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Minority Shabaks fear for Future

By Saad Salloum for Al Monitor. Any opinions here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Shabak community is one of the ethnic minorities in Iraq, speaking a language distinct from Arabic and Kurdish. Its members live on the Ninevah plains with other religious minorities […]

Bold Steps Needed to give Hope to Threatened Groups

Bold steps needed to give hope to ethnic and religious groups facing an uncertain future The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye (pictured), has urged the Government of Iraq to take rapid and concrete steps to guarantee the future of some of the country’s most threatened and marginalized ethnic and religious groups […]

Weekly Security Update for 26th January 2012

Conditions continue to fluctuate in Iraq. Levels of violence rose slightly last week, but in the absence of any major mass casualty attacks the overall number of fatalities fell from the previous week. At least 47 people were killed and 71 injured in nationwide incidents. Countrywide, a total of 25 bomb attacks left 16 people […]