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Better Iraq

Present Iraq in a new way through the voices of exiled Iraqis and Iraqis inside alike. Amalgamate Iraqi voices away from the artificial divisions and barriers that were created by lack of education. Uniting Iraq's Presentation to be away from government but more around better Iraqi prominent figures, especially the secular and open minded group. Promote Iraqi Artist work as an example of the power of Iraqi people.Promote and present young Iraqis for what they have acheived. Define the steps for a better society after all these wars and destruction.

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Ex-soldier convicted of killing Iraqi family dies in prison

This solder is mentally channlenged to utter these words “I was punished out of proportion to everybody else,” Green ...

2009

Subversive Iran accused of undermining Iraq and causing deaths

Iraq has endured years of subversive attacks by its hardline neighbour, Iran, that have undermined its western-backed...

The Truth Of Iraq's City Of Deformed Babies

An Iraqi doctor has told Sky News the number of babies born with deformities in the heavily-bombed area of Fallujah i...

Blackwater Attempted to Bribe Iraqi Officials

In the aftermath of the 2007 Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad by operatives working for Blackwater, top company offi...

Iraq MPs approve election reform

The Iraqi parliament has approved a crucial election law ahead of national polls due in January 2010. The reform was ...

Iraqis terrorised by child kidnaps

On 30 September, 11-year-old Muntadar was snatched off the streets of Baghdad. The family never saw him alive again."...

Iraqi widows yearn for new lives

Under Saddam Hussein, despite the brutality of his regime towards so many of Iraq’s people, war widows were looked af...

Fashion in Iraq

Young Iraqi women are dressing more liberally now than three years ago during the height of the war. Both muslim and ...

Human Rights Watch report about Murder, Torture, Sexual Orientation and Gender in Iraq

A report that shed the light on situation of human rights in Iraq.The report says members of the Mehdi Army militia g...

Iraqi Immigrants Struggle to Adjust to Life in U.S

Not long after the Iraq War began in 2003, Uday al-Ghanimi was accosted by several men outside the American military&...

A calmer Iraq takes on another killer — smoking

After six years of war and terrorist bombings, Iraq is moving against a different killer in its midst — smoking. Swee...

Poverty drives Iraq organ trade

Abject poverty across Iraq is fuelling an illegal trade in human organs.Hundreds of people are believed to have sold ...

Iraq Suffers as the Euphrates River Dwindles

Throughout the marshes, the reed gatherers, standing on land they once floated over, cry out to visitors in a passing...

New UNESCO report consolidates and updates damage assessment of Babylon archaeological site

The archaeological site of Babylon was used as a base by coalition forces from 2003 to 2004, an encroachment a 2005 B...

Iraqi Childrens Art

The Iraqi Children’s Art Exchange invites Iraqi and American children and youth to participate in art-inspired projec...

Saddam interview tapes released

Saddam Hussein denied US suggestions that he was linked with al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, who he calls a “zealot”...

How bribery became a way of life in Iraq

“I paid $800 to get my job,” says Ahmed , a technician working for Karada municipality in Baghdad. “People know this ...

Virtual Museum of Iraq

Virtual Museum of Iraqhttp://www.virtualmuseumiraq.cnr.it

War, recession blight job market for young Iraqis

CNN) – Israa, a 23-year-old college student, said she’s worried about the job market she’ll find when she graduates t...

Secure Enough to Sin, Baghdad Revisits Old Ways - NYTimes.com

Gone, for the most part, are nighttime curfews, religious extremists and prowling kidnappers. So, inevitably, some pe...

Laughter in the dark

a young guy was staring lasciviously at a pretty girl on a public minibus.An older man, indignant at the youth’s sham...

University of Technology Students Celebrate 'University Day'

 Iraqi students of the University of Technology, Baghdad celebrate the day of their university on May 4, 2008 in...

New Yorkers shown despair of Baghdad in new play

Americans can get a taste of the chaos and danger of Baghdad after the U.S. invasion, thanks to “Baghdadi Bath,” a pl...

Public face of the Saddam regime Get 15 Years jail

Tariq Aziz was the public face of Saddam Hussein’s regime, more sophisticated and more aware of the outside world tha...

The Vanishing Booksellers of Baghdad

utannabi Street, in central Baghdad, has had many names. In the second Abbasid period, it was the Paper Market. Under...

