Archive | 29th October 2013

Basra Children’s Hospital gets New MRI

By Nathan Herring. The installation of a new MRI at the Basra Children’s Hospital in Iraq brings the facility one step closer to diagnosing and treating childhood cancer, one of the leading causes of death in Iraqi children. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Middle East District oversaw the MRI project and the construction […]

Former Marine Jailed for Iraq Bribery

By John Lee. A former Marine has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for his role in corruption in Iraq. LA Times reports that former staff sergeant Gilbert Mendez is the 10th Marine who was stationed at Camp Fallouja to be convicted of corruption or fraud-related offensives. Mendez, who served […]

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Rotana Names New Karbala Management Team

Abu Dhabi-based Rotana, a leading hotel management company, announced the general manager and other senior appointments for its new property in Iraq, the five-star Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana. General manager Nader Mobader, a seasoned hospitality player with 18 years of industry experience in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, has been leading the team through […]

New Head of Romania Consular Office in Erbil

The Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa, this week welcomed Mihaita Ena, the new Head of Romania’s Consular Office in Erbil and expressed his hope of seeing more interaction between their two countries. Minister Mustafa congratulated Mr Ena on his appointment and assured him of the Department’s readiness to work closely […]

Why Iraqi Mps Can Never Pass a Law …

By Mustafa Habib. 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. Why Iraqi Mps Can Never Pass a Law, And Why it May Endanger 2014 Elections The Iraqi parliament has become notorious for never passing an important […]

Iraq’s Civil Society Under Siege

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two years ago, famous Iraqi activist Hanaa Edwar stood up against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki while attending the National Conference on Human Rights in Iraq. She told him that he harbored hatred […]