ICR Issue 346 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


ICR Issue 346

Neil Arun
23 Jul 10
Recent deadly bombing underscores fraught future of Iraqi tribal force that fought insurgents.
A drilling station at the Taq Taq oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan. The region produces roughly 100,000 barrels of oil per day, a figure that could more than double within a year. (Photo: Tracey Shelton)
Khalid Waleed, Shorsh Khalid
23 Jul 10
KRG tightens checks but dismisses Baghdad’s demand for probe into claims of oil smuggling to Iran.
A student at Qadisiyah University in Diwaniya takes a drag from a cigarette in front of an anti-smoking sign that reads "Cigarettes are a deadly enemy". A recent ban on smoking in the province's government offices has been criticised by locals. (Photo: Imad al-Khuzaei)
Imad al-Khuzaei
21 Jul 10
Residents say officials should prioritise services rather than anti-smoking initiative.
New rules are in place in Diyala, seeking to ensure mosques to do not preach violence. (Photo: Ali Mohammed)
Ali Mohammed
21 Jul 10
Diyala authorities introduce controversial rules to curb incendiary sermons.
Uthman al-Mukhtar
21 Jul 10
Hundreds being imported, with locals viewing them as more reliable than security guards.