Farmers Compensated for Oil Works in Wassit

By John Lee. The Iraqi Oil Ministry has announced that it has paid compensation of more than 3 million Iraqi dinars ($2.6 million) to farmers whose lands were damaged their lands because of oil projects in Wassit province. The amounts relate to the years from 2012 to early 2015, and were paid to 618 farmers. […]

Protest Over Media Prizes

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. Rewarding Journalists For Bias? Iraqi Media Protest Over MPs’ Unfair Prize Giving Recently the Iraqi Parliament decided to give out awards to journalists in the press corps in Baghdad. For […]

UN Funds and Stock Running Out in Ramadi

UN agencies are rushing humanitarian assistance to people fleeing Ramadi for the second time in a month. Close to 25,000 people have fled Ramadi following ISIL attacks and fierce fighting in the city. Most of the displaced are fleeing towards Baghdad, with many trying to enter through security checkpoints. In response to urgent requests from […]

Iraqis use Social Media to Pressure Govt

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Social networking sites in Iraq are turning into a real pressure tool on government decision-making centers. This became obvious April 28 when activists and bloggers started a media campaign on Facebook against the Iraqi […]

US to Deliver Anti-Tank Weapons in June

By John Lee. The United States plans to deliver 1,000 shoulder-fired AT4 anti-tank systems to Iraq in early June, a senior US State Department official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The decision to supply anti-tank weapons was reportedly made during the visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, to Washington in April. The […]

Paris to host Int’l Meeting on Iraq, Syria

By John Lee. A French government spokesman  has confirmed that an international meeting on the conflicts in Iraq and Syria will take place in Paris on 2nd June. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi are to co-chair the meeting. According to a report from […]

UNDP Donates Sanitation Tankers to Dohuk

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today donated three dislodging tankers to local authorities in Dohuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to improve WASH services in a governorate, which contends with one of the largest numbers of internally displaced persons in the world. The dislodging tankers will provide sanitation services to at least three camps, or some […]

Baghdadis Live with Constant Threat of Violence

By Omar al-Jaffal for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Cafe Ridha Alwan in central Baghdad’s Karrada district was packed with customers, mostly intellectuals, when an explosion rang out May 2 followed by gun shots. Sirens of the ambulance and firefighter trucks […]