Maliki makes reconciliation call

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has urged the nation to forgive those who worked with the government of former Pres...

Iraqi voters show preference for can-do over creed

Baghdad – Mohamed al-Rubeiy, the image of a prosperous businessman in a dark blue suit and gold watch, beams from tho...

2008

Iraqs damaged Babylon hopes for revival

Beneath a patch of stony, desert ground on the River Euphrates, surrounded by date palms, many of the secrets of the ...

Date set for Iraq provincial poll

Iraq has said provincial elections, which are seen by the US as a key step in the national reconciliation process, wi...

Bad case of Baghdadophobia

Security has improved in Baghdad, but it remains one of the world’s most dangerous cities. Daily bombings and drive-b...

Babylon - myth and reality

The ancient city of Babylon - in modern-day Iraq - has engendered a rich legacy in art and thought, from great painti...

Iraq the Lost Generation (Movie), Saturday Oct 25 2008

Children of Sadr City

Photos that show the struggle of the Children of Sadr City in Baghdadhttp://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la...

Iraqi Christians Face New Violence

BAGHDAD — Iraqi Christians are fleeing the northern city of Mosul after a new round of killings, the latest to hit th...

Iraq remains locked in conflict

The US defence department says the fundamental character of the conflict in Iraq remains unchanged, despite dramatic ...

Iraqs biggest hospitals become sick

BAGHDAD (IPS) - Not even the elevators work now at Baghdad Medical City, built once as the center for some of the bes...

Iraq deal over province elections

The Iraqi parliament has passed a law which paves the way for provincial elections, after months of wrangling. The de...

Iraqi refugees in Egypt

While most of the two million Iraqis who fled violence in their country are now in Syria or Jordan, nearly 150,000 ar...

Odierno warning on Iraq security

The new US military commander in Iraq, Lt Gen Ray Odierno, has said that recent security gains there are "fragile and...

Iraqis, the kidnapped generation

In 1979 Saddam took power, his first act was kidnapping and killing a few of his close comrades or whatever you call ...

Asleep on the Roof

Mudhafer al-Husaini is an Iraqi employee of The New York Times in Baghdad.BAGHDAD — Throughout their history, Iraqis ...

Social Worker in Baghdad

Social worker Samir Jassem set up an orphanage for scores of children who have lost their families. His project has p...

In one Black Night, another Baghdad neighborhood is walled in

Whether it is good or bad, this I can say about the wall. It is exhausting me. I now wait at the checkpoint every day...

Alcohol is flowing again in Baghdad

BAGHDAD — Iraqis no longer have to settle just for thick Turkish coffee, cardamom-laced tea, strawberry-flavored milk...

Iraq to sue oil-for-food suspects

The Iraqi government has said it will file lawsuits in US courts against firms and people suspected of illegally prof...

Iraqi artefacts return to Baghdad

The Iraqi antiquities department has taken delivery of 11 ancient ceremonial seals that were looted after the US-led ...

A shoulder to cry on in Baghdad

The US military says levels of violence in Iraq are at their lowest for four years, but what psychological effect has...

An Intolerable Situation for Iraqi Children

Amman/ Baghdad/ New York, 25 April 2008 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed ...

Marine lied over Haditha deaths

A  US marine lied to cover up a squad’s killings of 24 civilians in Iraq’s city of Haditha in 2005, a US prosecutor h...

Continued discussion about the war in Iraq (Charlie Rose)

a must see interview about Iraq, with 2 Iraqis who have insight and knowledge about Iraqhttp://www.charlierose.com/sh...

Five years, five Iraqis

In a series of special reports to mark five years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, the BBC’s Hugh Sykes and Jim Mui...

Another case of kidnapping and how it reflect on the family

Ammar al-Saffar finished a mobile phone call to one of his daughters on the roof of his mother’s home in Baghdad - th...

Missing Iraq antiquities haunt experts

About half of the 15,000 items either stolen or otherwise unaccounted for have been recovered, but the gaping hole in...

Iraqi leader warns Sadr movement

Iraq's prime minister has threatened to exclude the supporters of radical cleric Moqtada Sadr from politics. Nouri Ma...

Swedes find Viking-era Arab coins minted in Baghdad

About 470 coins were found on 1 April at an early Iron Age burial site. They date from the 7th to 9th Century, when V...

