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IRAQ: Aid workers remain under threat, say NGO officials

BAGHDAD, 23 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - There has been an increase in the number of threats against local and international humanitarian workers by unknown sources, say locally-based NGO officials.Full report

IRAQ: Aid agencies unable to enter Samarra

BAGHDAD, 22 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Aid agencies say thay have been prevented from entering the city of Samarra, in central Iraq, where a major US and Iraqi military operation is underway.Full report

IRAQ: Fallujah situation improving slowly

FALLUJAH, 21 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - It has been 14 months since US forces fought insurgents in the city of Fallujah, but there is still slow progress on humanitarian issues, according to local officials.Full report

IRAQ: Insecurity, corruption hamper reconstruction effort

BAGHDAD, 20 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Muhammad Khalid, a 42 year-old shopkeeper in the capital, Baghdad, is still waiting for compensation for the destruction of his house during the March 2003 US-led invasion of the country. Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 65 for 10-16 March 2006

DUBAI, 19 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Ship disaster compensation inadequate, say...Full report

IRAQ: Hundreds of families displaced due to major offensive

BAGHDAD, 19 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Hundreds of families have fled the city of Samarra, some 120 km northwest of the capital, Baghdad, after US coalition and Iraqi forces launched the biggest air offensive in the country since 2003.Full report

IRAQ: Sectarian violence leads to displacement in capital

BAGHDAD, 16 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - Dozens of families in the capital, Baghdad, have been displaced from their neighbourhoods due to the sectarian violence that has come in the wake of the Samarra shrine bombing in February and subsequent attacks.Full report

IRAQ: Hundreds demonstrate against sectarian violence in Baghdad, Mosul

MOSUL, 14 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - More than 2,500 demonstrators of different religious and ethnic backgrounds took to the streets of Mosul and the capital, Baghdad, to protest the sectarian violence that has caused hundreds of deaths in the past three weeks.Full report

IRAQ: Arab League office to promote peace, reconciliation

BAGHDAD, 9 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - The Arab League will open its office in Iraq in coming weeks, with a focus on reconciliation of political divisions, as violence continues heightening the threat of civil war, experts say.Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 64 for 3-9 March 2006

DUBAI, 9 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Migrant workers face abuse EGYPT: Activists condemn...Full report


Year in Brief and Review on Peace Security

LEBANON: Year in Review 2005 - Developments in democracy

LEBANON: Year in Brief 2005 – A chronology of democratic developments

IRIN Focuses & Interviews on Peace Security

EGYPT: Islamists appeal for release of prisoners

MIDDLE EAST: Interview with Middle East water expert

IRAQ-MIDDLE EAST: Street children face hunger and abuse

IRAQ: Braving threats, shrinking handful of professionals stay in country

EGYPT: Anti-Christian riot in Alexandria reflects underlying tension


IRAQ: Briefing paper on food security

IRAQ: Briefing paper on power

IRAQ: Briefing paper on water and sanitation

IRAQ: Briefing paper on Education

IRAQ: Briefing paper on health

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