By Mac Skelton and Abdulameer Mohsin Hussein, for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Medicine Under Fire - How Corruption Erodes Healthcare in Iraq The April and July 2021 hospital fires in Nasiriya and Baghdad left hundreds dead, adding insult to injury for a medical system that had already buckled under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why did […]
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Wildfires Ravage Marshlands on Iran-Iraq Border
By Shaghayegh Rostampour for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A mother covers her daughter’s mouth and nose with her headscarf as they rush through the heavy smog that blankets a crowded street. She stops to cough, but then […]
Monitoring of Conflict-caused Wildfires in Iraq
Since late June, media has reported on wildfires in northern parts of Iraqi Kurdistan among the border with Turkey, along the border with Iran in the northeast and in the southeast of Iraq at the Hawizeh marshes, bordering Iran. A hazardous cocktail of climate change-induced increased summer heat, water shortages, military shelling of various armed […]
Iran Fire May Blaze for Six Months
Fire fighting officials are predicting that an Iranian oil rig fire may take as long as six months to put out.Three workers were killed and at least 10 injured. The fire broke out at well number 24 at the Naft Shahr oil field on Saturday. It is in Kermanshah province bordering Iraq.