Iraqi Man Tortured and Killed for Being ‘Too Beautiful’

Iraqi Man Tortured and Killed for Being ‘Too Beautiful’

  The Middle East has been cursed by nonacceptance and intolerance for anything other than mundane and expected. If you dress, act, talk or express your desires differently, then it is definitely bad news for you.   Another hate crime took place in Iraq that ended with the death of Karar Noshi, a Baghdad University graduate, […]

83 People Killed, 176 Injured in Baghdad Bombings

83 People Killed, 176 Injured in Baghdad Bombings

By Laila Gamaleldin

  At least 83 were killed and 176 injured Saturday night in a crowded market area of Baghdad after two explosions took place in the Karrada district. Saad Maan, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, confirmed that the first of the two blasts came from a car bomb. The second bomb exploded later in a Shia neighborhood north […]

Discovering MENA: Is there a pinch of truth in the warnings of an “Iraqi Spring”?

Since 2003, Iraq has been regularly, though mildly, appearing in the news every other week. Stability has not taken hold in the country, sunk into sectarian violence, misery and civilian dissent over the last years and even decades, constantly on the brink of civil war. What is exactly happening nowadays, and how can it be […]