We remember the suffering Iraqis underwent due to U.N. trade sanctions, which lasted from 1990 to shortly after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
The victims of the embargo were millions of ordinary Iraqis who were denied food and medicine and basic amenities.
The people of Iraq were the victims of the U.N.-imposed and [Read more]
I have had a look at the cartoons undermining the great prophet of Islam and humanity, Mohammed. [SEE IMAGES ON RIGHT]
They are not innocent. They are an attempt to destroy the picture of Islam as a mission of tolerance disseminating knowledge, science and coexistence among peoples and tribes.
In this view I am not [Read more]
U.S. troops have withdrawn from the part of the northern city of Mosul situated on the right bank of the Tigris River, and have handed security of this vital part of the restive city to Iraqi forces.
The part now under Iraqi control makes up the largest portion of the city of nearly 2 million people. U.S. troops are [Read more]
Many Iraqis have expressed indignation and disappointment at U.S. President George W. Bush's prediction that violence this year is to further intensify. They were even angrier when the President openly supported the government's decision to boost fuel prices nearly fivefold. Some even accused the President of [Read more]
Journalists working in Iraq face huge risks, often emanating from unruly armed gangs and armed groups.
In the process of braving these risks, many journalists have lost their lives. Several have been kidnapped and released later. Many have been injured.
The suffering of and blood shed by reporters in Iraq have [Read more]
Dear Mr. Bush,
Please accept my warmest greetings and appreciation for all the "good things" your "friendly and liberating" troops have brought to my country.
In the nearly three years since "the liberation," you and your troops have been leading us along the path of "democracy and freedom" and have managed to bring [Read more]
President Jalal Talabani said that the United States was negotiating with Iraqi resistance groups through intermediaries. In an interview, he said that he backed the talks and would encourage resistance leaders to take up dialogue.
Talabani's remarks contradict U.S. statements that it is not in direct or indirect [Read more]
In his surprise visit to Baghdad on Sunday, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was apparently pleased with the success of the elections. He should not be.
The elections are first and foremost an achievement of the Iraqi people. Neither Cheney nor any other power should have a claim for their resounding success. [Read more]
In the days shortly before and shortly after the U.S. invasion, we were given rosy promises, some of them by the invaders themselves and some by Iraqi exiles who returned to the country.
We were told each Iraqi family would be given a share of the revenues from our massive oil riches. Iraqis would no longer suffer [Read more]
A pact of honor, calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, among other things, has been signed in Baghdad.
The signatories include "over 57 political parties and influential tribes in the country," said Bahaa al-Araji of the [Muqtada al] Sadr movement which helped draft the pact. "The groups that are signatories to [Read more]