Archive for the 'Lubna' Category

30
Jun
08

The biggest armed robbery in history?

Be honest, how many of you have heard of the Iraqi Oil Law? And how many of you can tell what it is?

The Hydrocarbon or Oil Law is, according to President Bush, designed to “share oil revenues among all of Iraq’s citizens” – Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds – and to help unify the country.
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25
Jun
08

On Air: Has Iraq turned the corner at last?

You may have noticed recently that Iraq has been appearing far less in the news than it did a year ago. Last month there were fewer American casualties in the country than at any time since the 2003 invasion.
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10
Apr
08

It’s a Sony day…

Some good news to share with you.  WHYS was last night nominated for a Sony Academy radio award in the category  of “Listener Participation.” That’s you that is.
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10
Mar
08

How do you recover from a violent loss?

It’s hard enough to lose a loved one, but does knowing that they died in a senseless, violent way make it harder for those left behind.  A number of you have been responding to Lubna, since she wrote to us about her neighbour Ali being killed by a bomb. It followed her almost being killed herself, by a roadside bomb a few days earlier. Some of you have written about how you’ve dealt with extreme trauma, and we’d like to pick up on this.

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07
Mar
08

A bad week gets worse in Baghdad

You could argue that all times are tough times in Iraq, but the past week has been particularly cruel to WHYS regular Lubna. She’s emailed us with news of the death of another friend. Earlier this week she was almost the victim, when she narrowly missed a roadside bomb. Here’s her email.

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