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Iraqi forces arrest Douri’s top aide

Iraqi forces arrest Douri’s top aide

Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—One of the top aides of Iraq’s Saddam-era vice-president Izzat Ibrahim Al-Douri was arrested on Wednesday, Iraqi authorities’ announced. Samir Shwaili, media spokesman of the head of Iraq’s anti-terrorism agency, said that Iraqi...
Iraq: How the Republic of Fear was Brought Down

Iraq: How the Republic of Fear was Brought Down

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Ten years, already. Yes, the people of Iraq have completed their first decade without a despot who had invaded every aspect of their life with a mixture of brutality and cynicism. And, yet, many Iraqis have not yet succeeded in filing away...