghdad by a junior officer at a checkpoint near the president ...
Radio Free Iraq Journalist Killed in Baghdad
Deadly double bombing rocks Iraq's Tikrit
Iraq Attacks Kill at least Seven
'The Struggle for Iraq's Future': 10 years after the invasion, chaos reigns ...
As a meeting of senior-level officials of the United Nations in 2008 to evaluate reclamation projects in Iraq approached its conclusion, an Iraqi said "Wait, we haven't discussed whether any of this has had any impact." The man leading the session ...
Newsweek Rewind: The War in Iraq, 11 Years Later
Yesterday marked the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq—a war that would ultimately claim the lives of more than 4,400 Americans and an estimated 500,000 Iraqis. U.S. troops officially left the country in 2011, but sectarian warfare ...