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The Century Foundation: Corruption Is Strangling Iraq

Originally posted on Levant's Agora:
By Sajad Jiyad.  It sounds like a Hollywood script: a network of thieves forge documents to withdraw $2.5 billion in cash from an idle government account. The money disappears into shadowy real estate purchases and foreign banks. A ringleader is apprehended as he is about to board his private…

New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04

By Amelia Nierenberg Writer, Briefings August 29 We’re covering artillery strikes near a nuclear plant in Ukraine and a political scandal in Finland. Shelling around the Zaporizhzhia power plant has raised fears of a catastrophic nuclear accident.David Guttenfelder for The New York Times Attacks near Ukraine nuclear plant intensify Russian artillery strikes continued near theContinue reading “New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04”

The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04

August 29 Shelling continues near Ukraine nuclear plant ahead of inspection More artillery fire hit near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine over the weekend, Ukrainian officials said Sunday. The fighting came as the International Atomic Energy Agency prepares to send a team of scientists this week to assess damage from recent shelling. UkraineContinue reading “The Week for 2022 August 29 – September 04”

The Week from 2022 July 25 – July 31

Things you need to know what happened July 25 House Jan. 6 committee to interview more Trump Cabinet members The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack said Sunday it would interview more members of former President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, as well as other prominent supporters. The committee also is prepared toContinue reading “The Week from 2022 July 25 – July 31”

Te late hulp voor Syrië uit Westen voedingsbodem voor Vechters voor een Islamitische Staat

In april 2013 liet de leider van Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, weten dat ISI en al-Nusra zouden samenvloeien tot \”Islamitische Staat in Irak en de Levant\” (ISIL) later het ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham). Al-Nusra verzette zich tegen die fusie en kreeg daarvoor ook de steun van Al Qaeda datContinue reading “Te late hulp voor Syrië uit Westen voedingsbodem voor Vechters voor een Islamitische Staat”