Headlines Tagged with Iraq — 357 headlines found
Despite the ban, many Mosul residents did not give up, creating an underground economy in cigarettes on which IS would eventually capitalize to fund the affairs of its so-called caliphate. As efforts to cut off the group’s finances yielded fruit, the m
Nov 28, 2016 Al-Monitor
added Nov 29, 2016 03:46
A long line grew outside a shop selling cigarettes, where people argued and bought dozens of packs each now that the extremists and their smoking bans were gone. "Before, it was prohibited, cigarettes are prohibited," said one resident, Hani Hamed, laugh
Nov 15, 2016 AP - Associated Press
added Nov 15, 2016 21:12
"I saw some of the Hisba elements of Daesh (Islamic State) checking people's beards and clothes and looking for smokers".
Nov 9, 2016 Reuters
added Nov 9, 2016 22:36
[Asia, Mid-east] That was a close shave! Iraqi men get rid of their beards and enjoy openly smoking cigarettes as they celebrate being rescued from ISIS
Elsewhere, men also lit up celebratory cigarettes, enjoying their first taste of smoking since it was also banned by the terror group two years ago.
Nov 2, 2016 The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 2, 2016 21:47
"I am smoking for the first time in so long," said one of the men smiling, recalling how cigarettes were banned under jihadist rule. A violation meant 50 public whippings.
Oct 31, 2016 Reuters
added Oct 31, 2016 20:48
"If you are caught smoking you get whipped with a water hose 50 times in public," said Othman Mahmoud, as his friend handed around a pack of cigarettes with a smile.
Oct 27, 2016 Reuters
added Oct 27, 2016 19:08
[Afghanistan, Iraq] Blowing Bureaucratic Smoke / An FDA rule threatens to stop donations of cigars to U.S. troops. ($$)
The FDA’s bureaucrats are happy to have U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines dodge bullets overseas but they’re horrified they might relax by lighting up a stogie. Maybe we should send Mr. Califf and his colleagues who wrote this rule to Helmand pr
Oct 7, 2016 The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 8, 2016 19:50
In August, two employees of the diplomatic mission of Iraq to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland were accused of abusing their diplomatic status to illegally funnel over 600,000 cigarettes into France over the course of 3 years in order to sell on
Oct 3, 2016 Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:17
As ISIS found out in Kirkuk and Erdogan has realized in Turkey, convincing Middle Easterners to quit smoking is an uphill battle. Among the Turkish people, poverty and economic struggles have only increased already high rates of tobacco consumption. On a
Aug 20, 2016 Your Middle East
added Aug 20, 2016 20:39
In IS-controlled cities in Iraq, from which some managed to escape, women were confined to their homes and to top-to-toe covering; among other disciplinary practices, men caught smoking have a bar of red-hot metal pushed into their mouths.
Aug 1, 2016 Reuters
added Aug 1, 2016 14:33