Global News Journal

Red tape tripping up Iraq

February 12, 2009

By Mohammed Abbas                                      

Casting a vote against fear in Iraq

January 29, 2009

The last time Iraq held provincial elections four years ago, the sole question haunting people’s minds, mine included, was whether or not to venture out to vote, risking life and limb to make our way to polling places as Iraq slid into civil war.

Britain prepares to leave Iraq

December 17, 2008

BASRA – It may not be the end-game Britain was hoping for when it ventured into Iraq, but it’s the end of the game nonetheless.

from The Great Debate:

George Bush and Iraq: ‘Shoe’denfreude?

December 16, 2008

Salim Adil is an author for Global Voices Online, a website that aggregates, curates, and translates news and views from the global blogosphere. The opinions expressed are his own and those of the bloggers he quotes.

Two-shoe salute for Bush at farewell visit

December 14, 2008

Not one but two shoes thrown at the president of the most powerful nation on earth! I will never forget those two or three seconds as those leather shoes — size 10s according to U.S.President George W. Bush — spun through the air, missing the president’s head by inches.

Getting used to democracy in Iraq

By Reuters Staff
December 12, 2008

By Waleed Ibrahim
Before making a recent speech, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said the following: “I was given a specific time in which to talk, so I have to be brief. I was informed that there are other people speaking after me.”

Tense debates in Iraq’s parliament

November 24, 2008

 

On my day off when I grabbed the remote control, my
22-year-old brother yelled “No! Do not change the channel!”

Baghdad Traffic Woes

By Reuters Staff
November 15, 2008

 

By Aws Qusay

   

I’ve long since told my family to stop phoning me in a panic
every evening when they don’t know where I am.

Can Obama erode built up hostility in the Middle East?

November 5, 2008

 The last time I stayed up all night was in Baghdad when U.S. warplanes bombed the city in an overnight raid that announced the start of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Last night I was up all night by choice.  I wasn’t covering the U.S. presidential elections but I joined the millions of people across the world who were anxious to know who will be taking charge of America — and whether they really would presage change. For anyone from and involved in the Middle East this is no small question.

Euphoria at Saddam’s fall becomes a sigh

October 31, 2008

I still remember what my father-in-law told me that fateful day in 2003, as we sat riveted by the sight of American soldiers on television pulling down the iconic statue of Saddam Hussein from its pedestal in a Baghdad square.