Does Iraq need a president? Images showing the ailing Iraqi president in good health appear ominous, writes Salah Nasrawi Dashing in a light blue suit and red tie, the ailing Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in the video sits with white clad medical staff in a German hospital. The footage released by his office was meant to […]

Iraq’s civil war in motion The level of tit-for-tat sectarian killings shows Iraq’s worst fear — civil war — is already underway, writes Salah Nasrawi A group of militants attacked and killed eight policemen including one officer on Monday in Rawa, a town of a few thousand in Iraq’s Western province of Anbar, the heartland […]

Turkish-PKK truce irks Baghdad Apart from anger, Al-Maliki does not seem to have a strategy to deal with the PKK’s deployment in northern Iraq, writes Salah Nasrawi When Turkey gave refuge to fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tarek Al-Hashimi last year Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki wondered in an interview with a Turkish newspaper how Turkish Prime […]

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Corruption or incompetence? Why do Al-Maliki’s security forces still use a bogus detector which puts Iraqis’ lives at risk, asks Salah Nasrawi With some 712 Iraqis killed in violence last month, April was Iraq’s bloodiest month in almost five years as ethno-sectarian tensions continue to rise and plague the sharply divided nation. Most of the […]