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Video: al-Abadi to meet Donald Trump

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi to meet Donald Trump Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is due to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday. A key part of the talks will be […]

Al-Abadi to visit White House this month

By John Lee. The White House has said US President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington later this month. AFP describes the visit as a “fence-mending meeting“, following the tensions between Washington and Baghdad since Trump introduced a ban on Iraqis visiting the United States; Iraqis were subsequently excluded from […]

US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

Funding Facility for Stabilization: 350 Projects, $300m

The Annual Report 2016 presents progress with implementation of the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) between 01 January and 31 December 2016. During 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) implemented a high impact, pragmatic approach to stabilization that improves citizen-government ties and revitalizes public trust in the Iraqi Government. FFS quadrupled in size, growing […]

Shiite Trio Competes for Power in Iraq

By Ammar Alsawad for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  On Feb. 28, hundreds of pro-Sadrist university students in Kut attacked Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s procession with stones and water bottles. Abadi’s security forces fired tear gas and live […]

Trump’s new Immigration Order “won’t include” Iraq

By John Lee. Various reports have suggested that President Donald Trump’s new executive order on travel and immigration won’t include a blanket ban on citizens from Iraq. Sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that officials within the State Department expressed direct concerns to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that keeping Iraq on the […]

US Unlikely to take on Iranian Forces in Iraq

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Despite tough talk, US unlikely to take on Iranian forces in Iraq US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi have spoken over the phone about the […]

Presidents Barzani and Erdogan Meet in Turkey

President Masoud Barzani visited Turkey to be received by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss a series of important issues facing the region. During the meeting President Barzani and President Erdogan spoke of the ongoing military operation against the terrorists of the Islamic State in the city of Mosul where President Barzani reiterated his position […]

Will Iraq ban Unveiled Women from Holy Cities?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Ibtisam al-Hilali, a member of parliament for the Karbala governorate and member of the State of Law Coalition, led by Nouri al-Maliki, stated Feb. 12 that the governorate’s provincial […]