This excerpt comes from Iraqi writer Hassan Blasim’s short story “An Army Newspaper”, which traces a general’s discovery of a mysterious collection from the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980′s to the present conflict.
Goran Mustafa, also known as Goran Dukani in the media, speaks out about the danger surrounding Kurdish journalists and the status of press freedom in Iraq. This article was originally published by IFEX on June 17, 2014.
Tarik Gunersel describes the rise of ISIS in the Middle East – “the armed organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” – and how this radical body is feeding into the Turkish PM’s move away from all things secular.
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