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‘Blair Inc.’ promises exposé of ex-premier profiting from post-Iraq business bonanza
Feb25

‘Blair Inc.’ promises exposé of ex-premier profiting from post-Iraq business bonanza

A new book on former British prime minister Tony Blair promises an exposé of the politician’s multimillion dollar business empire, built in the aftermath of his ardent support, whilst in power, of the US-led invasion of Iraq. Blair Inc. The Main Behind the Mask is presented by publisher John Blake as “an explosive investigation into the secret financial world of the former British Prime Minister. Beyond the reach of legal...

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Iraq Kurds appeal on genocidal attacks
Sep03

Iraq Kurds appeal on genocidal attacks

Iraq’s Kurdish regional administration has launched an international appeal for action to stop genocidal attacks, most of them traced to armed groups known as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or IS, on diverse communities in the country. Attacks on communities, variously identified as ethnic cleansing and genocide of specific cultural groups in Iraq, have been endemic since before the Baathist rule (1968-2003) and after...

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Household debt a ‘systemic risk’ to UK
Aug20

Household debt a ‘systemic risk’ to UK

Conflicting interpretations of the much vaunted British economic recovery continue to bedevil independent assessments by the financial markets and corporate and individual investors from the Middle East and North Africa region. A new report out 20 August 2014 says household debt poses systemic risk to the British economy.  Verum Financial Research said total household debt rose 314% from GBP 347 billion in 1990 to GBP 1,437 billion in...

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Germany sees ISIS menacing ‘entire’ MENA region

ISIS has become an existential threat to Iraq and the entire Middle East region, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said (13 August 2014). He made the comment in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the attacks by the so-called ‘Islamic State’ terrorist group in Iraq (12 August): “ISIS has become an existential threat to Iraq and the entire Middle East region,” Steinmeier said. “To us in...

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