News headlines for “Iraq Crisis”, page 4

  1. Female Trafficking Soars in Iraq

    Saturday, August 27, 2011

    Rania was 16 years old when officials raped her during Saddam Hussein’s 1991 crackdown in Iraq’s Shia south. 'My bothers were sentenced to death, and the price to stop this was to offer my body,' she says.

  2. IRAQ: Trafficked to Baghdad’s Green Zone

    Thursday, August 25, 2011

    Ukrainian and Bulgarian workers are currently camped out on a construction site of half-built luxury villas in Baghdad’s elite 'Green Zone' — a vast security enclave housing government offices, embassies and international NGOs - demanding their salaries before being shipped back home.

  3. Refugees Tossed Between Iraq and Syria

    Thursday, August 25, 2011

    At the height of Iraq’s sectarian war in 2006, 30-year-old Samer escaped his Baghdad neighbourhood to join a flood of refugees arriving in Syria. A young man of military age, he was at high risk of being targeted by armed forces that roamed the capital’s streets.

  4. CANADA: Hawkish Foreign Policy at Odds with Popular Priorities

    Monday, August 15, 2011

    Canada has flexed its military muscles, first in Afghanistan for nine years alongside NATO forces, and now in Libya in its supply of ships and combat planes for the rebel forces, but little debate has happened on the ground among Canadians themselves on this direction.

  5. Torture Charges Go Forward Against Bush-Era Defence Secretary

    Tuesday, August 09, 2011

    On Apr. 16, 2006, for reasons still unknown to them, two U.S. contractors in Iraq's Red Zone were handcuffed, blindfolded and transported to Camp Cropper, a U.S. military facility located a few miles from Baghdad International Airport.

  6. 'New' Iraq a Nightmare for Women, Minority Groups

    Tuesday, August 09, 2011

    A United Nations report on Iraq says the human rights situation there remains fragile, and huge development challenges loom as the country transitions out of a near decade-long conflict.

  7. U.S. Silent on Iranian Raids Against Kurdish Terror Groups

    Thursday, August 04, 2011

    Iran and the United States don't agree on much these days, but there are a few views they hold in common.

  8. What Is Sadr's Game on Future U.S. Troop Presence?

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    The big question looming over U.S.-Iraqi negotiations on a U.S. military presence after 2011 is what game Shi'a leader Moqtada al-Sadr is playing on the issue.

  9. U.N. Seeks Controls on Private Armies

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    With U.S. and Western military forces planning to gradually withdraw their troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, there will be an increasing demand for private military contractors to provide security in both politically-troubled countries.

  10. US-IRAN: Tensions Mount Over Iraq, Nuke Sanctions

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Reviving U.S.-Iran friction over Iraq may have more to do with deteriorating relations over Iran's nuclear programme than with uncertainty over U.S. troop levels in Iraq beyond the end of this year.

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