Tag Archives | Baathism

Should Baathists have Role in Post-IS Iraq?

By Joseph Briefel for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraqi security forces arrested Saddam Hussein’s cousin Nizar Hammoud Abdul Ghani, who was one of the Iraqi president’s personal guards, on Oct. 25 for his alleged involvement in the Islamic […]

13 years Later, Iraq passes de-Baathification Law

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s parliament passed a de-Baathification law July 30, banning any political activity by the Baath Party under any name. However, the move did not end the controversy over the party’s social impact on […]

Iraq to Jordan: Extradite Saddam’s Daughter

By Simon Kent. Iraq has made another plea to the Jordanian government to send Raghad Hussein, daughter of the late dictator Saddam, to Baghdad and face justice for crimes against humanity. The Iraqi government also accuses Raghad of financing terror, and she has made a number of statements against Iraqi governments since 2003. The terror […]

Worsening Conditions in Mosul

By John Lee. The Wall Street Journal has written a report based on six interviews with Mosul residents describing life in the city under the rule of the so called “Islamic State”. In the report, citizens describe a Taliban like rule of brutality enacted upon those who are seen to transgress against the highly austere interpretation […]