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Iraq: Make or Break

Iraq’s state of play is holding back reform BY Mohammed A. Salih Even by the standards of the ever-dramatic world of Iraqi politics, today’s stakes are at a current high. On March 31, Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi proposed a near complete reshuffle of his cabinet, with a list of 10 candidates chosen on the basis of

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Iraqi Minister Says “Blackmail” Behind Kidnapping of U.S. Citizens

CAIRO, Jan 22 – Iraq’s defence minister said on Thursday the three Americans who went missing in Baghdad last week had been seized by an “organised gang” that carries out abductions for “blackmail”. In an interview with Reuters in Cairo, Khaled al-Obaidi said the kidnappers spotted the three Americans as they repeatedly visited the same

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