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A retrogressive policy

In any conflict between free media and government, the latter wins in the short run while the former wins in the end. But a lot of valuable nation building time is lost in the intervening period. Government wins initially because it has all the fund and coercive machinery of state at its disposal to cajole, bribe, intimidate, threaten and intern people and force its way. Freedom and free media win in the end because people rally behind them -- which...

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

  At least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq during June as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. According to the UN human rights team in Iraq, there were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala...

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

1,075 killed in Iraq in June: UN

At least 1,075 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq during June as a Sunni insurgency overtakes key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. According to the UN human rights team in Iraq, there were at least 757 civilians killed and 599 injured in Nineveh, Diyala...

Bangladeshis in Iraq ‘may take shelter in Iran’

Bangladeshis in Iraq ‘may take shelter in Iran’

Bangladeshis facing trouble in Iraq due to the ongoing conflicts may travel to neighbouring Iran for a temporary shelter, the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister said today. “Bangladeshi migrants in Iraq are still safe as they are not target of any groups involved in intense fighting. If any emergency situation arises, we may...

How Maliki fell out of favour with US

How Maliki fell out of favour with US

In October 2011, Barack Obama and his national security committee sat down for the most important conference call they had held on Iraq. On the videolink from Baghdad was Nouri al-Maliki, a man whom the US had backed as a second-term leader a year earlier, writes theguardian.com. Folders and briefing pads were piled in...

Militants post images of Iraq mass killing

Militants post images of Iraq mass killing

  As the Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad's defenses Sunday, the Islamic militant group that captured two major cities last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on a militant website appear to show masked fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,...

  

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