Demonstrators gather at a protest during a curfew, three days after the nationwide anti-government protests turned violent, in Baghdad, Iraq. Reuters
Forms of corruption vary, but the government level depravity causes a big damage to the society. Corruption may facilitate criminal enterprises such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and human trafficking, though it is not restricted to these activities. Among the 94 dead across the country since Tuesday, 55 were killed in Baghdad while 250 others in the capital were treated for sniper wounds, the Iraqi parliament’s human rights commission said (“Protesters flood Iraq streets
anew after lifting of curfew,” Oct.06, Gulf Today).
Nearly 4,000 people have been wounded since the protests began in Baghdad and spread to cities across the south; protesters have insisted their movement is not linked to any party.
People especially the poor get hurt when resources are wasted. Corruption at all levels of all societies is a behavioural consequence of power and greed. Descriptions of financial corruption in China, Italy and Africa lead into a discussion of ‘grand’, ‘political’ and ‘petty’ corruption. With no rulebook, corruption is covert, opportunistic, repetitive and powerful, reliant upon dominance, fear and unspoken codes: a significant component of the ‘quiet violence’.
Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day on Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders.
The violent deadlock presented the conflict-scarred nation with its most serious challenge since the defeat of the Daesh group two years ago and deepened the political crisis of a country still struggling with the legacy of multiple, unfinished wars since the US invasion in 2003.
Eleven people were killed during protests overnight in two southern Iraqi cities, including a policeman, police and medical sources said on Thursday, raising the death toll to 18 since anti-government protests
Iraq’s prime minister has addressed the nation over the turmoil gripping the country, calling on protesters to go home and saying their demands have been heard.
An indefinite curfew came into effect early on Thursday in Iraq's capital after two days of chaotic protests across the country that descended into violence and left nine dead.
Students made it to schools at the start of the working week early Sunday and government employees returned to work. But the capital's streets were mostly quiet and traffic thin. Burnt tires and debris littered thoroughfares while security remained heavily deployed in many neighbourhoods.
Turkey and all other foreign forces should immediately withdraw from Syria and seek a political solution and that’s the only best way forward, as the United Arab Emirates has suggested. The UAE is also correct in stating
Both the current occupant of the White House, Donald Trump, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are courting their electoral “bases” by taking ruinous decisions on north-eastern Syria. Trump gave Erdogan a green light
It is with some combination of dread and resignation each morning that I open up my internet browser and confront the headlines of the day. The sad reality is most of the news is bad. And whether it’s about crime, politics