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Poverty in Baghdad

In the country with the world’s third largest reserve of oil, poverty in Baghdad is a constant and seemingly endless problem. Iraq, still mired in widespread sectarian violence, insurgent warfare and political inexperience and instability, has a poverty rate reaching over 35 percent, according to some estimates. 791 more words

Foreign Policy

Power Struggle in Baghdad: Iraq's Maliki Won't Go

By W.G. Dunlop
1645 Eastern Times in the U.S.
August 11, 2014

Iraqis hold a giant portrait of Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki during a demonstration to support him on August 11, 2014 in Baghdad’s central Saadoun Street (AFP Photo/Amer Al-Saedi) 627 more words

Iraq: Bad News for Baghdad May be Good News for Kurds -- Kurds strengthen their positions amid "sense of destiny"

Peshmerga military direct traffic at a Kurdish checkpoint on June 14, in Kalak. Dan Kitwood—Getty Images

Iraqis in Baghdad and the country’s south are already calling the events of the past two weeks “the catastrophe”. 2,548 more words

Moqtada al-Sadr. A short profile.

Today’s parade in Baghdad of thousands of Shia militiamen loyal to the Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr not only highlights heightening sectarian tensions, but also announces in impressive style, the return of a very influential figure back to public Iraqi politics. 820 more words


Iraq crisis: Shia militia show of force raises tensions

From the BBC

Moqtada al-Sadr

Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has rallied followers to join a military parade across Iraq, as Jonathan Beale reports from Baghdad… 1,273 more words

Iraq Readies Defense of Baghdad, Iran's Revolutionary Guards Arrive To Help

ISIS militants are shown after allegedly seizing control of an Iraqi army checkpoint in northern Iraq, in an image posted on a jihadist website. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images… 1,196 more words