Iraq must invest in education to secure its future. By Peter Hawkins *

Peter Hawkins

The cost of investing in Iraq's education will be high, but the return of this investment will be immense.   Displaced Iraqi boys enter a tent school set by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) at Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul [Ari Jalal/Reuters] by Even though 200,000 people - 85,000 of them children - continue to be trapped in the violence raging in west

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Nearly 20 percent of Iraq workforce employed by govt: PM

BAGHDAD: Nearly one in five members of the Iraqi workforce are government employees, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday, as he attempts to reform the country's bloated and often-corrupt civil service. "We have a state with more than four million employees," Abadi said in televised remarks from a conference on implementing economic reforms in Iraq. "Neighboring c

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