When Madeleine Albright asked in May 1996 about the death of half a million Iraqi children as a result of UN sanctions, she said: "we think the price is worth it." By "it" she meant US interests, propping US hegemony, and preparing for regional military action.
Farmers in Ninawa are being forced to abandon their farms in droves because of desertification. And now they say, to make matters worse, those who donâ€™t even have farms have been claiming subsidies and seeds that belong to the beleaguered agriculturalists.
Imam of Kathimiya city and the leader in the Sadrist movement , Hazem al-Araji warned from the rage of a revolution led by the hungry people if the ration card system was cancelled , criticizing raging the issue in conjunction with Ashura occasion .
Iraq would favour bids by Russia's Lukoil and China's CNPC for Exxon Mobil's stake in West Qurna-1 oilfield. Iraq wants Exxon out of the field after signing deals last year with the Kurdistan regional government
Iraq and Russia have been getting cosy lately with high ranking visitors and multi-billion dollar arms deals. Is this friendship just a business opportunity? Related to events in Syria or Iran? Or something more sinister?