6th Anniversary of the genocidal campaign against the Yazidi Minority (3 August 2020)

Join LIVE United Nations officials, government representatives and Yazidi advocates including @NadiaMuradBasee and Barrister Amal Clooney in commemorating the 6th anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide. Restoring the Yazidi Community in Iraq in the Aftermath of the Genocidal Campaign. On August 3rd 2014, the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) began a genocidal campaign against the Yazidi ethno-religious … Read more 6th Anniversary of the genocidal campaign against the Yazidi Minority (3 August 2020)

Internet Shutdowns: 53 Blackouts Recorded So Far in 2020, Say Digital Rights Activists

At least 53 internet shutdowns in 15 countries have been recorded in 2020 so far, according to digital rights group Access Now. Countries in which governments have significantly restricted, throttled or shutdown internet access in 2020 include Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi and others, campaigners say. In a global reported published February, Access Now … Read more Internet Shutdowns: 53 Blackouts Recorded So Far in 2020, Say Digital Rights Activists

30 years after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait the reverberations continue – BBC News

It’s 30 years since Iraq’s army under Saddam Hussein invaded neighbouring Kuwait and changed the course of history. The crisis marked the start of the first Gulf War, as the United States under George Bush senior intervened to drive Iraq’s forces back across their own border. The conflict created a new instability in the Middle … Read more 30 years after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait the reverberations continue – BBC News

Iraq after Saddam Hussein: Two powers competing for influence

In the spring of 2003, Saddam Hussein’s regime was toppled. Iraq then had to rebuild itself, with the presence of US forces who had put an end to the dictatorship. But after the departure of US troops in 2010-11, the Iraqi state never succeeded in asserting its authority, leaving the country open to becoming a zone of … Read more Iraq after Saddam Hussein: Two powers competing for influence

Sen. Tammy Duckworth on coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election (Full Stream 7/30)

An Iraq War veteran, Purple Heart recipient and the current junior senator from Illinois, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D) is also on Joe Biden’s purported vice-presidential short list. She was the first Thai American elected to Congress and the first U.S. senator to give birth in office and if chosen, she would be the first Asian … Read more Sen. Tammy Duckworth on coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election (Full Stream 7/30)

Iraqis protest over power cuts amid record summer temperatures

Protesters across southern Iraq are demanding stable electricity supplies. Last week, temperatures in southern Iraq reached 54 degrees Celsius – the hottest ever recorded. The increased demand on the grid has led to frequent power cuts. Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Iraqis protest over power cuts amid record summer temperatures

Iraq PM launches probe over protesters killed

Two people were killed on Sunday night in Baghdad when security forces opened fire on demonstrators in Tahrir Square. The deaths are the first protest-related fatalities since Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi came to office. He has launched an investigation and requested the results within 72 hours. The incident came amid a surge in small scale … Read more Iraq PM launches probe over protesters killed

Iraq War: ‘I am here today because another man died’ – BBC News

At the start of the Iraq War in 2003, over 600 journalists and photographers are given permission by the US government to follow the conflict as embedded reporters. Photographer Ashley Gilbertson is working for The New York Times when he enters the city of Fallujah with a US marine battalion. Fallujah, 40 miles outside Baghdad, … Read more Iraq War: ‘I am here today because another man died’ – BBC News

Iraq builds mass grave in the desert as coronavirus deaths surge – BBC News

Iraq is facing a big surge in coronavirus cases, with aid agencies warning the pandemic threatens to cause havoc in a country already badly hit by a fall in oil prices. The number of confirmed cases now exceeds 100,000 and the authorities have built huge new graveyards in the desert to cope with the rising … Read more Iraq builds mass grave in the desert as coronavirus deaths surge – BBC News

Portland: “Those who want to see Trump win in November want to see the protests continue until then”

“It always comes home,” says Judah Grunstein. The World Politics Review editor-in-chief argues in #WorldThisWeek that two decades of Afghanistan and Iraq have led to militarization of U.S policing and policy, with Donald #Trump can deploy “his own private militia” to #Portland & other cities. The Daily Beast’s Barbie Latza Nadeau wonders if for Trump, … Read more Portland: “Those who want to see Trump win in November want to see the protests continue until then”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Objects the Notion of a ‘Woman Problem’

This comes after President Donald Trump attacked Representative Liz Cheney, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the U.S. House, saying Thursday she is “upset” because he is trying to end overseas wars. Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, a major proponent of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has broken with … Read more House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Objects the Notion of a ‘Woman Problem’

Iraq PM vows he ‘won’t allow threats’ to Iran from Iraqi soil

Iran’s supreme leader says Tehran will not interfere in relations between Iraq and the United States. He was speaking after meeting Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi in the Iranian capital. But Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the US is an enemy and does not want an independent Iraq. Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Iraq PM vows he ‘won’t allow threats’ to Iran from Iraqi soil