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Number of Returns Exceeds Number of Displaced Iraqis

Number of Returns Exceeds Number of Displaced Iraqis: UN Migration Agency For the first time since the beginning of the Iraq crisis in December 2013, the number of people returning to their area of origin has surpassed the number of people displaced in the country. Over the past four years, the country has been deeply […]

Anbar eyes Political Battle as Displaced Return

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two months after government forces retook Iraq’s last major city from the Islamic State (IS), the country is preparing for parliamentary elections slated for May. Anbar, its largest and westernmost […]

More Details on Iraqi Reconstruction Conference

By John Lee. On 13th February 2018, and within series of events of the Kuwait International Conference of Iraq Reconstruction and Development, Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) will organize jointly with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), the World Bank (WB) and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) a conference entitled Invest […]

US Helps Meet the Needs of Minorities in Iraq

Continued U.S. Assistance to Better Meet the Needs of Minorities in Iraq The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to increase assistance to Iraqis, particularly religious and ethnic minorities, to enable them to return to their homes in areas liberated from ISIS. Following Vice President […]

Increase in Internet Scams Entraps Naïve Baghdad Locals

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. By Ibrahim Saleh. An Increase In Internet Scams Entraps Naïve Baghdad Locals Over the past few months there has been an increase in stories about money-making scams on Facebook. Ill-informed […]

Germany now UNMAS’ Largest Contributor in Iraq

Germany now UNMAS’ largest contributor for clearance of explosive hazards in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution of € 17 million ($20.2 million) from the Government of Germany towards survey and clearance of explosive hazards in support of humanitarian and stabilization initiatives. The overall contribution, totalling € 44.2 million […]

Iraq Cracks Down on Online Gun Sales

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq is upping its efforts to restrict the public’s access to weapons, which will be a daunting task given the prevalence of weapons on the market and their wide […]

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GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Lawyers get Death Threats but Won’t go to Police

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. By Narim Rostam. For lawyers working on sensitive cases, especially corruption cases, in Iraqi Kurdistan, death and other threats are just part of the job. On New Year’s Eve in […]

Preventing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Iraq

“As humanitarians, we have a collective responsibility to prevent and safely respond to sexual abuse and exploitation in Iraq,” said Jennifer Emond, a UNFPA specialist on the subject, during a training programme in Iraq. Risk of sexual exploitation and abuse escalate during times of crisis. Community protection systems are disrupted when populations are displaced, and […]