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Iraq Suspends 10 Channels’ Broadcasting Licenses

Iraq Suspends 10 Channels’ Broadcasting Licenses

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Authorities in Iraq have suspended the operating licenses of 10 satellite television channels, including that of the Al-Jazeera network, for allegedly inciting sectarianism and violence in their broadcasts. The suspensions, which take effect...
Saleh Al-Mutlaq on Returning to Government

Saleh Al-Mutlaq on Returning to Government

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saleh Al-Mutlaq is both a former and current deputy prime minister of Iraq. Although he had been one of Iraq’s three deputy prime ministers since 2010, he began a boycott of government business at the end of January over the failure of Prime...