Iraqi Virtual Science Library

NYT reports that the number of children enrolled in schools in Iraq rose by 7.4 percent from 2002 to 2005, and in middle schools and high schools by 27 percent in that time- Iraq was once the most educated in the middle-east.

Here is a site that’s an interesting educational initiative- Iraqi Virtual Science Library which provides free, full-text access to thousands of scientific journals from major publishers as well as a large collection of on-line educational materials.

Interestingly contributors does not include multilateral agencies like UN or the World Bank. See also Fighting Poverty with the Espresso Book Machine

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Solution: Break Up Iraq; Reality: It's Not So Easy- have a look at the multimedia on Iraqi cities.

The Zarqawi effect-Bush's Mideast policies have turned a brutal terrorist into an icon of resistance -- and made violent fundamentalism more popular. Juan Cole at Salon.

Iraq’s oil production improves; Iraq's oil minister Hussain al-Shahristani offered an optimistic forecast for the country's industry on Sunday, saying daily output has reached 2.5 million barrels and that Iraq hoped to rival top exporter Saudi Arabia within a decade.


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