Russia and the Middle East
Mon, 21 june 2021Mon
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Iraq: rebuilding

Violence in Iraq has dropped by 70 percent since the end of June, when U.S. forces completed their build-up of 30,000 extra troops to stabilize the war-torn country, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
22 october 2007
The role of private security firms in Iraq is to be reviewed after a fatal shooting incident involving guards from the American firm Blackwater. It follows the death of eight Iraqi civilians in a gunfight in Baghdad on Sunday.
19 september 2007

Iraq's ruling Shiite Alliance nominated Jawad Al Maliki as its new candidate for prime minister yesterday in an effort to end four months of political paralysis over the formation of a government. Al Maliki is a top ally of outgoing Prime Minister Ebrahim Al Jaafari, whose nomination had sparked sharp opposition from Sunni Arab and Kurdish leaders and caused a monthslong deadlock.
21 june 2021