Iraq


Unsafe Water Kills More Children In War Than Bullets, UNICEF Report Finds

A UNICEF Report has found that children under the age of five are 20 times more likely to die from diseases related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, than from direct violence as a result of war. Released to coincide with World Water Day, the report emphasises the importance of […]


ISIL Fighters Lose The Last Stronghold In Syria

U.S. and Kurdish forces have attacked the last stronghold of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) . Aerial bombings of the town of Hajin, where the last remnants of ISIL are located, have increased and SDF commanders are making progress. This being the last territory, ISIL analysts […]


‘Sanctions Are Coming’ – Trump’s Economic Hardship On Civilians In Return For (In)Stability?

‘Sanctions are Coming’ – the words printed on a Game of Thrones styled poster at Trump’s recent cabinet meeting. Trump had utilized this reference to the popular TV series before, notably when the U.S. pulled out of what Trump referred to as the “stupid deal.” Trump was referring to the […]


The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 And Its Focus On Sexual Violence And Women’s Rights

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded nearly 100 times since its creation in 1901; to 89 men, 17 women and 24 organisations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is tasked with celebrating peaceful means; choosing from hundreds of nominations ranging from disarmament, democracy, human rights, climate change, and threats to the environment. This […]


Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria: Death to America and the House of Saud

Tensions flare on the Iraq-Syria border as Iran and the United States fight for dominance in the Middle East. The latest attack launched by Iran in the early hours of October is said to be retaliatory. Iran claims to have been aiming at jihadists suspected of attacking the Iranian city […]


The 1,114 Civilian Casualities In The Never-Ending War Against ISIS

On September 27th, 2018, the United States-led coalition against ISIS admitted to killing 1,114 civilians in Iraq and Syria alone. In the four-year period between August 2014 and August 2018, the coalition had conducted more than 30,000 strikes and had reportedly investigated all ‘credible’ civilian casualty reports. However, critics claim […]