The Young Iraqi Artists Replacing Rubbish With Beauty

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Up to 150 volunteers are painting landscapes and other pictures on Baghdad’s walls. Some say such efforts are useless in violent Iraq but others insist it’s a worthwhile exercise. A […]

The Myth of a Tripartite Iraq

By Denise Natali for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and breakdown of the Iraqi state, ethno-sectarian partition has become a popular political mantra. The assumption is that a federal state based on three autonomous regions — […]

Yazidis Return Home to Face Economic Blockade

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Yazidis Return Home To Face Cruel Economic Blockade Many of the Yazidis who were so brutalised by the extremist Islamic State group have returned home – but now they […]

Coalition Strikes Target ISIL in Iraq, Syria

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, bomber, fighter and […]

Video: Forces flushing IS out of last Fallujah Pocket

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi forces have retaken more than 80 percent of Fallujah from the Islamic State group, the commander of the month-long offensive on the jihadist bastion said.

Remembering the Jews of Dhi Qar in City’s Architecture

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Jews of Dhi Qar were once an important part of the province’s social fabric. Despite controversial claims on land they left behind, older locals still remember their neighbours […]

KRG, Iran make Progress on Oil Pipeline Deal

By John Lee. Iran and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have reportedly agreed the technical details of a plan to build a pipeline that could transfer as much as 250,000 bpd of Kurdish oil to Iran. Taha Zangana (pictured), the KRG’s deputy minister of natural resources, told Al Jazeera: “We [the KRG and Iran] have an […]

BH Defense wins $31m Iraq Order

By John Lee. BH Defense, of Jacksonville, Florida, has been awarded a $30,933,730 firm-fixed-price, multi-year, foreign military sales contract with options for equipment, training, sustainment, and support to the Iraq International Academy. One bid was solicited with one received. The estimated completion date is June 20, 2019. (Source: US Dept of Defense)

KRG Completes May Payment to DNO, Genel

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 24.28 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as a second payment towards May crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke field. With the receipt of USD 15.00 million earlier this week, the payment completes settlement of the total invoiced […]

Jordan Closes Borders with Syria and Iraq

By John Lee. Jordan has reported closed its borders with Syria and Iraq following the suicide bombing that killed six soldiers at a Jordanian army camp. The Jordanian government said that there won’t be new refugee camps and that the existing ones won’t be expanded. (Sources: ANSAmed, Newsweek)