Sara al-Qaher


Flames are seen at the Baba Gurgur oil field in Kirkuk, Iraq, Aug. 3, 2009. (photo by REUTERS/Ako Rasheed)

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Iraq and Iran agree to resolve dispute on joint oil fields

Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 | Sara al-Qaher, Contributor

After many years, Iraq and Iran have decided to form a joint committee to resolve differences about the oil fields between the two countries and the supply of a new oil pipeline to Iran.

Controversial canal again sparks dispute in Iraq

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 | Sara al-Qaher, Contributor

The Khor Abdullah maritime canal between Kuwait and Iraq has ignited a political crisis in Iraq amid accusations that Iraq's Cabinet gave away Iraqi territory.

Iran, Iraq seek to send a message with joint naval exercises

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 | Sara al-Qaher, Contributor

In a clear message to the Gulf countries of the Iranian influence, Iraqi forces with Iranian support are conducting military maneuvers in the Persian Gulf and the Iraqi land border with the Saudi.

Why does Iraq want to bring back dismissed security forces?

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 | Sara al-Qaher, Contributor

The Iraqi parliament wants to implement a decision to repatriate Iraqi soldiers who abandoned their posts during the rise of the Islamic State in 2014, but some are worried about the motives behind the decision.

Militias make use of Iraqi universities to spread their influence

Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 | Sara al-Qaher, Contributor

Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units finds that universities provide a perfect recruitment platform.

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Sara al-Qaher is an Iraqi journalist and writer who is currently a student in the Faculty of Media at Baghdad University. She has worked for a number of local and international media organizations. 

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