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Iraq Signs Convention on Sexual Violence in Conflicts

Iraq Signs a Joint Convention on Cooperation and Coordination in Issues of Sexual Violence in Conflicts Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari signed a joint convention concerning cooperation and coordination in sexual violence in conflicts, with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms Zainab Bangura. The […]

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Calls for Greater Women’s Representation in Decision Making

International Women’s Day: Calls for Greater Representation in Decision-Making as Iraqi Women Continue to Suffer from the Crisis UN Women, in partnership with the Women Parliamentary Committee, organized a high-level event today at the Council of Representatives (Parliament) in Baghdad to mark International Women’s Day. The event comes at a particularly difficult time for Iraqi […]

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Video: Shelling Continues in Fallujah

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Shelling continued on Monday in Iraq’s city of Fallujah, held by anti-government fighters for more than two months:

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Video: Death Toll Tops 900

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Bombings near a market and a restaurant in Baghdad killed six people on Thursday as the death toll for January topped 900, with no end in sight to Iraq’s worst violence since 2008:

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Video: Iraq Violence a ‘Blowback’ from Syria

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Al Jazeera talks to Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan about the resurgence of violence in Iraq. Cole said the latest violence is one of the unintended consequence of […]

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Teacher Violence Against Students Increases

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Third-grade student Fatima, 8, was harshly beaten by her religious education teacher for not wearing the veil. This incident happened in the Khawla Bint Al Azwar School in the Madaen district […]

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Behind Iraq’s Upsurge in Violence

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Will a political deadlock, a lack of government control and spiralling chaos push the war-torn nation over the edge? Mike Hanna discusses the reasons behind the increasing violence in Iraq recently with guests: […]

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UN Condemns Continuing Bloodshed across Iraq

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, condemned in the strongest possible terms the wave of attacks that claimed dozens of lives across Iraq yesterday. “These devastating terrorist attacks once again targeted innocent citizens going about their daily activities, struggling to build a more hopeful future for themselves […]

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Weekly Security Update for 20th June 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. AKE documented more incidents than in any other seven-day period since the March 2010 elections. At least 137 people were killed and 307 injured in nationwide attacks. This is the highest figure recorded in any week since May 2010. Over the course of the week a total […]

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Weekly Security Update for 6th June 2012

Conditions seemed relatively quiet in Iraq for most of last week until a co-ordinated spate of bombings hit the capital on 31 May. Otherwise, the total number of attacks recorded countrywide fell by almost half. At least 31 people were killed and 74 injured in nationwide incidents. Across the country a total of 21 bomb […]

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Violence Falls in May

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last month. Over the course of May AKE documented at least 162 separate attacks around Iraq.  Incidents left at least 223 civilians and members of the security forces dead. Dozens more injured and the figure does not include militants and terrorists killed in police or army operations or […]

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Weekly Security Update for 17th May 2012

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last week. At least 27 people were killed and 73 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 19 non-suicide bomb attacks left 16 people dead and 55 injured. This constitutes a lower than normal figure for the country, although the decline is likely to be temporary. Two further […]

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