Published on Nov 28, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Marshes restored after they were drained under Saddam Hussein during the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980′s are now under the risk of being completely destroyed due to rising temperatures and drought. Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Iraq’s southern marshes.
The UN estimates that one in five women in Iraq suffer from domestic abuse, in a society where a woman leaving her husband for any reason is considered grounds for punishment.
One rights group says cases of abuse appear to be on the rise since the fall of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein nearly nine years ago.
But even for women who do manage to escape their abuse, there are few places in the country they can go to seek refugee.
Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf has this exclusive report from the capital, Baghdad.
“The number of undernourished people in the world is now approaching one billion.”
A dire warning from the World Bank: Millions are being driven into extreme poverty as food prices soar. Counting the Cost speaks to the World Bank’s managing director, while Iraq takes the unusual step of combatting its food crisis by cancelling an order for US fighter jets. And Nokia teams up with Microsoft – it is either a technology dream team or an attempt to survive. We look at the changing face of the technology sector.
About 500 Chinese people are said to live in Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan’s second city. Many work in the new Kawa Mall where Chinese flags, lucky cats and paper lanterns present an incongruous scene on the Kurdish landscape. Such immigration and foreign investment is becomming more prominent in the semi-autonomous area run by the Kurdistan Regional Government. Al Jazeera’s Rhodri Davies reports.