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Anbar politicians have decided to re-zone the province in the hopes it will bring better conditions.
Anbar politicians have decided to re-zone the province in the hopes it will bring better conditions.
Anbar politicians have decided to re-zone the province in the hopes it will bring better conditions.
Zoned Out:

Iraqi Province Creates New Districts - But For Better Or Worse?

Kamal al-Ayash
The Anbar council has re-zoned its province. Locals are divided as to whether new districts will bring better services, or whether they hasten the destruction of the Iraqi nation.
12.01.2017
Maliki Vs. Sadr:

Iraq’s Provincial Councils A New - And Dangerous - Political Battleground

Mustafa Habib
As Shiite Muslim political rivalry plays out on various Iraqi provincial councils, it’s becoming clear that the country’s next provincial elections will be among the most important ever – and the most perilous.
5.01.2017
Year In Review:

Iraqi Kurdistan’s ‘Year Of Crisis’

Histyar Qader
From money problems to oil problems, to a stalled democracy and the security crisis, it hasn’t been an easy year for Iraqi Kurdistan, the region that once dreamed of being ‘the new Doha’.
3.01.2017
Year In Review:

2016 Brought Iraq Much Sadness, But Also Some Hope

Mustafa Habib
In 2016 Iraqis dealt with many of the same things they did in 2015: Political problems, protests, violence, tragedy and fighting. But there were also lighter moments and on the whole, Iraqis became more hopeful.
29.12.2016
Fighters from Shiite Muslim volunteer militias celebrate victory at Baiji, earlier this year. (photo: أحمد الربيعي) Fighters from Shiite Muslim volunteer militias celebrate victory at Baiji, earlier this year. (photo: أحمد الربيعي) Fighters from Shiite Muslim volunteer militias celebrate victory at Baiji, earlier this year. (photo: أحمد الربيعي)
Power Play:

Iraq’s New Militias Law Could Make Sunni Tribes More Powerful

Ibrahim Saleh
Although many Sunni politicians tried to block the passage of a November law that legitimized Iraq’s Shiite volunteer militias, some did not. They want the 30,000 or so Sunni volunteer fighters to get their share too.
8.12.2016
Members of Sulaymaniyah's provincial government vote for a change of leader. (photo: موقع هافال ابو بكر على الفيسبوك)
The Governor’s New Clothes:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Historic Power Sharing Deal – Or Is It?
30.08.2016  |  Politics
The KDP's Jafar Ibrahim Eminki, is the Deputy Speaker in the Iraqi Kurdish Parliament (photo: أواره حميد)
KDP Spokesperson, Eminki:
'This Crisis Is Not About The Iraqi Kurdish Presidency'
4.08.2016  |  Politics
Senior politicians, including Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (third from right), in Parliament. (Source: Parliamentary website) (photo: الموقع الرسمي للبرلمان العراقي)
Too Many Contradictions:
Why Iraq’s New Political Parties Law Can Never Work
7.07.2016  |  Politics
Senior members of the Iraqi Kurdish alliance in Baghdad's Parliament.
Kurdish MPs To Baghdad:
‘Get Your House In Order, Or We Won’t Be Back’
26.05.2016  |  Politics
Iraqi schoolchildren with donated books and pens. (photo: Staff Sgt. Alex Licea)
No Way To Get Funding:
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Law on NGOs Must Change, NGOs Say
12.05.2016  |  Politics