Stories about Iraq from January, 2008
Iraq Today rounds up today's toll on Iraq in this post.
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar discusses Iraq in the US State of the Union speech. ‘Last year, it was more about “we're loosing, we have to stay and fight”, this year it's “we're winning, we have to stay and fight”,’ he writes.
Iraqi blogger Salam Adil introduces us to Baghdad Dentist in this post.
“One million Iraqis have been killed because of the US occupation, but US interventionists from both the “right” and “left” are still giving excuses to stay in Iraq,” notes Raed Jarrar, from Iraq.
After Iran, Syria and others it's now Libya's turn to sponsor terrorism in Iraq, notes Omar, from Iraq the Model.
Global Voices Online kicks off a series of weekly interviews with the bloggers and cyberactivists who amplify the voices of citizen journalists in their countries on this site. Our first interview is with Iraqi Salam Adil, who brings us the heartbreaking stories, joys, observations, tribulations and hopes of Iraqi bloggers.
Brrrr... It's freezing in the Middle East is the message that has been popping up on blogs recently. Here's a round up of what some of the region's bloggers had to say about the cold spell, in the otherwise warm and sometimes explosive hotspot of the world.
Iraq has a new national flag. Some people may say that flags are really not important, but for Iraq it is big deal. Every new regime has sought to cement its presence through the national symbol. And this government is no exception. So what do Iraqi's really think and were the media right? And, if you read to the end, find out what design the Iraqi bloggers collectively agreed upon.
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar posts a video which shows what could be done with the money going towards the war in Iraq – a staggering $720 million a day.
Neurotic Iraq Wife is back to blogging and updates us on what we missed during her hiatus. She also comments on the Iraqi flag change towards the end of her post.
Sunshine from Iraq shares her story with a fellow blogger, she accuses of plagiarism.
“The Kurds did it, the Iraqi parliament today approved a new interim design to be approved for one year with a majority of 110 out of 275, 100 MPs were absent from the session. The new flag drops out the stars only,” writes Iraqi Konfused Kid.
A proposal by the Iraqi Parliament to change the flag has started a heated debate among Iraqi bloggers this week. And there is more.. hear news from the front line of the Iraqi resistance, remembering the 1991 war, what happened when the army tried to demolish a bridge in Mosul and the low down on Iraqi satellite TV.
Two Iraqi bloggers have tied the knot, reports Konfused Kid from Iraq.
Hala S, an Iraqi who lives in the UK, relates an incident which made the following thought ring true: “There will be no democracy and no freedom in the Middle East till men learn how to respect women and look at them as partners not inferiors”.
Iraqi Konfused Kid sheds light on discussions surrounding a new Iraqi flag.
Fateh says[Fa] all Arab leaders in Persian Gulf follow Saddam Hussein’s destiny. The blogger says their difference with Saddam is that,thanks to their hypocrisy,they are at the same time a friend of USA and Iran.
Marc Lynch takes a closer look at the improving relationship between Gulf Arab states and Iran in this post, despite Bush's visit to the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council is made up of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Konfused Kid from Iraq says Pride of Baghdad is a must read.
According to Alive in Baghdad, goldsmiths are still busy at work in the war-torn city.