October 25, 2010

News from the Front: 10/25/2010 - Iraq

Iraq's Supreme Court Orders Parliament Back Into Session After 4 Months - Iraq's Supreme Court is ordering the country's parliament back to work, after the body stopped meeting seven months ago, due to a political crisis over forming the next government. (READ MORE)

Iraq's Supreme Court orders parliament members to meet - Iraq's Supreme Court on Sunday ordered parliament members to meet, calling the government formation impasse that has dragged on for more than seven months unconstitutional. (READ MORE)

Iraqi PM criticises timing of Wikileaks disclosure - Mr Maliki's office said the documents did not present any proof that Iraqi detainees were tortured Iraq's prime minister has criticised the timing of the release by Wikileaks of almost 400,000 secret US military documents about the conflict there. (READ MORE)

Iraq's Sunni - Backed Political Bloc Rejects Gas Auction - A Sunni-backed, cross-sectarian alliance which won the most votes in Iraq's March election said on Sunday it rejected the government's auction of gas field contracts, adding a new element of uncertainty to the deals. (READ MORE)

U.S. Soldiers In Iraq Restless In Advisory Role - Captain Jason Dupuis had to talk to a psychologist about his experiences in the heat of battle, having endured mortar bombs and gunfire from insurgents at the height of the violence after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. (READ MORE)

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Growing in Iraqi Forces - A growing number of Iraqi security force members are becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol, which has led to concerns about a significant addiction problem among the country’s armed services as the insurgency remains a potent force and American troops prepare to depart at the end of next year. (READ MORE)

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