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Iraqis Suffer Record Heat

By Simon Kent. Iraqis suffered a second summer of 50C temperatures with the barometer climbing to 53C (127F) over the weekend, and the government declaring a national holiday. Iraqis typically describe this weather as akin to being in an oven or having a hair dryer blown against skin on a hot setting. While many Iraqis […]

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Unrest in Iraq – the Risk of Contagion

With unrest in several Arab cities, many in the region are worried about the risk of contagion. The latest flashpoints are Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and Algeria; but is Iraq vulnerable as well? The people certainly have a lot to complain about. Electricity The heat and increased use of air conditioning put a major strain […]