Tour of prison reveals the last days of Saddam Hussein

The guards at the Baghdad detention facility called their prisoner "Vic," and let him plant a little garden near his ...

Glamour in Iraq

CNN’s Kyra Phillips takes a look at the Baghdad fashion scene and its struggle to return to Iraqi culture.http://edit...

Schoolgirl in Baghdad

Noor Salman is 16-year-old Iraqi girl living in Baghdad. She writes about her experiences of life in the five years s...

WAITING FOR IRAQIS TO FLEE 'SHOCK & AWE'

Five years ago today I was standing in a large, recently built UN refugee camp inside Jordan, on its desert border wi...

Five years, five Iraqis

the BBC’s Hugh Sykes and Jim Muir have been talking to five Iraqis to see how they have been affected by the crisis.h...

High-tech and high anxiety in Iraq

Hussain Attar-Bashi watched the American-led invasion of Iraq on live TV, his illegal satellite dish hidden by cloth ...

Christians besieged in Iraq

Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho is thought to be the highest-ranking Chaldean Catholic clergyman to be killed in the vi...

U.S. Military Concludes No Saddam Link to Al Qaeda

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Reports: ABC News has obtained a comprehensive military study of Saddam Hussein’s links to te...

National crisis for Iraqi women

The situation for women in Iraq has become a “national crisis” since the US-led invasion in 2003, a report by an inte...

Love at first bite

I think about it at least a dozen times a day. If there is a piece floating around the kitchen I will sniff it out an...

Iraq's legacy of looted treasures is revealed

The looting of Iraq’s cultural treasures made headlines around the world in the wake of the invasion by the US and it...

Iraqi Lawmakers Pass 3 Crucial, Long-Delayed Laws

BAGHDAD — Using old fashioned behind the scenes politicking, Iraq’sParliamentary leaders pushed through three divisiv...

Betrayed - Iraqi interpreters crisis in a Play in Soho

In early 2007, George Packer published an article in The New Yorker aboutIraqi interpreters who jeopardized their liv...

Another slap in the face of Iraqi

When the Iraqi team amazingly overcame huge odds (exile, death threats, suicide bombingsback home) to win the Asia Cu...

New study says 151,000 Iraqi dead

One of the biggest surveys so far of Iraqis who have died violently since the US-ledinvasion of 2003 has put the figu...

2007

Iraq children paying high price

Two million children in Iraq are facing threats including poor nutrition, lack ofeducation, disease and violence, the...

Iraqis See U.S. Contractors, Troops the Same

A tape of a September shootout in Baghdad involving Blackwater USA leaves Iraqi’sunable to distinguish between U.S. m...

JORDAN Government introduces entry visas for Iraqis

AMMAN, 13 December 2007 (IRIN) - In a bid to control the flow of migrants from Iraq,Jordan is now demanding that Iraq...

When Iraqs Middle Class Flee, They Often Get Poor

Some Iraqi refugees in Syria are stuck in a no-man’s land. Those who may want to returnhome to Iraq cannot do so: Ira...

Dire Times For Iraqs Christians

Many Iraqi Christians’ churches are destroyed or abandoned. The congregation is smuggledin and out of this secret san...

Lets be humans again

Yes this what we have at this point, a culture that is so filthy that i feel disgusted writing this article about how...

University Failures Threaten Iraqs Professionals

Iraq was once proud of its doctors, engineers and professors. Many hoped that with Saddam’s fall and the end of econo...

Diary of Saad Eskander, Director of the Iraq National Library and Archive

When the Saddam regime was toppled in 2003, the Iraq National Library and Archive in Baghdad was set alight and loote...

College students flee a system under siege

Even before bombings at a university killed at least 65 students this week, officials said Iraq’s higher education sy...

2006

Sectarian Havoc Freezes the Lives of Young Iraqis

In a conversation later on her cellphone after a Ramadan dinner, Sara confided that her family was trying to leave th...

2003

UN Council OKs Iraq's Governing Body

UNITED NATIONS - The Security Council approved a resolution Thursday welcoming the Iraqi Governing Council and create...

See How They Ran

What did Uday Hussein carry to the fight? After a hot and noisy siege last week, Americansoldiers found, in the rubbl...

UN Chief Seeks Iraqi Handover

The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is set to call for a swift handover of sovereignty to the Iraqi peopl...

White House Backs off Claim about Uranium Buy

The Bush administration acknowledged for the first time yesterday that President Bush should not have claimed in his ...

