October 29, 2010

News from the Front: 10/29/2010 - Iraq

In 2010 Campaign, War is Rarely Mentioned - The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have dominated American foreign policy for the past nine years, but debate about them is all but absent from this year’s midterm election campaigns. (READ MORE)

Iraqi Lawmakers Demand Inquiry of Abuse Claims - The Iraqi prime minister's political opponents demanded Thursday that parliament hold a special session to investigate claims that prisoners have been tortured by his government. (READ MORE)

Iraqi TV personality takes on a perilous job: Giving a microphone to the masses - On a recent morning, as Minas Suheil and his crew set up their cameras in the working-class area of Bab al-Sharji, people instantly swarmed the Iraqi television personality. (READ MORE)

U.S. remains silent on Tarik Aziz sentence - A growing number of countries and groups this week have urged Iraq to spare Saddam Hussein's former foreign minister from a death sentence, but there has been notable silence from one world capital: Washington. (READ MORE)

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