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· May, 2006

Stories about Iraq from May, 2006

Iraq: Incomplete cabinet

Observers and Mohammed do not expect any considerable progress to happen soon and it seems that there will be more obstacles to deal with before the cabinet is complete. It...

Kurdistance: NGO Project Update

Ok, so maybe the title of today's post is a little bit of a misnomer, but our commentators today all mention NGO projects…and I'll give you some extra links to...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

There is a new government and this historic event has raised more than a ripple in the Iraqi blogs, but, actually, not much more than that. And in this week...

Kurdistance: What's Montenegro Got to Do With It?

And yes, there was the Tina Turner song “What's love got to do with it?” floating in my head in the background when I wrote that title. While the world...

Iraq: New Oil Policy

Mohammed writes about the new oil policy and opening the door for investments from countries that “stood with Iraq”.

Flying over the Iraqi Blogodrome…

…almost literally (I'm plane-blogging again). I thought about this again and again and there is no other way to describe what passes for government in Iraq. Today I give you...

Arabisk – The Arabic Bloggers Ken

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. Music… Amal, in her latest cartoon: “See my Wawa, kiss my Wawa.” The Wawa is the little tiny...

Kurdistance: Finding Rebirth in Grief

For my regular readers, I apologize for my absence, I lost a much beloved Uncle to Cancer of the Esophagus and was away dealing with family matters. In reading through...

Iraq: Raed, Richard Perle, Iraq and Iran

Raed corners Richard Perle over Iraq and his support for “Iranian Chalabis” while out shopping. Perle gave Read his personal contact details and asked for information on any non-violent Iranian...

Iraq: News From Ramadi

Brian posts first hand accounts of the ongoing war in the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

Flying Over the Iraqi Blogodrome…

…almost literally. I am completing this post in an airplane somewhere over Turkey and Iran. If I look out of my window I can point to an area of the...

Iraq: Shot for being Gay!

14-year-old Ahmed Khalil has been shot, according to witnesses, by Iraqi police officers for being gay. According to his neighbours in the al-Dura area of Baghdad, Khalil was shot at...

Iraq: Oil Ministry Fire

Zeyad reports that a fire destroyed the accounts and records floors of the Iraqi Oil Ministry. As a result, employees have been told that salaries cannot be paid for some...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

The biggest barrier to understanding the reality of today's Iraq is not being able to feel what it is like living in a state of continuous war and lawlessness. On...

Iraq: Iraqi-style backfire

There is a growing sense of uncertainty in dealing with the Iran issue, even among the anti-war movement itself. This is what the “catch-22 discourse” portraying the Iranian situation looks...

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