Iraq Had No Links to al Qaeda

A United Nations committee says it has found no evidence of a connection between Iraq and the al-Qaeda terror network...

New Study to Assist Iraqs Most Vulnerable Children Launched

BAGHDAD 26 June 2003 – UNICEF has teamed up with five international aid organizations to investigate the situation in...

Bush reportedly never read section on doubts over uranium assertion

WASHINGTON, July 19 — Responding to allegations that it falsified some of its case for war with Iraq, the Bush admin...

AP Iraq War Killed 3,240 civilians

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Someone has taped together the shredded binding, as if that could fix the horrors inside. There ...

Iraqis Fear Rise of Clerics

Muslim clerics in Iraq have been taking advantage of the political vacuum left by Saddam Hussein to try to impose the...

Iraqi museum displays gold treasures

UNDER HEAVY SECURITY, with military armored vehicles on the museum grounds, the priceless set of gem-studded gold Ass...

Children Suffer on Baghdad Streets

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) – Since the collapse of the Iraqi regime, homeless children – often drug-addicted and hungry – ha...

The Sum of Two Evils

Saddam’s nastiest biological weapons may have been his sons Uday and Qusay. TIME takes an exclusive look inside their...

UN Lifts Sanctions Against Iraq

The United Nations Security Council has overwhelmingly approved a resolution giving backing to the US-led administrat...

Briefing from the Team Investigating Antiquity Loss in Iraq

(Live briefing from the team investigating antiquity loss from the Baghdad museum, Baghdad, Iraq. Also participating ...

Franks Stresses Iraq Instability

The United States top commander in Iraq, General Tommy Franks, says he expects “rough behaviour” to prevail there for...

Where are Iraq's women?

Iraq, some women fear, is in danger of becoming a man’s world. Efforts to establish an interim government that reflec...

Who is Who in Post Saddam Iraq

As Iraq moves into a post-Saddam Hussein era, a wide range of religious, ethnic and nationalist groups are jockeying ...

Iraq Kurds Ask US Not To Let Turkish Forces Into North

Arbil, 25 February 2003 (RFE/RL) – The Iraqi Kurdish parliament met today in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq and cal...

Marines taste defeat on football pitch

UK military forces may be making strides on the battlefield in Iraq, but it was a different story on the soccer pitch...

Listen for the Human Voice

March 31 issue — Sometimes a few words are worth a thousand pictures. Last Friday, Tom Brokaw sat talking to a group...

Iraq War on Ancient Artifacts of Mesopotamia

When the Gulf War ended, looters smuggled thousands of artifacts out of Iraq. Many other priceless monuments from tho...

As missiles fall on Baghdad, anger against Americans is rising

BAGHDAD, March 24 — Today, for the first time, the bombs fell and the missiles struck in daylight. The assault laste...

Baghdad Braces for War

Despite 12 years of sanctions and now imminent massive bombardment by British and American warplanes, the Iraqi peopl...

Iraqi Troops Not Eager to Fight

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Intercepts of Iraqi military radio traffic indicate that some Iraqi troops do not feel driven to d...

15 Years After Chemical Attack on Civilians, Tragedy Lives On

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, March 16 — Thousands in northern Iraq observed a moment of silence Sunday to commemorate the 15t...

Carter Decries Unilateral War on Iraq

NEW YORK, March 9 — Former U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter on Sunday condemned preparations ...

Iraqi Student Diaries

“When I get out my house in the night I saw the moon and I believe that all the people in the world would see it even...

UK Unveils Timetable to War

The statement suggests that, should Iraq fail to comply fully with the UN following the tabling of that second resol...

Iraqi Star Tours US and Sings of Baghdad

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Feb. 23 - In “Beauty and His Love,” the singer Kazem al-Sahir confesses to his girlfriend that there...

Saddam Hussein a Fallen Arab Idol, Iraq leader fails to seize regional sympathies

CAIRO, Feb. 20 — In an upscale neighborhood of the Egyptian capital, under the watch of baton-wielding riot police, ...

2002

Weapons of Mass Destruction Backgrounder and Research Guide

The governments of Iraq and North Korea have been in the news recently over alleged noncompliance with international ...

Who's who in Iraq

By Paul ReynoldsBBC News Online world affairs correspondentThere is, of course, only one “who” in Iraq - Field Marsha...