Iraq falling apart Iraq is unravelling nearly 11 years after the US-led invasion, with this year being the country’s most violent since the Sunni-Shia bloodbath of 2006-07, writes Salah Nasrawi Not very important — at least not from the point of view of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior spokesman or the local and Baghdad-based international media.A […]

Another bogus contract in Iraq revealed  An Iraqi Swiss-based expert unveiled Saturday that the government of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has signed a $6 billion contract with a bogus company. On October 10  al-Maliki announced that his government has signed the contract to build and operate a 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) oil refinery in […]

Leaning on Iran With Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s bid for a third term in office in trouble, will Iran now come to his rescue, asks Salah Nasrawi Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki was a guest in the Iranian capital Tehran last week, even receiving unusually high praise from Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali […]

A step towards independence Oil exports through Turkey may mark a turning point in the campaign for Kurdish independence from Iraq, writes Salah Nasrawi Judging from the way it was announced and the secrecy that had surrounded the talks, neither Turkish officials nor Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government apparently wanted to draw too much public attention to […]