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Video: Baghdad Curfew Lifted

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad curfew lifted but Iraq on alert for new protests A curfew is lifted in Baghdad following days of protests which have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remain after firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr […]

Video: Baghdad Lifts Curfew

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has lifted a years-old nightly curfew in the capital, Baghdad, in a bid by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s government to make the city feel more liveable despite persistent violence plaguing the country. […]

Baghdad Curfew to be Lifted

By John Lee. Iraq is to permanently lift a decade-old curfew on Baghdad. Brigadier General Saad Maan, the spokesman for the Baghdad Operation Brigade, told the AFP news agency that Prime Minister al-Abadi ordered that the curfew be completely lifted from this Saturday. According to a report from Al Jazeera, the hours it has been […]

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Weekly Security Update for 19th January 2011

Overview Levels of violence fell last week, but the past 48 hours have seen three suicide attacks in the central provinces, killing dozens and injuring over 200. As with the recent spate in assassinations in the centre of the country, the main target of the suicide bombers were state employees and members of the Iraqi […]

Violence Expected Ahead of al-‘Ashura

Over the coming week terrorists are likely to attack Shi’ah worshippers marking the religious period of al-‘Ashura. Many pilgrims will travel to the holy city of Karbala for the event, which culminates on 17 December and has seen numerous bouts of violence in recent years. Security will be tighter than normal, but roadside attacks against […]