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ISIS Threatening to Execute Iraqi Journalists!

ISIS Threatening to Execute Iraqi Journalists!

Source: Reporters Without Borders  Reporters Without Borders expresses grave concern over the fate of Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, an Iraqi journalist taken prisoner by ISIS on 7 September and threatened with beheading. The Islamic State offensive in Iraq that began last June, shows journalists more unprotected than ever in the face of mounting danger. “The Islamic...
Female Parliamentarians argue for active participation of women in the new government!

Female Parliamentarians argue for active participation of women in the new government!

Qurtas News / Baghdad A group of female parliamentarians argued on Thursday, the political blocs’ leaders to grant women the electoral maturity and their representation in all positions and committees for the next stage in accordance with the Iraqi Constitution. The MP Rehab Alabboudh, said at a press conference held in the parliament building, with...
Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

Assessing Iraq’s New Government: looking for concrete solutions and realistic alternatives to the sectarian regime

ICSSI: Ismaeel Dawood September 10th 2014   Given the recent positive security and political developments, Iraqi’s are at last feeling some hope. For the first time since the crisis in Mosul in June 2014 (at which point Daaesh controlled about one third of the Iraqi territory) the Iraqi army, together with Peshmerga and tribal fighters,...
Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Ministries without Quotas: A campaign that calls for the end a divisive and corrupt system!

Campaign activists vow to continue campaigning and will not stop at only four ministries! Baghdad – September  2014 The Ministries Without Quotas campaign held a conference on Saturday at the Hall of “Culture For All” Association, to discuss the performance of the Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Culture, and Youth and Sports under the current...
Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance

Tammuz Organization for Civil Development held a seminar, with in the framework of the ISF activities to preserve the civil peace, under the title ” Hatred Pyramid and the Ways to Achieve Social Tolerance” at the TOSD headquarter on Sat. 23-08-2014. The symposium witnessed a broad participation of official personalities representing the MoHR and Baghdad...
Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq

Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq

Report by : United Nations Assistance Mission For Iraq (UNAMI) – Human Rights Office 5 June – 5 July 2014 Summary The non-international armed conflict that commenced in Iraq in Anbar governorate in January 2014 and has since spread to other areas of the country since the beginning of June has inflicted untold hardship and...
USA: Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

USA: Resolution Against New Iraq War Passes House in Landslide

Published on Friday, July 25, 2014 on CommonDreams, by Sarah Lazare. Peace campaigners say passage is important step in effort to stop immediate threat of US escalation in Iraq. The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a symbolic resolution that calls for the executive branch to attain explicit approval from Congress before deploying troops to Iraq...
Selective Treatment for IDPs in Kurdistan!

Selective Treatment for IDPs in Kurdistan!

ERBIL, 16 July 2014 (IRIN)  Concern is growing over how the semi-autonomous government of Iraqi Kurdistan is managing its borders amid reports that vulnerable families seeking refuge are being refused entry or forced into transit camps along ethnic lines. In the days after militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), seized...
Iraqi Pm’s Talk of Majority Govt Will Come to Nothing – And It’s His Own Fault!

Iraqi Pm’s Talk of Majority Govt Will Come to Nothing – And It’s His Own Fault!

Niqash | Baghdad  The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has been talking about the need for a majority government because consensus politics makes getting things done impossible. But thanks to his past behaviour – where he has sidelined Parliament, effectively making any opposition powerless – he may have fallen into a trap of his own...
Iraq: Evidence of spiralling sectarian killings and abductions

Iraq: Evidence of spiralling sectarian killings and abductions

Amnesty International – after spreading evidence of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba, confirmed and expanded by a report of Human Rights Watch on mass murder of Sunni prisoners – published a new alarming report on sectarian killings and abductions by...
The Iraqi Civil Initiative is Launched by 90 Civil Society Organizations!

The Iraqi Civil Initiative is Launched by 90 Civil Society Organizations!

 11 July, 2014 In the face of the vicious terrorist onslaught against our country, and the inability of the ruling political blocs to fulfill the constitutional obligations in the aftermath of the recent elections, ninety civil society organizations have signed this declaration to launch the Civil Initiative under the slogan: “Achieving Civil and Societal Peace...
Iraq's Assyrian Christians Fear ISIS Threat to Heritage!

Iraq’s Assyrian Christians Fear ISIS Threat to Heritage!

Mohammed A. Salih – Almonitor ALQOSH, Iraq — When militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) — now known as the Islamic State — stormed Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, on June 10, Um Hanna and her extended seven-member family hastily rushed toward the safer town of Alqosh, 50 kilometers (31 miles) to the north. In Alqosh,...