Iraq holding thousands of prisoners in degrading conditions, says HRW

World / Social Issues Jul 5, 2019

Iraq holding thousands of prisoners in degrading conditions, says HRW

A leading international human rights organization criticized the Iraqi government Thursday for holding thousands of prisoners, including children, in degrading and "inhuman" conditions. Human Rights Watch cited extreme overcrowding in three pretrial detention facilities in northern Iraq's Nineveh province where prisoners are held mostly on ...

World May 29, 2019

Yazidis sue Germany for failing to repatriate IS fighters for trial

A Yazidi women's association said Wednesday it has sued two German ministers for failing to repatriate German citizens who had fought for the Islamic State group in Syria to stand trial at home. The autonomous administration in north and east Syria has offered to hand ...

Iraq caught in the middle of U.S.-Iran face-off

World May 21, 2019

Iraq caught in the middle of U.S.-Iran face-off

by Ali Choukeir

Scarred by two decades of conflict, Iraq finds itself caught in the middle of a U.S.-Iran tug-of-war, fearing it could pay the price of any confrontation between its two main allies. Analysts say third parties may seek to exploit the latest spike in tensions between ...