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2008-09-04 12:00:28

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 30 August [Report by Tariq al-A'raji in Baghdad: "The Electricity Ministry Imposes Fines and Other Penalties on Violators of the Electric System."] The Ministry of Electricity has decided to impose 3 million dinars in fine on any housing unit violating the electric network system and to sack officials in charge of the power cut programme trying to tamper with citizens' shares of the electric current. Scores of citizens...

2008-09-03 06:00:06

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 28 August [Report by Sa'di Ghazalah in Baghdad: "Al-Karkh Hospital Still Suffers From Shortages of Medicines and Staff"] The director of Al-Karkh General Hospital has said that the problem of shortage in medicines still exists because of the inability of the State Company for Marketing Medicines [and Medical Supplies] to provide them, in addition to the difficulty in buying medicines from drugstores because of the...

2008-08-14 15:00:59

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 12 August ["The Health Ministry closes two pharmacies in A-Sadr city and seizes their medicines. Dozens of fake pharmacies detected," Al- Sabah headline] The Health Ministry's Department for Private Sector Institutions [DPSI], affiliated with the ministry's inspector general, closed two fake pharmacies in Al-Sadr city and seized large amounts of medicines yesterday [ 11 August]. The step comes in response to the ministry's...

2008-08-08 12:00:45

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 27 July [Report by Sa'di Ghazalah in Baghdad: "The Health Ministry Distributes 3,000 Jobs to its Departments."] The Health Ministry has ordered the suspension of appointing and reappointing employees, except physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and nurses. The ministry also asked for stopping appointments under contracts, since it has provided its departments with 3,000 jobs it has recently obtained from the Finance Ministry...

2008-07-22 15:00:38

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 7 July [Report by Mustafa Majid in Baghdad: "Over 90 Per cent of the Works on the Shirin Dam in Kirkuk Has Been Carried Out."] Technical cadres at the Water Resources Ministry have carried out more than 90 per cent of the Shirin Dam project in the Kirkuk Governorate. The dam, which is expected to cost about 5 billion dinars, will be capable of storing over 2 billion cubic meters of potable and irrigation water. In...

2008-07-09 09:00:31

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 3 July [Report by Mustafa Majid in Baghdad: "An Iraqi Expert Says the Tigris River Waters Will Not Meet 50 Per cent of Mosul's Need for Water After the Construction of the Turkish Ilisu Dam in 2011."] An expert at the Water Resources Ministry has stated that Iraq's share in the Tigris River after the construction of the [Turkish] Ilisu Dam within the next three years will drop to 211 cubic meters per second in summer...

2008-06-29 09:00:57

Text of report by Iraqi Media Network weekly newspaper Al-Sabah on 14 June [Report by Husayn Thaghab in Baghdad: "The Drop in Water Levels Worries Farmers, Fish-Breeders"] It [water scarcity] is a fact that has a negative impact on the reality of agriculture and life in Iraq. It has started to complicate the problems of the Iraqi economy and to increase the imbalance, which it suffers from, in all activities that support the economy. Agriculture, which is considered to be one of the...

2006-08-27 03:25:17

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside the offices of the state-run newspaper al-Sabah in Baghdad on Sunday, killing two people, wounding 20 and causing extensive damage to the building, police said. The blast demolished the facade of the newspaper's production department, witnesses said. Two cars were blown through one wall by the force of the huge explosion, which left a score of vehicles crumpled, blackened wrecks. It was the second car bomb attack on the newspaper this...

2006-08-27 00:33:12

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside the offices of the state-run newspaper al-Sabah in Baghdad on Sunday, killing two people and wounding 20 others, police said. Police said the car was parked in a lot outside the building and more than 20 cars were destroyed or on fire. They also said al-Sabah's offices, in the northern Waziriya district, had been severely damaged by the blast, but witnesses spoke only of broken windows. Insurgents fighting to topple the U.S.-backed...


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