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Iraqi Government demand answers. Denouncing what they called repeated acts of violence by American forces against innocent civilians, Iraqi leaders said today that they would demand that American officials turn over their investigative files on the Iraq deaths in Haditha as they vowed to conduct their own inquiry. Iraqi PM imposes new blitz on Basra. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has declared a one-month state of emergency in Basra, vowing to crush with an iron fist the death squads that have plunged the city into chaos. Residents unite against sectarian conflict Kurds, Turcomans and Christians from northern Iraq have established independent organisations that aim to reduce the influence of sectarian militias operating in the area. abduction of diplomat. The Iraqi government and people are dismayed by the abduction of UAE diplomat Naji Rashid Al Nuaimi. Gulf youths avoid social work. Young people from the Gulf avoid volunteering and social work even as civil service organisations struggle to encourage participation and promote a culture of solidarity, complained activists.