Handover raises withdrawal hopes

Times Diplomatic Editor Richard Beeston suggests that the handover of an Iraqi province from British control to the elected Baghdad government may herald an exit strategy. (David Spector)

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David Spector brings some snippets that you may have missed Some success in restoration of Iraq Marshes The United Nations Environment Programme reports that 58% of the area has now been inundated, although there are doubts as to whether the original vegetation will return. Saddam drained the region because he considered that the population were ready to rebel against him following the 1991 Gulf War. 95% of looted treasures restored Most of the items that were stolen from the Iraqi Museum after the invasion, have been restored but antiquities smuggling is still funding the insurgency. School enrolment indicates *evidence of … Continue reading News roundup